WhichCraft Carries On w/ To-Go Options and More

Well, this has certainly been a mentally and emotionally draining week. Besides every aspect of all of our lives being upended, we at WhichCraft had to reduce hours for most of our employees down to zero. We haven’t formally laid anyone off, as we love our staff and will (hopefully) continue to employ them (when) things get back to “normal,” whatever that means going forward. Our heads and hearts go out to those more acutely affected than we are: people who are already sick, or who are in the most crucial potential affected populations. We can get through this by being smart, keeping our distance, and supporting each other.

Our plan until May 1st based on Mayor Adler’s order to close all dine-in restaurants and bars is as follows:
• Packaged beer, wine, and cider to-go is ok
• Coffee to-go is ok, though no personal cups/mugs
• Crowlers to-go are ok (though no filling of glass growlers)
• Sandwiches to-go while we can still source ingredients, though this may be suspended based on supply chain issues
• No Tacodeli tacos for the foreseeable future
• 8am until 9pm operating hours all days of the week
• We’re asking customers to wait for prepared items (coffee, sandwiches, crowlers) outside, where they can keep a safe 6-foot distance between themselves and other customers & staff
• No more than FIVE customers in-store at any given time for the same reason as above
• We’re of course following all cleaning, sanitizing, hand-washing and cleanliness protocols laid out by the CDC and Austin Public Health. We’re even sanitizing your credit cards and pens for you! (CC only by the way… no cash)

The nature of our packaged beer assortment doesn’t easily allow for call-in or online orders, just based on the quantity of items we have in stock. So that’s why we’re still allowing customers inside to shop for beer but being smart about waiting outside when applicable.

WhichCraft management has offered to pay our employees fully through the end of this current week (Sun 3/22) for the shifts that they would have worked this week but couldn’t, inclusive both of hourly wages AND expected average historical tip amounts. BUT please know that any and all tips you provide (obviously) go directly to the employees, and any additional $$$ you tip this week we immensely appreciate and are extremely grateful for.

You’ve likely read every opinion on earth about this scenario so I don’t feel the need to add my thoughts. Just know that WhichCraft will continue to operate in this tough time and continue to be a resource for craft beer lovers in Austin.

See y’all soon–
Jody Reyes,
Founder & CEO, WhichCraft

New Beers This Week

Back In Stock: Lone Pint Jabberwocky IPA, 5 Stones Joyful Sol Kolsch, 5 Stones Braunfelsner Pils, 5 Stones Back From Bridge City.

Yokefellow Ilk – “ordinary pale beer” / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

TUPPS Evil Dankster IPA – Brewed with distilled Azacca and El Dorado Hop Oils.  7% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Good

903 Coconut Macaroon  – Tasty Pastry Stout.  10.8% ABV / Sherman, TX / Availability: Great

Clown Shoes Haze Cake –  Haze Cake is our latest addition to the Space Cake family. Wheat joins the signature Space Cake malt bill of sweet notes and shockingly smooth flavor, adding a fuller mouthfeel and hazy appearance in this Hazy Double IPA. Multiple dry hoppings of Mosaic and Citra make this beer a powerfully aromatic and tropically engaging tale of laser-aided rescue. 9% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good

Clown Shoes Hephaestus –  Collaboration with The Blacksmith’s espresso with the Good, the Bad, and the Unidragon from Clown Shoes. A coffee-infused Russian Imperial Stout.  12.5% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good

Lone Pint Beer Keeper – Mead Braggot (Braggot is a form of mead made with both honey and barley malt. It typically uses 1/3 or more malt and may have as much as 50% malt.) 7.3% ABV / Magnolia, TX / Availability: Decent

Austin Beerworks Invisible Hand – ThisHazy IPA is bursting with tropical aromatics and juicy flavor. But no fruit was added. It’s just hops and yeast working together to create this beautiful hazy baby. Do not shake.  7% ABV/ Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

5 Stones Eleazar – IPA dry-hopped with Azacca and Cashmere. While not as “sexy” relative to name recognition as Citra, Galaxy, etc the combination of Azacca and Cashmere connect well to present a profile chock-full of fruit and citrus  6.8% ABV/ New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Good

5 Stones Galaxy Shepherd – IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Galaxy  6.8% ABV/ New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Good

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

St. Elmo Carl Kolsch – Carl is our best friend. He should probably be your best friend too.  4.6% / Austin, TX 

Friends & Allies Hilltopper Bock – Rock out with your bock out. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Hitmaker HIllcountry Haze –  Hazy IPA. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Offshoot DDH Relax –  Relax is the perfect name for this hazy IPA because it’s impossible not to when you’re drinking it. We use a combination of fruit-forward hops like Citra and Amarillo along with Centennial and Simcoe, to impart fruity, tropical and citrus notes, and London III yeast to give it that soft, round mouthfeel. DDH Relax is juiced up even more with the second addition of hops. This smooth IPA drinks like a breeze.  6.8 % ABV / Placentia, CA

Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb – Strawberry Rhubarb Sour is a gift for the senses. Strawberry is the yin to rhubarb’s yang—the sweet to the tart. This beautiful partnership creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursts with strawberry aroma, and bites with every sip. Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing, lip-puckering treat perfect for every occasion, any time of the year. 6.4% ABV / Denver, CO

Southern Heights Tahitian Dreamin’ – This majestic beauty tasting like a tropical voyage to the end of a rainbow. Brewed with Citra, Centennial, Simcoe, and happiness. No reservations or tickets needed.  6.5% ABV/ Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

St. Arnold’s French Press – French Press is an imperial coffee porter brewed with Java Pura Coffee Roasters Espresso blend coffee. It pours dark brown/black color with a creamy and tan head. It has a bold chocolate and coffee flavor and aroma with a balanced roast bitterness and mild sweetness. It finishes with a nice balance of coffee and a slight chocolaty sweetness that doesn’t build and keeps you coming back for another sip.  9.4% ABV/ Houston, TX

Austin Beerworks Put It All On 29 – Hazy Black IPA.  7% ABV/ Austin, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • New Brewery of the Month Alert! Houston’s own SpindleTap Brewing Co.  Enjoy such crushable six-packs as the Hoptown Gusher IPA, Honey Hole ESB,  and the Boomtown Blonde — each just $6.99

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.

WhichCraft & Lady Quackenbush’s Cakery Team Up For V-Day! Pre-sale Tickets Available Now!

beer & dessert pairing with Lady Quack's

We’ve teamed up with our friends/neighbors at Lady Quackenbush’s Cakery to create a sinfully decadent beer+dessert pairing. This Valentine’s Day (2/14) we’ll be matching four delicious confections from Quack’s with a unique beverage off our tap wall. Pre-sale tickets are $20 a person and include four desserts and four 5oz pours. Already have V-day reservations? No Sweat!  Pairings are available anytime starting from 5 pm until 10pm!

(In order to account for the demand, we’re requiring the purchase of pre-sale tickets, available now at the link below!)

Click Here For Tickets!

New Brewery of the Month Alert: Brazos Valley Brewing Co.!  Enjoy such crushable six-packs as the Mama Tried Citra IPA, Willin’ Mosaic Pale, Two Step German Pils,  and the 7 Spanish Angels Brown Ale — each just $5.99!

 Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room

Friday, Feb 14th

5-10pm Valentine’s Day at WhichCraft! Enjoy a handpicked flight of 4 Quacks Bakery desserts and matching Whichcraft beverages. Tickets on sale now!

New Beers This Week

Back in stock: French Quarter Temptress, Brazos Valley Slippin’ Into Darkness (Hazelnut), Martin House Mi Casa Guava Sour, Clown Shoes Mocha Sombrero, Boulevard Tank 7 (New 16oz Can!), TUPPS TDH, TUPPS Tropical Juice Pack

Independence Highboy Bluebonic Chronic – Double Dry-Hopped Double IPA with Blueberries. 9% ABV / Austin, TX /Availability: Good

Hopworks Ferocious IPA – American IPA w/ blood orange. 6.2% ABV / Portland, OR /Availability: Good

Hopworks Robot Panda – Robot Panda is a fruity and juicy Hazy IPA that is easy-drinking from start to finish. This Hazy IPA balances a soft and fluffy malt body with big hop additions of Denali, Lemondrop, and Cascade. 6.2% ABV / Portland, OR /Availability: Good

Lakewood Jungle Run – A 6.5% unfiltered IPA brewed with a variety of tropical fruits including; soursop, mango, pineapple and pink guava. It was also generously dry-hopped with Citra, Meridian and Amarillo. 6.5% ABV / Garland, TX / Availability: Decent

Clown Shoes Tropical Blend – Smoothie IPA with guava, pineapple, and mango purees, and lactose.  7% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Decent

St. Arnold’s Commitment – Rich and Alluring Imperial Stout. 13% ABV / Houston, TX /Availability: Good

Deschutes Abyss Port (2019) – Imperial Stout brewed with blackstrap molasses, licorice, cherry bark and whole vanilla beans, 100% aged in port barrels. 11.3% ABV / Bend, OR /Availability: Good

Deschutes Abyss Old World (2019) – 80% barrel-aged in Sherry barrels. 10.8% ABV / Bend, OR /Availability: Good

Boulevard Brandy Land – Brandy Land is a cinnamon-infused, double-mashed imperial stout that slumbered 12 to 24 months in apple brandy casks and bourbon barrels 12.4% ABV / Kansas City, MO /Availability: Good

Firestone Walker Parabola (2020) – Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. 13.6% ABV / Paso Robles, CA /Availability: Decent 

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

ABGB Rocket 100 – An interpretation of lagers brewed by German Immigrants to Texas before Prohibition. Prost! 5.1% ABV / Austin, TX

TX Keeper Ciderweizen – Ciderweizen is unfiltered, finished with a lively effervescence, and naturally gluten-free. Notes of lemon, pear, coriander, cloves, Hallertau hops with lingering orange peel on the finish. 7.5% ABV / Austin, TX

Lefthand Peanut Butter Milk Stout – Rich milk chocolate notes team up with peanut buttery perfection for a deliciously dark duo. 6% ABV / Longmont, CO

Real Ale Commissar – This noble brew evolved from its common cousins, porter, and stout, by necessity to endure the long voyage to the Russian royal court. Colossal additions of American hops are used to balance the robust malt character and infuse this ale with their distinctly citrus-like qualities. 9.8% ABV / Blanco, TX

Live Oak Schwarzbier – Dark with minimal roast character, Schwarzbier plays clean malt flavors off the flowery, spicy notes of noble hops. This black lager reveals deep ruby undertones when held to the light. Not a heavy beer, cold fermentation, and conditioning with lager yeast assure instead a beer with a clean, dry finish. This is a dark beer for the Pilz drinker. 4.8% ABV / Austin, TX

Southern Heights Tahitian Dreamin’ – This majestic beauty tasting like a tropical voyage to the end of a rainbow. Brewed with Citra, Centennial, Simcoe, and happiness. No reservations or tickets needed. 6.98% ABV / Austin, TX

3 Nations Shed N’ Silo – Deliciously traditional Hefeweizen carries a robust aroma of bananas with the subtlest touch of clove. 5.2% ABV / Carrollton, TX

ABW Sun Shovel – American Pale Wheat Beer. 4.5% ABV / Austin, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • New Brewery of the Month Alert: Brazos Valley Brewing Co.!  Enjoy such crushable six-packs as the Mama Tried Citra IPA, Willin’ Mosaic Pale, Two Step German Pils,  and the 7 Spanish Angels Brown Ale — each just $5.99!

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour: Mueller’s favorite afternoon activity, 4-6 pm. Check the big board for our latest specials.

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.

Brace Yourself. Stout Week is Coming!

Get ready for one of the tastiest, roastiest weeks in all of craft beer. That’s right y’all — STOUT WEEK. From January 18th to the 25th WhichCraft will be your go-to spot for all things dark n tasty. We’re kicking things off with a Lakewood Salted Caramel Temptress pint night Saturday, January 18th, and will be releasing a special — secret — case of stout bottles from our cellar each day of the week (while supplies last). Stay tuned to our social media for each day’s unique release!

NEW BREWERY OF THE MONTH: 4th Tap Brewing Co!  Enjoy such crushable six-packs as the Kung Fu Robot IPA, +2 Vitality Blonde, and Can You Dig It? Amber — each just $6.99

New Beers This Week

Back in stock: Weihenstephaner 1516, Sierra Bigfoot, 5 Stones Camo, 5 Stones Shepherd Boy

St. Arnold Double Art Car IPA – For Double Art Car IPA, St. Arnold wanted to take the best components and amplify them. They increased the malt bill to bring up the alcohol by a little more than 1.0%. They also added a Citra dry hop at the start of fermentation to bring out an additional burst of bright citrus aroma and flavor – still with a clean finish. 8.3% ABV / Houston, TX /Availability: Good (Friday)

Robinsons Trooper Sun and Steel– Sun and Steel is a 4.8% double-fermented pilsner infused with authentic Japanese saké yeast from the award-winning Okunomatsu saké brewery in Japan. The result; a crisp and refreshing pilsner-style lager with a flash of honey and fruit. 4.8% ABV / Stockport, Greater Manchester England /Availability: Good (Friday)

Armadillo Quakertown – Quakertown Stout is a slamming concoction of dark roasted malts, oats, and the most robust maple syrup they could get their hands on. Armadillo brews it to commemorate the original Quakertown community (1875-1922) and the enriching music festivals and community events that are held in Quakertown Park today. 9.5% ABV / Denton, TX / Availability: Good (Friday)

Armadillo Scrappy Boy – Golden Ale. Beer That Tastes Like Beer! 4.2% ABV / Denton, TX / Availability: Good (Friday)

Clown Shoes Space Cake #10 – Triple IPA. Ingredients: Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7, El Dorado, Bitter Gold, Azacca, and Amarillo hops. 10% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good (Friday)

Clown Shoes A Fistful of Unidragon – Sweet bourbon barrel-aged stout that packs quite a punch! Notes of chocolate and caramel surface behind a decidedly bourbon backbone. It even has a bit of the burn you would expect from taking a shot. Take it easy on this one! It’s delicious but it’ll knock you on your bottom! 12.5% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Good (Friday)

Destihl Moonjumper – Fasten your space helmet because this stout will quickly have you orbiting the moon. Notes of roasted and chocolate malts round out our milk stout’s sweet side, creating a well-balanced beer with a smooth mouthfeel and creamy tan head. One sip of this medium-bodied stout will have you jumping over the moon for another. Cheers! 6.1% ABV / Normal, IL / Availability: Good (Friday)

Green Flash Saturhaze – New England IPA! 6.2% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Good

Stone Neverending Haze – Hazy session IPA. 4% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Good

Austin Beerworks Megaflora- Historic amounts of Sabro, El Dorado, Galaxy, Azacca, and Citra. 7.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Bell’s Bright Belgian Wit – An alternative to dark and heavy winter warmers and stouts, Bright White (formerly Winter White) is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale. Fermented with Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. 5% ABV / Kalamazoo, MI

Ballast Point 2018 Victory at Sea – Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla: a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. This robust porter is infused with whole vanilla beans and San Diego’s own Café Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate. 10% ABV / San Diego, CA

Deschutes Tangelo Cardamon Sour -An indulgent infusion of complex yet complimentary flavors, this American sour ale swirls through notes of tangy citrus and warm cardamom spice on a light current of oolong tea. 4.3% ABV / Portland, OR

Independence Strawberry Raspberry Red Bud – A strawberry and raspberry version of Indy’s popular Red Bud Berliner Weisse. 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX

8th Wonder Weisstheimer –Traditional German Hefeweizen.
Well balanced brew with prominent aromas of banana & clove imparted by the yeast. 5.4% ABV/ Houston, TX

Hi Sign Hi-C – NEIPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic as well as rotating double dry hop bill. 6.9% / Austin, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • NEW BREWERY OF THE MONTH ALERT! Enjoy Six-Packs from 4th Tap, including their Kung Fu Robot IPA, +2 Vitality Blonde, and Can You Dig It? Amber — each just $6.99

  • WhichCraft Happy Hour: Mueller’s favorite afternoon activity, 4-6pm. Check the big board for our latest specials.

Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.