Rahr & Sons was crafting before craft beer was cool. Even though they started just nine years ago, the Fort Worth brewery is the original hipster dad with tall tube socks and side burns.
So next Saturday, November 9, founders Fritz and Erin Rahr are having a little party to celebrate their nine years of brewing. Along with dinner and live music, they'll release a special nine-year anniversary ale. The Belgian-style golden ale is a single hop made with Sorachi Ace (a Japanese variety of hops), with "notes of lemon grass and black pepper" (7.5% ABV). The new beer has a stark white label and will be available in the North Texas in Austin markets next week in either 22-ounce bottles set in a gift box and by the case.
General admission tickets to the anniversary party are $10 and VIP tickets are $20. Rahr will have more than 30 of their beers on tap, several of which are limited editions. Each guest will also get a commemorative 9th anniversary glass and dinner, which will be provided by Chadra Mezza and Grill.
Peace Tree will provide live tunes early on, but the headline blues bland is a "surprise."
In other Rahr news, the brewery has released a new variety 12-pack that will be in North Texas stores starting November 1 (although it's already at some stores, like Tom Thumb). The box includes Rahr's Blonde, Stormcloud, Ugly Pug and a seasonal beer.
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Also keep an eye out for Rahr's seasonal Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer, which is an English style dark ale that's rested in used bourbon barrels for 12 weeks. As soon as you get your heavy parkas and snow boots out, you should stomp over to the store and get some.