Tickets to WhichCraft Road Trip #2 Now Available! Plus New Beers.

Tickets to our 2nd WhichCraft Road Trip are now available! We picked three of our favorite local breweries to visit – Oasis TX, Infamous & Save the World. Details on the event, timing, pricing & what’s included can be found in the link here. Initial tickets last time sold out in 24 hours, so this time the absolute max we’re selling are 100. Don’t miss out!

Free Tastings 6-8pm

Wednesday, January 28th

International man of mystery Frank Mancuso is invited back to our tasting bar to sample out the latest St Arnold offerings including Winter Stout, Icon Red & Divine Reserve 15 (arriving next week). We’ll throw a couple of year round goodies in the mix too, cuz why not?? Boiler Room & Endeavor to name a couple. And we’ll also crack open a few special releases as well. Join us!

New Beers This Week

Back in stock:  5 Stones Frederick Burg, 5 Stones Flower Child, Lexington Kentucky Bourbon Ale, Independence 10th Anniversary Barley Wine, Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal, Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars, Southern Star Red Cockaded (arriving Friday), Odell Runoff Red, D’Achouffe La Chouffe, Alaskan Smoked Porter 2014, Real Ale Oyster Stout, Real Ale Altbier, Lagunitas Sucks!, Alaskan Double Black IPA, Tripel Karmeleit, Breckenridge Ophelia Hoppy Wheat.

Guadalupe Rye IPA – New Braunfels’ Guadalupe Brewing expands on their current year-round offerings with a couple new crowd pleasers. The first is a rye IPA that isn’t overly hoppy, but instead relies on the spiciness of the rye to stand up to the hops. 6% ABV/New Braunfels, TX

Guadalupe TX Honey Apple Pie – The 2nd new release from Guadalupe uses their popular TX Honey Ale as the base recipe but also adds apple pie spices to create a beer which tastes exactly as advertised. Not overly sweet or spicy, but instead a nice mellow apple pie flavor.  8.5% ABV/New Braunfels, TX/No ratings yet

Clown Shoes Date Night Saison* – Clown Shoes’ keeps up the onslaught of new releases with a hopped saison just in time for Valentine’s day. Brewed with a traditional Belgian yeast strain but hopped with Cascade, Amarillo & Galaxy hops. 7% ABV/Ispwich, MA/No ratings yet  *Arriving Friday

Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo* – If you had the last beer in this series (Funky Gold Mosaic) you know how good this one will probably be. Farmhouse funky and slightly tart but with an aggressive helping of Amarillo hops. 7.5% ABV/Krebs, OK/Beer Advocate 90  *Arriving Friday

Hitachino Next XH* – Strong Belgian Brown Ale matured in distilled Shochu casks (sake barrels) for 3 months. 8% ABV/Ibaraki, Japan/Ratebeer 97  *Arriving Friday

Avery Maharaja – The king of Avery’s IPAs. An imperial IPA that tips the scales at 10.2% and 102 IBU, this particular bottle run was bottled not even 2 weeks ago! That’s as fresh as it gets, and this one will be excellent for months to come being this high ABV. Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade & Chinook hops. 10.2 ABV/Boulder, CO/Ratebeer 100

Elevation Bourbon Barrel Oil Man* – This winter seasonal from Elevation in Colorado pours a deep black with a tantalizing off-white head. Aromatics of sweet malt and bourbon envelope the nose like the sunset of the eastern plains. The malt profile continues through the palate from beginning to end with subtle hints of chocolate, coffee, and of course bourbon. Aged In Breckenridge Distillery Bourbon Barrels. 11% ABV/Poncha Springs, CO/Ratebeer 95  *Arriving Friday

Elevation Senorita Horchata-Style Porter* – This beer pours a deep dark brown with a snow-white head. Aroma notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and sweet milk hit the nose bringing up images of the delicious Mexican drink this beer is styled after. The beer hits the palate with vanilla, sweet chocolate malts, and a hint of cinnamon; all with a medium body and good balancing hop bitterness. 8.4% ABV/Poncha Springs, CO/Ratebeer 91  *Arriving Friday

5 Stones Heavens to Murgatroid – Seth Weatherly of 5 Stones is back at it again with his latest release – a wheat ale brewed with Texas prickly pear tuna. It pours a light shade of pink with a prominent prickly pear flavor. 6.2% ABV/Cibolo, TX/No ratings yet

Odell Cutthroat Porter – Not quite a stout but definitely no lightweight, Cutthroat Porter is smooth and robust. Inspired by the classic London porters, Odell uses dark roasted malts to create a deep rich color and flavor that hint at chocolate and coffee. 5% ABV/Fort Collins, CO/Ratebeer 94

Odell Fernet Barrel Aged Porter – Odell collected barrels from Leopold Bros distillery whose Fernet includes lavender, honeysuckle, ginger root, bitter aloe, dandelion root, rose petals, chamomile, and pepper. Inspired by the herb & spice flavors of this dark minty liqueur, they then filled the barrels with a rich porter. The roasty chocolate malt character is infused with hints of mint and licorice from the herb-soaked oak, creating a decadent flavor and aroma. Limited availability, but still in stock at the time of sending this email. 9.8% ABV/Fort Collins, CO/Ratebeer 93

Ommegang Tripel Perfection – Ommegang’s best shot at a perfect Belgian tripel, this full of lush aromas, full body, elegant tastes – with a hint of spicing – and a perfect body paired with lively effervescence. Limited availability, but still in stock at the time of sending this email. 8.9% ABV/Cooperstown, NY/Ratebeer 98

Malka Blonde – We’ve enjoyed the Israeli Malka Brewery’s dry Irish Stout so we figured we’d give the blonde ale a shot. It’s a Belgian pale ale characterized by notes of citrus as a result of the addition of orange peel and coriander seeds to the brewing process and the use of special hops.  6.5% ABV/Yehiam, Israel

Buffalo Bayou Red Velvet Stout – Modeled after a red velvet cupcake, the latest from Buffalo Bayou is richly decadent. Surprisingly not very sweet; it finishes much drier than expected. 6.3% ABV/Houston, TX/Beer Advocate 84

Full Sail Wheatwine – Full Sail’s 27th Anniversary Wheatwine is brewed in the Barleywine style, but contains no barley malt, instead, it is mashed and brewed with 100% Wheat Malt. The beer has a rich golden hue and is brewed with Wheat and CaraWheat Malts and hopped with a blend of UK and NW hops. Complex aromas of apricot, spice, and citrus lead to a smooth palate, blended with notes of caramel, marmalade, and green hop overtones. 9.5% ABV/Hood River, OR/No ratings yet

Avery Collaboration not Litigation – A collaboration between Avery & Russian River Brewing out of California. A decade ago both breweries realized they had a beer called Salvation in their lineup. Instead of getting all cease-and-desisty, they collaborated and made a Belgian dark ale they both can be proud of. 8.72% ABV/Boulder, CO/Beer Advocate 88

Woodchuck Hopsation – First of the Woodchuck Cellar Series, this cider is an infusion of cider with crisp citrus and pine notes. Enjoy the smooth apple character of Woodchuck’s signature hard cider perfectly balanced against the bitterness of hops. 6.9% ABV/Middlebury, VT

Lagunitas Night Time – Lagunitas’ iconic strong black ale – in 6 packs for the first time! Equally balanced roasted malt notes with Lagunitas’ trademark hoppiness.  8.6% ABV/Petaluma, CA/Ratebeer 99

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout – The coffee beans are freshly ground when they are dropped into the brew kettle and whirlpool, giving that deep coffee flavor without taking away from that even deeper beer flavor. A winter seasonal in bomber format. 9.2% ABV/Petaluma, CA/Ratebeer 96

Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm


Avery Maharaja

Lagunitas Night Time

Odell Cutthroat Porter

One other random thing we’ll open up


Guadalupe Rye IPA

Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin

5 Stones Heavens to Murgatroid

One other random thing we’ll open up

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