Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. donates $5,500 to USS Fort Worth Support Committee
(FORT WORTH, TX) – Philanthropy has been an important element in Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.’s business since opening more than a decade ago. Next month, the craft brewery will present a check for $5,594 to the USS Fort Worth Support Committee from sales of the craft brewery’s The Fort Worth American session ale. A portion of all sales of The Fort Worth are donated annually to the Committee, which provides moral support and appreciation for the crew and families of the USS Fort Worth.
Naval officers from the USS Fort Worth will receive the check at the brewery during its weekly tasting event on Saturday, June 17 from 1-3 p.m. Admission is $10, and attendees will receive a commemorative USS Fort Worth pint glass and three beer samples. The Fort Worth, a crisp and clean beer with a medium body and a mild citrus finish that is brewed with fresh lemon and lime peel, will be the featured beer on tap.
Additionally, Rahr & Sons has just reached its initial $10,000 fundraising goal for its newest nonprofit partnership with charity: water, which builds wells to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing parts of the world. The goal to raise the first $10,000 – the amount needed to build one well – began in March on World Water Day. Rahr & Sons now donates $1 from every mid-week tasting admission to charity: water, striving to help build as many wells as possible.
Since 2004, Rahr & Sons has raised more than $160,000 for numerous nonprofits through special events and hosting a different organization each week at Saturday tasting events at the brewery.
“Supporting our community is a key aspect of the Rahr & Sons’ mission statement,” said co-owner Erin Rahr. “We feel fortunate that our business growth has allowed our definition of community to expand with it, so we are able to have a positive impact on people around the world.”
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. Since then, 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 and internationally-recognized awards, including: a Bronze Medal at the 2016 European Beer Star Awards; two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship; two Gold Medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival; 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; a Bronze Medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup; and several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at the 2014 Denver International Beer Competition.
Rahr & Sons has been featured in local and national media, including Wall Street Journal and New York Daily News. The brewery has been named in the top 4 of the 20 best craft breweries in America by Time Out and won Best Brewery/Distillery from Fort Worth, Texas Magazine three years in a row.