The weather outside is so frightful as it’s darn hot. If hitting the pool isn’t your thing, you may enjoy visiting a Fort Worth brewery or two. Learning how breweries craft beer can be a fascinating experience. Tour these places to see how all the equipment churn out liquid gold turning them into tasty drinks.
Check the brewery’s website to find out their hours, prices, and offerings. Some have set days and times for tours. Others more of an open house than a tour. They’re all worth a trip. There’s one catch. You must be at least 21 to sample their wares.
The Collective Brewing Project
112 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104
You can find this company’s funky (their words!) beer south of downtown, but if funky isn’t your thing, they serve clean (their words again!) beer. Visit their website to find out what’s on tap. They also hold a variety of events, such as beer yoga and Velo Funk (a collaboration between Velo Gold Bicycles and the Collective.)
Martin House Brewing Company
220 S. Sylvania Ave., Ste. 209, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Martin House Brewing doesn’t provide a typical tour. Rather, they call theirs more of an open house where you can see their brewery equipment while sampling beers. With food trucks on site selling food, you can grab a meal and sit inside or outside.
Panther Island Brewing
501 N. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76164
Visit Panther Island’s Tap Room for live music, games, food trucks, games on the big screen, and a view of Downtown from the patio. Located on the corner of North Main and NW 4th street, the brewer is across the street from the historic Fort Worth Power and Light power plant. Fans of Allergeez, Cannonball, Tailgater, and IPf’nA (Imperial Indian pale ale) won’t want to miss this.
Rahr and Sons Brewery
701 Galveston. Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104
A tour of the 30,000-foot brewery includes free beer samples. They have picnic tables so you can sit for a spell while savoring your suds. If you’re lucky enough to get Rahr and Sons Founder Fritz Rahr as your tour guide, he’ll treat you to some great stories.
If you don’t eat before your visit, some Fort Worth restaurants serve food at the brewery. You may see an artist showing work or sample some goodies from a bakery.
Wild Acre Brewing Co.
1734 E. El Paso St, Suite 190, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Wild Acre has a tap room in an old, historic brick warehouse. It features a 50-foot brick and wood custom-designed bar and promises spectacular views of the brewery and outdoor beer garden. The brewery has four beers: Soul Pleasure, Billy Jenkins Session Bock, Tarantula Hawk, and Moonlight Shine. Wild Acre features 24 taps and three televisions. Sounds like the makings of a memorable stop!
Bonus: Trinity River Distillery
1734 E. El Paso St, Suite 130, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Although this distillery doesn’t make beer, it’s worth mentioning because it’s right by Wild Acre Brewing Co. You may be able to visit both places in one trip. Trinity River Distiller makes Silver Star Whiskey and vodka with Texas rainwater. Founded in 2011 by U.S. Navy Veterans, TRD is based in Ranch Style Beans plant, a Texas landmark built in 1913. At TRD, you can learn how their system harvests and filters rain.
One of the nice things about living in DFW homes is that there’s so much to do as you have Fort Worth, Dallas, and all the cities in between. If you go by a Fort Worth brewery to try craft beer or we’re missing one from the list, drop us a line to let us know.
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