Fort Worth’s Rahr & Sons won the top prize in the German-style Doppelbock or Eisbock category at the The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) on Sept. 26.
Rahr & Sons’ The Regulator won the top prize in the German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock category, after winning the bronze medal in the 2014 competition.
Rahr & Sons’ Oktoberfest won for best German-Style Marzen, and the brewery got to announce the big win during its 6th annual Oktoberfest 5K.
“I am incredibly proud of our team for making these two huge wins possible,” said Fritz Rahr, owner. “It was icing on the cake to share the news with our fellow craft beer lovers during Oktoberfest. A big thanks to our countless supporters who have been with us over the past 11 years.”
These two medals are Rahr & Sons’ first golds in the GABF, and the winning beers were chosen by judges from the more than 6,600 beers that were entered into the GABF this year.
“The entire production team, from the brewers to packaging, is always looking for tweaks to make our beers top quality,“ said Craig Mycoskie, brewing operations manager. “This year’s GABF is proof that we are on track to become one of the best breweries in the nation.”
To celebrate its gold medals, Rahr & Sons will host a special ‘double gold’ tasting on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees will receive a commemorative pint glass with gold ink to sample the two GABF-winning beers on-tap while supplies last. There also will be live music and food available for purchase. Tickets are $10.
Other area brewers making a showing at the GABF included Rabbit Hole Brewing of Justin, whose Rapture Fusion Brown Ale won a gold for American-style brown ale.