Gobble Gobble Up Our New Brewery of the Month: Independence Brewing Co.

Sound the alarm! We have a new brewery of the month! All throughout December, enjoy our new Independence Brewing Co. $6.99 six-pack options. Stop by and pick up either the smooth Up & Down coffee blonde ale, the delightfully crushable Native Texan Pilsner, the wonderfully hoppy Power & Light session IPA, or the tart n’ sour Red Bud Berliner Weisse — all of which are sure to make your Thanksgiving day feast one to remember!

Hoppy Holidays y’all! WhichCraft will NOT be open Thanksgiving Thursday (11/28). We will, however, be open normal hours this Wednesday (11/27), and are opening ONE HOUR LATER than usual this Friday (11/29) at 8 am. We’re looking forward to hearing all your juicy thanksgiving family gossip!

This Friday we’ll be hosting our annual Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout release party! At 8 am November 29th,  pick up any three 2019 Bourbon County 500ML bottles, including the Mon Cheri, Cafe de Olla,  and classic variants. We’ll also be bringing out bottles of the 2018 batch from our cellar. First come first serve. One bottle of each per customer! May the odds forever be in your favor.

New Beers This Week

5 Stones Merry Christmas – Ale handcrafted with traditional Christmas spices. 7.9% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent

5 Stones Spartan of Balaton – Stout conditioned with Balaton Cherries and Cocoa Nibs. 5.7% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent

Independence Up & Down – Nitro Coffee Blonde Ale made with Brazilian coffee beans. Made in collaboration with Little City Coffee roasters of Austin, TX. 5.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Firestone Walker 23 (XXIII) Anniversary Ale – Firestone Walker’s annual barrel-aged combo ale. THE FINAL BLEND includes : Stickee Monkee, Parabola, Bravo,  Bourbon Barrel Helldorado,  Velvet Merkin and  Tequila Barrel Helldorado.  11.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Good

4th Tap Gingerbread House Party –  A toasty amber with notes of biscuit, spicy ginger, nutmeg, and clove. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

4th Tap Kung Fu Robot Double Dragon DDH Volume 3: Citra and Motueka – A powerful Citra jab, followed by several Motueka uppercuts — this hazy DDH IPA shows off the latest of our favorite hops! 7.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Brazos Valley Brewing Coming Home – Cranberry Tangerine IPA.  Brenham, TX / Availability: Decent

TUPPS Full Grown Man-Child–  Full Grown Man-Child is an easy-drinking breakfast stout with coffee, chocolate, and oats. 8.3% ABV / McKinney, TX/ Availability: Good

Avery Sweater Party–  Winter strong ale infused with mulling spices. 8.3% ABV / Boulder, CO/ Availability: Good

Zilker East Side Beer (ESB)–  A Texan take on an English classic. This ale greets you with a crisp bitterness, but then quickly brings forth its malt complexity. Rich and toasty malts dominate and set this beer apart from its caramel driven English counterparts. Balance is always key, as this beer has excellent quaffability and plenty of flavors to stimulate your taste buds indefinitely. 5.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Mon Cheri Stout (2019) –  “Mon Chéri” means “my darling” in French and this recipe is a love letter from Goose Island’s Brewer, Quinn, to his wife who loves cherries. Mon Chéri Stout is made with Balenton and Montmorency cherries, brewed with oats and a dash of brown sugar creating aromas of amaretto and almond. With one sip you’ll instantly get flavors of cherry cobbler, vanilla, and chocolate, followed by a silky, velvety finish.  13.5% ABV / Chicago, IL / Availability: Limited (Friday)

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Café de Olla Stout (2019) – Café de Olla is inspired by the traditional Mexican beverage of the same name. Goose Island added coffee beans and cold coffee to the Original Bourbon County Stout and then enhanced this beer further through additions of cassia bark, orange peel, and panela sugar. The resulting beer is layered in complexity. Coffee and orange permeate the nose and are followed by notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and a pleasant sweetness.   13.5% ABV / Chicago, IL / Availability: Limited (Friday)

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019)– This year’s Bourbon County Stout, aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey barrels, yields a rich, complex mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, plus leather and tobacco, permeate this beer and deepen with each sip. 14.5% ABV / Chicago, IL / Availability: Limited (Friday)

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

4th Tap Can You Dig It?–  One rockin’ amber from the great minds at 4th Tap Brewing Co. 6% ABV / Austin, TX

Austin Beer Works Hydration Pils –  A crushable American Style Pilsner dry-hopped with Nunn electrolyte tablets.  4% ABV / Austin, TX

Community Public Ale ESB – Public Ale’s name is an ode to a sessionable style that has been commonly found in English public houses for centuries. 5.5% ABV / Dallas, TX

Spindletap Heavy Hands– Hazy Double IPA. All Citra hops. 8% ABV / Houston, TX

Firestone Walker Mole Merkin (2019) – complex yet delicate milk stout with flavors of earthy chili pepper, cinnamon, and cocoa. 7.8% ABV / Paso Robles, CA, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • Everyone welcome our new brewery of the month! Enjoy Six-Packs from Independence, including their Up & Down coffee blonde, Native Texas Pilsner, Power & Light Session IPA, and Red Bud Berliner Weisse — 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.

WhichCraft Advent Calenders Going Fast–$100+Tax. Pickup after Nov. 21st

Our advent calendar sale is going strong! Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a hand-picked 24-beer assortment. Boxes are sold for $100+tax (Payment accepted in-store or over the phone!) Note:  In accordance with TABC Law, WhichCraft can NOT ship beer into, out of, or within the state of Texas.  Calendars will be available for pick up IN-STORE, IN-PERSON after November 21st (if you will be sending a proxy to pick-up your calendar, please specify when ordering.)

Don’t forget, two lucky (completely random) advent calendar customers will receive deluxe calendars, featuring 24 beers worth over DOUBLE the sales price. These deluxe boxes will be indistinguishable from their non-deluxe brethren, so choose wisely when picking up after November 21st!

Also, like Kansas’s wayward son, our November Brewery of the Month deal carries on! Enjoy Real Ale six-packs, including Hans Pils, Devil’s Backbone Tripel, Axis IPA, and Fireman’s #4 Blonde, each just $6.99 throughout October. 

WhichCraft is a featured retail partner of The Austin Ale Trail – a passport booklet that includes all 45 breweries with taprooms in the greater Austin area in one novelty guide. The passport features information on the brewery and interactive journaling options as well. Visit more breweries and collect more stamps in your passport and then redeem for merchandise. Stop into Whichcraft to purchase the $5 passport or visit www.atxaletrail.com.

New Beers This Week

Back in stock:  Brazos Valley Slippin’ Into Darkness, Brazos Valley Big Spoon, Tupps Full Grown Man, Brooklyn Winter Ale, Victory Winter Cheers

Tupps DDH IPA Series 15– That hazy IPA that never goes anywhere is back now with a hop profile consisting of 50% Aloha, 30% Cluster,  20% Galaxy. 7.1% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Good

Tupps DDH IPA Variant #15 TDH – Same as above….only triple dry-hopped. Need we say more? 7.4% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: Good

Odell Barreled Treasure – Stout barrel-aged with cold brew coffee. 11% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Good

Rogue Chocolate Cherry Stout– Strong chocolate stout with a hint of cherry.  5% ABV / Newport, OR / Availability: Good

Clown Shoes DDH Yee-Haw– Double Dry-Hopped New England Style IPA.  7% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Decent

Clown Shoes Churro Sombrero–  Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout with Vanilla Beans and Cinnamon. 7% ABV / Boston, MA / Availability: Decent

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom

Full Draft List Available on our Website

Austin Eastciders Spiced Cider–Made with a mixture of sweet and zesty spices including cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, this cider is slightly spicy with a smooth and sweet finish.  5% ABV / Austin, TX

Martin House PB Pretzel Stout – Pretzel Stout with Peanut Butter.  What the hell else could you want? 6.5% ABV / Dallas, TX

Blue Owl Hop Totem -A beer that strikes a bold balance of bitterness, sweetness, and sourness; heavily hopped with Citra. 6.2% ABV / Austin, TX

Alpine Nelson– Named after Nelson Sauvin, an outstanding hop varietal from New Zealand. The hop is introduced through the brewing and dry-hopping of this complex and well-balanced IPA. A hazy straw hued ale, Nelson is topped by bright white beer foam and offers a tropical hop aroma. The pine and fruity hop notes linger but are well-balanced by the smooth, malty addition of European rye malts. Enjoy this stunning and multifaceted, yet mellow IPA.  7% ABV / Alpine, CA

Brewtorium Dr. Doctor Pils– German-style pilsner.  5.4% ABV / Austin, TX

This Week’s Specials

  • November Brewery of the Month! Six-Packs from Real Ale, including their Devil’s Backbone, Axis IPA, and Fireman’s #4, are still 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.