It’s impossible to hang out at Chimera Brewing Company and be unhappy. The decor is humorous and bizarre; the bartenders are enthusiastic and quick with a good joke. They know beer, they love beer, and they want you to love it too. Chimera makes its own brews – try the Püssensmasha Double IPA, the Roman Empire ESB brewed with Myrtle leaves, or the 1011 Red Ale (ask the bartender to tell you the entertaining story behind its binary name). They also serve up a rotating selection of guest beers and a menu of house-made pizza and sandwiches.
Chimera Brewing Company, 1001 W. Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 923 8000
If you prefer to enjoy your craft beer in the comfort of your own home or you’re looking for the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life, make sure to visit The Sleepy Panther. The bottle shop, nestled in a small corner room at the Magnolia Mall, is owned by beer industry veteran Cristall Heisch. She offers a curated selection of the best craft beers from Texas and across the United States. She’s is happy to help you find the right brew to suit your tastes. Drop in, say hello, and pick up a bottle or two from The Sleepy Panther.
The Collective Brewing Project is Fort Worth’s self-proclaimed ‘first franken-monster of a brewery.’ Located in the Near Southside district, this part brewery, part taproom is a must-visit for beer lovers. Try the Petite Golden Sour and the Suspicious Delicious Amber Saison while spending some time enjoying the laid-back vibes and stylish warehouse decor. And, if doing yoga in a taproom sounds like the perfect Saturday, then don’t miss their monthly Beer & Yoga events. Space is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.
Martin House is one of the friendliest craft breweries around, where you’re invited to hang out, play cornhole and sample adventurous beer handcrafted to push the boundaries of flavor. For $10 you can fill a souvenir glass three times with any of their year-round beers or the monthly micro-seasonal concoction. Bring your friends and try the Daybreak, a refreshing ale described as a ‘sunrise in your mouth’. Or go for the Pretzel Stout, a dark brew rich with notes of sourdough and chocolate. Make sure you show up early, bring some lawn chairs, and are prepared for the best in Texas beer and hospitality.
Mention craft beer and Fort Worth in the same sentence, and you’ll likely be talking about Rahr & Sons. Since its opening in 2004, Rahr & Sons has been at the forefront of the craft scene and has more than 50 awards to prove it. Stop by and see what the hype is about – $10 gets you in the door, where you’ll get a pint-glass and three pours. Sample the Rahr’s Blonde Lager, and check out the seasonal and special releases on tap. Rahr & Sons is an integral part of Fort Worth’s beer history and a must-see for any beer lover.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, 701 Galveston Ave, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 810 9266
Rodeo Goat is a rowdy good time. If you’re thirsty for a cold, refreshing Texas beer, and you want to wash it down with the best burger you’ve ever tasted, look no further. The beer list is vast and includes several local craft beers and selections from brewers all over the country. You’ll feel right at home at Rodeo Goat, welcomed by the fun and casual ambience. Seating is ample, service is quick, and the food and drink are both delicious and exciting. Once you get here, you won’t want to leave – just remember, you’ll have to go home eventually.
Rodeo Goat, 2836 Bledsoe St, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 877 4628