One of our hometown favorites just got some more proper recognition. In the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship, held in Oxford, Ohio, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. has been recognized as one of the top 10 breweries in the country. The only North Texas brewery on the list, Rahr & Sons tied for number 10 with Elm City Brewing in New Hampshire.
They just added to their medal count as well. The craft brewery has won more than 60 nationally-recognized awards since opening in 2004, including two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Rahr’s capacity has grown steadily from 2,000 barrels a year to now more than 20,000 barrels a year.
The Regulator received gold for the best Dopple/Strong Bock, Summertime Wheat tied for gold among the German Hefeweizens, and Rahr’s Blonde won silver in the Muchner Helles – Light category. Notably, The Regulator won gold in the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship and received back-to-back medals in the Great American Beer Festival in 2014 and 2015 as well.
Almost 5,000 beers (spanning the globe from Maui to Munich) representing 90 different styles were judged blind at the competition. Submissions from around the world included professional breweries and home brewers alike.
“Rahr & Sons is beyond proud to represent North Texas and be recognized as one of the top breweries in the country,” said Fritz Rahr, owner of Rahr & Sons. “I commend our entire team for consistently making many award-winning craft beers that put us in great company among the best of the best.”