SPRINGTIME MAKES ME FEEL!!! Are you not stoked to see all this greenery popping up? From new leaves on trees, Biden Bucks in you bank account, green with envy friends over your vaccination status… heck, maybe you had a pint of green beer! You might have started to think Austin is looking a lot like the Emerald city these days. This wizard would agree with you.
So, Dorothy in the event we’re seeing the same things, I’d happily call you a friend of mine. But don’t go sleeping in a field of poppies girl!!! There’s too many cool new beers here at Whichcraft for you to come try. We’ve got nothing to hide behind a curtain. There’s a new brewery in, Boulder Brewing. They’re some of the OGs in the Hazy IPA movement. Plus, their packing will have you looking for a spare frame around the house. We’re also not sleeping on our draft game. By the end of the weekend I expect we’ll have 8-10 new kegs on… So you totally need to come pay us a visit!
It’s the last week for March’s Brewery of the Month, Brazos Valley. Come get those 6 packs of Mama Tried, Willin’, and Two Step, all coming in at $7.99, while we’ve got ’em!
We hope you folks can make it out in between these forecasted showers. But remember it’s Austin. Just wait five minutes and the weather will change.
New and Returning Beers This Week
Last Stand Craftsman Light -Light, Refreshing, & Crushable. 4.5% ABV
512 Juicy IPA -Owen pulled out all the stops and designed another amazing IPA, carefully combining Bravo, Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic plus a couple of organic New Zealand hops to form a citrus juice and fruit explosion like nothing we’ve ever done! Organic 2-row and a touch of crystal malt provide a light, but sturdy, backdrop for the flavors and aromas of orange, tangerine, vanilla, clean crushed citrus, stone fruit and passionfruit. It’s still clearly an IPA with a smooth and pleasant hop bitterness that cuts the malt and hop sweetness just enough to keep you wanting more. JUICY is hazy from hops with a round mouthfeel but crisp finish. 6% ABV
903 Spring Fest Marzen -903’s take on a classic German style Marzen. 7% ABV
903 Saturday Night Special -Saturday Night Special is a beer and brownie pairing in one. This oak aged imperial stout is loaded with notes of fudgy brownies, chewy chocolate, bittersweet malts and a chef’s kiss of sea salt. After a twenty-hour boil this stout’s black velvet body is thick and rich just like a fresh baked brownie. Saturday Night Special is sure to comfort you with its deep notes of cocoa and enthrall your senses with its delightful dance of sweet and salty. 13% ABV
Circle Pink Velvet -Pink Boots collaboration beer brewed by women to celebrate women in brewing. Hazy, velvety smooth mouthfeel, with powerful pine and citrus notes. 7% ABV
Tupps Imperial Pastry Sour -Brewed with Graham crackers, blackberry and red currant. With a touch of biscuit malt, graham crackers and loads of fruit, this one drinks like fresh baked pie on a warm summer day. We’re giving grandma a run for her money. 8.9% ABV
Brazos Valley Pancho IPA -Ekuanot Hop IPA. 6.8% ABV
Tupps DDH Oak Shake -Double Dry-Hopped IPA aged on oak, with added lactose for a creamy mouthfeel. 7% ABV
101 Cider House Sunlit -The only kind of lit we want to be is SUNLIT! A juicy combination of grapefruit peels and citra hops. This thirst quencher is the perfect accompaniment to your daytime adventures. Whether you’re a hazy IPA fan or a natural wine enthusiast. This is the kind of day drinking you want to be a part of! 6.9% ABV
Founders 4 Giants -We’ve made a lot of imperial IPAs over the years and, in turn, have had a lot of arguments over which one is the absolute best. So, to settle this once and for all, our brewers mashed up four of our favorite recipes into the ultimate imperial IPA. 4 Giants boasts aggressive bitterness balanced by a malty, sweet backbone while huge aromatics come courtesy of the seven American hop varieties. 9% ABV
Stone Viking Space Probe -In the spirit of all the exploratory missions deployed across the galaxy — be they spacecraft, Viking or other — we’re constantly probing the world of beer back here on Earth. That quest has brought us to this latest creation, which comes from our brewing team at Stone Brewing – Napa. With a haze reminiscent of some far-off nebula, and further complemented with the juicy flavors of Ella and Citra hops, this beer is most definitely out of this world. Crafted to be enjoyed on Earth, but if intelligent life does exist out there, we’re pretty sure they’ll like it too. 8.9% ABV
Lakewood Tangerine Queen -Tangerine Queen is a 5.7% wheat ale with orange peel and tangerine purée. During the hot summer days this is exactly what we want. A refreshing wheat ale with a tangerine kick. Comes in with bright citrus flavors and then finishes clean, crisp, and dry.
SLO Tio Rodrigo Michelada -My Classic Michelada is made with the finest natural ingredients and refreshing SLO Brew craft beer. It’s full of flavor with a slight kick, just like the traditional recipe from Mexico. 4.5% ABV
Alesmith Cloud Stream -You’ve just stumbled upon a beer so rich in hazy content that it had to be downloaded from the Cloud. Like a river of juiciness flowing from the heavens, this year-round hazy IPA is packed with dazzling notes of red currant, passionfruit, and mango. It’s full body and creamy mouthfeel are followed by a smooth, drinkable finish. Cheers! 6.9% ABV
Alesmith Dual Exposure -Teaming up once again with our friends at Stone Brewing Co., we’ve brewed this super easy-drinking double India pale ale featuring hibiscus, as well as orange and lime peel. The beer is light in body and packed with tropical, citrus, and fruity notes from huge amounts of Citra, Strata, HBC 592, and Amarillo. When our two breweries join forces, your palate can’t avoid the dual exposure to flavor! 8.2% ABV
Alesmith KickBackRelax -Coming in at just 120 calories and loaded with juicy notes of grapefruit, mango, and coconut, this crushable IPA is light in body with a crisp, smooth finish. 4.2% ABV
Alesmith Limeberry Twist -This refreshingly sour and deliciously fruity beer brings the bright flavors of limes and the soft sweetness of raspberries with a pinch of sea salt. Cheers! 4.7% ABV
Alesmith Sublime Mexican Lager -How do SoCal’s favorite raggae-punk pioneers honor their iconic album “40oz. to Freedom?” They release their own beer, of course. In celebration of this, Sublime contacted AleSmith Brewing Co. to craft this unique brew. As Mexican-style lagers are a favorite beer style of the band, AleSmith has brewed a beer that showcases a grainy, malt-forward sweetness and easy drinkability. Clean and crisp with subdued hop bitterness to balance, makes Sublime Mexican Lager the go-to beer for hot summer days, the beach, your backyard bbq, or of course before your favorite concert. Cheers! ^% ABV
Blue Owl Limetastico -As those warmer Austin days approach, the annual search for the perfect patio beer begins and with it our inspiration to brew just that. ¡Limetastico! is our sour Mexican Lager w/ lime & salt brewed with flaked maize, sea salt, lime zest, and Motueka hops. 4.6% ABV
Boulder Beer Bubbly by Nature IPA -Tropical and juicy like an IPA, crisp and easy drinking like a lager, and more fruit-forward and lively like a hard seltzer. This innovative union between three popular styles results in its own naturally Bubbly style. – 4.5% ABV
Boulder Beer Hazed & Infused -Brewed with a diverse mix of hop varieties, Hazed & Infused blends a piney, earthy, floral nose, with added fruitiness in flavor from the Simcoe. Although big hop aroma and flavor hit you up front, a relatively small early hop addition keeps the bitterness very low, making this hazy, deep golden-colored brew one of a kind. 5% ABV
Boulder Beer Mojo IPA -First packaged way back in 2003, this IPA from Colorado’s First Craft Brewery is anything but traditional. Mojo India Pale Ale was inspired by the English who first shipped their ales to India and the Far East – but brewed with an attitude of the great American West. Pale in color but packed with flavor, Mojo reflects the perfect balance of hop bitterness and malt character. The unique Amarillo hop creates a big, grapefruit-like citrus flavor and aroma, making Mojo a very zesty IPA that’s crisp and refreshing. 7.2% ABV
Boulder Beer Shake -A twist on the traditional robust American Porter, Shake Chocolate Porter is dark black in color with rich, sweet aromatics and flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. This unique brew blends five different grains, including Chocolate Wheat, that along with cacao nibs create a devilishly delicious chocolate finish with a velvety mouthfeel. 5.9% ABV
Boulder Beer SKO – Tastes. Like. Victory. Golden Ale. 4.5% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Desert’d Pina Colada Sour -Sour Ale w/ toasted coconut, pineapple, and milk sugar. 7.2% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Doom Scoopz -Imperial sour ale with Mosaic and Citra hops, Meyer lemon, blackberry and milk sugar. 6.84% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Dubl Stuft -Imperial Stout with chocolate, marshmallow, chocolate wafer cookies, and lactose. 10.3% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Manduava Puff Tart -Sour Ale with Mandarin Orange, Guava, Pineapple, Milk Sugar & Vanilla. 5.6% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Puff Tart XL -Imperial Sour with Strawberry, Pineapple, Dragon Fruit & Vanilla. 8.1% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Tangerine Resist IPA -Milkshake IPA with Citra, Mosaic, tangerine puree, milk sugar, and vanilla, 7.17% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Smoofee Sour -Sour ale with peach, pineapple, pomegranate, and vanilla. 7.76% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Solar Phe-Nom-Nom -Triple IPA with Citra and El Dorado hops. 10.7% ABV
The Brewing Projekt Jungo Juice Guava, Strawberry, Pineapple -Sour Ale with guava, pineapple, strawberry, & sea salt. 7.17% ABV
Bell’s Juicy Gossip -This Juicy Pale Ale has a soft bitterness with a fruity, juicy hop character and tropical notes. Sessionable, this beer is perfect for those who want tropical hop flavor at a lower ABV. 4.7% ABV
Against the Grain Citra Ass Down -American Style IPA brewed with Citra Hops. It is citrusy, sticky, hoppy and delicious. Simply drink it and enjoy it. Don’t hoard this beer, Citra Ass Down and drink it now.
OEC Brewing Aether -A pale ale brewed with wheat malt & oats fermented with our special wild yeasts. It is very lightly hopped during the boil and then dry hopped right after the primary fermentation with Hallertau Blanc & Loral. The dry hopping slows down the activity of the souring bacteria resulting in a very refreshing acidity complemented by the aromatics & flavors from the hops. 6%
Prairie Cocoa Berry Single -Sour Ale with Plum, Black Currant, and Blackberry. 5.2%
New Draft Beers This Week (On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
ABGB Industry Pils – 4.9% ABV. Crisp, assertive, and extra dry. 2016 GABF GOLD MEDAL – GERMAN-STYLE PILSENER. Malt: German Pils Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, German Saphir Assertive hops out front Floral and spicy aroma Crisp, and extra dry
Lakewood Tangerine Queen – Tangerine Queen is a 5.7% wheat ale with orange peel and tangerine purée. During the hot summer days this is exactly what we want. A refreshing wheat ale with a tangerine kick. Comes in with bright citrus flavors and then finishes clean, crisp, and dry.
Bluebonnet Grapefruit Wit– Based on David’s award-winning home brew recipe, the Belgian Wit is an annual crowd favorite. Spiced with cracked coriander and brightened with the zest of fresh, seasonal Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit make this beer light, crisp and refreshing. Perfect for a cool, clear spring day in central Texas.
Belching Beaver Hazers Gonna Haze – Hazy IPA showcasing a combination of new age hops that rotate throughout the year. 6.6% ABV
Last Stand Simcoe Pale Ale – Pale Ale dry hopped with Simcoe presenting subtle hints of grapefruit, melon, and pineapple complimented by a dry finish. 5.4% ABV
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