WhichCraft plans on slowly expanding hours and beginning to serve beers again tomorrow, Friday 5/29. Of course our primary concern is to do this safely for both customers and employees, so we’ll be implementing some new steps and limiting to 12 customers maximum inside. Modified hours are noon til 8pm Sunday through Wednesday, noon til 9pm on Thurs and noon til 10pm Friday and Saturday. We’ll monitor that for a week or two, then discuss increasing hours and seating based on Gov Abbott’s capacity caps. Read the full list of our precautions and customer rules here and we look forward to serving your smiling (mostly masked) faces soon!
We welcome to Texas distribution Fair State Brewing Co-Op based in Minneapolis, MN. They’re making some outstanding trendy styles like hazy IPAs, fruited kettle sours and pastry stouts. Full details below… don’t delay, they’ll go fast.
Also don’t forget to stock up on our Brewery of the Month Last Stand Brewing before it ends! Great folks, great beers, and great prices. We’re offering their brand new Vaquero Mexican Lager, Citra SMASH, and Simcoe Pale all for $7.99 as well as their Fuzzieluscious hazy IPA for $9.99.
New Beers This Week
Old Main Brewing SEC Pale Ale – Summit, El Dorado, Citra pale ale. 5.6% ABV / Georgetown, TX / Availability: decent:
Deschutes Neon Daydream – Drift beneath dayglow skies on a cool, refreshing current of zesty candied orange and lemon notes, immersed in the mellow malt embrace of a deliciously lazy, hazy afternoon. 4.8% ABV / Bend, OR / Availability: decent
Boulevard 2020 Maple Rye on Rye – Before these barrels made their way to Boulevard, they were used to age Templeton Rye 4, then filled with Vermont maple syrup for two months, then re-filled with whiskey to create Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish. 13.2% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Availability: very limited
Belhaven Black Stout Nitro – Fresh roasted aroma and taste with a hint of coffee from the roasted barley used in the recipe. The addition of Chocolate malt adds a dark chocolate complexity. Simply hopped with Challenger to provide a clean low level bitterness. The dry hop character from challenger is kept to a minimum allowing the key roasted and chocolate flavours to come to the fore. 4.2% ABV / Belhaven, Scotland / Availability: decent
Belhaven Scottish Ale – Lots of biscuity malt character from the best quality Scottish malted barley. Crystal malt add toffee and caramel taste and black malt contributes a crisp astringent balance. Challenger and Goldings hops add a fresh herbal and resin hop note as well as a refreshing bitter linger to balance with the sweet malt character. 5.2% ABV / Belhaven, Scotland / Availability: decent
Benediktiner Hell – A typical Bavarian style lager that’s golden yellow in colour, with a pleasant malty sweetness balanced by a little dryness. The particularly special taste of Benediktiner Hell is delicately effervescent, malty sweet with gentle notes of hops, notes of fruitiness and aromatic herbs. 5% ABV / Ettal, Germany / Availability: decent
Odell Friek 2020 – This unique blend of framboise (raspberry sour ale) and traditional lambic kriek (cherry sour ale) is aged in oak barrels in our cellar. Fresh raspberries are then added to the wild fermented brew just prior to the final blending, creating a subtle sweetness to balance the tart cherry flavors. 6.9% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: plenty
Boulevard Chill Vibes – Aromas of freshly picked cucumbers and a subtle, grassy sweetness cool everything down in this slightly tart, pale golden ale. Lively carbonation leads to a crisp, dry finish that inspires primo relaxation. 4.5% ABV / Kansas City, MO / Availability: decent
Tupps Fluffy Creamy – Ale brewed with yogurt and raspberry. Yes, you read that correctly. 5.2% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: plenty
Tupps DDH #21 (variant arriving next week) – Batch 21 canned 5/22/20: sabro (40%), ella (40%), citra (20%). 7% ABV / McKinney, TX / Availability: plenty
Fair State Roselle – Floral and citrusy kettle sour infused with hibiscus. 5.7% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: plenty
Fair State Beach Umbrella – A tropical cocktail-inspired fruited sour with coconut, pineapple, orange, lime, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and oak. 8.25% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: plenty
Fair State Spirit Foul – Strata double dry-hopped hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Modern Times Beer (!!!). 6.3% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: plenty
Fair State Mirror Universe – Double dry-hopped hazy IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and lots of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. 7% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: plenty
Fair State Heckin’ Chonker – A big, luxurious brew. Blended bourbon barrel-aged pastry stout with vanilla. 10.5% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: decent
Fair State FSB Part 3 – Macaroon-inspired stout with coconut, chocolate and vanilla. 13% ABV / Minneapolis, MN / Availability: decent
Untitled Art Cherry a la Mode – Berliner Weiss style ale with cherry concentrate and milk sugar. 6% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: decent
Untitled Art & Other Half (!!!) All Together IPA – IPA brewed in a nationwide collaboration with Other Half. They put the recipe up on their website for breweries to brew to help the community during the global pandemic. Brewed with Citra Mosaic, Simcoe and Cashmere hops. 6.5% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: decent but will go very fast
Untitled Art Juicy IPA – All citra and mosaic juicy IPA. 7% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: decent
Untitled Art Non-Alcoholic Chocolate Milk Stout – All beer, full flavor… and no alcohol! If you’re looking to cut consumption or miss the taste of beer but can’t have alcohol… we got you with our new N/A Chocolate Milk Stout. Our N/A beer is unique in that we actually brew a regular full strength beer and fully ferment out as normal. From there we run the finished beer through a reverse osmosis system that filters out alcohol through high pressure & extremely fine membranes. 0.0% ABV / Waunakee, WI / Availability: decent
903 PB Jammin – Peanut butter, blackberry raspberry, strawberry stout ABV 9% / Sherman, TX / Availability: plenty
Spindletap Heavy Hands Hazy DIPA – All citra hopped double IPA, 8% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: decent but will go very fast
3 Nations Devout Marzipan Golden Stout – Our golden stout is brewed with an abundance of oats, honey malt, and lactose milk sugar. This beer weighs in at 8.5% ABV and is finished with almond extract and whole coffee beans creating a “cold brew”. Intense coffee and almond aromas, with nearly peanut butter like taste and coffee finish. 8.5% ABV / Carrollton, TX / Availability: plenty
Buffalo Bayou German Chocolate Cake – Built from the stuff dreams are made of: smooth, rich chocolate, woody, robust coconut, and velvety vanilla. ABV 7.6% / Houston, TX / Availability: decent
Parking at WhichCraft Mueller. The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.