Surrender! Surrender! Just let yourself get away, ay, ay, ay to WHICHCRAFT! If you haven’t been in lately to see our new layout, you totally should. Our feng shui levels have been turned up to 11. And now that the kids are off to school, don’t forget we offer free WiFi and are more than happy to become your home office of choice. You’ll never miss those K-cups with our fresh beans from Austin Roasting Co., and we open at 8am weekdays. See ya tomorrow?
This Saturday, August 21st, come out to the store starting at 3:30pm to try Owl’s Brew! It’s a super fun boozy tea company from New York. Don’t be scoffing in the corner, Mr. Double Hazy IPA or Sir Imperial Stout. Different occasions call for different beverages – aka Grandma’s 80th birthday party where you need to sneak in a few extra glasses on the sly. Their English Breakfast with Lemon & Lime, damn it hits just like a French 77. Next Friday, the 27th, come hang with us and our friends from 101 Cider House. We just tapped their Gunpowder Guava Cider, and it’s fire.
Lots of fun beer releases this week. Our taste bud visa to Germany was approved. Pack your bags for stops in Tucher Fest Dunkel & Hefe, Veltins Pilsener, and Erdinger Weizen Bock. There’s fresh options from Upland Brewing in Indiana; the first since well before the pandemic. If you were on the hunt for a new DDH IPA, look no further than 903’s Space Wrangler. Don’t sleep on this week’s wine either! Lentico is the sweetheart pét nat you didn’t know you needed. Its soft bubbles give over to some lovely hints of vanilla and lemon. Absolutely delightful. Isola is your new pizza wine. It’s well-rounded and wouldn’t judge you for putting pineapple on your pizza.
We’re excited to announce that Thirsty Planet’s Spot on Pils, Thirsty Goat Amber, and Buckethead IPA are all part of our Brewery of the Month for the end of August and through September. They’ll all be coming in at $8.99!
New and Returning Beers This Week
Lexington Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel – A barrel-aged ale brewed with Kentucky-sourced pumpkin, richly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. As the ale is aged in fresh bourbon barrels, the sweetness of caramel and vanilla are imparted upon the brew and complement its spicier base. At 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), this robust, limited release seasonal makes for a flavorful sipping beer to slowly warm up with as the weather cools.
Destihl Haze of the Dead -Haze of the Dead reverberates with booming amounts of Citra and Simcoe hops piercing through the melodic mouthful of flaked oats, wheat & pils malts, concocting into a juicy, Hazy Double IPA that will be sure to wake the dead. ABV 8.5%
Prairie Sundae Service -Hot Fudge Sundae Inspired Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Fudge, Chocolate, Vanilla, Sprinkles, Peanuts and Cherries 14.9%ABV
Live Oak Oaktoberfest -Our Oaktoberfest is decoction-mashed honoring Bavarian tradition using the finest German malts. Noble hops balance this rich malty fullness with a subtle smooth hop character. A fall classic. O’zapft Is! 5.8%ABV
Bishop Dragon’s Fire -This is one of the most unusual ciders the crew has created in, well, at least 3 or 4 weeks [it happens a lot gang] This one starts with dragon fruit and because it’s that time in Texas, they infused this cider with hatch chiles. 6% ABV
Erdinger Pikantus Bock -For some people, Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus ‘dark bock beer’ is a delicacy to be enjoyed in the colder months of the year. For lovers of strong beer, however, the season for Pikantus lasts a full twelve months. At 7.3% alcohol, this specialty wheat beer has a considerably higher alcohol content than other varieties produced by Erdinger WeissbrÃ¤u. The dark bock beer owes its sharp and full flavor to the use of selected dark wheat and barley malts and a significantly longer maturing process. In contrast to many bock beers, Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus ‘dark bock beer’ does not taste too sweet. Despite its higher alcohol content, Erdinger’s master brewers have succeeded in retaining the smooth Pikantus flavor.
Great Divide Pumpkin Spice Yeti -Rich and roasty with added layers of decadent sweetness, Pumpkin Spice Yeti is brewed with seasonal spices and a unique selection of coffee from Pablo’s Coffee. 9.5% ABV
Delirium Deliria -A pleasant sparkling carbonate content produces a soft, full taste perception. The taste is very full-bodied and is balanced with fruity tones of apple and Chardonnay grapes. Deliria has a fine, mild bitterness in its aftertaste and a splendid, round feel in the mouth which evolves well. 8.5% ABV
Owl’s Brew Jasmine, Blueberry, & Lemon -Jasmine, Blueberry & Lemon is a fruity and floral blend. Real fruit and botanicals come together to create a perfectly refreshing Boozy Tea with a bold tartness from fresh blueberry and pomegranate juice. Freshly brewed with a dynamic blend of tea, including jasmine buds, rose petals, green rooibos, and hibiscus, this style is loaded with antioxidants & health benefits, completely caffeine-free, and has no sugar added
Owl’s Brew White Tea, Raspberry, & Watermelon -The base of this tasty blend is an organic White Tea. White tea is the least processed of all teas and is loaded with antioxidants, with Raspberry and Watermelon. 4.8% ABV
Brazos Valley Hazy Does -This pillowy IPA is packed with massive amounts of juicy hops giving it notes of tropical fruits, berries, peaches and citrus, without the bitter bite. Take your time with this one – hazy does it. 6.5% ABV
Eggenberg Pink Grapefruit Radler -An updated version of the traditional lemon-flavored radlers, this time made with natural pink grapefruit juice, with the perfect amount of natural bitterness to set it apart from the sweetness of sodas. 2% ABV
Jester King la Vie en Rose -Farmhouse ale refermented w/ “spent” raspberries. 5.7% ABV
Tucher Festbier -Excellent pale amber ale. Malt is rich and mouth filling, nicely carbonated, and swirls of bubbles enhance the rich flavor. Hops are not too powerful but quite tangy. Malt is the main event. Slightly sharp, only a slight sweetness. Not as hoppy as a Pale Ale— more of a double lager. Close to a Maibock but without so much sweetness. 5.8% ABV
Tucher Hefe Weizen -Tucher Helles Hefeweizen is a yeasty wheat beer how the Franconians like to drink it, Tucher’s own “Sapienza” yeast and “Bagou” wheat malt together with bright barley malts give this Beer its aromatic yeast character. With the first sips you experience the lemon prickly flavor with full bodied banana and kiwi notes and a long lasting tangy finish. 5.2% ABV
Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen -A Bavarian Specialty of dark colored, top fermented yeast beer with typical yeast cloudiness. Its unmistakable taste is due to an excellent choice of dark aromatic malt. 5.2% ABV
Upland Breaking Away -We chose ingredients that were undeniably refreshing: ginger and lemon. To amplify this thirst-quenching quality we chose a locally sourced yeast strain that produces a mild tartness to this finished beer. To soften that tartness and add a touch of electrolytes, we included a small amount of pink Himalayan sea salt. 4.5% ABV
Upland Patio Cat -Patio Cat is everyone’s favorite companion on long summer days. Lo-cal & sessionable, this summer ale boasts strong flavors of citrusy tropical hops that are complemented by a succulent dose of guava. Always down for a chill sesh but definitely ready to run wild too, Patio Cat is thirst-quenching & refreshing with light body & minimal bitterness. 4.5% ABV
Upland Juiced In Time NEIPA -Juiced in Time is a New England-style IPA that’s absolutely dripping with ripe tropical fruit and bold juicy citrus flavors. Wheat and oats were added to the malt profile along with a special mineral treatment to the water to create body and smooth texture. Virtually all the hops were reserved for after the boil to minimize bitterness and amplify flavor and aroma. From the glowing orange appearance to the soft creamy mouthfeel and delicate sweetness, this beer is everything delicious about tropical fruit juice embodied in a dangerously drinkable IPA. 6.5% ABV
Upland Champagne Velvet -A pre-Prohibition style German lager brewed from a 1902 recipe from the original Terre Haute Brewing Co. in Southern Indiana. Refreshingly light pilsner body with some sweet complexities given off by the corn malt used in this recipe make this the perfect summer lager. 5.2% ABV
903 Oktoberfest -Their medium-bodied Märzen Oktoberfest is a malt-forward tasty treat. Light amber in color, the 903 Oktoberfest finishes dry and clean. This seasonal lager is rich, roasty and quite delectable. Prost! 5.4% ABV
Veltins Pilsener -One of the finest examples of German Pilsner. Veltins Pilsener (4.8% ABV) is brewed using natural spring water from its own mountain. It has a delicate dry and clean palate, fine carbonated body, slight bitterness and a light citrus finish. Brewed in Sauerland, near Dortmund, to the German Purity Law 1516.
Martin House Key Lime Pie -Key Lime Sour w/ Graham Crackers & Lactose. 6.2%ABV
New Wines This Week
(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
Agricola Morandin Lentico Pét Nat 2020 -Frizzante Colli Trevigiani IGT wine. Born in Italy this wine is unfiltered and features notes of lemon and almond. To accompany the flavors this wine showcases a full body and loads of fine, tight bubbles. 10.5% ABV
Bikicki, Nadia Serbian Rose 2018 – Serbian Rose, Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks. 100% Pinot noir. More body and deeper fruit notes than your average provencal rosé. A great wine as we transition into fall. Less than 1500 bottles made. 14.5%ABV
Vina Casalibre De Otro Planeta Cab Franc 2020 – Cab Franc from Chile with zero wine making additives. Organic grapes hand harvested in Los Guindos, Maipo Valley. Wild yeast fermented in clay amphoras. Unfiltered. 12.5% ABV
M.F.W Cochonnet Rosé 2020– Peach and apricot with robust minerality with a dash of floral tones. Refreshing and smooth. Vines are planted at the foot of the Luberon Mountain on hillside parcels giving a cooling effect to the vineyards, which, when combined with the limestone and sandy marl soils, helps retain natural acidity. All the grapes are hand harvested, and fermentations are exclusively with native yeast. 13% ABV
Alcesti Isola dei Profumi Rosso 2018 – On March 4, 1998 in the nets of the same fishing boat that had one year previous pulled in the bronze left leg, was recovered the full torso of a seven foot dancing satyr from the sandy sea floor at 1600 foot depth. The small fishing village where the bronze torso that dates back the Hellenistic period was discovered not far from the Spano family’s vineyards and thus makes for the inspiration behind “Isola de Satiro” (Island of the Satyr). This Sicilian rosso is all about spice and fine tannins from the local Perricone (30%) and Nero d’Avola (70%) grapes. 13% ABV
Ruben Diaz Doré Blanco 2020 – Doré is a white wine made from the Chasselas Doré, a grape more commonly known as a Swiss variety. It is generally believed to have been brought to the center of Spain by pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage route. Vinified with around a week of skin contact Doré is a lovely introduction macerated white wines with unctuous textures and bright, crisp acidity. 12.5%
New Draft Beers This Week
(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
Roughhouse Rice Lager – Their second lager is here, and we teamed up with our lager buds at Live Oak Brewing to make it happen! At 4.5% ABV, the Roughhouse Rice Lager is crisp, light-bodied, low in bitterness and supremely crushable.
101 Cider House Gunpowder Guava – Gunpowder green tea, named for its unique appearance and prized for its earthy refreshing powers plus tangy guava, the ultimate in thirst-quenching fruit. Perfect for backyard barbecues and days at the beach, this tropical, tea-infused cider is your new summertime companion 6.9% ABV
Flying Embers Pineapple Chili Hard Kombucha– The tang of ripe pineapple meets a kick of chili pepper. It’s a combination of sweet and spicy that will awaken the senses. 6.8% ABV
Hitmaker Hill Country Haze– 7% ABV, 79 IBUs Slightly hazy New England style IPA with a big, fruity pineapple/blueberry nose and slight bitter finish.
Equal Parts Saharan Dust – Saharan Dust IPA is loaded with experimental hop HBC472, a neomexicanus strain that boasts coconut, tropical fruit, and slight barrel notes. In this presentation, it exudes tropical fruit, followed by subtler coconut and wood notes. A dry, crisp finish and low bitterness make this beer one we are happy to drink on the hottest of summer days.6.5%ABV
Family Business Star Forager IPA- Breaching the astral plane in search of perfection, our newest IPA creation showcases South African hops for notes of wild grape, sweet orange, and ice cream shop on the nose, with a crisp mouthfeel that swirls and twinkles with hints of berry and cardamom. 6.3% ABV
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