WhichCraft Beer Store

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WhichCraft Beer StoreWhichCraft Beer Store

2110 S Lamar Blvd
Ste F
Austin, Texas, 78704-5183
United States

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Reviewed by TheGent from New Jersey

4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Excellent little beer store in Austin. Extremely knowledgeable staff as I tried to navigate the local options being from out of town. If I ever go back to Austin this will be my spot to stock up.
May 09, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Apr 02, 2018
Rated: 5 by Davit from California

Dec 15, 2017
Rated: 4.57 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Aug 20, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Eddiehop from Texas

May 28, 2017
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Reviewed by bullywee from Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Awesome selection and service! I told the guys where I was from and what I was looking for and they amassed an awesome selection of brews including JP Oro Riserva. One of the best beer shopping experiences I've had in a long time. My son loved the store dog, she was great.
May 02, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Epopt from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
If you visit Austin, and you're staying South, head here to get a great selection of beers from TX and beyond. Selection is huge, they sell singles, and the staff are super helpful and friendly. Can't go wrong.
Feb 15, 2017
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Reviewed by gilgar from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Crappy "younger brother" of the WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shop in North Austin. Small selection, but good & somewhat overpriced compared to the big Liquor stores in town and even several convenience stores. I've been there three times and am never going back, not worth the trip when you can find their beers and more anywhere else in South Austin.

First time I went, I was looking forward to pick up a beer they had pictured online but when I got there they said they didn't have it and it must have been from their north location--which seems to be the answer for anything they post online. I had then hoped to have a beer since I'd read they had a tap room, but again that's only at the north location.

Gave them one last try last night after seeing an instagram post showing they just received a couple of local beers, but of course, they said it must have been the north location because they didn't get their share. Maybe they should change the name of the South Location to WhichCrap or It'sProbablyAtOurNorthStore. The staff is always nice and apologetic though.
Jan 25, 2017
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Spent some very pleasant time here today. The staff was helpful and accommodating. They sell all their beers as singles, and they were kind enough to break up a four pack for me to buy a single. Excellent selection! Able to get beers not in my area. A nice experience!
Sep 25, 2016
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.91/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
A beer only bottle shop with top handcraft from around the country. The staff is quite knowledgeable and eager to help, especially with Texas beers. Best part, everything in shop can be bought as a single. Many bombers too. Events and tastings throughout the week. Worthy!
May 10, 2016
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Excellent selection of beers. Always find it odd there are more beers on the warm shelves then cold and it's easy to not realize they even have a cold section as it's way in the back. But the selection, really nice. Like many a place, it always seems people come in and snatch the rarities and hard-to-get stuff immediately, but if you're looking for good local stuff or a good national stuff, you'll find it here.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and helpful.
Apr 18, 2016
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Rated by rn_oneal from Texas

5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
These guys are super helpful and nice. Never had a bad experience.
Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 4.87 by Hudson2508 from Texas

Jan 18, 2016
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Reviewed by GreatStoutman from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Friendly and knowledgable staff, making the most of a fairly limited space with tons of excellent craft beers. Well organized store is super easy to navigate and I love the fact that everything they have in a six pack is available to mix and match. Looking back through their twitter its clear that I missed some pretty awesome beers, but I'll be keeping an eye on this place.
Jan 16, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by jdimento from Texas

Jan 07, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by dasotelo50 from Texas

Dec 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Chris_Huston from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Very small space has both pros and cons: it can turn into cramped shopping really easily, but you don't have to wander hundreds of square feet to peruse the merch. It also means a bit more limited volume on the shelves. Prices also tend to be at a smidge of a premium. Not really a big deal if you have a decent paycheck, but if you didn't study hard enough in school (guilty), you'll do the bulk of your buying elsewhere. That said, no one can touch it for vibe and friendly and knowledgeable staff. For selection, I'm a bit surprised at not seeing more Jester King, for instance, but otherwise they're in the very top tier places in town, and arguable the best of those. If the store isn't busy, you may luck into being offered a taste or two if one of the staff has the urge to open a bottle or two. Also, they have great beer events, like the recent cellar release from Saint Arnold. Def a place to keep tabs on and make regular trips to.
Oct 22, 2015
Rated: 3.13 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Oct 20, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by MammothTarantula from Colorado

Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 4.42 by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by SergeLowpz from Texas

Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by ericaus from Texas

3/5  rDev -32.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3
One of the best spot in Austin ,good selection but not the best one in Austin guys u should ck some other beer store over rate and with lots of over price
Aug 21, 2015
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Rated by sd123 from Georgia

4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
awesome bottle shop but expensive!
Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Little tiny store, but amazing selection in such a small space. They have free beer tastings every Friday and the staff is really helpful and knowledgeable.
Jul 29, 2015
Rated: 4.7 by MichialTanner1 from Texas

Jul 12, 2015
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Reviewed by OKFine from Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Super cool, knowledgable staff. Brought my puppy in and it turns out they have a dog on staff, so the two of them got to hang out while I perused their great selection of beers. If I lived in the area I would be in there regularly.
Jun 06, 2015
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Reviewed by M_chav from New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Good stuff, nice little bottle shop - very helpful guys to assist and talk to me about different craft beer stops around the city, very informed and friendly
Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by Matt141 from Texas

May 14, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by videofrog from Texas

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by mig100 from Texas

Apr 12, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Fabiand from Texas

Mar 26, 2015
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Reviewed by TheBrewLee48 from Texas

5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Best bottle shop in Austin! Largest singles wall, super knowledgeable staff, and best shop dog ever, BUBBA! Free tastings every Friday and Saturday night, plus the chance of multiple ones during the week. They run out of the whalz super quickly now due to its popularity and social media presence, but always well stocked!
Mar 13, 2015
Rated by ERMAHGERD from Texas

4.82/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
Simple and direct, WhichCraft does craft beer like no other (at least in Austin). The staff know their shit, and the selection is immense.
Mar 11, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by Deggar from Idaho

Feb 16, 2015
Rated: 4.82 by Devil_Doc from Texas

Feb 15, 2015
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Rated by Karibourgeois from Texas

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
One of the two best bottle shops in Austin, IMHO.
Feb 12, 2015
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Rated by Craftcraft from Texas

3.81/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
i avoid this place because he chargers 2-3$ more than everyone else. decent selection though
Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 4.97 by MLDucky from Texas

Feb 02, 2015
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Reviewed by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5
This store is in one of my favorite areas of Austin, on Lamar Boulevard next to the cool Aviary store and lounge and the BA-listed Black Sheep bar. Whichcraft reminds me of the bottle shops back home in Philadelphia: a simple layout, lots of beer and nothing but beer.

I like how they divide the stuff in shelves and styles (Barrel-aged, Texas, Belgians, Sours). I was looking for Jester King El Cedro and the guy working there (owner?) helped me out so much, even texting his buddies to find the availability of that beer around Austin.

I have to say that for a store ran by self-professed “beer geeks”, the lack of refrigeration is troublesome. Also, I didn’t find anything super crazy or extremely rare here, but they do have enough stuff to satisfy y’all (or almost y’all). Imported brews from Ducato, beers from Odell, Founders (Imperial Stout!), Clown Shoes, North Coast (Old Stock), Southern Tier (Crème Brulee), New Braunfels (barrel-aged and sours)…

I will definitely come back next time I am in Austin, if only because I love the area and to explore new arrivals.
Jan 23, 2015
WhichCraft Beer Store in Austin, TX
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 59 ratings