Beginning this month, WhichCraft Beer Store will be running Monthly Madness beer deals where we will be offering exclusive discounts on some of our most popular items all month long! Keep an eye out for our email at the beginning of each month to let you know which beers will be featured. This month we’re offering Real Ale Hans’ Pils six packs for $6.99, Live Oak Hefeweizen six packs for $7.99, Wasatch Black O’Lantern six packs for $7.99 and Zilker Marco IPA six packs for $7.99 (Arriving Friday afternoon).
Additionally, and while supplies last, we are offering Victory Summer Selections variety twelve packs for $8.99. These bad boys are arriving just in time for end of summer so DON’T miss out.
On Saturday, September 3rd we’re very excited to be a part of the Art of the Brew beer and art festival for the second year in a row. We attend a lot of beer festivals that are lots of fun, but this is without a doubt the most unique one. Dozens of local artists are paired up with Texas breweries who collaborate on a beer and a piece of art. The event is FREE to attend, though it is a fundraiser for Co-Lab Projects so donations are encouraged. Our own Jody Reyes will be participating in the DUNK TANK which will be running from 4-8 PM. More details on this event can be found here.
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm
Thursday, September 1st – TONIGHT!
Revolver Brewing has been in the news recently (google it), but that shouldn’t over shadow their new seasonal release called Red Shift. It’s a red ale with cinnamon, ginger, white pepper, and finished with rose and hibiscus. We’ll also sample Ironhead, Sidewinder and Bock.
Friday, September 2nd
Our friends from Texas Keeper Cider will be dropping by to serve up some free samples of No. 1 and Cider Weizen. Also they did an awesome collaboration with our neighbors ABGB called Co-Op Saisonniers and we’ll be sampling that one too!
Saturday, September 3rd
WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a free in store tasting. Beers included in the tasting will be North Peak Hooligan, Pedernales Bitter Battle, Infamous Foghorn Redhorn and Anderson Valley Hugh Arker.
Tuesday, September 6th
Hunter from Abita Brewing Company will be in the house to let us all try their Octoberfest, Harvest Peach Lager, Strawgator and Big Easy IPA.
Thursday, September 8th
Brian from Chimay will be joining us for a very special sampling in which all of us will be able to try their Barrel Aged Grande Reserve, Vintage 2012 Grande Reserve and Doree.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Pedernales Texas Hop Bomb #3, Real Ale Brewer’s Cut New World Pils, Boulevard Hibiscus Gose, Epic Tart n’ Juicy, Freetail Soul Doubt, Hops & Grain Greenhouse (arriving Friday).
No Label Nightmare on 1st Street – They say the rice silos in Katy are haunted. Late at night you may hear Old Ben Johnson banging up a storm in the scary room. Our parents never told us what happened to Old Ben Johnson to make him so upset, but maybe this beer will satiate him as much as us. 9.2% ABV / Katy, TX / Availability: Good
Destihl Vertex – This West Coast/Rocky Mountain-style India Pale Ale is back-hopped for a more intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma without the balance of caramel malts. It has medium-high alcohol content, high fruity, floral and citrus-like American-varietal hop character, deep golden color and medium maltiness.6.2% ABV / Bloomington, IL / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Good
Knee Deep Hop-De-Ranged – This Quad IPA Borders on Insanity. 13.1% ABV / Auburn, CA / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Limited
Jolly Pumpkin Cucurbitophobia (Fear of Pumpkins) – Collaboration with Monkish Brewing in Torrance, CA. Sour ale brewed with blood oranges and spices. 6.1% ABV / Dexter, MI / Availability: Limited
Jolly Pumpkin Matame Ahorita (Kill Me Now) – Brewed Citra and Simcoe hops as well as yuzu, lemon and lime peel, coriander and Alaskan sea salt this barrel aged gose will knock your socks off. 5.5% ABV / Dexter, MI / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Limited
North Peak Hooligan – Hooligan is brewed with real pumpkin and fresh spices to give you all the spicy pumpkin goodness you could ask for. Hooligan is brimming with hops! 5.5% ABV / Traverse City, MI / Beeradvocate 82 / Availability: Good
Dogfish Punkin Ale – A full-bodied brown ale brewed with real pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon & nutmeg. 7% ABV / Milton, DE / Beeradvocate 88 / Availability: Decent
Avery Kaiser – all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest – gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops – then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest. 9.5% ABV / Boulder, CO / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Limited
Founder’s Breakfast Stout – Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee. 8.3% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Limited
Real Ale Oktoberfest – Our Oktoberfest is brewed with the highest quality German malts, hops and yeast using traditional Bavarian brewing methods. The Munich and Vienna malts are the real stars of this smooth, copper-colored, medium-bodied brew. Well balanced and satisfying, our first lager is the perfect complement to your fall festivities. Prosit!!!! 5.7% ABV / Blanco, TX / Availability: Good
Alaskan Coffee Brown – This rich brown ale has a big cocoa aroma with light earthy roasted and gourmet coffee notes. 7% ABV / Juneau, AK / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Decent
Lagunitas 12th of Never – Tropically Hoppy. Light, yet Full-Bodied. Bright and Citrusy. Word. The magical, mystical 12th of Never is a blend of Old and New School hops that play bright citrus, rich coconut, and papaya-esque flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. 5.5% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Decent
Victory Sour Monkey – This is Sour Monkey and yes it is a sour Brettanomyces fermented version of Victory’s classic Golden Monkey. 9.5% ABV / Downingtown, PA / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Limited
Pedernales Lobo Oktoberfest – A limited release from PBC. A nice dark caramel color, with a good hop presence. 6.4% ABV / Fredericksburg, TX / Availability: Good
Pedernales Bitter Battle – Pedernales Brewing Company brings you an APA fit to battle the IPA. With a sharp hop in the face, a long drop to the malt, and a finish of undeniable victory, the Bitter Battle beer illuminates both the harsh reality and the delicious spoils of war. 6.5% ABV / Fredericksburg, TX / Availability: Good
Anderson Valley Fall Hornin – With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just a hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish. 6% ABV / Boonville, CA / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Good
Anderson Valley Huge Arker – After primary fermentation, the beer is aged in Wild Turkey® Bourbon barrels until it fully matures. The deep mahogany color is evocative of the opulence to follow. Dark luscious aromas of burnished oak mingle with candy sugar, bourbon and hearth-baked bread. The luxurious flavors redolent of honey and molasses are intertwined with the richness of dark chocolate and the ardent warmth of alcohol, underpinned with hints of coffee, vanilla and dark fruits. 13.5% ABV / Boonville, CA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl – Malt beverage brewed with pumpkin and spices and aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels. 8.5% ABV / Boonville, CA / Ratebeer 87 / Availability: Limited
Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest – Oaktoberfest is a true German Marzen bier brewed with premium imported Pilsner and Vienna malts and is spiced with Bavarian hop from the mother land. Light Amber in color, soft malty profile, full bodied lager beer. Fermented with the famous Bavarian Augustiner Lager yeast from Munich. We utilized German Hallertauer Traditions for both bittering and aroma additions adding a rich, noble hop presence to this beer. 5% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Beeradvocate 85 / Availability: Good
Lakewood Punkel* – Punkel has no pumpkin. It’s a dark, malty German lager but with a lighter body enhanced by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. 5.5% ABV / Garland, TX / Availability: Good / *Arriving Friday
Infamous Foghorn Redhorn – A coffee amber ale brewed in collaboration with Red Horn Coffee House and Brewery. 5.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
Texas Keeper Cider Co-Op Saisonniers – A collaboration with ABGB. Apple juice was first boiled in ABGB’s kettle with Madarina Bavaria hops, then fermented, aged, and bottled at the Cidery. The final cider is uniquely delicious, with notes of lemon, tangerine and basil. 8.1% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited
Free Weekend Tastings
6-8 pm, Free Texas Keeper Cider Tasting! Details Above.
North Peak Hooligan
Pedernales Bitter Battle
Infamous Foghorn Redhorn
Anderson Valley Hugh Arker