How about something for all the lovers in the world? WhichCraft Tap Room has partnered with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop and Taza Chocolates to put together something for Austin’s kooky couples and swinging singles. During two sessions on Tuesday, February 14th, a limited number of guests will be treated to a host of exotic beers, to be paired with world class cheese and chocolate. This event is sure to add some festive flavor to your Valentines Day plans, so don’t delay. Only a limited number of seats are available. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.
Get your hop fix this weekend at WhichCraft! This weekend only at both WhichCraft locations, six packs of Brazos Valley Brewing Mama Tried IPA are only $6.99 while supplies last. This bright and hoppy, all Citra IPA is the perfect companion for these blustery Austin nights.
There’s still time to grab tickets for WhichCraft Tap Room’s first Beer and Coffee Pairing event featuring Wicked Weed and Austin Roasting Company. Join us during two sessions on Saturday, January 28th, as we explore the characteristics of six different beers from Wicked Weed Brewing in North Carolina and compare them with that of single origin coffees from Austin Roasting Company. The beer aspect of the pairing will include five fruited sours: Montmaretto, La Bonte, Brettaberry, Marina & Medora; and one Barrel aged stout: Dark Age. The coffee side will feature four different expressions of single origin coffee drinks, inducing cold brew, iced pour over, hot pour over and espresso. Sessions will last between sixty and ninety minutes, and will begin at 1pm and 3pm. Only twenty tickets will be sold for each session so act fast! To purchase tickets and learn more about this pairing, please visit our Eventbrite page.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, January 26th – TONIGHT!
Aaron from Victory Brewing will be in the shop to pour free tasters Golden Monkey, Sour Monkey, 21st Birthday IPA and Jubilee.
Friday, January 27th
Stop by for a free tasting from Boulevard Brewing Company. We will be serving tasters of Tropical Pale Ale, The Calling IPA, Saison Brett and Bourbon Barrel Quad.
Saturday, January 28th
3-5pm – Our pal Andrew from 5 Stones will be behind the tasting bar to guide a free tasting of Sultan of the Roselle Drupe, Toby G’s, Fracking Blackstrap and Patience in Oak Bourbon Barrel Aged Fracking Blackstrap.
6-8pm – Join us for some free samples of Meridian Hive Discovery, Haven and the unparalleled Bounty bourbon barrel aged cyser.
Thursday, February, 2nd
Our very favorite Mary from Saint Arnold Brewing will be in the shop to host a free guided tasting of Divine Reserve 17 Baltic Porter, White Noise Wit and 5 O’Clock Pils
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, January 26th – TONIGHT
5-8pm – Josh from Founders will be at the Tap Room to host a Pint Night! We’ll have the Nitro Breakfast Stout on tap, served in mugs! Buy a pint of the Breakfast Stout, keep the mug! We will also have a rare tapping of Lizard of Koz and Backwoods Bastard. Free packaged tasting of Founder’s Porter, Azacca and All Day IPA.
Friday, January 27th
4-7pm – Shannon from the Cedar Creek Brewery will be at the Tap Room to host a tasting and pint night! We’ll have the Belgian Dubbel on tap, buy a pint & keep the glass! Shannon will also be handing out samples of their whole line-up, Patio Pounder, Dankosaurus, Oat & Aboat and Lawn Ranger!
Saturday, January 28th
1-5pm – Wicked Weed Beer and Austin Roasting Company Coffee pairing. More information at the top of this newsletter. (Tickets Required)
Tuesday, January 31st
5-8pm – We secured one of the two kegs of Porcupine de Amore coming to Austin! Porcupine de Amore is a collaboration between North Peak and Jolly Pumpkin and is a blend of Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja and North Peak’s Passion Fruit IPA. We will also have the North Peak Siren and Stormy on tap, come and join us for this special rare tapping!
Wednesday, February 1st
6-9pm – We’ll have the Schilling Rhubarb Lumberjack on tap, buy a pint, keep the glass! We’ll also hand out samples of their other awesome ciders!
7:00pm – Which Craft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included.
Thursday, February 2nd
5-8pm – Kenna from Big Bend Brewing will be at the Tap Room to host a Pint Night featuring their Blue Norther. Buy the beer, keep the glass. We will also have packaged tastings of La Frontera IPA, 22 Porter and Tejas Negra.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Victory Jubilee, Victory Golden Monkey, Victory Sour Monkey, Maui Coconut Porter, Wasatch Apricot Hefe, Pedernales Robert Earl Keen Front Porch, Moonlight Meadery How Do You Like Them Little Apples, Reissdorf Kolsch, Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher, Lakewood Raspberry Temptress, Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial.
Odell Dark Theory – Black Cherry Sour. 7.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent
Odell Tree Shaker – Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA has roots in Colorado. They balanced familiar citrusy hop notes with the subtle sweetness of local peaches. 8% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Decent
Odell Elephunk – Striking a perfect balance between sweet and tart, Elephunk Imperial Wild IPA showcases layers of flavor that dance on the palate in funky liquid harmony. Pungent tropical fruit aromas burst forward while oak-aged traits of vanilla, brown sugar and cedar create a slightly sweet contrast to the tart flavor. Notes of ripe pineapple and peach pie unite in this wild-inspired, barrel-aged imperial IPA. 9.9% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent
Lagunitas CitruSinensis – They took some fresh Sanguinello Blood oranges, juiced ’em, concentrated that juice (without heat) and threw it into a wheatier version of their New Dogtown Pale Ale. The end result? A refreshingly hopped pale-ish ale with a huge citrus burst! 7.9% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Left Hand Hard Wired – SUPER SMOOTH WITH CHOCOLATE MALT, COFFEE AND TOFFEE NOTES. Innately predisposed to be smooth when Poured Hard, this nitro coffee porter builds a pillowy, toffee-sweet head. Coffee and flavors of caramelized sugar, cacao and hints of blueberry lead to a light, smoky finish. 6% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Austin Beerworks BloodWork Orange – IPA with Blood Oranges Added. 6.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Rating: Just Trust Us / Availability: Limited
Austin Beerworks Double Unicycle – Imperial IPL. This India pale lager was brewed as part of the New Belgium Beers With Vrienden (Flemish for “friends”) program. 8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited
Prairie Bible Belt – Bible Belt takes elements everyone loves from Prairie Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s world famous stout, Even More Jesus. The end result is a smoky, spicy stout that is sure to please the pallet. 13% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Very Limited / Limit One Per Customer / Mueller Only
Prairie Barrel Aged Bible Belt – stout brewed with cacao nibs, chili peppers, coffee and vanilla beans before being aged in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels for between seven and nine months. 13% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Availability: Very Limited / Limit One Per Customer / Mueller Only
Karbach F.U.N. Series No. 015 Good Golly Miss Molly – Imperial stout aged in Jack Daniels barrels. 11.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent
Sixpoint Hi-Res – Hi-Res. Zoom on, zoom in, hop out. This beer goes up to eleven. Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view? 10.5% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Buffalo Bayou Figaro, figaro, figaro, FIIIGAAAARO – Quad brewed with figs. 11% ABV / Houston, TX / Ratebeer 86 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Hops & Grain Greenhouse w/ Denali – Rotating Single Hop IPA Series. 7.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
*Boulevard Early Riser – Early Riser features Colombian Cauca Cajibio Estate custom roasted and ground at Maps Coffee Roasters by Vincent Rodriguez and a small army of his friends and family. 5.2% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Good / Sola Only / *Arriving Friday
The Bruery Share This Mole – Each release in our Share This series spotlights unique ingredients and an important cause. Share This: Mole is a mole-inspired imperial stout collaboration with Chef Anne Conness, featuring ancho chilies, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs. For each bottle produced, Free Wheelchair Mission receives one dollar. 11.1% ABV / Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 90 / Availability: Decent
The Bruery The Order – This darkening, Belgian-inspired abbey ale features dark-fruited character from dates, Belgian-style sugars and subtle spicing from coriander, which compliments the Belgian yeast esters. 10.6% ABV / Placentia, CA / Availability: Decent
The Bruery Terreux Oude Tart – Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. It’s pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak. 7.5% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Decent
The Bruery Terreux Frederick H. – Frederick H. embodies some of the elements you’d expect in a Berliner Weisse-style beer, such as a tart flavor profile from lactobacillus, a hint of brettanomyces and traditionally low ABV. It gets a little racy though, and gains even more funky and earthy notes from house cultures and fermentation in oak foeders at Bruery Terreux. 4.8% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Availability: Decent
The Bruery Terreux Frucht: Boysenberry – Known for a tart flavor profile and traditionally low ABV, this German-style wheat beer gains even more funky notes and natural earthy-woodiness from its fermentation in the large oak foeder vessel. Each installment in the series features a new fruit, or Frucht. 4.5% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
The Bruery Terreux Frucht: Cherry – Known for a tart flavor profile and traditionally low ABV, this German-style wheat beer gains even more funky notes and natural earthy-woodiness from its fermentation in the large oak foeder vessel. Each installment in the series features a new fruit, or Frucht. 5.4% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Availability: Decent
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero – Roasted dark malts plus extra chocolate malts plus ancho chile plus cinnamon plus organic vanilla extract plus a chocolate eating, beer drinking, Clown Shoes wearing, multi limbed, gorgeous and glorious Mexican wrestler on the label. 9% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Good
Bishop Grapefruit Mint – The tang of grapefruit juice and subtle hints of mint make for a refreshing and sweet session cider. 5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Ranger Creek Bourbon Barrel Wheat Wine – With over half the grain bill consisting of wheat, this wheat wine has a full bready body and sweet caramel note. It picked up characteristics of vanilla, toffee, and oak from aging in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels. 12.1% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Karabach Three Legged Lab – This inky Imperial Stout pours black into the glass with a brown head. Aroma of roasted grain with a slight hint of licorice. Full bodied with plenty of dark chocolate flavor leads into a long, smooth finish. 9.2% ABV / Houston, TX / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Good
Real Ale Phoenixx – Deep amber in color, Phoenixx delivers subtle notes of toffee and caramel, characteristic of traditional English Crystal malt. Yet with this ale, it’s all about the hops. Made from a blend of hops from across the pond, highlighted by the Phoenix hop variety from Kent, this special brew’s signature is its complex and strong hop character. 7.2% ABV / Blanco, TX / Ratebeer 91 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Alaskan Husky IPA – Mosaic India Pale Ale. 7% ABV / Juneau, AK / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Cedar Creek Belgian Dubbel – They use traditional Belgian malts and candi sugar to create a complex aroma of raisins and plums, with a hint of cherry. 7.6% ABV / Seven Points, TX / Ratebeer 87
Austin Beerworks Double Unicycle – Imperial IPL. This India pale lager was brewed as part of the New Belgium Beers With Vrienden (Flemish for “friends”) program. 8% ABV / Austin, TX
Brazos Valley Brewing Mama Tried IPA 6pks for $6.99/each – This IPA is so hoppy it’s downright criminal. Prepare to have your taste buds assaulted by Citra hops. Don’t tell our Mamas. 6.6% ABV / Brenham, TX
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