WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller will be hosting Stroop Club ATX for a special pop-up sampling tomorrow, January 20th from 4-7pm. During this free event, Chantal will be serving up free samples of Stroopwafels to WhichCraft Customers. Stroopwafels are flat, waffle-like cookies that can trace their origin back to 7th century Norse culture. The ‘Stroop’ is a traditional Dutch, caramel-like syrup that holds two of these flat waffles together. These Stroopwafels pair wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee, but we’ve got a sneaky feeling that you’ll enjoy them just as much with a frosty pint of beer. So join us tomorrow and enjoy these truly unique treats. To learn more about Stroop Club please visit their website.
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 fromWicked 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 19th – TONIGHT!
Stop by the tasting bar to enjoy free samples of Elysian Space Dust IPA!
Friday, January 20th
Did somebody say AleSmith tasting?! Yes…we did. Stop by for free samples of Speedway Stout, Numb Skull and Horny Devil.
Saturday, January 21st
12-2pm – The wonderful and talented Lori of Pedernales Brewing will be behind the tasting bar for a special daytime tasting of Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils & Front Porch, and Lobo Negro.
6-8pm – Join us for a tasting with Goliad Brewing, and try their Golden Ale and Sweet Potato Scotch Ale.
Wednesday, January 25th
We’ve got the gang from Brazos Valley Brewing Company stopping by the shop to guide us through a tasting of their full lineup of canned beers. Stop by and try free samples of Mama Tried IPA, 7 Spanish Angels Coffee Ale, Killin Time Blonde and 13th Can.
Thursday, January 26th
Our good friend Aaron from Victory Brewing Company will be behind the tasting bar to serve up free samples of Golden Monkey, Sour Monkey 21st Birthday Pale Ale and Jubilee Biere Brut.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, January 19th – TONIGHT
5-8pm – Daniel from Goliad Brewing Company will be hosting a tasting of some of their awesome brews! He’ll give out samples of their Stout, Sweet Potato Pecan Scotch Ale and the Golden Ale!
Friday, January 20th
4-7pm – Stroop Club ATX will be popping up at WhichCraft Tap Room and serving free samples of their delicious Stroopwafels. For more details, please refer to the top of this newsletter.
Saturday, January 21st
2-5pm – Lexi from Deep Ellum Brewing Company will be in the Tap Room to host a Pint Night! We’ll have the Darkest Hour and Play Date on tap, buy half a pint of either and keep the glass!
Wednesday, January 25th
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, January 26th
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.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock SoLa: Lone Pint Yellow Rose, The Bruery Poterie, Knee Deep Lupulin River, Knee Deep Midnight Hoppiness, Funkwerks Apricot Provincial, Ska Decadent IPA, Jester King Super UltraMega Hyperforce (Magnum), Karbach Zee Pils, Freetail La Muerta, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, Clown Shoes Hammer of the Beast, (512) Wild Bear.
Back in Stock Mueller: Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Funkwerks Apricot Provincial, Jester King Super UltraMega Hyperforce (Magnum), Karbach Zee Pils, Freetail La Muerta.
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil – A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavour, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops. 6% ABV / Alva, Scotland / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s – This beer is intended to be a sensory assault for hop lovers. At 8.0% ABV, four hop additions during the brew process, and a final wallop of excessive Columbus dry-hopping, this beer is meant to say one thing: MORE HOPS! 8% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited
Oskar Blues Goodknight – A hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size. 8.7% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Oskar Blues BA Ten Fidy – Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. 12.9% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited / Limit 1 Per Customer
Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown – Especially bitter ale. 9.7% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Harpoon Fresh Tracks – Hop forward without being bitter, this single hop Pale Ale showcases the piney, citrusy character of Centennial hops. Bright and golden, light and drinkable, the subtle malt flavor lets the hops shine. 6.2% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Breckenridge Ophelia – Subtle hints of citrus round out the complex aroma of Mosaic hops, for a beer so drinkable, it’ll last through multiple acts. 5% ABV / Denver, CO / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Deep Ellum Barrel Crusher – This hop forward american strong ale returns to the extremes of pre-prohibition. Rising from Whistle Pig barrels with resinous hops, this spirit’s cask ale is reminiscent of apricots dipped in maple bourbon. Full of soul, the rye adds a musical spice note that plays well with friends. 13% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Brooklyn Defender IPA – This bright, juicy, West Coast-style IPA takes on a reddish twist from a dash of roasted malt. Bold, fruity hop bitterness and an intensely resinous nose lead the way into a dry finish that blazes the trail for your next sip. 6.7% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Brooklyn Bel Air Sour – Delightfully fruity and tart dry-hopped sour ale. A breezy, tart, dry hopped sour ale. 6.5% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Ratebeer 88 / Availability: Decent
Clown Shoes The Good, The Bad and The Unidragon with Coffee – Russian imperial stout using smoked malts sourced from Texas-based Blackland Malt Co., but also incorporates cold-brewed coffee from Blacksmith Coffee in Houston. 14% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Limited
Martin House Cellarman’s Reserve w/ Chinook – In order to highlight the hops, the base of the beer is a simple recipe comprised only of 2-row and Munich malts. A 7% abv gives us just the right amount of balance for 65 IBUs of hoppy goodness coming from using only one single hop varietal for bittering, flavor, and dry-hopping additions. 7% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Good / Mueller Only
Stone Ripper – Sourcing classic cascade from the Pacific Northwest and Australian galaxy. Stone made a beer both lovers of frothy peaks and hoppy green buds will find downright rad. Boasting a bounty of Dry Hop flavors and aromas it’s right in line with the current day interpretation of the West Coast pale. 5.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Southern Star Half Nelson IPA – a crisp, floral IPA made with half Nelson Sauvin hops (hence the name) and half Mosaic hops. 7.2% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Decent
Maui Imperial Coconut Porter – Imperial Coconut Porter is a stronger version of robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. 9.4% ABV / Maui, HI / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
5 Stones Fracking Blackstrap – Imperial Stout brewed with Blackstrap Molasses, Cocao Nibs and Vanilla Beans. 10.2% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
5 Stones Patience in Oak Fracking Blackstrap – Bourbon Barrel Aged Fracking Blackstrap. 14% ABV / Cibolo, TX / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
Funkwerks Deceit – This light-hued beer was inspired by Belgian Tripels and Golden Strong ales. A high percentage of Pilsner malt and a new yeast strain we used present a lemon character in the aroma. This citrus quality carries into the flavor and finishes with a slight tartness. 8.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 87 / Availability: Decent / Mueller Only
Funkwerks Rum Barrel Aged Deceit – An award winning Belgian-style golden ale Deceit was aged in oak rum barrels for 8 months to produce this strong yet deceptively smooth brew. This beer pours a beautiful golden color with alluring aromas of fresh apple and crisp white wine. Spicy notes in the flavor are complimented by tantalizing and complex characteristics pulled from the oak barrels. Slight fruit notes balance these elaborate flavors and transition into a dry and inviting finish.10% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 87 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Oskar Blues BA Ten Fidy – Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. 12.9% ABV / Longmont, CO / Ratebeer 100
Martin House Reverie Pomegranate Sour – Reverie is a kettle soured beer. They added pomegranate puree to the fermenting vessel, which gives it a nice reddish orange hue and a bit of fruitiness. It’s tart, it’s sweet, and is sure to be a refreshing choice for those cold winter nights. 5.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX
Green Flash GFB Blonde – GFB has an approachable flavor with hints of honey and orange peel complemented by a mellow malt character. 4.8% ABV / San Diego, CA
New Braunfels Brewing Co Wicked Fuel – Black dunkel, ErdeWeiss, goes darker and more twisted with the addition of Independence Coffee’s Jet Fuel. The coffee notes complement the roasted wheat to create a powerhouse of flavor. 4.5% ABV / New Braunfels, TX
Deep Ellum Play Date – Dallas Blonde kettle soured and fermented with Medjool dates. 5.4% ABV / Dallas, TX
(512) Bruin (Brown Bear) – At once cuddly and ferocious, (512) BRUIN combines a smooth, rich maltiness and mahogany color with a solid hop backbone and stealthy 7.6% alcohol. Made with Organic 2 Row and Munich malts, plus Chocolate and Crystal malts, domestic hops, and a touch of molasses, this brew has notes of raisins, dark sugars, and cocoa, and pairs perfectly with food and the crisp fall air. 7.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Beeradvocate 87
Barrow Evil Catfish 6pks for $6.99 – This beer was inspired by a local legend and aims to create its own. Hoppy citrus notes with an intense but round bitterness. Multiply types of 2-row malt add to the character of this beer that finishes with a pleasant hoppy note. Evil catfish is dry-hopped several days before it is kegged for your consumption. 6.3% ABV / Salado, TX / SoLa Only
Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm
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