Fort Worth’s Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. has won a lot of national and international beer awards in recent years, but the latest results from the American Homebrewers Association is the biggest haul Rahr has ever had.
Zymurgy magazine is published by the trade group, and each year they ask readers to send in a list of their 20 favorite beers. Rahr had a “landslide”win, placing “a whopping 12 beers in the top 50.”
“It’s difficult to express how ecstatic we are to have received the most votes by die hard beer enthusiasts in Zymurgy’s reader base,” said Fritz Rahr, president and founder of Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. “We’re deeply honored to ranked first among other great breweries throughout the country.”
This has been a tough year for Rahr. Earlier this year, the record 12-inch snowfall collapsed the brewery roof and new equipment has had to be installed. The popular Saturday afternoon beer tasting at the near southside brewery has been on hold, but should be back up and running within a few weeks.
“This is exactly the kind of support that keeps us going, despite this year’s roof collapse,” Fritz Rahr said of the Zymurgy votes. “We’re poised for another great year with big plans for Rahr’s future, and I think we’ll be successful as long as our fan base remain our litmus test.”
For more info on Rahr, check out the FW Weekly’s cover story from last year. A lot of research went into writing that piece.