Our 2nd Anniversary Party tickets are currently on sale! If you havn’t grabbed your ticket yet, you can still get them here. Independence Brewing is hosting the party and we’ve made some exclusive anniversary glasses… check em out! The party is Sunday, April 24th from 2-6pm.
We were nominated for a couple of Austin Independence Business Alliance awards – for Austin Customer Experience and Community Champion. Vote for us and your other favorite local businesses by following this link! Voting ends April 13th
We were able to secure a very special price on several cases of St. Sebastiaan’s Grand Reserve, and we are passing the savings on to YOU. For a limited time these one pint bottles are available for only $4.99 with no bottle limit. Stop in to grab some before they’re gone!
Free In-Store Tastings – All 6-8pm except where noted
Thursday, April 7th – TONIGHT!
Daniel with Goliad Brewing will be back with their new Doppelbock in addition to Golden ale and Stout.
Saturday, April 9th
Last Stand Brewing Company won the Editor’s Choice for Best New Brewery in the Austin beer Guide Best of 2015 Awards. They are about to hit the market with their first two bottled selection, and we at WhichCraft could not be more excited to be hosting them for an exclusive tasting! Their highly anticipated Coffee Porter and Belgian Pale will be available for purchase and we will be pouring free samples of both.
Tuesday, April 12th
Brian Trivitt with Chimay will be here and opening up bottles of Premiere (Red), Cinq Cents (White), Grande Reserve (Blue) and Doree.
Wednesday, April 13th 3-6pm
Lakewood Brewing will be in the house for a special mid-day tasting. We will be giving away samples of all the brews that just arrived at WhichCraft, including All Call Kolsch, Hopochondria, Hop Trapp, Till & Toil and their Lakewood Lager.
Wednesday, April 13th 6-8pm
We are thrilled to announce that Blue Owl is finally expanding their canned selection to include the increadible Professor Black. Free samples of the sour cherry stout, as well as their Spirit Animal and Little Boss, will be available at the tasting bar. Six packs and single cans will be available for purchase.
New Beers This Week
Back in Stock: Avery Maharaja (Bottled 3-6-16), Oddwood Taming the Savage Heart, Prairie Somewhere, Reissdorf Kolsch, St. Sebastiaan’s Grand Reserve, Real Ale White, Adelbert’s Contemplating Waterloo.
*Lakewood All Call Kolsch – All Call Kölsch is refreshingly light, courageous, and serves as a summons for both new and veteran craft beer drinkers alike. It’s a beer that brings people together. A portion of the proceeds of All Call benefits the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas 5% ABV / Garland, TX / Availability: Decent/ *Arriving Friday
*Lakewood Hopchondria – This Session IPA is perfect for those who really dig the complexities of an IPA and want something more accessible. With five unique hop varieties, it boasts citrus, floral, and grassy notes. 3.5% ABV / Garland, TX / Ratebeer 72 / Availability: Decent / *Arriving Friday
*Lakewood Lager – Lakewood took an old world Vienna-Style lager and reintroduced it to beer lovers. Subtle caramel aromas, a coppery pour and a light malty sweetness paired with noble hop bitterness set this beer apart. 4.6% ABV / Garland, TX / Beeradvocate 81 / Availability: Decent / *Arriving Friday
*Lakewood Hop Trapp A- Brewed with rich malt, noble hops, Trappist yeast and a kick of coriander, this Belgian IPA is one complex beer. Made for “hop heads” and novices alike. Hop Trapp pours with a refined bitter backbone, floral hoppy notes and a decidedly Belgian finish. 6.4% ABV / Garland, TX / Beeradvocate 83 / Availability: Decent / *Arriving Friday
*Lakewood Till & Toil – Tropical fruit and citrus notes derived from Citra and Mosaic hops balance this thirst-quenching ale. Traditionally enjoyed by farmers after a long day laboring in the sun, saisons (French for “seasons”) are the perfect reward for a hard day’s work. 7.1% ABV / Garland, TX / Ratebeer 92 / Availability: Decent / *Arriving Friday
Clown Shoes Fist Full of Unidragon – This Russian Imperial Stout, made with mesquite smoked malt from Blackland Malt Company, is a bourbon barrel aged version of The Good, The Bad and The Unidragon. 14% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Ratebeer 98 / Availability: Limited
Clown Shoes Space Cake IIPA – This double IPA utilizes citrusy mosaic hops and an intense, west coast style malt backbone. 9% ABV / Ipswich, MA / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited
Clown Shoes Luchador en Fuego – This Mexican Chocolate Stout is intended to be a scaled up version of their Chocolate Sombrero. It is spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, ancho and chipotle peppers, then aged 100% in bourbon barrels. This beer wants to leap onto your palate like a luchador. Ipswich, MA / 11% ABV / Ratebeer 99 / Availability: Limited
Weihenstephaner 1516 – This kellerbier is centrifuged to a precise degree, leaving only faint haze in its orange-amber color—but from an unusual combination of hops. Joining lemony-herbal Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is a rare heirloom hop called Hallertauer Record. It’s not a flashy beer meant for sipping and sampling; just a tasty one that will reward repeat drinking. 5.6% ABV / Germany / Beeradvocate 87 / Availability : Decent
Anchor Go West! IPA – made with 2-row pale barley malt and dry-hopped with a unique blend of 4 American hops. It’s mouthwateringly complex aromas of citrus, pine, and the tropics; spiky bitterness; gleaming golden color; and clean finish unite to create this singular 24-karat IPA. 6.7% ABV / San Francisco, CA / Beeradvocate 86 / Availability: Decent
Stone Imperial Russian Stout – This massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of chocolate, coffee, black currants, anise and roastiness, and its heavy palate is nothing to be trifled with. 10.8% ABV / Escondido, CA / Ratebeer 100 / Availability: Decent
Founders Rubaeus – Featuring the flavor of fresh raspberries added at multiple stages during the fermentation process, Rubaeus is a stunning berry red masterpiece. With a perfect balance of sweet and tart, a hefty malt bill. 5.7% ABV / Grand Rapids, MI / Ratebeer 89 / Availability: Limited
Victory Prima Pils – With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, we achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor that we sought. Prima… an exclamation of Victory! Prost! 5.3% ABV / Downington, PA / Ratebeer 93 / Availability: Decent
Seguin Freedom Fiesta Ale – This is an ale-fermented Vienna style beer to bring forward sweet caramel flavors and subtle notes of fruitiness from the German noble hops. At 5.2 abv, this modern take on a traditional Vienna style is a smooth, easy-drinking, and sessionable ale. 5.2% ABV / Seguin, TX / Availability: Plenty
*Last Stand Coffee Porter – This robust porter has notes of chocolate and a distinctly dark color. Cold brewed coffee from local roaster Summer Moon is added providing smooth flavor and aroma. 6.3% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Very Limited / *Arrives Saturday 4/9
*Last Stand Belgian Pale – Belgian inspired strong pale ale with American hops for bittering, rounded out with European Nobel hops. 8.9% ABV / Austin, TX / Availability: Very Limited / *Arrives Saturday 4/9
*Blue Owl Professor Black – Professor Black is a sumptuous cherry stout with a swanky finish. Roasted malt with complex dark fruit and tart cherry flavor. 6.2% ABV / Austin, TX / Ratebeer 85 / Availability: Decent / *Arrives Tuesday 4/12
Free Weekend Tastings – 6 to 8pm
Free Last Stand Tasting! Details above.