This is the Last Weekend to Take Home a WhichCraft Advent Beer Calendar! Plenty of New Beer Arriving Just in Time for the Holidays.

The Advent Season has begun, and WhichCraft’s custom made Advent Calendars are still available. Each case contains 24 individually wrapped beers, to be enjoyed one-by-one during the 24 days leading up to Christmas. It’s all the craft beer you’ll need to brighten up the holidays, with none of the guess work! These Advent Calendars come in two tiers to satisfy every level of craft beer lover, so don’t sweat it. This year give them the gift they really want…just a whole lot of craft beer. Purchases can be made either in person or over the phone, and pickups are immediately available.  Cheers!

Its your last chance to vote in The Austin Beer Guide 2016 Best of Readers’ Poll! This is an opportunity for you to weigh in on some of the best beers and breweries that are coming up around Austin. There are a number of categories for you to make your opinion heard, including Best Brewery, Best New Beer and Austin’s 2016 Beer Personality of the Year. WhichCraft Beer Store is eligible in the category of Best Bottle Shop, and if you believe in our mission and our service then we would be grateful for your vote. The polls close TODAY so be sure to get out the vote! The link to the voting page can be found here.

Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted

Thursday, December 1st – TONIGHT!

Erik from Community Beer Company will be stopping by for a free tasting of Yessir! Pale Ale, Mosaic IPA, Community Witbier and Trinity Tripel.

Friday, December 2nd

Our neighbors from Artisanal Imports will be stopping by to guide a free tasting of some of their favorite offerings. Beers included in the tasting will be Kriek des Jacobins, EZ Orchard Roman Beauty Cider and La Trappe Quad.

Saturday, December 3rd

12-2pm – Kerrie from Alamo Brewing Company will be behind the bar to guide a free tasting of their Golden Ale, German Pale Ale and Holiday IPA.

6-8pm – WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a free in store tasting. Beers included in the tasting lineup will be Buffalo bayou Comrade Cowbell, Knee Deep Breaking Bud, Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry and Infamous Sweep the Leg Peanut Butter Stout.

Tuesday, December 6th

Allison from Audacity Brewing, will be stopping by to serve up free samples of their Sunset Vienna Lager, Bulletproof Texas Pale Ale and Nemesis IPA.

Wednesday, December 7th

Megan from Freetail Brewing Company in San Antonio will be in the house to guide a free tasting of Freetail Original, Rye Wit, Texicalli Brown and La Muerta Imperial Stout

Thursday, December 8th

Blake, from Southern Star Brewing company will be behind the bar to serve up free samples of their Winter Warmer, Bombshell Blonde, Conspiracy Theory IPA, Pine Belt Pale Ale and Buried Hatchet. As a special promotion, six packs of Pine Belt Pale Ale will be only $6.99 during that tasting.

Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller

Saturday, December 3rd

12-3pm – Are you saying Beer or Beard?..Wait! Before you answer. WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller is hosting Urban Savage Beard Oil for a special pop up sales event. Come in and explore their diverse array of locally made products and have a beer while your at it. You can learn more about Urban Savage by signing up for their email list. OK, now answer.

Wednesday, December 7th

6-8pm – Come in and meet Terry from Alaskan Brewing Company, he’s great! Order a pint of Alaskan Coffee Brown Ale and keep the glass. First eleven customers to fill a 64oz growler with Alaskan Coffee Brown get the growler for free. As part of this event, we will have a limited number of free sample of 2004 Alaskan Smoked Porter.

8:00pm – 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.

New Beers This Week

(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)

Back in Stock at Both Locations: Stone Xocoveza, Avery Raspberry Sour, Deep Ellum Hop Seeker, Lagunitas Brown Shugga, Odell Zard-Alu, Sierra Nevada Narwhal.

Back in Stock at SoLa Only: 5 Stones Sultan of the Roselle Drupe, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA CANS, Avery Raspberry Sour, Lagunitas Sucks, Lakewood Hop Trapp, Lakewood Temptress.

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.16 – This version of Stone Enjoy By IPA omits the part where they filter out the extra yeast, hop sediment and proteins that build up in beer as a natural result of the brewing process. By letting this IPA go unfiltered, its peach and tropical fruit hop flavors are amplified while its golden-hued color takes on a hazy appearance. 9.4% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited

Stone Delicious IPA – Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that’s balanced by hop spice. 7.7% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Zilker ESB – This ale greets you with a crisp bitterness, but then quickly brings forth it’s malt complexity. Rich and toasty malts dominate and set this beer apart from its caramel driven English counterparts. 5.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Ranger Creek Small Batch No. 12 – The 12th edition of rare and experimental small batch release is a Rye Saison with Brettanomyces. They blended together barrels of one year aged Belgian Blonde ale that was inoculated with a fourth generation of our house sour barrels. 8.7% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Limited  

New Belgium Tartastic – Brace yourself for a refreshingly tart snap. Tartastic’s lacto sour profile and fruity, spicy undertones enliven the taste buds with each bright, sessionable sip. 4.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Anderson Valley Winter Solstice – Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale begins with a very high original gravity to create a hearty and spicy brew with a deep amber hue and a smooth finish. 6.9% ABV / Boonville, CA / Beeradvocate 87 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

The Bruery So Happens it’s Tuesday – “So Happens it’s Tuesday” is a slightly less intense incarnation of Black Tuesday, reminding us that there is always some good to be found within the bad. 14% ABV / Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited

Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast – They took the original Chicory recipe, doubled the grain bill to hit 10% ABV, and tricked it out with all other sorts of delicious Breakfast-minded ingredients including lactose sugar (the sugar that lends Milk Stouts their character); barley malt smoked over local Fifer Orchards wood; maple syrup harvested from trees at Northfield Mount Hermon. 10% ABV / Milton, DE  / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Brooklyn Insulated Lager – German Munich, roasted Carafa, and Pilsner malts create a nimble, racy body, while a helping of American black barley adds just a hint of roast coffee. A light dry hopping of American and German hops pitter-patters across the nose and dives into the dry, warming finish. 5.6% ABV / Brooklyn, NY / Ratebeer 88 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Deep Ellum Play Date – A burnish golden colored ale with notes of lemon, sun-kissed tea, raisins and fruit juice from the dates. Flavor is unexpected crisp medium sour complemented by sandy fruit, light malt and hops. 5.4% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only

Full Sail Bourbon Imperial Stout – A hearty brew that is black as night with a strong roasted malt character and a full body. After its initial release in January 2010, this Imperial Stout was aged for a full year in Bourbon casks from Kentucky. This extended aging presents hints vanilla and oak. 10.5% ABV / Hood River, OR / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Decent

Green Flash Oculus Savage – Belgian-style IPA aged in red wine barrels. Brewed with amarillo, summit & nugget hops, trappist ale & brettanomyces claussenii yeast. 10.1% ABV / San Diego, CA / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Odell Friek – Kriek lambic blended from three different aged kriek beers up to 2 years old. Aged in Woodcut barrels. 6.5% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited

Uinta Rise & Pine – Juniper and piney hops build the framework for this bold dark ale. With its assertive bitterness and sweet malt finish, this beer stands tall above the rest. 7.5% ABV/ Salt Lake City, UT / Ratebeer 90 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only

Unibroue A Tout le Monde – À Tout Le Monde is a 4.5% abv dry-hopped Belgian-style saison that takes its name from a track on Megadeth’s 1994 album Youthanasia, and features the group’s mascot Vic Rattlehead on the label. 4.5% ABV / Chambly, Canada / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only

Victory Hop Ranch – This powerful brew features full, juicy hop character, while expressing notes of mango, pineapple and the pleasantly sharp, biting edges of tart citrus fruit. 9% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Decent

Lakewood Sin Mint Temptress – Harmonious flavors of fresh mint, vanilla, and a touch of graham cracker enhance the already rich chocolate profile of the beer. It’s delightfully sinful, pleasurably minty, and tastes kind of like a really good cookie. 9.1% ABV / Garland, TX / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Decent

Deschutes Black Butte – A slight hop bitterness up front enhances the distinctive chocolate and roasted finish. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors. 5.2% ABV / Bend, OR / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Good

New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)

Full Draft List Available on our Blog.

Circle NIGHTLIGHT – Nightlight is a full-flavored beer that expertly balances that richness with lightness in body to create a truly memorable Stout. This Dry Irish Stout may look intimidating, but after one sip, you notice the difference. Representing a wide spectrum of roasted and oaky flavors, this not-too-bitter brew engages all the right senses, but leaves you with the stomach for another round. 4.7% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good

Uinta Tangerine Hop Nosh – A play on their flagship IPA, this beer features an aromatic menagerie of tropical hops and tangerine zest. Wraps up with a crisp, bitter finish. 7.3% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Ratebeer 90 / Availability: Good

Weekend Specials at WhichCraft Beer Store (South Lamar)

Community Trinity Tripel 4pks for only $4.99 – The smooth body and flavor come from select German Pils malts used for the grist, lending a deep golden hue and clean finish. The lack of complexity in the grist is necessary to highlight the stars of the show: three of the most beloved Belgian yeast strains and a new German hop variety called Mandarina Bavaria and also the famed Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. 9% ABV / Dallas, TX / Ratebeer 86

Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm


 Free Artisanal Imports Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.


Free Tasting of:

Buffalo bayou Comrade Cowbell

Knee Deep Breaking Bud

Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry

Infamous Sweep the Leg


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