26 September 2010

DFW Beercation - Stop 4: Rahr & Sons Brewery Tour

I live across the street from a small Catholic church. Everytime there's a service the parishioners park everywhere in the neighborhood, which really POs our neighbor. Me, not so much. They're only there for a couple of hours three days a week. But my neighbor thinks the street in front of his house is his, and no one should be allowed to park there without his permission. (When they have their semi-annual enchilada dinners, we get free food for the inconvenience. Our neighbor always refuses.)

I'm sure Rahr & Son's neighbors feel the same way when, twice a week, they open the brewery for tours. They were probably quite happy when the brewery closed for seven months as they replaced the roof. Fortunately for Satan and me, our visit to the Metroplex coincided with the first Saturday brewery tour since February.

We arrived a few minutes before 11 am and found a line snaking from the brewery entrance to the gate. By the time we parked and joined the line, we were three car lengths from the gate on the sidewalk. As we waited the last ten minutes before they let us in, Satan and I noticed it was getting warm. It was already ninety degrees, and very humid.

Once inside, it got warmer.

The live music this weekend was Fritz Rahr and one of his brewers. They were pretty good, even if they hadn't played in a while. Satan and I drank the first and second of our three pints and sweated ourselves away. We explored the gift shop and came back with a commemorative mug, celebrating the repaired roof.

We bumped into Paul Hightower. Paul is a frequent commenter here, so it was nice to put a face to the comments. We passed along Molly's message, "Stop by and say hello."

By this time, we'd finished our third free beer, and were miserably hot. We decided to head for lunch at Gordon Biersch.


posted by hiikeeba at 10:04


Blogger assurbanipaul said...

Hope you at least got a last pint in at The Covey.

6:31 PM  
Blogger hiikeeba said...

We didn't realize it at the time, but we did. I should have bought a growler.

7:09 PM  

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