11 Breweries and 22 Beers You Need to Try

Craft beers are a joy to drink.

Warm, spring days beckon me outside, begging me to pop open a can of chilled beer and come sit. I sit, and for a few minutes, time slows down as I enjoy that ice-cold brew sliding down my throat. 

I didn’t have much interest in beer until I spent a few years living in craft-beer-savvy Michigan with my beer-smart husband. At his urging, I would always sip whatever beer he ordered, usually scrunching up my face in response to the flavor. Slowly, eventually, I developed a liking for craft beers, and I turned into a craft beer fanatic. Now, I get excited to try a new brewery or a new beer, and I love to share my finds! 

The following local breweries are offering beer to go via curbside pick-up. In case you don’t know what to start with, I’ve recommended two personal favorites from each brewery. Click on the links for details about current offerings and pick-up hours for each location.

  1. HopFusion Ale Works – Tactical Tomahawk (IPA-American) and Coco Añejo (Stout-Imperial/Double Milk)
  2. Cowtown Brewing Company – Horse With No Name (Lager-India Pale Lager) and Rhinestone Cowboy (Kölsch)
  3. Panther Island Brewing – IPF’NA (IPA-Imperial/Double) and Cannonball (Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy)
  4. Martin House Brewing Company – The Imperial Texan (Red Ale-Imperial/Double) and Salty Lady (Sour-Gose)
  5. Wild Acre Brewing Company – Ranch Style (Pils) and Agave Americana (Ale)
  6. Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. – Adios Pantalones (beer with lemon and lime) and Dadgum IPA (Indian Pale Ale)
  7. Fort Brewery & Pizza – 1849 (Irish Red Ale) and Zeppelin (Marzen)
  8. Division Brewing Company – Sabrosia (Imperial-Double New England) and Smokin’ Jack-o’s (smoked beer)
  9. Legal Draft Beer Co. – Bock Trial Doppelbock (Doppelbock) and Accused Amber Lager (Amber Vienna Lager)
  10. Turning Point Beer – You, Nature, Trees (IPA-Imperial/Double New England), and Loosely Prearranged Destiny (Stout-Pastry)
  11. Funky Picnic Brewery – Stubby Got Mad Hops (Hazy IPA) and One Star, Not Sour Enough (Rye Porter)

Fort Worth has a great local beer scene, but if visiting a brewery does not appeal to you, look for these at your local grocery store. In no particular order:

  1. Hopadillo IPA, Karbach Brewing Company
  2. Yule Shoot Your Eye Out, Karbach Brewing Company
  3. Southern Wheat, Karbach Brewing Company
  4. Neato Bandito, Deep Ellum Brewing Company
  5. Deep Ellum IPA, Deep Ellum Brewing Company
  6. Art Car IPA, Saint Arnold Brewing Company
  7. Two Hearted, Bell’s Brewery
  8. Space Dust, Elysian Brewing Company
  9. Austin Amber, Independence Brewing Company
  10. Firemans #4, Real Ale Brewing Company
  11. Mosaic IPA, Community Beer Co.
  12. Hefeweizen, Paulaner
  13. Dragon’s Milk, New Holland Brewing
  14. Vanilla Porter,Breckenridge Brewery
  15. The Imperial Texan, Martin House Brewing Company
  16. Coco Añejo,HopFusion Ale Works
  17. Amber, Alaskan Brewing Co.
  18. Honey Please, Armadillo Ale Works
  19. Public Dissent, Unlawful Assembly Brewing Company
  20. Nowhere But Texas, Legal Draft Beer Company
  21. Billy Jenkins Bock, Wild Acre Brewing Company
  22. Big Bark Amber Lager, Live Oak Brewing Company
Nikki is a native Texan, originally from Cypress. After marrying her husband, Randall, and being convinced to move to the arctic (just kidding -- Michigan) for a few years, she is excited to be back in Texas thawing out and learning her way around Fort Worth! In 2015, Nikki and Randall decided to become foster parents, and she is now a stay-at-home mom to foster children, as well as long-distance stepmom to a teenage boy. She has been 'Mom' to six kids and counting, always wondering what (or who) the future will bring!


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