Fort Worth, TX – The city’s hometown brewery, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., will make The Fort Worth, an American session ale, available year-round in 12-ounce cans and on draft beginning in May. A portion of all sales of The Fort Worth, named in honor of the naval ship USS Fort Worth, are donated to the USS Fort Worth Support Committee, which provides moral support and appreciation for the ship’s crew and families. The beer was originally released as a seasonal offering in August 2015.
To celebrate its release, Rahr & Sons will host a tasting at the brewery on Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. All attendees will receive a red, white or blue commemorative pint glass, and The Fort Worth will be the featured beer on tap. General admission is $10, and all past or present military members will receive $5 admission with identification. The event’s beneficiary will be the USO.
During the event, Rahr & Sons will present the USS Fort Worth Support Committee with a check for more than $2,000 from sales of the beer from its initial release.
“The Rahr & Sons brew crew is honored to be able to give back to the USS Fort Worth crew,” said owner Fritz Rahr. “The Fort Worth is just a small way to support those who make big sacrifices to serve our country.”
The Fort Worth will also be the featured beer on tap during the release party at Lola’s Trailer Park on Saturday, May 28 beginning at 1 p.m. The event will feature live music all day, and those who buy The Fort Worth will receive one of the commemorative pint glasses to keep; other Rahr & Sons canned beers will also be available.
Another Rahr & Sons favorite, Summertime Wheat, a German wheat ale, will be released in cans in May for the first time. To keep up with the growing demand for canned craft beers, Rahr & Sons recently installed a new, larger canning line that can produce up to 1,200 cases a day, doubling their capacity.
For more information about Rahr & Sons, please visit rahrbrewing.com.
About Rahr & Sons Brewing Company:
Fritz and Erin Rahr started the craft beer movement in North Texas, as they founded Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. in the fall of 2004. In more than a decade, Rahr & Sons has exponentially grown its brewing capacity from 2,000 barrels a year to more than 20,000 barrels a year.
The craft brewery has won more than 60 nationally-recognized awards, including: two Gold Medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival for The Regulator and Oktoberfest; a Gold Medal and four Silver Medals at the 2015 Los Angeles International Beer Competition; a Bronze Medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for The Regulator; a Bronze Medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup for Stormcloud IPA; several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at the 2014 Denver International Beer Competition; a Silver Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival; and a National Grand Champion Award at the 2009 United States Beer Tasting Championship for Iron Thistle.
Rahr & Sons has been featured in local and national media, including being named in the top 4 of the 20 best craft breweries in America by Time Out, as well as the Best Brewery/Distillery by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine for two years in a row.