Best of Both Worlds

In March Rahr & Sons will launch a new limited-edition, four-pack series called Hell’s Half Acre. Iron Joe is a unique beer in this series that combines Rahr & Sons Iron Thistle Strong Scotch Ale with Avoca Coffee Roasters’ Noir cold brew. Local beer and java drinkers will be in beverage heaven.

“Iron Joe is one of our top three small batch beers,” said Fritz Rahr, owner of Rahr & Sons. “Our fans ask about it often, so it was an obvious choice to start with for our Hell’s Half Acre series.”

This has been a work in progress. For the last four years, Rahr & Sons has teamed up with Avoca to brew Iron Joe, testing many different coffee roasts with Iron Thistle.

“We’ve found the perfect Iron Joe flavor with our Noir cold brew,” said Garold LaRue, owner of Avoca Coffee Roasters. “It has notes of dark cherry and chocolate, which complement the caramel flavors of Iron Thistle.”

Named after the infamous area of Fort Worth during the late 19th and early 20th century, the Hell’s Half Acre series will feature small batch offerings and seasonal brews. Fans should look for the release of Rahr & Sons’ new Pumpkin Ale in the fall.

In other exciting news for Rahr & Sons: As of Jan. 19, more than 800 nationwide Chili’s locations will begin offering a new menu showcasing two new rib flavors. The Craft Beer BBQ Baby Back Ribs will feature a sauce using Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.’s summer seasonal Summertime Wheat. —FWTX Staff