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 14th TONIGHT!
In honor of Six Pack Stories, WhichCraft Beer Store is hosting a special tasting to highlight the breweries being represented tonight. Stop by between 6-8 pm for free samples of Real Ale Gose, Independence Austin Amber, Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion and St. Arnold Icon Gold. For more information on Six Pack Stories please visit their website.
Friday, July 15th
12-2 pm, Angry Orchard Cidery will be joining us for a special daytime tasting. Stop by to try free samples of their Old Fashioned, Knotty Pear, Iceman and Muse.
6-8 pm, Our friends from Odell Brewing Co will be behind the bar to pour free tasters of Drumroll, 90 Schilling and Zard-Alu.
Saturday, July 16th
12-2 pm, Josh from Founders Brewing will be stopping by to sample out some All Day IPA, Mosaic Promise, Devil Dancer and Imperial Stout.
6-8 pm, WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a store tasting. Beers included in the lineup will be Stone Citrusy Wit, Twisted X Later Days, Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood and Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine.
Tuesday, July 19th
Hodge from Oskar Blues will be in the shop to pour free samples of Dale’s Pale Ale, Mamma’s Little Yella Pils, Beerito and Pinner IPA.
Wednesday, July 20th
Tom from Avery will be joining us to let us all try their White Rascal, Perzik, Raja and Maharaja.
Thursday, July 21st
Shannon from Cedar Creek will be in the house to pour free samples of their Patio Pounder, Lawn Ranger and Dankosaurus.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Uinta Tangerine Hop Nosh, Deep Ellum Easy Peasy IPA, Freetail SOul DOubt, Freetail Rye Wit, Freetail Bat Outta Helles, Freetail Original, Twisted X Austin Lager (Formerly Tex Mex Lager), Twisted X Cow Creek, Twisted X Chupahopera, Austin Eastciders Pineapple, Branchline Evil Owl, Ranger Creek Dry Hopped Berliner Weisse, Prairie Bomb, Texas Keeper Grafter Rose.
Adelbert’s Hibiscus Saison Cans – Brewed with hibiscus flowers and dry hopped with Citra, this ale blends a hint of tartness with notes of tropical fruit and citrus. 5.6% BAV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
Full Sail Barrel Aged Wheatwine – Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatwine was brewed in the Barleywine style, using 100% malted wheat and left to age in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels for 10 months. It pours a rich honey hue and opens up with complex oak aromas of vanilla and caramel blended nicely with notes of toffee, marmalade and dates. Barrel aging rounds out this big beer by adding a rich tannic structure. 12% ABV / Hood River, OR / Ratebeer 88 / Availability: Limited
Dogfish Flesh & Blood – An honest to goodness India Pale Ale brewed with a bevy of real citrus including orange peel, lemon flesh & blood orange juice. 7.5% ABV / Milton, DE / Availability: Decent
Arrogant Who You Callin’ Wussie Pilsner – A departure from the standard American lite lager. 5.8% ABV / Escondido, CA / Beeradvocate 89 / Availability: Good
Stone Citrusty Wit – Each dryly refreshing, citrusy sip of this coriander-spiced, tangerine-infused, Mandarina Bavaria-hopped creation will satisfy even the most hardcore fan. 5.3% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 87 / Availability: Good
San Tan Lime Leaf – A traditionally brewed Cream Ale jazzed up with the addition of Kaffir lime leaves. It is fermented at a colder temperature than a typical ale, giving the beer a smooth flavor and a clean finish. The addition of lime leaves, an ingredient used in Thai cuisine, provides a citrusy, herbal aroma while accentuating the beer’s refreshing character. 4.9% ABV / Chandler, AZ / Availability: Good
Karbach BBH – The brew’s rich malt character, along with chocolate and vanilla notes, make it the perfect beer to warm your toes! 75% aged in Old Forester barrels, 25% aged in Jack Daniels barrels. 10.8% ABV / Houston, TX / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Very limited
Freetail Yo Soy Un Berliner – Pilsen malt, malted wheat; traditional German hops; top-fermenting yeast; lactobacillus; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; jelly-filled donuts. 4.4% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Ratebeer 92 / Availability: Good
Freetail Local Stout – A cold-brewed toddy using El Origen coffee beans from Honduras is added to the beer after fermentation; deep, rich chocolate and roast flavors from English malts combine with rich, nuanced sweetness of carefully selected coffee creates a flavor that speaks of a sunrise breakfast upon a distant mountain, or an intimate hot cup for a late night-cap. 7.7% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Ratebeer 84 / Availability: Decent
Freetail Cherry Bexarliner – Brewed to a higher gravity and refermented on Montmorency cherries. Tart, refreshing and a lil’ sweet. 5.8% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Decent
Twisted X Later Days – Session IPA brewed with generous amounts of Citra and Mosaic hops. 5.5% ABV / Dripping Springs, TX / Availability: Good
Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery Half IPA – Light hop additions during the boil and tons of dry hopping with Centennial and Citra mean the bitterness is low, but the hop flavor and aroma are high. Made specifically for summertime in Austin. 5.6% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 92 / Availability: Limited
funkwerks Amarillo – Single hopped Imperial Saison, with a touch of pineapple juice. Amarillo hops were named for their bright yellow hop cone. Notes of grapefruit, citrus and a pineapple. 7% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent
Branchline Silver & Black IPA – A touch of roasted barley and carafa III to give it its dark color without providing too many roasty flavors. Dry hopped with cascade. 6.3% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Good
Branchline The Visitor – Magnum and azacca hops. Aroma and flavor notes of peach, grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit. 7% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Good
Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout – Sweet, creamy, slightly roasty stout with big nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves on the nose. Surprisingly easy-going mouthfeel. 10% ABV / Houston, TX / Ratebeer 93 / Availability: Decent
Knee Deep Hop-Trio – Triple IPA brewed and dry hopped with large amounts of Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops that delivers exploding tropical fruit and citrus aromas and flavor. Intense hop aromas that are sure to stimulate your olfactory receptors. 11.a% ABV / Auburn, CA / Beeradvocate 93 / Availability: Decent
Founders Devil Dancer – Triple IPA. Dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. 112 actual IBU; although it calculates to over 200! 12% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Ratebeer 99 / Availability:
*Ballast Point Orange Vanilla Fathom – The piney and citrus hop aromas of our India-Style Pale Lager combine with sweet orange and creamy vanilla – while staying true to classic lagering techniques. 7% ABV / San Diego, CA / Availability: Limited / *Arriving Friday
Free Weekend Tastings
12-2 pm, Free Angry Orchard Tasting! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free Odell Brewing Tasting! Details Above.
12-2 pm, Free Founders Brewing Tasting! Details Above.
6-8 pm, Free WhichCraft Beer Store Tasting! Details Above.