Christmas is fast approaching and WhichCraft has your back with a killer holiday sale. From now through the end of the year at both WhichCraft Locations, get 10% off your purchase when you spend $50 or more. Get 15% off when you spend $100 or more. Get 20% off when you spend $200 or more.
This offer is available at both WhichCraft Beer Store on South Lamar and WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller. It applies only to packaged beer and merchandise, and does not include draft beer or coffee. However, it does apply to growler fills intended for off premises consumption.
WhichCraft Beer Store is honored to have been named Best Bottle Shop by the readers of Austin Beer Guide for the third year in a row. In addition, WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller received the Editors Choice for Best Bottle Shop after opening this past November. The support of the Austin beer community means everything to us, and we at WhichCraft would like to take a moment to say thank you for supporting our mission. Congratulations to all those who were recognized in the Austin Beer Guide Best Of 2016 Readers’ and Editors’ Picks. The full list of awardees can be found on their website, or stop into WhichCraft to pick up a free copy.
Join us this New Years Eve at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller for a casual evening of friends & fun. No cover charges, no pretentious dress code, just you, your friend, us, and a ridiculous NINE LITER bottle of Piraat. That’s right, at 10pm we’ll be pouring glasses of Piraat until we kill that sucker… absolutely free! Also we’ll be spinning some records…. YOUR records! Bring your best party music vinyl and we’ll play at least one side. We look forward to ringing in the new year with y’all! WhichCraft Tap Room will be staying open an hour later that night (closing at 1am). For more information on our New Years Eve Party, check out our event on facebook.
Both WhichCraft locations will be observing special hours during the holiday weekend. For the complete breakdown of our holiday hours please visit our blog.
Free Tastings at WhichCraft South Lamar – All 6-8pm Except Where Noted
Thursday, December 22nd – TONIGHT!
The indomitable Jeremiah from Uinta Brewing in Utah is joining us for an awesome Holiday tasting, including their Rise & Pine Dark Hoppy Ale, Barrel Aged Stout, Pit Stop Sour Apricot IPA and Sea Legs Baltic Porter. They’re in’ta great craft beer, what are Uinta?
Saturday, December 24th
3-5pm – How about one more before the fun starts? On Christmas Eve we will be welcoming Julie from 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative to our tasting bar to guide a free tasting of their Long Walk Grapefruit IPA, Sun Eater Gruit, Renewal Tamarind Wheat and (new to can) Brick Top Porter.
Thursday, December 29th
WhichCraft Beer store will be hosting a special, free tasting of the full assortment from Chimay Brewery. Stop in for samples of Cinq Cents (White Label), Premiere (Red Label), Grande Reserve (Blue Label), and Barrel Aged Grande Reserve.
Special Events at WhichCraft Tap Room in Mueller
Wednesday, December 28th
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 Both Loacations: Karbach F.U.N. Series: 014 Roll in the Hay, Karbach BBH Cherry, Freetail La Muerta, Collective Brewing Project Urban Funk House, Collective Brewing Project Petite Golden Sour, Collective Brewing Project Suspicious Delicious, Collective Brewing Project The American. Epic Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist, Epic Oak & Orchard Syrah, Cycler’s Brewing Derailler, Cycler’s Brewing Ryed Hard, Adelbert’s Barrel of Love
Back in Stock at WhichCraft Beer Store: Freetail La Muerta Tiramisu, Lone Pint Yellow Rose, Elysian Space Dust, Frieg,
Rogue Cold Brew IPA – Rogue Cold Brew IPA is a hoppy IPA blended with 200 gallons of Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ famous Cold Brew Coffee in every batch. Brewed to awaken your senses, Cold Brew IPA opens with a huge hit of coffee aroma that is balanced by a not-so-subtle hop punch. 6.9% ABV / Newport, OR / Ratebeer 91 / Availability: Limited / SoLa Only
4th Tap Brick Top – In the mood for something darker? Our dry robust porter has just the toasty dark flavor you seek. The full body and toasty bitterness make Brick Top a superb winter brew. 6.8% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Good
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution 004 – Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series reaches firmly into the Southern Hemisphere with the release of Revolution No. 004 this month—a mind-bending mix of seven different hop varieties, led by a pair of experimental South African hops. 5.9% ABV / Paso Robles, CA / Ratebeer 96 / Availability: Decent
Pedernales Robert Earl Keen Front Porch Amber – The Robert Earl Keen Front Porch Amber Ale is a beautiful reddish copper color. The flavor comes primarily from the use of crystal malts, giving it a lovely caramel sweetness. The hop bitterness and aroma are quite subdued in this beer to let notes of bread, toffee, and caramel shine through. 5% ABV / Fredericksburg, TX / Availability: Good /SoLa Only
Freetail La Muerta Tequila – A big, lush Imperial Stout, La Muerta is full of roast, smoke and chocolate flavors from an array of specialty malts that go into this garnet-black ale. 9.9% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Limited /SoLa Only
Freetail La Muerta Raspberry – A big, lush Imperial Stout, La Muerta is full of roast, smoke and chocolate flavors from an array of specialty malts that go into this garnet-black ale. 9.6% ABV / San Antonio, TX / Availability: Limited /SoLa Only
Moonlight Meadery How Do You Like Them Apples – 6 month Rye Whiskey Barrel aged New England Cider (style) Cyser. Rich and sweet. 13.5% ABV / Londonderry, NH / Availability: Decent
Moonlight Meadery How Do You Like Them Little Apples Cider – Barrel aged in Rye Whiskey barrels, it’s the little cousin to How Do You Like Them Apples. 6.9% ABV / Londonderry, NH / Availability: Decent
Copperhead Medusa – Medusa’s rich, dark fruit flavors are derived from a true Belgian abbey yeast and Belgian candi sugar. Those flavors transition into a sweet, bready malt base. Dangerously easy to drink. As great as Medusa is fresh, it will age nicely. 10.5% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Good /SoLa Only
Copperhead Striker IPA – Striker IPA is all about hops. The trio of Citra, Columbus and Apollo hops create a dank, resinous, tropical and citrus flavor. Light bodied with a crisp malt base lets the hops shine. 7% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Good /SoLa Only
Copperhead Kangaroo Killer – Kangaroo Killer is a nicely balanced pale ale. The hop and malt flavors make this an easy drinking beer. Hopped with Chinook and a newer German hop variety called Hull Melon give it a unique hop flavor. 5% ABV / Conroe, TX / Availability: Good /SoLa Only
New Braunfels Brewing Company Das Lokal – 85% white wheat Hefeweizen, Blondine, aged 3-4 months in red wine barrels to create a TX dry rose wheat beer. Each release highlights a different winery and a different varietal. 5.8% ABV / New Braunfels, TX / Availability: Limited /SoLa Only
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout – A double dose of vanilla derived from both fresh Bourbon barrels and the trio of Tongan, Ugandan, and Mexican whole vanilla beans is complemented by essences of chocolate, caramel, and molasses to round out this luxuriously silky stout. 10.8% ABV / Boulder, CO / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Good
Deschutes Pacific Wonderland Lager – Citrusy Tettnang Mandarina hops combine with the crisp, bright character of a traditional lager to deliver a beer that is truly refreshing, and undoubtedly worth sharing. 5.5% ABV / Bend, OR / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Deschutes Red Chair – The citrus punch of a big IPA, minus the one-dimensional hop sledgehammer. Seven select European and domestic malts round out the edges for a complex, copper-colored brew. Like its namesake ski lift, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills. 6.2% ABV / Bend, OR / Ratebeer 94 / Availability: Decent / SoLa Only
Revolver Mother’s Little Fracker – Dark and deep as West Texas Intermediate! They conditioned this big bodied stout in the keg. It’s on the sweet side, with intense roasted character and a soft bitter finish from Summit and Challenger hops. 7.5% ABV / Granbury, TX / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Strange Land The Old North Road – Brewed with vanilla, rum, and oak. A warming journey on a cold winter’s night. 8.9% ABV / West Lake Hills, TX / Availability: Good / SoLa Only
Deep Ellum Darkest Hour – This behemoth of a stout is double mashed because it contains an ungodly amount of rich, dark malts. To this, their brewers add some Belgian Dark Candi Syrup and copious amounts of hops as a ballast. 11% ABV / Dallas, TX / Ratebeer 88 / Availability Limited / Mueller Only
New Beers on Draft at WhichCraft Tap Room (Mueller)
Full Draft List Available on our Website
Funkwerks Apricot Provincial – Belgian-Style Sour Fruit Ale. They took a test batch of our sessionable sour summer ale, Provincial, and added a heavy dose of apricots. Notes of lemon zest and tart apricots. 4.2% ABV / Fort Collins, CO / Ratebeer 91
Real Ale Axis – Tropical fruit, citrus, and a pale golden body, help keep this breed light on its feet. And with few natural predators there is little anyone can do to stop the spread. IPA may not have been born in Texas, but it will soon seem as native as the sky that stretches between its borders. 7% ABV / Blanco, TX / Ratebeer 94
Pint House Pizza Electric Jellyfish – Brewed with some of the newest and most exciting hop varieties featuring Equinox, Calypso, Citra, and Galaxy hops, Electric Jellyfish enjoys a bright tropical citrus character along with notes of orange, lemon, lychee, and a floral backbone. The Jellyfish is a new school IPA focusing on the juicy hop flavor and aroma while keeping the bitterness balanced and refreshing. 6.5% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 96
Real Ale 20th Anniversary Imperial Rye IPA – Classic American hops Chinook and Cascade are blended with a new experimental variety bringing flavors of orange, citrus and pine to balance the sweet, spicy malt, and the initial bitterness of this Imperial IPA. 9.5% ABV / Blanco, TX / Ratebeer 91
Lagunitas Pils – Brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain that leaves it Light and Crisp and Easy to Slam, yet full of real flavor and all the things you yearn for. 6% ABV / Petaluma, CA / Beeradvocate 82
Austin Beerworks Sputnik – Oats. Cuvee Coffee. Alcohol. And we have liftoff! Like the sight of a comet, the appearance of Sputnik has the locals thanking the brewing gods. What happens is it opens up the aromatics without adding any harshness. You get an intense coffee aroma and bold flavor that perfectly compliments the silky oats and high alcohol. It will take your taste buds to orbit. 8% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 98
Community Beer Company Texas Helles 6pks for only $5.99 – “Helles” is German for pale or light in color, but this beer is made for Texas! Texas Helles is a crisp, golden lager fashioned after the highly drinkable beers found in the boisterous beer halls of Bavaria. All-German malts create a slightly sweet front balanced by tangy Hallertau hops in the finish. The six-week lagering process ensures the smoothest, cleanest lager around; y’all take a sip … and try tellin’ us it ain’t! 5% ABV / Dallas, TX / Availability: At both WhichCraft locations while supplies last.
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 / SoLa Only