We’re happy to offer Victory Brewing’s winter seasonal Winter Cheers 6 packs for only $6.99 while supplies last! Winter Cheers is made with wheat and barley malt and citra hops for a citrusy kick.
We just got a new shipment of goblets and many new colors of WhichCraft t-shirts for the holiday gift giving season! Getcha some.
We’ve had multiple people ask, and yes, we DO sell gift cards. Call or come into the shop and we’ll help you get a gift card for your loved ones this season.
Free In-Store Tastings 6-8pm
Tuesday, December 8th
Rogness Brewing’s Jon Airheart will be at the tasting bar sampling out the latest from Pflugerville’s finest: Holiday, Gigantophis and the oak aged quadrupel Thorhildur.
Wednesday, December 9th
Jeremiah from Uinta will be back pouring free samples of Hop Nosh IPA, Baba black lager, Yard Sale winter lager and two awesome barrel aged beers – Cockeyed Cooper BBA barleywine and Sea Legs barrel aged baltic porter.
Thursday, December 10th
Clay from Cycler’s Brewing will be in the house tasting everyone on the two cans they just started distributing to Austin within the last month or two: 55-11 double red ale and Domestique witbier.
Friday, December 11th
Bailie from Community is back with the two latest awesome releases from those folks in Dallas: Ascension Coffee Porter and Oaked Mosaic. They’ll also be releasing Inspiration Belgian quad we’ll be sampling as well!
New Beers This Week
Back in stock: Mikkeller Black Hole, Mikkeller Chipotle Porter, Mikkeller It’s Alive, To Ol Goliat, To Ol Jule Maelk, To Ol Nordic by Nature, Jester King El Cedro, Jester King Le Petit Prince, Stone Double Bastard in the Rye.
Mikkeller Red & White Christmas – Comes in both 750mL and 1.5L bottles! A hybrid between an imperial red ale and a Belgian witbier, with a hefty amount of American hops and bitter tropical orange peel. 8% ABV/Copenhagen, Denmark/Ratebeer 97/Availability: decent
Mikkeller Mexas Ranger – Austin’s two favorite things – tacos and beer – come together in this insane Mikkeller new release. How’s this for an adjunct list? Spices, almond milk, cocoa, chiles, black beans and avocado leaves. Now that may sound ridiculous, but this drinks like a stout with a higher ABV than the 6.6% it is listed as. The cocoa comes through, with a slight bit heat from the chiles. Challenging and complex. 6.6% ABV/Copenhagen, Denmark/Ratebeer 99/Availability: limited
Community Oaked Mosaic – Regular readers of this newsletter know how big of fans we are of Community’s beers. Their big & juicy Mosaic IPA gets aged on toasted oak spirals post fermentation to infuse wonderful notes of honey, vanilla, toast and oak to compliment the herbal and citrusy hop profile. 8.6% ABV/Dallas, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: limited
Strangeland Noir Belge – Billed as a Belgian Imperial Stout, I’m unable to find really any information online about this one. Have no fear, we’ll be putting it in our Friday tasting so you can taste it before you buy it! 8.9% ABV/Austin, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: plenty
5 Stones Home for the Holidays* – 5 Stones will be delivering their holiday seasonal this Friday. It’s a farmhouse ale brewed with cranberries, cinnamon sticks and orange zest. 6.2% ABV/Cibolo, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: plenty/*Arriving Friday
Cascade Kriek – Cascade Brewing out of Portland just launched last week and they make some extremely small batch barrel aged sours refermented on fruit. If you like Jester King’s fruited sours, these will be right up your alley. The Kriek spends over 6 months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. This “Belgian Flanders Style Red Ale” is refermented with a blend of fresh whole Northwest cherries and then hand bottled. 8.5% ABV/Portland, OR/Ratebeer 98/Availability: extremely limited
Cascade Blackberry – Cascade Blackberry is made in an identical fashion to the kriek above, starting with lactic fermentation in oak barrels. It then gets an addition and refermentation on fresh whole Pacific Northwest Blackberries before bottling. 7% ABV/Portland, OR/Ratebeer 96/Availability: extremely limited
Lakewood Sin Mint Temptress* – That’s right, we’ll be getting plenty of Lakewood’s ode to thin mint cookies as a twist on their ever-popular Temptress imperial milk stout. Mint is added for a rich and delicious finish. Comes in bomber format… no limit! 9.1% ABV/Garland, TX/Ratebeer 97/Availability: plenty/*Arriving Friday
Avery Czar – Avery’s annual Czar Russian Imperial Stout is always big, bold and rich. Flavors of English toffee, rich mocha, sweet molasses and candied currants. Will cellar very well. 10.1% ABV/Boulder, CO/Ratebeer 99/Availability: very limited
Founders Project Pam – The latest in the backstage series from Founders sounds pretty darn good. They took a heavily hopped black IPA and aged it in maple syrup bourbon barrels to add oaky bourbon notes as well as maple syrup sweetness. Like Keanu Reeves says… whoaaaaa. 10.8% ABV/Grand Rapids, MI/Ratebeer 100/Availability: extremely limited
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti – Oak aging of Yeti Imperial Stout gives a subtle vanilla character, rounding out Yeti’s intense roastiness and huge hoppy nature. 9.5% ABV/Denver, CO/Ratebeer 100/Availability: decent
Free Weekend Tastings: 6-8pm
Strangeland Noir Belge
Evil Twin Molotov Lite
Save the World Biere de Garde
Victory Winter Cheers
Lagunitas Brown Shugga
Lakewood Sin Mint Temptress
5 Stones Home for the Holidays