Have you started your morning at WhichCraft Tap Room Yet? In addition to our passion for draft and bottled beer, we at WhichCraft Tap Room are excited to be exploring the diverse world of coffee. We work with the good people at Austin Roasting Company to bring you a rotating selection of fresh, small batch roasts. Our single origin pour-overs and espresso drinks allow you to develop an understanding of how the climate and soil a particular region impact the the character of the coffee that grows there. Just like beer, we love experiencing the many subtle variations that make each cup of coffee unique, and we want to share that experience with you. To make your morning even easier, we bring in breakfast tacos from local vendors to get you fueled up and ready for your day. So stop in to WhichCraft Tap Room, Open daily at 8AM, and get your morning started off right
Looking for the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life? WhichCraft Beer Store and WhichCraft Tap Room are your one-stop shops to find everything you need this holiday season. Put our staff through their paces, to help you find that exciting new beer that’s sure to brighten up your Christmas morning. Beer fridge over flowing already? Take a look at our selection of branded glassware, t-shirts, patches, bottle openers and koozies. Gift wrapping available for all of our products, both fermented and non. Don’t feel like choosing? We have gift cards available in every denomination.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, December 8th – TONIGHT!
Blake, from Southern Star Brewing Company will be behind the bar to serve up free samples of their Winter Warmer, Bombshell Blonde, Conspiracy Theory IPA, Pine Belt Pale Ale and Buried Hatchet. PLUS! All month long Southern Star six packs are only $6.99, and four packs of their Buried Hatchet Stout are only $7.99!
Friday, December 9th
Swing by for a free tasting with our friends at Odell Brewing Co! We’ll Have free samples of their Drumroll Pale Ale, Mountain Standard Dark IPA and Friek!
Saturday, December 10th
12-2pm – WhichCraft Beer Store will be hosting a tasting of Samuel Adams Winter Sampler twelve pack. Stop in for free tasters and good times. Samuel Adams Winter Sampler twelve packs are only $13.99 this weekend only at WhichCraft SoLa.
3-5pm – Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. will be in the house to host a free tasting featuring their Ugly Pug Black Lager, Pride of Texas IPA, Winter Warmer and the Barrel Aged Winter Warmer.
6-8pm – Matt from Tallgrass Brewing Company is coming in for his FIRST tasting at WhichCraft Beer Store. Come in for a free sampling of their Top Rope IPA, Raspberry Jam, Zombie Monkie and Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat…and to say ‘hi’ to Matt of course!
Tuesday, December 13th
All the way from Dripping Springs, we will be welcoming our friends from Last Stand Brewing for a tasting of their Belgian Pale Ale, Coffee Porter and Citra SMaSH IPA. Come in for free samples of one of the Best Breweries in Austin.
Wednesday, December 14th
What better way to get in the Holiday Spirit than with a very special tasting with our friends at New Braunfels Brewing Company. We will be opening a vertical selection of their Sangre de Shiva series, a sour Weizenbock aged in red wine barrels, and always from a different from Texas winery. As part of this special tasting, we will be pairing the beer with roasted chestnuts.
Thursday, December 15th
Hunter from Abita Brewing will be dropping in to guide a free tasting of their Harvest Orange Lager, Wrought Iron IPA and Christmas Ale. It’s the perfect way to pre-game for the Austin Beer Guide Awards at ABGB!
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Saturday, December 10th
1-4pm – Amy from Artisanal Imports will be making her Maiden Voyage to WhichCraft Tap Room to guide a free tasting of La Trappe Quad, Vanderghintse Oud Bruin and EZ Orchards Poire pear cider. All Beer (and Cider) being tasted will be available for purchase in package.
Wednesday, December 14th
5-8pm – The wonderful and talented Amy, from Goose Island Brewing Company, will be at the tap room while we have a special tapping of Bourbon County Brand Stout. We will have Sofie and Bourbon County Brand Stout on draft, as well as Matilda and Four Star Pils in package. Grab a draft beer and keep the glass.
7:00pm – Which Craft Tap Room is hosting its Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Come in for this free event and put your useless knowledge to the test. Prizes and good times are included.
New Beers This Week
(All beer available at both WhichCraft locations unless otherwise noted)
Back in Stock at WhichCraft SoLa: Prairie vs. TRVE, Alaskan Icy Bay IPA, Ommegang Rosetta / Victory Storm King / Deep Ellum Easy Peasy, Deep Ellum Rye Pils, Schilling London Dry, Schilling Mischief Maker, Uinta Rise & Pine, Oude Geuze Boon, Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Ommegang Hennepin.
Back in Stock at WhichCraft Mueller: Green Flash Oculus Sauvage, Saison Dupont Dry Hop, Unibroue A Tout Le Monde
Prairie Noir – Prairie Noir is a bourbon barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout. They brew this beer with a huge amount of oats to give it an ever so silky mouth feel. Notes of coffee, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. Notes of whiskey and carmel are also packed into this beer. 11% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited
Prairie Coffee Noir – Coffee Noir is Prairie Noir kicked up a notch! Whole roasted espresso beans are added to the barrels in order to enhance the roasted and chocolate malt flavors in this intense beer. 11.5% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Limited / Mueller Only
Prairie Pirate Noir – Pirate Noir is their Jamaican rum barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout. This beer takes our already delicious Prairie Noir and adds intense notes of vanilla, coconut, and rum to the beer. 12% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited
Prairie Christmas Bomb – Imperial stout brewed with spices. 11.5% ABV / Tulsa, OK / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
Funkwerks Mango King – Imperial saison with mango. 8% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Decent
Funkwerks Mixed 12 pack – three of mainline beers, and Trust Fall, an experimental that is exclusively available in the variety pack. Fort Collins, CO / Availability: Limited
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing – Inspired by flavors and ingredients found in tiramisu, including ladyfingers, 9 Ladies Dancing mimics the Italian dessert by whipping together flavor combinations and layers of its own. This includes notes of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. 11.3% ABV / Placentia, CA / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Limited
The Bruery Terreux Humulus Terreux Mosaic – Each batch of Humulus Terreux will use a different hop varietal and one of the several strains of Brettanomyces yeasts that have incubating in the laboratory to create a one of a kind, wildly traditional bière. 6.3% ABV / Anaheim, CA / Ratebeer 93 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Shacksbury Semi Dry – Apple varieties – Jonagold, Spartan, McIntosh, Empire, Ellis Bitters, Browns, Michelin, Somerset Redstreak, and Dabinett. Apples grown by Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, Vermont and Dragon Orchards in Herefordshire, England. 6.5% ABV / Shoreham, VT / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Shacksbury Dry Cider – Apple varieties – Jonagold, Spartan, McIntosh, Empire, Ellis Bitters, Browns, Michelin, Somerset Redstreak, and Dabinett. Apples grown by Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, Vermont and Dragon Orchards in Herefordshire, England. 6.5% ABV / Shoreham, VT / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Anderson Valley Horse Tongue – Belgian wheat beer aged in white wine barrels and allowed to become very slightly sour. This is a wonderful session beer for those of the “sour and funky” persuasion. 4.3% ABV / Boonville, CA / Ratebeer 90 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
De Ranke Pere Noel – A fantastic Christmas beer, but one that defies the universal custom of a stronger, spicier beer for the holiday season. At 7% alcohol by volume, this one is relatively lighter in alcohol than the Guldenberg, and does not pack the hop punch of the XX. It combines some of the best elements of those other two beers – with a fine balance of malt and hops, complex character, a refreshing dryness, and a gorgeous cellar aroma – but is distinguished by its festive copper color. 7% ABV / Dottignies, Belgium / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Mikkeller To/From/Via – Fra Via Til (From Via To) is a holiday Porter brewed with spices. Ingredients: water, barley malt, roasted barley, cassonade sugar, coriander seeds (0.8%), star anise (0.5%), cinnamon (0.5%), cloves (0.1%), hops, yeast. 8% ABV / Copenhagen, Denmark / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper – Inspired by the Belgian Christmas beers, known for their thick warming body, light spices and balanced hop profile. Orange peels and coriander seeds, along with the extreme fermentation temperatures, give a massive mix of fruity nuances. 10.9% ABV / Copenhagen, Denmark / Ratebeer 95 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Ridgeway Very Bad Elf – This Very Bad Elf is one fine ale – rich, hardy, and flavorful, brewed to an original 1795 Thames Valley recipe, with a very special pale amber malt that is rarely used nowadays, and balanced by a modest addition of English Fuggle aroma hops. 7.5% ABV / South Stoke, England / Beeradvocate 80 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza – Deep mahogany and malty, layered hops, figs, raisins, sugar plums, cashews betwixt rum laden truffles. 9% ABV / Dexter, MI / Ratebeer 97 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Real Ale Benedictum – Benedictum was inspired by the brown ales of Flanders. The primary fermentation was accomplished by house ale yeast. The beer was then racked to barrels and inoculated with a mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria to finish the job. Toffee notes are balanced by fruitiness and a pronounced acidity. Tart cherries add a further layer of complexity to this very drinkable sour ale. 5.4% ABV / Blanco, TX / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
Upslope Oatmeal Stout – Smooth, roasty and sessionable, this Oatmeal Stout packs full flavor and a robust body for a silky drinking experience. Brewed with oats, roasted malts and East Kent Golding hops. 5% ABV / Boulder, CO / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
Full Sail Wassail – Brewed for the holiday season, Wassail is a delight with it’s warm flavors and festive holiday packaging. It’s a lush, garnet colored winter ale that has a malty full-body and a pleasant hoppy finish. 7.2% ABV / Hood River, OR / Ratebeer 86 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Uinta Barrel Aged Stout – This small batch Stout has been aged in bourbon barrels, adding a robust smoky flavor. 7% ABV / Salt Lake City, UT / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Alpine Willy Vanilly – Since “Willy” is so versatile and can be flavored with fruits and essences, they add a touch of vanilla extract to compliment the sweet nuttiness. 4.9% ABV / Alpine, CA / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Decent
Founders Lizard of Koz – Imperial stout brewed with blueberries, chocolate, and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels. 10.5% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Availability: Limited
Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery English IPA – Unlike the huge assault of citrus and pine flavors of a modern American IPA, East Kent Golding and Fuggle hops create a flavor and aroma profile that is floral, earthy and delicate. Our tribute to the original, and a great IPA for any time of year. 5.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
Texas Keeper Cider Noir – Cider Noir is made from 100% Northern Spy apples double fermented with extra dark belgian candi, pecans and orange peel. Belgian candi, made from beet and date sugar, is a classic component of Dubbel and Trippel Ales. Dark fruit and toasted bread notes from the candi combine with ripe pear from the Spy. A hint of pecan and orange round out this stout cider. 10.1% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Decent
Santa Fe Adobe Igloo – New Mexican answer to the classic Winter Warmer: dark red, full-bodied, and malt-forward. Traditionally, Winter Warmers are balanced with extra hops or a Wintery spice blend. Offering chile flavor without heat and dusty raw cocoa rather than sweet chocolate. 6% ABV / Santa Fe, NM / Beeradvocate 80 / Availability: Good
*Deschutes Collage 2 – Hair of the Dog Collaboration. Layers of vanilla, caramel and molasses with roasted accents and complex malt character. This second version magically blends The Abyss (100% aged in Pinot barrels) and The Stoic (100% aged in Pinot barrels) with Hair of the Dog’s Fred (aged in American oak and rye whiskey barrels) and Doggie Claws (100% aged in cognac barrels). 14.% ABV / Bend, OR / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited / Arriving: Friday
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Austin Beerworks/New Belgium Mango Berliner Weisse – This beer has Southern heat from habaneros, along with bright acidity from New Belgium’s proprietary house lacto strain. It finishes slightly savory from Texas smoked sea salt and has a hint of mango juiciness. 5.7% ABV / Austin, TX
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
4th Tap Renewal – A crisp, Magnum-hopped wheat beer brewed with tamarind fruit for a tart and pleasing finish. Renewal appeals to those searching for that subtle balance between sour and refreshing. 5.8% ABV / Austin, TX /
Weekend Specials at WhichCraft Beer Store (South Lamar)
Samuel Adams Winter Variery 12pks for only $13.99 – Look forward to this seasonal Winter Variety Pack. This Winter marks the return of Old Fezziwig Ale and Chocolate Bock, two old favorites, as well as two new, soon-to-be classic beers: Hopflake White IPA, and Ginger Beer. / Boston, MA
Community Trinity Tripel 4pks for only $4.99 – The smooth body and flavor come from select German Pils malts used for the grist, lending a deep golden hue and clean finish. The lack of complexity in the grist is necessary to highlight the stars of the show: three of the most beloved Belgian yeast strains and a new German hop variety called Mandarina Bavaria and also the famed Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. 9% ABV / Dallas, TX / Ratebeer 86
Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm
Free Odell Brewing Company Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.
Free Tallgrass Brewing Company Tasting at WhichCraft SoLa! Details Above.