Are you a Coffee Nerd? Do you obsess over the body, blend and balance of each beautiful cup? Do you ever find yourself grilling your barista over how they roast their beans? Do you spell Love, J-A-V-A? If you answered yes to any of these questions then WhichCraft Beer Store needs you! As we prepare to open our second location in the Mueller development, we seek to hire a bonafide coffee expert to design, implement and run our coffee program. Qualified applicants should have coffee shop experience and some management training or management background. If you (or someone you know) believe you are candidate for this position please send your resume and a cover letter (optional) to jody[at]whichcraftbeerstore.com. For more information on this position please see the relevant blog post on our website.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, July 21st TONIGHT!
Celebrate Belgian Independence Day at WhichCraft Beer Store with Scott and taste Duvel, Duvel Tripel Hopped, Houblon Chouffe, and Leifman’s Goudenband.
Friday, July 22nd
Our good friend Daniel from Jolly Pumpkin will be behind the bar to pour free samples of Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers. Beers included in the tasting will be Saison Z, Oro De Calabeza, Archangel and Siren.
Saturday, July 23rd
12-2 pm, Kerri from Alamo Beer will be joining us to serve up free samples of their Pils, Maibock, Kolsch and Golden Ale.
2-4 pm, Andrew from 5 Stones Brewing company will be in the house to hand out tasters of their Norma Jean and Reserva Pina.
6-8 pm, Shannon from Cedar Creek will be stopping by to guide customers through a tasting of Patio Pounder, Lawn Ranger and Dankosaurus.
Tuesday, July 26th
Jason from Infamous Brewing will be here to pour free tasters of Sweep the Leg, Double Tap and Infamy.
Wednesday, July 27th
Lakewood’s very own Myk O’connor will be joining us to serve up some free samples of Troll Toll , Zomer Pils, Lakewood Lager and Hop Trapp.
Thursday, July 28th
WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a free tasting with Community Brewing in Dallas. Beers included in the tasting will be Texas Helles, Trinity, Mosaic IPA and Legion.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Community Texas Helles, Cedar Creek Dankosaurus, Avery Perzik, Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler, Epic Lil Brainless Raspberries, Epic Tart n’ Juicy, Lakewood Hopochondria, Oddwood Saison, Hops & Grain Green House (Belma, Calypso and Cascade).
Jester King Lemon & Lime Provenance – Provenance takes the vibrant flavors and aromas of lemons and limes and presents them in the unique way that only wild fermentation with native yeast and bacteria can. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% bottle-conditioned. 5.7% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Very Limited
Founders Mosaic Promise – Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics and the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. 5.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Decent
Angry Orchard Muse – Made from traditional culinary and bittersweet apples and aged on French oak. The Muse is sweet up front with a juicy apple aroma and bright acidity, and slightly drying on the finish with a lingering sweet apple note. The French oak adds a subtle wood impression, imparting notes of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and hints of vanilla. 7.7% ABV / Cincinnati, OH / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Decent
Martin House Stars Above – Stars Above is a refreshing sour ale brewed with raspberries. It pours a nice hazy yellow with a slight purple hue. With just one sip of Stars Above, the sweet raspberry flavor will hit you right off the bat. That sweetness is balanced by the tartness that kicks on the back-end, culminating in the perfect summertime beer. 5.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Good
Lagunitas Aunt Sally – A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale. 5.7% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Decent
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot – A big Ol’ Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slippery slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.7.8% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Good
Odell Brombeere – This blackberry gose (GOES-uh) is a balance of tangy and sweet, and as crisp and lively as some of our favorite late summer evenings. 4.8% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Limited
Seattle Berry Cider – This PNW Berry Cider is crafted with locally grown raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Softly tart at the start, softly sweet on the finish, this cider is both accessible and full-flavored. 6.9% ABV / Seattle, WA / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Buffalo Sweat – What you will really like about this beer is the smoothness that brewing with cream sugar brings to the palate. This smoothness balances out the copious quantities of roasted barley used in the brewing process to create a rich, complex, and delicious beer. If you have not been a stout drinker in the past, give this beer a try. 5% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Pub Ale – The distinctive look and taste of Tallgrass Ale comes from a unique blend of German, English, and American-style malts and a generous helping of both American and traditional English hops. 4.4% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Beeradvocate 84 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing 8-Bit Pale Ale – Just like those classic video games we all grew up with, 8-Bit Pale Ale is spectacularly simple at first glance yet remarkably fun and complex when you get into it. A Hop Rocket infuses the character of Australian grown Galaxy Hops into an American Pale Ale, giving a unique tropical, almost melon aroma in a classic American style. 5.2% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Ratebeer 87 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Songbird Saison – Tart and refreshing with citrus notes and a light, dry finish, this dry-hopped Belgian-style saison takes flight with unique hop aromas and flavors. With an ABV of 4.8%, Songbird will make an excellent table beer or a go-to for a lazy Sunday. 4.8% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Top Rope IPA – loaded with Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo and Bravo hops to give it some muscle. 6% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Beeradvocate 84 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Zombie Monkey – Zombie Monkie is a dark, rich porter, carefully brewed for the post-apocalyptic world to come. Crafted with lots of roasty dark chocolate and specialty malts, then inoculated with enough hops to add a floral/citrus character in the finish. 6.2% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Raspberry Jam – Explorer Series/Limited release. Raspberry Jam pays tribute to the groundbreaking sights and sounds of psychedelic rock. Light and refreshing, with its crisp natural tartness balanced by the addition of raspberries. 4.3% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Big Ricc – Bold coffee flavor and aroma with strong chocolate notes. Pours jet-black. Subtle dark fruit flavors. Dark roasted grains. Slight, “warming” alcohol presence. Full-bodied and great for sipping / 10.5% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Good
Tallgrass Brewing Wooden Rooster – Velvet Rooster, a Belgian-style Tripel, aged it in rye whiskey barrels, giving it an oaky vanilla finish. 9.5% ABV / Manhattan, KS / Ratebeer 93 / Availability: Good
*Small Town Not Your Father’s Root Beer 10.7% – Kovac passed down his family’s beer making tradition by working tirelessly with his son to craft the first version of “Not Your Father’s Root Beer.” At 10.7% ABV, the silky, smooth and satisfying finish is unmatched in flavor. It appeals to craft beer aficionados as well as those who don’t typically drink beer but crave something unique. 10.7% ABV / Los Angeles, CA / Beeradvocate 92 / Availability: Limited / *Arriving Friday
*Community Trinity Tripel – Trinity Tripel is a hoppy Belgian-style Tripel, technically falling into the Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale category. The smooth body and flavor come from select German Pils malts used for the grist, lending a deep golden hue and clean finish. 9% ABV / Dallas, TX / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Decent / *Arriving Friday
*New Brunfels – Sangre de Shiva Blend 5 – New Braunfels black weizenbock aging in Dry Comal Creek Malbec barrels. 10.5% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Decent / *Arriving Friday
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Jolly Pumpkin/North Peak Tasting! Details Above.
12-2 pm, Free Alamo Beer Company Tasting! Details Above.
2-4 pm, Free 5 Stones Brewing Tasting! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free Cedar Creek Brewing Tasting! Details Above.