Friday, September 26, 2008
Fort Worth-based Rahr Brewery releasing new pale ale at tasting this Saturday
Blind Salamander Pale Ale is the first in a series intended to raise money for endangered Texas species.
The Rahr Brewery, based in Fort Worth, will release its newest beer on Saturday, September 27. Joining such beers as the Ugly Pug Black Lager and Buffalo Butt red/amber lager is the Blind Salamander Pale Ale.
The Texas Blind Salamander is a "rare cave-dwelling troglobite amphibian native to San Marcos." The new Rahr pale ale is the first in a series of beers the brewery is labeling Rare Breeds. All beers in the series will feature an endangered Texas animal and a donation from the sales will go to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation. A beer-drinker's friendly explanation of the new "flavor" from the Brewery:
Blind Salamander Pale Ale is an English style pale ale made with a generous portion of East Kent Goldings hops, it has a rich malt and nut flavors punctuated with a delicious hop finish. It’s not over the top though, nicely balanced.
Rahr will debut Blind Salamander this Saturday at the weekly tasting event at 701 Galveston Avenue. $5 will buy a glass and three tokens for trying out beers. There are larger mugs available for $10 and $20. Patrons who bring their own Rahr glass (from a previous tasting) will still pay $5 admission, half of which goes to the Make A Wish Foundation. The Song Dogs will provide musical entertainment. Also on tap will be the Ugly Pug, Rahr's Red, and the Summertime Wheat.
Posted by Erin, Info provided by Rahr newsletter
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