Arianna Auber / American-Statesman. The new WhichCraft location has lots of extra room for shoppers to stay awhile, enjoying a beer before taking a bottle or two to go.

WhichCraft Beer Store opened its second location in the Mueller area Friday with 32 draft beers in addition to bottles and cans. The new store, WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shop, also offers sandwiches and snacks, coffee and plenty of seating in the hopes of encouraging guests to stay awhile.

Owner Jody Reyes said he didnít know what to expect for the shopís first day at 1900 Simond Ave., in between the Italian restaurant LíOca díOro and dessert haven Bribery Bakery, but by noon, he could clearly call it a success. The new WhichCraft had already attracted a variety of customers, including parents with their kids, workers on their laptops and beer fans eager to check out the fresh wall of taps.

WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shopís hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit

Hereís a first look at the sleek second store. (All photos are by me.)

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