We got ourselves a peach of an event at Mueller on Friday, July 13th, 5-8pm. Pinthouse Pizza and Hops & Grain had themselves a collab, and that beer is a pale ale with Fredericksburg peaches. However, there are two different versions, each with different yeast strains and hop varietals. Don’t miss your chance to try a bit of each.
And in the meantime, drop by either location tonight for a pair of great events. At Lamar, we sample several of Flying Man’s beers, including their new Watermelon Wheat. Meanwhile, at Mueller, we’ll have a special event with Epic, from 5-8pm. We’ll have their RiNo pale ale in cans, along with both the Oak and Orchard Dark Sour Plum, and Common Interests Honeydew Melon. For $10, you can get a 5oz pour of each sour and a can of the pale ale. Both choices are good, so long as you choose either.
And mark your calendars for July 23. We’ll be hosting an Off-Flavor Sensory Experience with Laura Christie, Certified Cicerone and owner of Hopsimath, a beer education company, to learn about four different commonly found beer off flavors: Light struck, diacetyl, isovaleric acid and oxidation. A $20 ticket gets you samples of each and 60-90 minutes of knowledge from Laura as she explains the science of what causes each off flavor and how to prevent them. Click here for tickets.
Also, have you always wanted to work at your favorite local bottle shop: talking beer, selling beer, and sometimes sampling said beer? Now’s your chance! We’re looking for someone – or someones – to work part-time at both of our locations. Prior retail experience is helpful, though not necessary, but you must have a love of beer (and coffee) and be helpful, outgoing, and willing to learn. Email resumes to jody [at] whichcraftbeerstore.com.
And keep picking up 6 packs of Zilker Brewing as our July Brewery of the Month. We’re selling their Marco IPA, Parks & Rec, and Coffee Milk Stout for 7.99 all month.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, July 12th
We welcome in Austin’s own Flying Man to sample cans of their Watermelon Wheat, Weedhopper, and Air Racer IPA.
Friday, July 13th
Don’t miss you chance to sample some fantastic local brews from Adelbert’s, including their Intercontinental IPA, Travelin’ Man.
Saturday, July 14th
Hey, you know Brett? Yeah, Brett’s cool. Man, the things he does with beer…you really should try it. So to that end, we’re having a brett-influenced tasting, pouring samples of Collective Brewing Project Funky Thunder, and New Braunfels Heavenescent.
Thursday, July 19th
It’s summer. It’s hot. Jesus, it’s hot. Let’s fight that heat with a special sampling mixing syrups with their Einhorn berliner weisse. Make it, yo.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Thursday, July 12th
5-8pm: It’s a special Epic Event! We’ll have their RiNo pale ale in cans, and both the Oak and Orchard Dark Sour Plum and Common Interests Honeydew Melon in bottles. For $10, you get a pour of each sour and a can of the pale ale.
Friday, July 13th
5-8pm: Holy cow, it’s a Hops & Grain/Pinthouse Pizza special event. We’re tapping two different versions of a Fredericksburg peach pale ale, each made with a different yeast & hop strain. Try them both and dissect the changes.
Saturday, July 14th
4-7pm: Along with sampling some Zilker cans (our July Brewery of the Month!), we also have a special pint night with their Cheeky Bugger (English Pub Ale) and Flying Triangle (Hazy IPA).
Wednesday, July 18th
7:00pm: Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night! Weekly free event that puts your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included!
Thursday, July 19th
5-8pm: The checkers tournament is back on, yo. Along with proving your mettle on the red & blacks, don’t miss Veronica with Lone Pint as we tap their 667 Neighbor of the Beast IPA and some fresh Yellow Rose.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock: Jester King Commercial Suicide, North Coast Old Stock Ale, Champion Melee
Jolly Pumpkin Ale Absurd – Rye Tripel aged for 17 months in California Chardonnay barrels. The Baudelaire Bière Series is based on the poetic works of Charles Baudelaire. 8.3% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Decent
Jolly Pumpkin Losing Our Ledges – Hazy sour IPA. This is their collaboration with Stillwater Artisan Ales. 6.9% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Decent
Blue Owl Mango Little Gose – Salty sour wheat with mango. 3.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
Firestone Walker Doublus – a next-generation double IPA that incorporates massive dry hopping for amplified aromatics and bold flavors. 9.5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Decent (SoLa Now, Mueller Friday)
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No. 10 – The lead hops include two varieties from the Pacific Northwest and two from the Southern Hemisphere, providing distinct qualities of mango creamsicle, peach ring, and ruby grapefruit. 5.9% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Availability: Decent (SoLa Now, Mueller Friday)
Clown Shoes Rexx – Imperial Red Ale aged in Heaven Hill and Four Roses bourbon barrels. 12% ABV / Ipswich, MA (SoLa Now, Mueller Friday)
Clown Shoes Pineapple Space Cake – 7.5 percent ABV IPA brewed with Mosaic hops and fresh pineapple puree. The IPA uses the Ipswich, Mass.-based brewery’s Space Cake IPA (9 percent ABV) as its base, but features lighter malt bill as well as less alcohol. 7.5% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Availability: Good
Noble Rey European Vacation – Farmhouse saison. 5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: Good (SoLa Now, Mueller Friday)
Maui/ABW Fancy Footwork – Hoppy Session Lager featuring Citra Cryo, Loral, Chinook, and Azacca hops. Brewed in Collaboration with Austin Beerworks. 5.2% ABV / Maui, HI / Availability: Decent
Champion Amarillo by Morning – This is a big juicy double IPA bittered with Apollo Hops and dry hopped with equal parts summit and Amarillo for a heady nose. 9% ABV / Charlottesville, VA / Availability: Good
Shmaltz Hop Momma IPA – A session-ish IPA brewed with peach, apricot and Habanero peppers. Fruity hops accentuate the added flavors, making this Momma fresh and juicy with a subtle pepper kick. 5.8% ABV / Clifton Park, NY / Availability: Good
Friends & Allies Govalle IPA – Tropical IPA. Azacca hops, Mango, and Tajin. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Taproom
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Founders PC Pils – A Founders take on a classic Pilsner, featuring Corn & Carapils malt, Chinook, Cascade & Centennial Hops! 5.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / RateBeer 82
Zilker Flying Triangle – Over 75 lbs of Moteuka, Citra, Centennial, and Mosaic hops are in this bad boy! Tropical, hazy, citrus. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX
Zilker Cheeky Bugger – 100% English Maris Otter Pale malt, hopped with Challenger and Willamette, and fermented with a traditional English yeast strain. Perfectly balanced with a hint of bready character from the malt, and a refreshing crisp bite from the hops. 5% ABV / Austin, TX
Ommegang Hennepin – This style is a farmhouse ale, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. Hennepin is a delicious brew for all seasons, it is spicy and refreshing. A moderately hoppy, farmhouse-style ale with a champagne-like effervescence, Hennepin has a crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with a firm bitterness. Hennepin has a bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. Pouring a bright golden color with a spicy-sweet balance of orange peel, sweet malt, hops and ginger, Hennepin makes way for a dry finish with a slight bite of ginger. 7.7% ABV / Cooperstown, NY / RateBeer 96
Knee Deep Breaking Bud – Old school meets new school in this fresh approach to the classic IPA. At 50 IBU’s and 6.7% ABV, Breaking Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a classic IPA with newer tropical fruit hop flavors and aromas of Mosaic. Also in the hop mix are Simcoe and CTZ, creating layers of mango, passion fruit, pine and dank. A malt bill with a pinch of crystal malt and a hefty dose of flaked wheat keeps the beer crisp while adding flavor complexity. 6.5% ABV / Auburn, CA / Ratebeer 98
Southern Heights Tahitian Dreamin’ – This majestic beauty tasting like a tropical voyage to the end of a rainbow. Brewed with Citra, Centennial, Simcoe and happiness. No reservations or tickets needed. 6.7% ABV / Austin, TX
Last Stand/NXNW Pre-Prohibition Lager – Using historically inspired methods and ingredients this collaboration with The Beer Museum is a clean crisp blast from the past. Better than that Brenden Fraser movie, but just as corny, it’s a trip through time and taste. 5.3% ABV / Austin, TX
Shacksbury Citrus Spritz – Dry, light, refreshing with a vibrant citrus nose. Egyptian rose & citrus tincture, grape skins. 3.8% ABV / Shoreham, VT
This Week’s Specials
- Zilker! July Brewery of the Month! Marco, Parks & Rec, and Coffee Milk Stout! $7.99 6pks!
- WhichCraft Happy Hour is now every gul-durned day from 4-6pm. Come and check the big board for current specials.