Fort Worth, Texas — One of the largest craft breweries in Texas is expanding to the Sooner state. Starting March 1, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.’s craft beers will be available on store shelves and on tap at many restaurants and bars in Oklahoma.
Beers to be initially released in Oklahoma will include: Rahr’s Blonde, a Munich-style Helles Lager and the brewery’s very first beer; Ugly Pug, a Schwarzbier Black Lager; Stormcloud, an English India Pale Ale; Buffalo Butt, an American Amber; and Iron Thistle, a seasonal Strong Scotch-style Ale. Other beers will be released seasonally throughout the year.
With a strong German background and almost 170 years of brewing tradition in his blood, owner Fritz Rahr opened Rahr & Sons more than a decade ago with his wife, Erin. Rahr said he and his team look forward to serving their neighbors up north.
To celebrate the expansion into Oklahoma, Rahr & Sons will host a number of beer dinners, pint nights and beer sampling events to introduce Oklahomans to their brand. Festivities will kick off with a beer feast at Fassler Hall in Oklahoma City on Monday, Feb. 29 from 7-9:30 p.m.; a special menu will feature a selection of Rahr & Sons beers paired with the restaurant’s dishes.
Locations for other Rahr & Sons launch events include:
Tuesday, March 1
- Ranch Acres in Tulsa at 5:30 p.m.
- The Patriarch in Edmond at 7 p.m.
- The Pint in Tulsa at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2
- Skinny Slims in Oklahoma City at 5:30 p.m.
- Skinny Slims in Edmond at 5:30 p.m.
- Oak & Ore in Oklahoma City at 6 p.m.
- Fassler Hall in Tulsa at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 3
- R Bar in Tulsa at 5:30 p.m.
- Tapwerks in Oklahoma City at 7 p.m.
More details and a full list of events are available at rahrbrewing.com/events.
Since opening in the fall of 2004, Rahr & Sons has exponentially increased its brewing capacity from 2,000 barrels a year to more than 20,000 barrels a year. The craft brewery has also won more than 60 nationally-recognized awards, including two Gold Medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival for seasonal beers Oktoberfest and The Regulator, which will be released for the first time since the awards in April in Oklahoma and Texas.
Rahr & Sons gives back to the community regularly, providing fundraising opportunities for non-profit organizations at its brewery tour & tasting events, and raising more than $40,000 through annual charitable events, like the Oktoberfest 5K. One of its beers, The Fort — named in honor of the USS Fort Worth — even benefits a worthy cause; a portion of all sales are given to the USS Fort Worth Support Committee, which provides moral support and appreciation for the ship’s crew and families.
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. For more information, please visit rahrbrewing.com and face