May We Have More Austin Beerworks?

We’re rolling into May with style for our Brewery of the Month. It’s Austin Beerworks! Six packs of all their beers for $7.99. If it’s got a big A, it’s on sale, so come in and pick up a six pack or two now.

And speaking of style, we’re less than a week away from the return of our Style Night with the Beer Museum? Don’t miss this upcoming session Monday, May 7, at 7pm, as we taste and discuss the nuances of West Coast vs. New England IPAs. Run by our very own Certified Cicerone Chuck Stephens, we’ll cover the hops, malts, intricacies, and histories of IPAs from Old England to California to New England, while we sip on three classic West Coast IPAs and three fresh New England styles. For $20, get 3-4oz pours of all six beers as we discuss them as a group.  Check here for the Event page and to buy tickets.

Finally, holy cow, folks. We have some great tastings coming up. Don’t miss Hi Sign at Lamar on Friday night. Along with their core lineup, we’ll be sampling their taproom-exclusive Super Alphafragilistic IIPA. And next Tuesday, visit Lamar to see the new big flavors and big beers Buffalo Bayou has to offer, like their tripel Pineappel! Pineappel! Pineappel!

Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 5-7pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, May 3rd
We’re big fans of Alaskan Brewery, so make sure you drop by to taste their Spruce IPA, 212 Amber, and Smash Galaxy.

Friday, May 4th
May the 4th be with you when Hi Sign drops by to sample their Shamus, Christie, Wooderson, and super new, super tasty Super Alphafragilistic IIPA.

Saturday, May 5th
Nothing like a lazy Saturday when we get to pop some botts. On the menu for our curated sampling, some higher ABV beers: 4th Tap Highland Scoundrel, Buffalo Bayou More Cowbell, Funkwerks Tropic King, and Live Oak Primus. Or, as we call them, Texas Session beers.

Tuesday, May 8th
Buffalo Bayou! Tanya drops by to sample a few fun bottles: Lenin’s Revenge, Morning Wood, and Pineappel! Pineappel! Pineappel! 

Wednesday, May 9th
Don’t miss Mat with Lakewood Brewing, and don’t miss their Till & Toil Saison and Lakewood IPA.

Thursday, May 10th
Sahara with Tupps returns to Lamar to sample their DDH IPA, along with their core lineup.

 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Thursday, May 3rd
5-8pm: Drop by as we welcome in Victory Brewing to tap their Home Grown Lager, and sample their Kirsch Gose and Sour Monkey. It’s good stuff.

Friday, May 4th
5-8pm: We’re gonna miss Last Stand as our April Brewery of the Month, so we’re bringing the 6 pack prices back down to $6.99 and $7.99 for the event while we pour samples of all four: Saaz Blonde, Simcoe Pale, One Too, and Citra SMaSH.

Wednesday, May 9th
7:00pm:  Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!

Thursday, May 10th
5-8pm: It’s Sierra Nevada! They visit Mueller to pour samples of their BFD, Sierra Nevada Pale, and Barrel-Aged Maple Scotch Ale.

New Beers This Week

(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)

Back in Stock: Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, Schlenkerla Helles

Tallgrass German Chocolate Cake – Oatmeal cream stout with chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and brown sugar. 5% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Clown Shoes Ballad of Minnie Quay – Old ale aged in brandy barrels. 11% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Good

Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale – They  used Clementine, sweet orange peel, coriander, and summit hops to smack that mean day upside the head with a refreshing clown shoe. 6% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Lindemans Cuvee Rene – A golden hue sets off the wonderful, almost champagne-like taste. 5.5% ABV / St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium / RateBeer 96 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Uncle Billy’s Knuckleballer Kolsch – Pale golden with a fluffy white head. Delicate fruit aromas of pear and sweet apple. Light fruit flavors are detectable with light body and a dry, crisp finish. Refreshing and effervescent, this drinks like summertime in a glass. 5.4% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Hops & Grain Dispensary Pils – Aggressively dry hopped pils. 5.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods Maple Scotch – Scotch style ale brewed with maple syrup and aged in bourbon barrels. 11% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 96 / Availability: Decent

Georgetown Winery Sparkling Strawberry – Made with strawberries instead of grapes, the natural ripe strawberry notes make this perfect for enjoying in warm weather. Refreshing and mildly sweet with a gentle effervescence. 12% ABV / Georgetown, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Georgetown Winery Blueberry Wine – Made with blueberries instead of grapes. Bold, natural blueberry notes are predominant in this smooth and semi-sweet wine. 12% ABV / Georgetown, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

New Holland Dragon’s Milk– Dragon’s Milk is a 17th Century term used to describe the strong beer usually reserved for royalty. This strong ale was aged in oak for over 120 days. The aging process extracts flavors from the wood, which contribute to its complex character. Hints of bourbon flavor perfectly compliment its roasted malts to produce a beer fit for a King. 11% ABV / Holland, MI / RateBeer 98

Weathered Souls West Coast IPA – Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy, and Mosaic Hops. 7% ABV / San Antonio, TX

Weathered Souls Prim – A tart, fruity, herbaceous, and refreshing sour ale. Aromas of plum and cardamom are followed by tart and fresh fruit flavors after aging in wine barrels for 3-4 months. 6% ABV / Bloomington, IN

Save the World Rex Servus – A light beer with fabulous flavor, hint of lemon tartness and utterly refreshing. 4.2% ABV / Marble Falls, TX

Live Oak Weisser Rauche – Weisser Rauch, or White Smoke, is a marriage of a traditional German Hefeweizen and a Rauchbier. The smoke is more restrained than in some of their other offerings in order to allow the weizen yeast character to come forward. The smokiness plays on the spicy phenols and the fruity esters to both increase complexity and to fully integrate itself with the beer’s more familiar flavors. This beer is for the connoisseur and the smoke beer novice alike. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX

Red Horn Supafly Jimmy Snicka – Chocolate, peanuts, caramel, some lactose sugar, and a dash of salt. It all comes together in a chewy milk stout. 7.7% ABV / Cedar Park, TX

Tupps DDH IPA – Hoppy but smooth IPA. Cloudy in the glass. 6.9% ABV / McKinney, TX

Blue Owl Little Boss – A sour session wheat beer. Think sunny summer day. This lil’ guy is a refreshing clean wheat with a light sour twist. Straw color, wheat, light, tart, effervescent, refreshing. 3.4% ABV / Austin, TX

Founders Breakfast Stout (Nitro) – The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever. 8.3% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 100

Lakewood French Quarter Temptress  The Temptress’ nod to the crescent city, FQ Temptress features green (pre-roasted) coffee beans in bourbon barrels for months, which are then roasted and added to the beer. Chicory is also added for a bit of that New Orleans coffee feel. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX / RateBeer 99

This Week’s Specials

  • Austin Beerworks! May Brewery of the Month! All 6pks are $7.99! Buy some now!

Mueller Specials

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.

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