Have you stuck to your New Year’s resolutions? We’re helping you stick to this one with the Pint Jockeys BOTM club (Beer of the Month) by trying out a new craft beer every month. This month’s feature is Rahr & Sons first National Grand Champion winner, Iron Thistle. And if you’ve been hiding under a rock, we’ll even give you some background history on this Fort Worth, Texas brewery.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company History
The Rahr & Sons Brewing Company was established in 2004 in a warehouse south of downtown Fort Worth by Frederick “Fritz” Rahr and his wife Erin. Fritz Rahr, a former railroad company worker, studied brewing in Germany and at the Siebel Institute. The brewery began production in the summer of 2004 under its original head brewer Jason Courtney, the 2002 Great American Beer Festival Small Brew Pub Master of the Year. Today, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company has more than doubled its brewing capacity and has won over fifteen nationally-recognized awards for their brews. It’s a fact, Rahr & Sons brews are winning brews!
Iron Thistle Scotch Ale –This dark, Scottish ale from Rahr & Sons has a bold taste dominated by a smooth, sweet maltiness balanced with a low, hoppy bitterness. The color is a deep, dark brown. The warrior hops and Vienna, crystal and chocolate malts give this brew a deeply malty, nutty and caramel tasting note. Iron Thistle pairs nicely with grilled or steamed vegetables, brie and aged Gouda cheese.
Get this Scottish ale while you can because this seasonal brew is good through February. Don’t forget to take a pic of you enjoying this brew for bonus points on a chance to win balcony and after party tickets to Mardi Gras in Galveston for the Brews and Beads contest from The Pint Jockeys! Check our Facebook for more info.
And that’s this month’s feature of BOTM’s up!