Did you have a chance to try 512’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Pecan Porter last week at Mueller? No? Why not? You’re in luck, because on Friday, 5/25, Liam with 512 will be by Lamar to pour samples of said bottle. And at Mueller, we’ll be sampling Martin House’s Salty Lady with various flavored syrups tonight from 5-8. Then, tomorrow, we’ll welcome in Southern Star to pour samples of their collaboration with the Pink Boots Society, a Wheat IPA.
Come work at WhichCraft! Do it! You spend enough time here, why not get paid for it? We are still looking for few good people to work part-time. The position is primarily at our South Lamar location, but some Mueller shifts are available, too. Prior retail experience is helpful, though not necessary, but you must have a love of beer and be helpful, outgoing, and willing to learn. Email resumes to jody [at] whichcraftbeerstore.com. What do you have to lose?
Mark your calendars for June 11, when we have the next iteration of our Style Night with the Beer Museum. Thanks to everyone who came out for the East vs. West Coast IPAs, now we’re moving on to a real summer treat: Goses. We’ll be comparing fruited and non-fruited varieties of this tart, salty beer, and discussing its history and intricacies. $20 for four 5 oz pours (and maybe a bonus or two!). Check here for more information.
And you have one more week to buy our May Brewery of the Month, 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. What’s June’s Brewery of the Month? You’ll just have to find out next week.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Friday, May 25th
Didn’t you read above? It’s (512)’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Pecan Porter! Come by to try some!
Saturday, May 26th
Pop some botts with your friendly neighborhood Whichraft peeps. We’re sampling TX Keeper Grafter Rose, Bitter Sisters Cat Fight IPA, and Community Silly Gose.
Wednesday, May 30th
Don’t miss as Hodge with Oskar Blues comes by to sample their Fugli, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, and Cigar City’s Guayabera.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, May 24th
5-8pm: Summers in Germany mean Berliner Weisse & Gose mit Schuss or with syrup. Join us and Martin House Brewing as we’ll be pouring their Salty Lady with syrups including the traditional sweet Woodruff syrup.
Friday, May 25th
5-8pm: A Southern Star Brewing & Pink Boots Society collaboration, this exclusive Wheat IPA was brewed to celebrate woman in the beer and brewing industry. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the pink boots Society scholarship funds.
Saturday, May 26th
4-7pm: Save The World Brewing showcases their Rex Servus grisette – a refreshing, light wheat beer with a hint of lemon. Buy The Beer, Keep The Glass!
Wednesday, May 30th
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 31st
5-8pm: We’ll be pouring pints of Make Waves by NoCoast Brewing Co. out of Iowa. Buy The Beer, Keep The Glass.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: NXNW Zombie Dragon, Odell St. Lupulin (cans), Rogue Hazelnut Porter (Lamar), Victory Sour Monkey, Brooklyn Summer Ale, Jester King Wytchmaker, Buffalo Bayou Tropikal Rotundone
Uinta Mango Lime Pilsner – Crisp and immensely refreshing, this small batch pilsner features a mild malt flavor and herbal hop character, with hints of fresh mango and lime. 5.3% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Availability: Good
Tupps DDH IPA – Hopped twice with crazy amounts of Mosaic, Citra, and Galaxy, this IPA has great mouthfeel, low bitterness, and huge aroma. 6.9% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Limited
Squatter’s Hop Rising Tropical – Their much-loved Double IPA is testing the tropical waters with notes of mango and citrus-derived entirely from exotic hops. 9% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Availability: Good
COOP Cherry Brandy DNR – DNR fermented with Montmorency Cherries and aged in Brandy Barrels for 10 months. 12.8% ABV / Oklahoma City, OK / Availability: Good
Victory Sour Monkey Remix – Sometimes an instant classic is just begging for a Remix. Chardonnay barrel aging puts a whole new spin on their already tastefully twisted Sour Monkey, with notes of vanilla and oak, rounding out its lemony tart tang and dry finish. Experience this exclusive, next level evolution of their beloved Golden Monkey for yourself. 9.5% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Ayinger Urweisse – “The union of wheaty freshness and dark malt often produces a fullness of taste and complexity”, explains the world-famous English beer commentator Michael Jackson. This also applies to the Ayinger Urweisse, which is a strong amber-colored, yeast cloudy wheat beer. The beer is strong with the first taste and malty in aroma. The top-fermented, yeasty taste sensation is unmistakable. This beer is rich in sparkle and has just a touch of a special bitter quality. 5.8% ABV / Bavaria, Germany / Availability: Good / RateBeer 95 / SoLa Only
Erdinger Weissbier – A hazy golden color with a sizable head of foam. Smells strongly of lemon and grass with hints of grainy malts and hops. Taste is a smooth mix of lemon and grains with just a touch of banana. It’s sweet, but a little tart and earthy. Erding, Germany / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
NOLA Hurricane Saison – Brewed with five different types of malts, including one un-malted raw wheat, pilsner and aromatic malts, Hurricane Saison also contains three types of hops: Sterling, Kent Goldings, and Styrian Goldings. 6% ABV / New Orleans, LA / Availability: Good
Wild Tonic Tropical Tumeric Kombucha – Pineapple and orange notes intermingle with pepper and spice for a healthy tropical bite. 5.6% ABV / Cottonwood, AZ / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
TX Keeper Grafter Rosé – Grafter Rosé is the first cider in their Grafter Series: ciders made from heirloom apples and vintage wine grapes. This release is predominately made with Rome Beauty apples, which pressed out a pale orange. They blended the finished cider with a small amount of red wine. The result is a beautifully rounded cider with notes of strawberries and cream, a hint of green apple, and a silky finish. Enjoy this ‘grafted’ cider on a summer afternoon. 8.3% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent
New Holland Hoptronix – Hoptronix 1-ups the game with its eye-popping bitterness. Mosaic hops give this IPA a dank aroma, yet it finished smooth and crisp. 9% ABV / New Holland, MI / RateBeer 88 / Availability: Decent
New Holland Tangerine Space Machine – New England IPA. Strong tangerine flavor with a mild hop finish. 6.8% ABV / New Holland, MI / Availability: Decent
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
COOP Fly Me Away NEIPA – Inspired by Oklahoma’s iconic Braniff Airways’ colorful culture, Fly Me Away IPA features fruity, juicy hop flavors. 7.6% ABV / Oklahoma City, OK
COOP Saturday Siren – a crisp and refreshing pilsner built for summer days. Dry hop additions of Idaho 007 and Comet bring new world flavor to this old world style. 5.4% ABV / Oklahoma, City, OK
Schneider Weisse/Brooklyn Hopfen-Weisse – Brewed in Brooklyn by Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler, this beer has a full orange color and the aromatics pair the banana and clove notes from the Schneider yeast with the mango and citrus qualities of the hops. The bitterness is robust but balanced, and the beer has a clean, hoppy finish. 8.5% ABV / Bavaria, Germany / RateBeer 99
Schneider Weisse Brotzeit Bier – Bavarian All-Day Breakfast Bier. Slightly sour & refreshing low alcohol brew made with sourdough yeast. 50% rye malt used (No Wheat!).sour Inspired by Hans Peter Drexler’s, Schneider’s head brewmaster, wild yeast Sourdough starter . 4.4% ABV / Bavaria, Germany
Pinthouse Pizza Electric Jellyfish – Brewed with some exciting hop varieties featuring Citra, Simcoe, Azacca, and Galaxy hops, Electric Jellyfish enjoys a bright tropical citrus character along with notes of orange, lemon, lychee, and a floral backbone. The Jellyfish is a hazy, new-school IPA focusing on the juicy hop flavor and aroma while keeping the bitterness balanced and refreshing. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 100
This Week’s Specials
- Austin Beerworks! May Brewery of the Month! All 6pks are $7.99! Buy some now!
- WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.