With November in full swing, it’s time to welcome in Stout Season to warm our winter bones for that one freeze we’ll have. While we at WhichCraft believe a stout can be enjoyed any time throughout the year, the shorter days do help. To that end, we’re bringing in Stone for the release of Xocoveza, in bottles and on draft. 5-8pm Friday, 11/9, we’ll have a keg of 2017 and 2018 Xocoveza on tap, and we’ll be selling (out) of this beer in package. You’re gonna want to be here.
And don’t miss next’s week’s Style Night. Forget the wine and try pairing complex, delicious beers with your Thanksgiving dinner. Join WhichCraft and The Beer Museum Monday, November 12 at 7pm, as we’ll be tasting beers that go great with pre-dinner nibbles, the main attraction (whether Turkey or Tofurkey) and, of course, dessert. This event will be hosted at WhichCraft Tap Room. The Beer Museum will be setting up the traveling roadshow version of the museum’s exhibits and we will dive deep into the history of these beers, their origins, the brewing process and why they go great with your upcoming Thanksgiving meal. Tickets are $20 and can be bought here.
Make sure you keep buying Live Oak 6pks all November long, too. Every 6pk they offer is on sale for $7.99 all month long. So get in here and stock your fridge.
Finally, don’t forget to order this year’s Advent calendar details. Count down to Christmas with 24 different beers, each to be opened every day in December leading up to the 25th. Purchases can be made in person at or by calling us at (512) 655-2899. Here’s the skinny (deep breath…):
– We’ll be offering sealed boxes, each including 24 different 12oz. beers (because exactly 24 beers fit in a case…coincidence?!). Boxes will be pre-sold for $100+tax, and pickups will begin Friday, November 16. We ask that you pay in full when you reserve it.
– We’ll only be selling a total of 80 of these holiday treats, so make sure to order yours now!
– Here’s the most supremely awesome part:
– Two GOLDEN BOXES will be created, which will look identical to all of the others. In each Golden Box, the 24 beers will equal TWICE the retail value of the normal boxes. That’s right, your math isn’t fooling you: your $100 box will contain $200 worth of beer.
– These Golden Boxes will be indistinguishable from their brethren, and even WhichCraft staff won’t know which will be the Golden Boxes. When you arrive to pick up your box, you get to choose at random from the boxes still available.
– There will be one Golden Box created for every 40 Advent Calendars sold.
NOTE: Shipping beers into, out of, or within Texas is prohibited by state law. So all boxes must be picked up in person (though sending a proxy is acceptable).
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room
Thursday, November 8th
5-8pm: You like Last Stand? We like Last Stand. So drop by to try their Craftsman Crusher, Saaz Blonde, and DDH Citra tonight.
Friday, November 2nd
5-8pm: It’s a Xocoveza Throwdown! But you already knew that…
Monday, November 12th
7pm: Thanksgiving Style Night! Learn how to pair beers with every part of Turkey Day festivities except for your racist uncle.
Wednesday, November 14th
7-8pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!
Thursday, November 15th
5-8pm: Has it really been 30 years, Sierra Nevada? Wow. Come in to try their classic pale ale and Celebration on draft, along with Trip in the Woods Maple Scotch out of the bottle.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Victory Storm King, Brazos Valley 7 Spanish Angels, Hops & Grain Pellets & Powder
Prairie Christmas Bomb – Imperial stout brewed with spices. 13% ABV / Krebs, OK / RateBeer 98 / Availability: Limited
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – A delightful example of the classic pale ale style. It has a deep amber color and a exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. The fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor are the results of the generous use of the best Cascade hops. 5.6% ABV / Chico, CA / RateBeer 93 / Availability: Good
Victory Winter Cheers – A wheat ale, combining German wheat and barley malts, oats, torrified wheat and whole flower Tettnang and Citra hops, this fruity and warming holiday brew delivers a refreshing finish, with spicy hints of banana, clove and citrus. 6.7% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Availability: Good
Odell Isolation – Amber in color, malty and strong. They consider it a traditional winter warmer, without the addition of fruits or spices. 6.5% ABV / Ft. Collins, CO / Availability: Good
Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb – A gift for the senses. Strawberry is the yin to rhubarb’s yang—the sweet to the tart. This beautiful partnership creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursts with strawberry aroma, and bites with every sip. Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing, lip-puckering treat perfect for every occasion, any time of the year. 6.2% ABV / Denver, CO / RateBeer 88 / Availability: Decent
Anchor Christmas (6pks) – The recipe is different every year, but the intent with which they offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. 5.5% ABV / San Francisco, CA / RateBeer 88 / Availability: Good
SpindleTap Honey Hole ESB – A smooth, easy drinking beer that’s always on point. Just one taste, and you might have yourself a new go-to brew. Yes sir, you’ve found a winner. 7% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited
SpindleTap Hop Gusher – West Coast IPA with tropical notes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango and melon. 6.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited
Spindle Houston Haze – Bursting with orange and grapefruit flavor from heaping amounts of Citra, and pineapple, mango and other tropical fruit notes from Galaxy, Houston Haze is a 6.5% double-dry-hopped delight. 6.5% ABV / Houston, TX / RateBeer 93 / Availability: Limited
SpindleTap Boomtown Blonde – An easy drinking blonde made with the Houston heat in mind. 5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent
SpindleTap Juiceton – Massive amounts of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, & Columbus give this beer a complex blend of dank pine & citrus notes. Caution: this Double IPA does not drink like the 8.5% ABV beer that it is. 8.5% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited
Collective Brewing Apricot Petite Golden Sour – Petite Golden Sour refermented with apricots. 4.5% ABV / Ft. Worth, TX / Availability: Decent
Jester King Soul Conduit – Table beer aged in gin barrels & refermented with dried makrut limes & thyme. 3.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent
3 Nations Devout – Creme brulee imperial milk stout. 8.3% ABV / Farmers Branch, TX / Availability: Decent
Stone Xocoveza – This chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, chile pepper, and coffee-infused milk stout was built to mimic the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate, a beloved specialty from our neighbors to the south. 8.1% ABV / Escondido, CA / Availability: Decent
Circle Tuxedo T-Shirt – Black IPA. Rolling five deep, with its friends Mosaic, Simcoe, Cascade, Columbus, and Zythos, Tuxedo Tshirt won’t hesitate to hop burst all over your taste buds…but in a classy way. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Brooklyn Lager – This Pre-Prohibition lager is dry-hopped, fresh, flowery, firm, and flavorful. 5.2% ABV / Brooklyn, NY
Spindletap 5% Tint – Sessionable IPA 2 x dry-hopped with Citra… so you can’t see. 5% ABV / Houston, TX
Shacksbury Vermonter – Gin barrel-aged cider. 6.9% ABV / Shoreham, VT
Last Stand DDH Citra SMaSH – Their Citra SMaSH IPA at the next level. Double dry hopped with double the hops! 7.3% ABV / Austin, TX
Last Craftsman Crusher – The most crushable cream ale. 4.9% ABV / Austin, TX
Last Stand Saaz Blonde – Light,refreshing and perfect for any occasion. Brewed with Pale and Munich malts and lightly hopped with Czech Saaz. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX
Hops & Grain Dankus Khan – Effing delicious hazy IPA. 7% ABV / Austin, TX
Thirsty Planet Wizard Kitty – Passion Fruit Kettle Sour – Tropical and Juicy, like a passion fruit mimosa. 5% ABV / Austin, TX
This Week’s Specials
- Live Oak! November Brewery of the Month! All 6pks! $7.99! Holy cow!
- WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.