In the words of my late grandfather’s singing partner, Sam “Geezenslaw” Allred: “Goodnight nurse and ChiChi Bug!”
Good grief! Was that a week or what? First off, we have to say thanks for rolling with the punches with us. It was a true pleasure to give back the support y’all have shone us over this past year. So Thank You All!!!!
We were able to safely open everyday but last Monday, and were blessed with power and internet throughout the week. Jody and Melissa even got to be the first guests at Hotel du Whichcraft for a few nights while the power & water were shut off at their place. Sadly the accommodations weren’t that robust, so hopefully no more bookings for 2021… or ever.
Amidst the tumult of last week’s weather and aftermath, it brought us all joy to offer a place of respite (or just a six-pack) to those that needed it. That’s the sense of community that we strive for. We hope you all feel it too.
A byproduct of everyone’s patronage last week means that, on the product side of things, we’ve got LOTS of new things coming your way! We wound up with 10 open tap lines… so you definitely need to come in this weekend and check out all our new selections. Our wine selection in particular is getting super revamped, so please feel free to ask us questions. There’s some serious gems, and we don’t charge a corking fee on wine! Come enjoy some on our patio in the sunshine to thaw you out after our snowpocalypse.
Also true to form, we’ve got somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 new offerings of packaged beer!
Thanks again everyone. We hope you’re safe and doing well, and we look forward to seeing you!
New and Returning Beers This Week
Martin House Ejecto Seato, Cuz – Imperial Stout with Peanut Butter, Graham Crackers, and Vanilla. 10% ABV
Aval Gold Cider – AVAL Gold combines five types of apples exclusively from the region, giving the drink a crisp and citrusy taste. It’s the perfect balance between subtle sweetness and refreshing bitterness. 6% ABV
Aval Cider Rose – Colored with red flesh apple, AVAL Cidre artisanal Rosé is a blend of 6 varieties of apples, strictly from Brittany, France. Baya Marisa, a rare variety that grows in this beautiful region, gives this delicious dry cider an amazing pink color. As always, our cider is the result of a natural fermentation of 100% pure apple juice (no concentrate). No sugar or sweetener is added and it is naturally gluten-free. Extremely refreshing, this dry cider has notes of citrus and tropical fruits. Perfect on spring and summer, day or night! 6% ABV
The Bruery Frucht Passion Fruit – We’re totally Frucht around here. In fact, we may just be filled to the brim, with excitement, that is. Our threshold is 250 BBLs, to be more precise. That’s the total capacity of each new oak foeder at Bruery Terreux. One is dedicated exclusively to Frucht, our new series of fruited Berliner Weisse-style beers. Known for a tart flavor profile and traditionally low ABV, our new German-style wheat beer gains even more funky notes and natural earthy-woodiness from its fermentation in the large oak foeder vessel. 5.1% ABV
D’Achouffe Cherry Chouffe – This is the latest addition to the Achouffe Brewery… The aroma of Cherry CHOUFFE gives pride of place to cherries. It also reveals notes of strawberry, almond, spices and sweet Port. Round-bodied, soft and delicate, Cherry CHOUFFE delights the gourmands among us. It has a satisfying finish, with a very slight bitterness. 8% ABV
Humble Forager Coastal Sunrise – Breakfast Smoothie Sour. This variant of Coastal Sunrise is bursting with mixed berry smoothie flavors. Ripe tart cherries, delicate juicy raspberry, and a touch of earthy tannic black currants swirled with marshmallow creme and vanilla beans create a mouthwatering blend. 6% ABV
Humble Forager Elevated Perspective ddh IPA – DDH Triple Cream Imperial IPA This version of Elevated Perspective uses three types of oats (oat malt, flaked oats and golden naked oats) before being double dry hopped with Cashmere, Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo and loads of Strata. A soft textured, fluffy mouthfeel grooms your palate for tropical fruit flavors and blueberry kush aromatics. 8% ABV
Jester King Femme Sauvage – hoppy farmhouse ale dry hopped with Mosaic, Loral, Glacier, Simcoe, and Sabro hops. 5.2% ABV
Odd Side Ales POG Seltzer – Passion fruit Orange & Guava Hard Seltzer – Zero Carbs. Zero Sugar. Gluten Free. 110 Calories. 5% ABV
Untitled Art Bananas Foster Stout – Smoothie Stout brewed with our friend’s across the pond: Neon Raptor. This bad boy uses a boat load of banana puree and we top it off with cinnamon, vanilla and milk sugar, all brewed on an open flame to incorporate the true foster’s experience. 8% ABV
Untitled Art Raspberry Lime Seltzer – Hard seltzer with real raspberry and lime. 5% ABV
Untitled Art Merlot Spritzer Seltzer – Untitled Art is launching into a new venture with a line of lower ABV, lightly carbonation, canned wine to use on the go. 6.9% ABV
Untitled Art Peaches Sour a la Mode – Berliner Weisse Style Ale With Peach, Apricot, Cinnamon & Graham Cracker. 6% ABV
Untitled Art Strawberry Acai Smoothie – Berliner Weiss Kettle Sour brewed with over 10,000 Acai Berries and half as many strawberries. 6% ABV
Great Divide Orabelle – ORABELLE is brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye. This Belgian-Style Tripel is a golden beauty. Its two yeast strains, orange peel and dash of coriander impart surprising complexity and richness to this delicate ale. Don’t let Orabelle’s demure nature fool you; this is one flavorful pour. Watch out, she’s a charmer – one sip and you’ll be in love. 8% ABV
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon – Saison du Japon is brewed with a local wheat and koji (malted rice) which is a vital ingredient to create sake. This beer has a uniquely sweet flavor of rice koji and a natural acidity caused by the fermentation. 5% ABV
Ingenious Vanilla Double Froyo IPA – New England hazy milkshake style double IPA with Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Tahitian Vanilla Beans, and milk sugar. 8.25 ABV
903 Luck O’ the Squatch – The Sherman TX-based brewery announced the new stout, Luck O’ The Squatch as a new variant that was inspired by Irish Cream and this new beer clocks in at 11.5 percent ABV
3 Nations Haze Wizard – Batch #17: Mosaic, Ekuanot, Cryo Citra. 7.5% ABV
903 Bahama Mama Slushy – Slushy Berliner Weisse with coconut, pineapple, banana, orange and lemon. 6.1% ABV
New Wines This Week (On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Consumption)
Ca’Del Sarto Pinot Grigio – Light with delicate lemon, lime and kiwi on the nose. This is a fresh Pinot Grigio with flavors of melon, tropical and citrus flavors. Finishes pleasant and clean. Ca’ del Sarto wines are all handcrafted, small batch wines, carefully chosen from four of the best regions in Italy: Friuli, Toscana, Piemonte and Sicilia. These wines are a product of a unique collaboration between local vintners and Enotec Imports that began in 1998. 12% ABV
Spinelli Rosato – Salmon pink colour. Rich and elegant aroma with hints of cherry, raspberry and citrus fruits that blend together to fine floral notes. It is mid structured, soft, fresh and delicately savoury. 12.5% ABV
Spinelli Cabernet Sauvignon – Ruby red. Intense aroma of mature fruit, with herbal hints and delicate spicy notes. Harmonic taste with sweet and velvet tannins, of good length. 13% ABV
Moro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – Ruby red color with violet reflections, fruity not of plum and marasca cherry already mature within a few months after the harvest. Soft and persistent on the palate. 12.5% ABV
New Draft Beers This Week (On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
Real Ale Crispy Business – It takes finesse to brew a light beer that is both full of flavor and endlessly crushable. Lucky for you, finesse is our business. This seemingly simple elegance is reflected in Crispy Business. German pilsner malt gives subtle malt sweetness, while Callista hops provide an enticing, modern hop aroma of apricot, peach and blackberry. A clean, tidy finish, with moderate bitterness, makes this a true crispy crusher. 4.5% ABV
Equal Parts Entropic – Entropic IPA – brewed with the Texas heat in mind. This 6.9% IPA is hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe. Passionfruit, papaya, and mango on the nose lead to berry flavors on the palate with a crisp, dry finish.
Martin House Imperial True Love – Imperial version of our raspberry sour, True Love. 8.2%
Meanwhile Glitter & Doom – Hazy Pale Ale – All the haze, all the “juice” and, of course, all them hops. Rakau and Citra are the super stars in this delicious concoction. 5.1% ABV
Avery Liliko’i Kepolo – Adding a tropical island flair to a traditional witbier, Liliko’i Kepolo erupts with monumental passion fruit aroma and acidity along with a sublimely succulent finish. Inspired by our Barrel Herder, Andy Parker’s love for the tangy and bold Liliko’i (lil-ah-koi) fruit that he discovered while brewing on the Big Island of Hawaii, Liliko’i Kepolo combines the lusciousness of a Belgian-Style Wheat Ale with the juiciness and electric tingle of passion fruit. This golden explosion of fruity goodness is the perfect companion to breakfast, the beach, and of course BBQs! We add over four pounds of passion fruit puree to each barrel of beer to transport you to the tropics with every sip. 5.4% ABV
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