This Father’s Day, give Dad a gift he’ll truly enjoy…Beer! For a limited time WhichCraft Beer Store is offering 10% off all Gift Card purchases. This means that you can buy $25 worth of WhichCraft credit for $22.50, $50 worth of credit for $45 or $100 worth of credit for $90! Grab one for Dad this Father’s Day and while you’re at it, get one for yourself. As always, all Gift Card purchases come with free WhichCraft branded paddle-style bottle opener. *Gift Card purchases become active on June 19th, 2016.
WhichCraft Beer Store is excited to be hosting a special Jester King Brewing Company Tasting, guided by Founder and Owner Jeff Stuffings. Since its creation six years ago, Jester King has established itself as a hallmark of the Austin beer community. They pride themselves on their diverse selection of authentic farmhouse beers, including highly sought after barrel aged fruit sours. They also remain an active participant in Texas beer legislation, supporting the effort to expand the distribution of out of state breweries to the Texas market. During this free tasting Jeff Stuffings will guide customers through a tasting of Noble king 2014, El Cedro, Das Uberkind and Omniscience & Proselytism. We will also have bottles of Wytchmaker and Gotlandsdricka available for purchase. Because of limited availability, none of the four beers featured in the tasting will be available for retail purchase.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm
Thursday, June 16th – Tonight!
Zach from Artisanal Imports will be stopping by to pour free samples of Vanderghiste, Cuvee de Jacobins and Kriek de Jacobins.
Friday, June 17th
WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a special store tasting. Tasting lineup will include Reissdorf Kolsch, 5 Stones Norma Jean, Odell Drumroll APA, Martin House Cellarman’s Reserve IPA and Real Ale Commissar.
Saturday, June 18th
Join us at WhichCraft Beer Store as our friends at New Belgium pour free samples of all six collaboration beers from their new Fat Tire & Friends Collaboration 12 pk. More info about the beers can be found here.
Tuesday, June 21st
Hunter from Abita Brewing Company will be here to sample out their Seersucker pils, Blueberry wheat, Big Easy IPA, and Triple Haze.
Wednesday, June 22nd
Arjit from Flood Distributing will be in the shop to guide a special Kuhlbacher tasting. Beers in the tasting lineup will include Er Boqueron, Kuhlmbacher Eisbock, Elderherb Pils and Peach Abraxass.
Thursday, June 23rd
Founder and Owner of Jester King Brewing will be stopping by to pour free samples of Noble King 2014, El Cedro, Das Uberkind and Omniscience & Proselytism. We will also have bottles of Wytchmaker and Gotlandsdricka available for purchase. ***The four beers included in the tasting will not be available for retail purchase***
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Prairie Apple Brandy Noir STILL AVAILABLE! Avery Maharaja, New Belgium Fat Tire & Friends Variety 12pk, Ballast Point California Amber (Formerly Calico Amber), Boulevard Tell Tale Tart, Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, Jolly Pumpkin iO, Saint Arnold 5 O’Clock Pils, Moonlight Meadery Wild, Moonlight Meadery Desire, Brooklyn Summer, Hanssens Lambic Experimental Cassis, Oude Kriek Schaerbeekse Krieken, Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek, Stone IPA 6pk Cans, Saison Dupont, Ommegang Rosetta, Last Stand Coffee Porter.
Karbach Hop Delusion – Resinous, dank aromas fill the air. The sky is filled with yellowish-green clouds that look like hop cones. Everything you touch leaves your fingers sticky and now even the people around you look like hop cones. Their faces begin to ooze lupulin… You are in a state of Hop Delusion, but you knew what you signed up for when you popped this bottle. You knew that it had over 100 IBUs and was dry hopped with insane amounts of Simcoe and Mosaic hops, but you chose to drink it anyway. It’s difficult to say if you will ever snap out of it, for you have been smitten with the disorder that many can never overcome. 9% ABV / Houston, TX / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Decent
Independence RedBud – Inspired by classically tart and refreshing Berliner Weisse flavor profile, RedBud is light and lemony with a crisp acidity. It is brewed with a lactic culture to create the classic sour-citrusy lemon flavor and finished with high carbonation. 4.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Decent
Reissdorf Kolsch 4pk cans – Reissdorf Kölsch is the beer speciality from Cologne with a tradition starting 1894. A Kölsch with a pleasant, full-bodied, and uniquely light and sweet taste in premium quality, that is brewed for the adepts who prefer something special. 4.8% ABV / Cologne, Germany / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Good
BFM Abbaye Saint Bon-Chien 2015 – an antique beer, a strong sour ale with 11% abv aged in old wine oak barrels during one year. After the aging period, the different casks are blended together in order to obtain complexity and lots of flavors. 11% ABV / Jura, Switzerland / Beeradvocate 95 / Availability: Good
Great Divide White Water – an American wheat ale built for exploration. The bold hop profile adds complexity to this crisp, balanced ale, while hints of citrus, light floral notes, and a satisfying bitterness leave a perfect reminder of trails climbed and rapids subdued. 6.1% ABV / Denver, CO / Availability: Decent
Anchor Mango Wheat – Anchor’s Mango Wheat is a crisply refreshing, effervescent, golden ale that highlights the delectable character of this singular fruit: Brightness without sharpness, fullness of flavor without heaviness, tropical aroma without pungency, and complexity without cacophony. 4.5% ABV / San Francisco, CA / Availability: Decent
Anchor Brotherhood – a Golden State Collaboration of handcrafted California tunes and handcrafted California brews. Inspired by the brewing tradition of Anchor Steam Beer, Brotherhood Steam Beer is brewed with its own unique recipe. A distinct malt bill gives the beer its copper color, and dry-hopping with Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops adds aromatic hints of citrus and mint. 5.6% ABV / San Francisco, CA / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Decent
Rogue Honey Kolsch – Situated just across from 40 acres of Rogue hops, 119 colonies of bees were carefully kept and fed and the honey was uncapped, extracted, filtered, and finally infused into a refreshing Honey Kolsch ale. 4.8% ABV / Newport, OR / Availability: Decent
Green Flash Sea to Sea – an unfiltered Zwickel lager layered with German Pilsner malts, Hallertau Mittelfreüh and Czech Saaz hops, 2-row barley, and traditional Pilsner yeast. This sessionable brew has a light body with subtle sweet malt and fruity hop flavors, notable lager yeast, and a crisp, clean finish. 4% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Decent
Strange Land Brewing Apothecary Saison Gruit – Brewed with wild rosemary, sweet gale, yarrow, and mesquite honey. 6.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
North Peak Archangel – A solid American wheat, with a classic nose that transitions to a faint cherry aroma complimenting its rich amber gold hue. As this well-balanced and deceptively light-bodied wheat beer travels across the tongue, the willamette and perle hops hint at bitterness, followed by a crisp, clean wheat flavor that cuts to a subtle tart cherry finish. 5% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Availability: Good
Bruery Terreux Rueuze – a blend of old and young oak barrel aged golden sour beer. Notes of hay, barnyard funk, apricots, and even olives play wonderfully with the balanced acidity. 6% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
Buffalo Bayou Beez Nutz – Hazelnut Coffee Porter with local wildflower honey. 8.1% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent
Buffalo Bayou Rotundone Raspberry – This variation of Rotundone is a simple expression with complex flavor profile. This beer is all about the raspberries. The mouthfeel is a balance of not too tart and not too sweet, with the bubbly yeast brightening up the body. 9% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Decent
Deschutes Hop Slice – A trio of hops come together in this crisp session IPA. Brewed with Meyer lemon, Hop Slice balances floral hop notes and a subtle citrus kick. 4.5% ABV / Bend, OR / Availability: Limited
Real Ale Gose – A slightly sour wheat beer, it’s known for hints of coriander and a unique saltiness that is derived from the local water source, Brewed with a twist of lime juice, the result is a delightfully tart and refreshing beer to help you slug it out with even the hottest of Texas summers. 4.4% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Decent
Collective Brewing Project Petit Golden Sour – Brewed with Brettanomyces bruxelensis var. Drei. It’s petite. It’s golden. It’s sour. Don’t over think it. 4.5% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Ratebeer 86 / Availability: Very Limited
Collective Brewing Project Urban Funk House – Brett blend barrel fermented/aged farmhouse saison. 7.2% ABV / Fort Worth, TX / Availability: Very Limited
Jolly Pumpkin Saison Z – Deep blood red color, sharp aromas of citrus and sugar, flavors of mouth coating chocolate, mixed citrus, sweet orange, and kumquat lending a delicious sweet tart sour contrasting note. 7.5% ABV / Dexter, MI / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Limited
Angry Orchard Old Fashioned – The Old Fashioned is made with a blend of American apples and is aged on oak with dried tart cherries, California grown navel orange peel, and charred bourbon barrel staves, offering citrus and cherry aromas with a bright apple flavor and slight vanilla notes. 6.5% ABV / Cincinnati, OH / Availability: Good
Angry Orchard Knotty Pear – Knotty Pear leads with ripe apple, baked pear aromas and hints of cardamom. Knotty Pear’s main ingredient is juice from American apples, and also features pear juice, which adds a new dimension to the cider, creating a pleasantly dry flavor. Cardamom imparts a slight spicy flavor. With subtle notes of citrus and mint. This cider and showcases fresh acidity, lasting tannin, and a pleasantly dry finish from oak aging. 6.5% ABV / Cincinnati, OH / Availability: Good
Saint Arnold Icon Gold – Texas Honey Saison is a refreshingly bright ale brewed with Texas wildflower honey from our friends at Burleson’s. The honey evokes aromas of floral blooms and nectarines, while Lemon Drop and Motueka hops impart subtle notes of citrus and earthiness. 6.4% ABV / Houston, TX / Availability: Limited
Hanssens Lambic Experimental Raspberry – Ale fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels. 6% ABV / Dworp, Belgium / Ratebeer 93 / Availability: Limited
Virtue Offalgood Cider – This full-bodied and unfiltered blend of bittersweet and bitter-sharp apple varieties offers aromas of overripe Apple and the orchard, and a dry, crisp, citrusy flavor, supported by hearty tannins. 6.7% ABV / Fennville, MI / Availability: Good
Virtue the Publican Cider – Collaboration with The Publican restaurant in Chicago, Il. Extra dry brut cider. 6.5% ABV / Fennville, MI / Availability: Good
Odell Drumroll APA – Drumroll is an unfiltered American Pale Ale. A bold, juicy, citrus-inspired and tropically hop forward APA that looks and tastes like pineapple, orange, mango, and grapefruit. The complex fruit character is the result of the careful combination of current crop year hops with no fruit or juice addition necessary. 5.3% ABV / Fort COllins, CO / Availability: Limited
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier – “Schlenkerla Helles” is brewed with fine Bavarian aroma hops from the area around the city of Nürnberg. It’s lagered in century old caves underneath the historic Schlenkerla brewery and maltings. Schlenkerla Helles is boiled in the same copper kettles and bottom fermented by the same yeast as the historic Schlenkerla Smokebeer. Its subtle smokiness without using smoke malt makes “Helles Schlenkerla Lager” a unique representative of the classic lager beer style “Bavarian Helles”. 4.2% ABV / Bamberg, Germany / Beeradvocate 89 / Availability: Good
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Tasting of Reissdorf Kolsch, 5 Stones Norma Jean, Odell Drumroll APA, Martin House Cellarman’s Reserve IPA and Real Ale Commissar! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free New Belgium Brewing Company Tasting! Details Above.