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Friday Drankin’: Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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This week we feature death by brew kettle.

Great American Beer Festival Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Texas loves its beer. Why else does Hank Hill hang out in the alley with his friends and a cooler of cold ones. For the first time in the history of Friday Drankin’ we get to feature a Texas brewery, and our friends over at Frogs O’ War recommended this one.

Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

701 Galveston Avenue

Fort Worth, Texas 76104

According to their website they have one of the better specials I have seen. On Wednesdays between 5-7:30pm you can get three pints and a souvenir glass for just $15. Their tap room has food and food truck from local restaurants that bring their wares on site.

While the brewery itself has only been around since 2004, the family has been brewing beer in the Fort Worth area since 1847. They have one of the more baller origin stories you will ever see for a brewery, too:

The soil and climate around the Eagle Brewery produced a barley of particular virtue to the brewing of fine beer and William eventually added a malt house that not only supplied the needs of his brewery, but also the needs of neighboring breweries. Eventually, William started shipping his malted barley as far as St. Louis where another German pioneer and enterprising brewer used all he could for his nationally famous brand.

Tragically while on an inspection tour of the brewery in 1880, William fell into a brew kettle and suffered burns from which he never recovered. To honor their father, his sons changed the name of the brewery/malt house to William Rahr’s Sons Co.

Death by brewery kettle is a new one on me, but it must be good beer if it is literally to die for.

Here are some of the best sounding options:

TEXAS RED

AMERICAN AMBER

5% ABV

MEDIUM BODIED - DEEP AMBER COLOR - NOTES OF CARAMEL - SWEET TOASTED MALT - BALANCED NOBLE HOP BITTERNESS

PUMPKIN

PUMPKIN ALE

7.8% ABV

SEPTEMBER RELEASE - SWEET, MALTY BACKBONE - BALANCED FLAVORS OF CLOVE, NUTMEG, CINNAMON AND FRESH PUMPKIN

OKTOBERFEST

MARZEN LAGER

6.7% ABV

JULY RELEASE - FULL-BODIED, RICH & TOASTY - DARK COPPER COLOR - NOBLE HOPS - MALTY SWEETNESS - BALANCED FINISH

SUMMERTIME WHEAT

HEFEWEIZEN

5.5% ABV

APRIL RELEASE - REFRESHING - UNFILTERED - NOTES OF CLOVE, BANANA, AND MALTED WHEAT - LIGHT BODY WITH A FULL FLAVOR

IRON JOE

8% ABV

ROASTED MALT - FRESH AVOCA COFFEE - AMERICAN OAK - NOTES OF CHOCOLATE & MARSHMALLOW

It seems like they have a very good mix of offerings. Hopefully they are still around in 2030 when Purdue finally makes its return trip to TCU.