WhichCraft Beer Store is excited to be hosting a special Jester King Brewing Company Tasting, guided by Founder and Owner Jeff Stuffings. Since its creation six years ago, Jester King has established itself as a hallmark of the Austin beer community. They pride themselves on their diverse selection of authentic farmhouse beers, including highly sought after barrel aged fruit sours. They also remain an active participant in Texas beer legislation, supporting the effort to expand the distribution of out of state breweries to the Texas market. During this free event Jeff Stuffings will guide customers through a tasting of Noble king 2014, El Cedro, Das Uberkind and Omniscience & Proselytism. We will also have bottles of Wytchmaker and Gotlandsdricka available for purchase. Because of limited availability, none of the four beers featured in the tasting will be available for retail purchase.
This Saturday, June 24th, WhichCraft Beer Store will be receiving its shipment of Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel No. 14. The Bishop’s Barrel series features beers that have been aged in a variety of barrels which are selected to enhance and compliment the character of the underlying beer. Batch No. 14 is a Russian Imperial Stout which has been aging for nearly a year in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels. More information on the Bishop’s Barrel series and on batch No. 14 can be found on the Saint Arnold website. To celebrate the release of this highly anticipated beer, we have invited our good friend Mary from Saint Arnold to guide a special tasting. The tasting, along with the Bishop’s Barrel Release, will begin at 12pm on Saturday, June 24th. We will be pouring free samples of Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel 14 and a variety of other Saint Arnold beers. More info on this tasting can be found below.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, June 23rd – Tonight!
Jeff stuffings, Founder and Owner of Jester King Brewing, will be stopping by to pour free samples of Noble King 2014, El Cedro, Das Uberkind and Omniscience & Proselytism. We will also have bottles of Wytchmaker and Gotlandsdricka available for purchase. ***The four beers included in the tasting will not be available for retail purchase***
Friday, June 24th
12-2pm Our friend Mary from Saint Arnold Brewing Company will be joining us for a special day time tasting and Bishop’s Barrel 14 release. Tasting lineup will include Bishop’s Barrel 14, Icon Gold Honey Saison, 5 O’clock Pils and Art Car IPA. Sale of Bishop’s Barrel 14 will begin at 12pm and there will be a limit of 1 per person. More information on Bishop’s Barrel 14 can be found in the ‘New Beers’ section of this Newsletter.
6-8pm WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a free store tasting. Tasting lineup will include Squatters Bumper Crop, Independence Red Bud, Stone Mocha IPA and Ranger Creek Imperial Milk Stout.
Saturday, June 25th
12-2pm Lexi from Grapevine Brewing will be behind the tasting bar to pour free samples of Sir Williams Brown, Prickly Pear Wheat, Monarch Pils, Hopfest IPA and Nightwatch.
6-8pm WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a free store tasting. Tasting lineup will include Anchor Brotherhood Steam, North Peak Archangel, Collective Brewing Project Petite Golden Sour and Buffalo Bayou Beez Nuts.
Tuesday, June 28th
5-8pm William from Hops & Grain Brewing will be joining us for an extended free tasting event. We will be sampling Hops & Grain full lineup of packaged beers, including the NEW #canthekolsch 787o2 Kolsch.
Wednesday, June 29th
Holly from Real Ale Brewing will be in the shop to hand out free samples of their new Gose, 4 Squared, Brewer’s Cut Session IPA and Real Ale White.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Zilker Marco, Zilker Pale Ale, Zilker Coffee Milk Stout, Knee Deep Lupulin River, Knee Deep Hop Shortage, 903 Milk & Honey, Independence Ten, Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion, Independence Red Bud, Independence Stash IPA, Independence Liberty Lunch, Karbach Hop Delusion, Saint Arnold Icon Gold, Grapevine Prickly Pear.
Karbach BBH – The brew’s rich malt character, along with chocolate and vanilla notes, make it the perfect beer to warm your toes! 75% aged in Old Forester barrels, 25% aged in Jack Daniels barrels. 11.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Very Limited / Limit 1 per person
Hops & Grain 787o2 #canthekolsch – Traditional style german kolsch, super lite and very easy drinking. Perfect summer time beer. 5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Plenty
Lakewood Troll Toll – A West Coast-style Double IPA with seven varieties of hops, including Simcoe, Amarillo, and Citra. It should appease even the most offensive trolls. 9.6% ABV / Garland, TX / Availability: Very Limited
Ballast Point Barmy – Made with only six ingredients. Malted 2-row barley, palisade hops, orange blossom honey, White Labs California Ale Yeast, apricots and San Diego carbon filtered tap water. Low bitterness is balanced by tart apricots with a sweet but not cloying finish. Barmy Ale can be aged up to eight years with a strong honey wine character emerging if cellared. 12% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 86 / Availability: Limited
E.Z. Orchard Hawk Haus Cider – Hawk Haus Cider is a blend of Jonathan and Yarlington Mill varieties grown at E.Z. Orchards. Hawk Haus honors the Kestrel Hawks that nest in the orchard. 6.6% ABV / Salem, OR / Availability: Good
E.Z. Orchard Poire – E.Z. Orchards Poire is a blend of Forelle, Comice, and Bosc pears grown in our orchard. The complex structure of this winter pear blend is enhanced by a slow, cold ferment. Semi-dry with a natural effervescent finish. Serve chilled in a stemmed glass, tall cordial, or pilsner glass. 5.9% ABV / Salem, OR / Availability: Good
E.Z. Orchard Roman Beauty Cider – Roman Beauty Cider is a North American style Cider, crafted primarily from Roman Beauty, an heirloom apple. The balance of the blend is made with Yarlington Mill, an English bitter sweet apple, and Granny Smith. The fruit is well matured on the tree to enhance the aroma and composition of the fruit for fermentation. 4.25% ABV / Salem, OR / Availability: Good
E.Z. Orchard Cidre Semi Dry – Cidre Semi Dry is the 2013 vintage of our French style Cidre. The Semi Dry has a grand aromatic composition of warm winter spice, ripe fruit,and an affirming ” how did an apple do that?”. 6.5% ABV / Salem, OR / Availability: Good
Dogfish Head Biere de Provence – Inspired by the fields of Provence, this Saison is brewed with a bounty of fresh herbs to give it a floral nose and a unique, dry spice. 8.3% ABV / Milton, DE / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Decent
Stone Mocha – Clearly, style lines have been crossed. Is it half-IPA, half-stout? Not quite. It’s definitely all IPA, but it’s also the best of both styles, making this love child of a beer simply just a beautiful, pleasure-seeking meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence. 9% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
Founders ReDANKulous 4pk – It pours a pleasing burnt amber with some sweetness due to the Caramalt and roasted barley used in the malt bill. But hops are the true headliner in this elaborate sensory experience. The spicy, piney, tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma. 9.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited
Ranger Creek Imperial Strawberry Milk Stout – This specialty bomber is a strong version of the popular seasonal with the addition of 300 pounds of coconut and Mexican vanilla bean. 7.5% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Limited
5 Stones Barrel Reserve Aloha Pina – An American Golden Ale handcrafted with fresh pineapple and hint of roasted jalapeño aged in Tequila barrels. 9.6% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Limited
*Jester King Wytchmaker – Wild yeast native to the Texas Hill Country lends a sense of place to this earthy, floral farmhouse rye beer. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. 6% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Very Limited / *Available starting at 6pm, 6/23/16
*Jester King Gotlansdricka – Gotlandsdricka, meaning “Drink of the Good Land,” is believed to have been the beer of the Vikings. This ancient style is inspired by the traditional farmhouse ales once brewed on the island of Gotland, off the coast of Sweden. Native yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country impart a sense of place to this unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned beer. 5.7% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Very Limited / *Available starting at 6pm, 6/23/16
*Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 14 – The base beer for Bishop’s Barrel No. 14 is a cult favorite, the Russian Imperial Stout recipe used for both Divine Reserve No. 5 and 15. The original beer is rich with chocolate, toffee and roast. The beer was first aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for eleven months, where it picked up notes of oak, vanilla, coconut and bourbon. 12.1% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Very Limited / Limit 1 per person / Available starting 12pm on Friday June, 24th
Free Weekend Tastings
12-2 pm, Saint Arnold Brewing Company Tasting! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free Tasting of Squatters Bumper Crop, Independence Red Bud, Stone Mocha IPA and Ranger Creek Imperial Milk Stout! Details Above.
12-2 pm, Free Grapevine Brewing Company Tasting! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free Anchor Brotherhood Steam, North Peak Archangel, Collective Brewing Project Petite Golden Sour and Buffalo Bayou Beez Nuts! Details Above.