We love seeing your smiling faces come into our store to spend your smiling dollars. And while we know you have other options around this city, we thank you for coming back. Along with offering Austin’s biggest singles selection, or a rotating tap wall, or some damn fine and knowledgeable staff, we love having tasting events with breweries. Not only do you get to meet with some of the people behind your favorite beers, it also gives you a chance to try some beers you might otherwise have looked past. At our Lamar location, we’re in the middle of a hot streak, having nine tastings over twelve days. Look below to see this week’s calendar, including a Temptress sampling with Lakewood tonight and Save the World next Tuesday.
And keep picking up six packs of our February Brewery of the Month: Austin’s own Blue Owl Brewing. We’re offering Little Boss, Spirit Animal, and Van Dayum for $6.99 all friggin’ month.
Finally, don’t forget: next week is Valentine’s Day. Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life? Might we suggest…roses? Chocolate? I mean, there’s probably a better gift, but man, it just eludes me…
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 5-7pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, February 8th
Lakewood Brewing drops by Lamar to sample their French Quarter Temptress along with their Mole and standard Temptress. Tempting, right? See what I did there? Yeah, you did.
Friday, February 9th
Come by for a WhichCraft-sponsored tasting as we pull some beers off the shelves. On the menu tonight: Le Pere Jules Cidre de Normandie, Schlenkerla Marzen, Gettin’ By Salted Caramel Porter, and Dinkelacker CD Pils.
Saturday, February 10th
It’s been too long since we’ve had them drop by, so we’re excited to have Meridian Hive back for a sampling of their meads. Don’t miss you chance to try their Rhapsody, Discovery, and Huajilla.
Tuesday, February 13th
We welcome in Save the World to sample their Biere de Garde, Apocalypse, and Tripel. All their profits go toward charitable causes, people. Let’s help them make this world a better place…by drinking beer!
Thursday, February 15th
We welcome in Rentsch as they sample their line of cans along with their new DDH (Double Dry-Hopped) IPA.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, February 8th
5-8pm: We’re excited to have Big Bend in the store to tap their Blue Norther. We’ll also sample their Terlingua Gold and La Frontera.
Friday, February 9th
5-8pm: Hops & Grain! Dispensary IPA on tap for a Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass! And River Beer is back! Sample that and their Haze County, and even drink these two on site or to take it to go.
Wednesday, February 14th
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, February 15th
5-8pm: We have something special on tap tonight: Left Hand’s Saison au Miel. Drop by and have Justin pour you a sample of this great honey saison and some of their other canned delights.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Great Divide Orabelle, Oasis Protomodern, Adelbert’s Scratchin’ Hippo (6pk cans)
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 / SoLa Only
Odell Bull Proof BBA Stout – The freshly-emptied Old Elk Bourbon casks contribute hints of sweet vanilla, soft oak, and deep molasses that complement the full body of rich roasted malts. 12% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent
Stone Exalted IPA – Stone Exalted IPA represents the elevated state of reverence that Stone extols for the venerable and almighty Hop. Loral & Citra hops have been anointed to bestow their divine qualities on this sacred brew. This limited release is part of Stone’s Hop Worship Seasonal IPA Series. Glory be to those who imbibe it in its freshest form and faithfully worship thy Hop in the beauty of blissful bitterness. 7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Decent
Victory Kirsch Gose – A bold and bright step outside the norm, this new twist on an old-world German brewing process excites your senses with the sharp and sweet burst of fresh cherries. Effervescent and sublime, this session ale has an enticing and satisfying cherry fruit character. 4.7% ABV / Downingtown, PA / RateBeer 92 / Availability: Decent
Last Stand Coffee Porter (12oz Cans) – Hints of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Full body with a clean finish. Distinct coffee aroma and flavor on top of the classic porter base. Cold brewed coffee is added to provide a smooth coffee-forward flavor and aroma. 6.3% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good / Arriving Friday
Strange Land Grand Cru MMXV – Bourbon barley wine brewed with cacao nibs. 10.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good / Arriving Friday
4th Tap Strawberry Sun Eater – Their gluten-free rosemary gruit brewed with strawberries. 4.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
4th Tap Brewing Co-op Mega Citrus One – Long Walk has a bigger, badder, brother. Liberally hopped with Glacier and Cascade, this Double IPA brings more to the table with both malt backbone and citrusy presence. A true double whammy. 8.4% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Hi Sign Little Navigator – A juicy, American IPA bittered with El Dorado, Centennial and dry hopped with Mosaic and Idaho. 5.7% ABV / Austin, TX
Lone Pinmt 667 Neighbor of the Beast – An American India Pale Ale; orange nectar with a frothy white head; light malt body; seriously chocked full of hop flavor and aroma with notes of grapefruit, peach, & honey. A hop head’s soused hallucination. 6.6% ABV / Magnolia, TX
Firestone Walker 805 – A light, refreshing blonde ale created for the laid-back California lifestyle. Subtle malt sweetness is balanced by a touch of hops creating a versatile beer with a clean finish. 4.7% ABV / Paso Robles, CA
Big Bend Blue Norther – Imperial Red brewed with sweet orange peel and coriander. 8.7% ABV / Alpine, TX
Stone Xocoveza – This insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate is crafted with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 8.1% ABV / Escondido, CA / RateBeer 99
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat – A lively, refreshing ale with a naturally citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. It is reminiscent of the wheat beers that were brewed at the turn of the century, before the advent of modern filtration. 4.4% ABV / Kansas City, MO
Adelbert’s Travelin’ Man – A “new school intercontinental IPA.” This beer is a soft, juicy, flavor bomb of an IPA with an amalgamation of tastes and aromas spanning the hop rainbow. It’s a fresh beer that should be consumed quickly, but can continue to evolve in the package for months due to massive dry hopping and biotransformations. 6.2% ABV / Austin, TX
Anderson Valley Rose Gose – By adding rose hips to the boil and fresh raspberry puree at the end of fermentation, this kettle-soured beer is a mélange of flavors and aromas. With a light ruby hue, subtle raspberry fruit notes greet the nose and fall soft on the palate; tangy, hibiscus-like flavors mingle with the salty tartness of gose to create a uniquely complex and refreshing drinking experience. 4.2% ABV / Boonville, CA
Live Oak Primus – A dark, rich, German-style Weizen beer (beer made with wheat malt) fermented with a very particular strain of brewers’ yeast that gives this beer its unique spicy and fruity character. The unfiltered beer has the characteristic clove and banana flavors familiar to Hefeweizen drinkers but with a darker and richer roasty malt character that is typical of some German-style Bock beers. 8% ABV / Austin, TX / RateBeer 95
Live Oak Liberator – Inspired by the strong dark lagers of Germany, Live Oak Liberator Doppelbock is brewed for the last days of winter. Liberator pours deep brown, almost black with layer upon layer of rich malt flavor. The hops are present to gently support and balance the expressive malt character. While the beer sleeps the winter away in a conditioning tank, our lager yeast continues to work to assure a very clean and dry finish. 7.8% ABV / Asutin, TX / RateBeer 90
Hops & Grain Dispensary IPA – In a world of evolutions and innovations, they decided to devote an entire series of beers to the wondrous contribution that hops can provide. They’ve taken six of their favorite styles and given them a hop-lift of sorts. Each beer is balanced and refreshing with a deliberate and expressive amount of hops added to showcase the complexity and excitement that our favorite ingredient contributes. 6.67% ABV / Austin, TX
Collective Brewing Project Belwegian – Norwegian glog spiced dubbel with clove, cinnamon, almonds, orange zest, & cardamom. 7% ABV / Fort Worth, TX
Celis Grand Cru – A heartier version of Celis White. Made with select hops, Celis Grand Cru is brewed with the bright flavors of lemon peel and mellow coriander, which give a robust finish to the classic wheat beer. Perfect for the cool fall and winter months, or when you want a beer slightly bolder in flavor. 9% ABV / Austin, TX
This Week’s Specials
- Make sure to pick up six packs of Blue Owl, our February Brewery of the Month. We’ll be offering their Little Boss, Spirit Animal, and Van Dayum for $6.99 all month.
- Six packs of Copperhead’s Bite Me are on sale for $4.99.
South Lamar Specials
- Until we run out of it, 22oz. bottles of Seattle Cider’s Gin Botanical cider is on sale for $3.99. A great deal for a fantastic cider.
- Football is gone. Baseball is…here soon. But we have some good news: WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm! So football or not, we got you covered!