This June, we’ve got Rocky Mountain Fever as we welcome in Odell Brewing as our Brewery of the Month. We’re all big fans of their beers around here, so for all of June, we’ll be offering their Drumroll APA, IPA, 90 Shilling Ale, and St. Lupulin for $7.99/6pk. And in celebration of Pride Month, Montucky Cold Snacks has released a limited edition Pride can. Portions of all sales go to help the Lifelong AIDS Alliance, so we’ll be selling them at $5.99/6pk all month. Come on in and stock up!
Also, on Saturday at the South Lamar location, we’ll have Pedernales Brewing for a unique event from 12-6pm. Along with sampling their two Robert Earl Keen beers, we’ll be home brewing a batch of their Front Porch on our very own front porch to coincide with a batch being brewed at their home location. Come watch the process as we talk about the steps to put this beer together; then a month later, when both beers are ready, we’ll have a tasting of both beers, side by side. This is a can’t-miss event for homebrewers and enthusiasts alike.
Finally, we’re just under two weeks out from what should be an educational and delicious evening with the Beer Museum. Called Style Night, we’ll be sampling five different Single Hop IPAs, all from different breweries, and tasting the nuances, similarities, and differences of style. This unique event will be hosted by WhichCraft’s own Lindsay Compton, a Certified Cicerone, providing in-depth knowledge about the hops used in each Single Hop IPA, and talking about hop anatomy, alpha and beta acids, and much more. This all goes down on June 13, 7-8pm, at WhichCraft Mueller. Follow the link to reserve your spot now. Confirmed beers so far: Martin House Cellarman’s Reserve IPA, Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Lone Pint Zythophile Lone Hop Series: Ella, and Last Stand Citra SMaSH.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, June 1st
5-7pm: Community Brewing drops by to sample their new Silly Gose, while opening old favorites Mosaic IPA and Witbier.
Friday, June 2nd
We welcome in Odell Brewing, our June Brewery of the Month. Come visit Adam as he pours samples of their Drumroll APA, St. Lupulin, Brombeere, and Flemish Giant. And as an added bonus, our very own Tim Vela will have cooked up some Orange Veggie stir fry using Drumroll. Come get it while you can!
Saturday, June 3rd
12-6pm: As mentioned above, come by as Lori with Pedernales Brewing sets up shop to brew Front Porch right before our eyes. We’ll have some snacks and suds while you watch the magic happen.
6-8pm: We end the night with Casey from Texas Keeper coming in to sip on some cider. Make sure you drop by to taste their new Grafter Rose, along with TX Keeper No 1, Ciderweizen, and Gold Rush.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Friday, June 2nd
5-8pm: Erik from Community Brewing finishes the circuit at our Mueller location as we offer a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass special for their Silly Gose and Texas Helles.
Wednesday, June 7th
7:00pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Jester King RU-55, Jester King Ol’ Oi, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Golden IPA
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Variety 12pks – Beer Camp is the largest craft beer collaboration. This year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered with 12 craft breweries–6 overseas and 6 stateside–to brew an international collaboration 12-pack, dubbed Beer Camp Across the World. This pack is loaded with dream beers–no idea was too wild and no ingredient was off-limits. Varied ABV / Chico, CA / Availability: Extremely Limited / SoLa Only
Legal Draft Smash n Grab IPA (Citra) – SMaSH-style IPA using Citra hops and two-row malt. 6.2% ABV / Arlington, TX / Availability: Good
Bell’s Pooltime Ale – A refreshing Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale with light clove notes. The truly distinguishing feature is the use of 100% Montmorency tart cherries grown in the Traverse City region of Michigan. These cherries add a subtle tartness and bright counterpoint to the other flavors, enhancing Pooltime’s fruity character and making it the perfect beer for all summer activities. 5.2% ABV / Galesburg, MI / BeerAdvocate 83 / Availability: Good
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion #6 – Driven by a mix of seven different hop varieties, led by two hops grown in the up-and-coming region of Michigan, Luponic Distortion 006 is the first-ever West Coast production beer to focus on hops grown in the Great Lakes states, resulting in a bright, citrusy, grapefruit taste. 5.9% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Decent
Jester King Foudreweizen – Collaboration with Live Oak. Wort brewed at Live Oak and inoculated with their Hefeweizen yeast was slowly transformed and taken into different directions by the native yeast and bacteria alive in the walls of one of Jester King’s foudres. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. 5.8% ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 94 / Avilability: Limited
Jester King Queens Order – Farmhouse ale brewed with Guajillo Honey (collected by Koch Ranches in the Texas Hill Country) and Ujukitsu lemons grown at River’s End Nursery in Rio Grande Valley. 4% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited
Jester King Boxer’s Revenge – Full-flavored, dry, champagne-like farmhouse ale, matured in oak whiskey and wine barrels with multiple strains of wild yeast and bacteria. Look for lots of tropical fruit and funk, with a sour, earthy edge. 10.2% ABV / Austin, TX / BeerAdvocate 92 / Availability: Limited
Oasis Megamodern – Double IPA. 9.7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
Victory Blackboard No. 06: Peach Belgian Blonde with Coriander – Bursting with fresh peach and spice aromas, this Belgian-style blonde ale features stone fruit notes with a touch of sweetness and a refreshingly dry finish. 7.5%ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Limited
Real Ale El Guapo – Part of their Mysterium Verum series, El Guapo is a tequila and mezcal barrel-aged Gose. There is a soft sourness from the lactobacillus, subtle oak, and smoke from the mezcal and tequila, and a refreshing saltiness on the finish. 6.3% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Limited
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Buffalo Bayou Great Blue Buffalo – Blueberries are added to the already delicious Great White Buffalo. 5.8% ABV / Houston, TX / BeerAdvocate 85
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Passion Fruit IIPA – Tons of fresh, tropical aromas backed by strong hop presence from Citra and Galaxy hops. Crack open a Passion Fruit Imperial and add a pint of IPA to your day. 9% ABV / Fort Collins, CO
Green Flash Ideal Belgique – Belgian-style Dark Ale inspired by traditional Abbey ales to deliver the richest roasted malt flavors. Dual-yeast fermentation, spicy hops, and the addition of Muscovado brown sugar provide increased complexity and depth of flavor, which effortlessly combine to present a delicious, balanced brew with a velvety smooth texture that pleases the palate. 9% ABV / San Diego, CA / RateBeer 82
Lone Pint Yellow Rose – A SMaSH IPA using a caboodle (technical term for a large amount) of malt and Mosaic hops. Whole cone Mosaic is used for bittering, flavoring, and aroma in the kettle; it is also massively dry-hopped. The beer is named after a Texas Heroine. Tasting notes: chalk-white head with a very clean malt backbone. The hops impart strong grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry flavor and aroma. A strong beer that is extremely quaffable. 6.8% ABV / Magnolia, TX / BeerAdvocate 98
Real Ale 21st Anniversary Keg Party Lager – Like your last kegger, but craft. 4.6% ABV / Blanco, TX
Santa Fe Happy Camper IPA – A classic beer for those beer lovers who love their hops, Happy Camper IPA is spicy, citric, with a floral infusion of hop character, masterfully counterbalanced with full-bodied maltiness. 6.6% ABV / Santa Fe, NM / BeerAdvocate 85
Zilker Parks & Rec – A bright, crisp, and citrus flavored Pale Ale. Brewed as a collaboration with the Austin Parks Foundation for the Zilker Park 100 Anniversary. Made to drink outside! 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX
- As June’s Brewery of the Month, Odell Brewing’s Drumroll APA, IPA, St.Lupulin, and 90 Shilling are on sale for $7.99/6pk
- Pick up Montucky Cold Snacks, on sale all month for $5.99/6pk
South Lamar Specials:
- Abita Purple Haze – $6.99/6pk
- Abita Amber – $6.99/6pk; $12.99/12pk