Buffalo Butt Beer brewed by Rahr and Sons Brewing - Fort Worth, Texas
Legend has it
that back in the 1840's, a group of cowboys hanging out at one of the many
bars in Fort Worth's "Hell's Half Acre" would quench their thirst while
telling tales of their buffalo hunting days. When one of the cowboys said a
nice, cold beer was the only thing that could make him forget the
often-viewed sight of a buffalo's butt, the local brewmaster laughed and
vowed to create Buffalo Butt beer to commemorate the posterior of the
prairie's most majestic beast. Today, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. continues this
fine tradition with our own recipe for Buffalo Butt beer - a rich, amber
lager that doesn't require months on a dusty trail, gazing at a buffalo's
hindquarters to be enjoyed. ABV: 4.5%. IBUs: 25. Hops: Magnum, Strisselspalt.
Malts: 2 Row, Melanoidin, Cara Munich, Carafa Special II.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
The story of Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. really starts when Fritz Rahr graduated
from Texas Christian University. Fortunately for beer lovers in North Texas,
Fritz not only fell in love with Fort Worth, but also fell in love with his
future wife here. And in another fortuitous twist for all of us, Fritzís wife,
Erin, gave him the thumbs up when he announced that he would like to carry on
the Rahr family tradition of brewing.
Fritz and Erin founded Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. in the fall of 2004. In five
years, the brewery has more than doubled its brewing capacity - from 2,000
barrels per year to over 5,000 barrels per year and has won fifteen
nationally-recognized awards, including a Bronze Medal at the 2008 World Beer
Cup for Bucking Bock and 2009 National Grand Champion from the United States
Beer Tasting Championships for Iron Thistle.
The Rahr family looks forward to more growth and even more awards for the
brewery, but Fritz and Erin are most excited about continuing to brew great
tasting beers that can be found throughout Texas and continuing to serve these
great beers directly to you at a Wednesday or Saturday Tour & Tasting! Someday
their sons will be brewing and serving up some of these award-winning, great
tasting beers too...as long as you keep drinking them.