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Day #49 – Rahr & Sons Snowmageddon 2010

February 19, 2011

February 12th, 2010. A day that would change the Rahr & Sons brewery forever. There was an enormous snowstorm in Fort Worth the night before that dumped record amounts of snow on the ground. The accumulation on the roof of the brewery was just too much for this former Coca-Cola plant. The roof caved in and took with it the bottling line, cooler and other equipment. The brewery would not brew again for several months and wasn’t open to the public for 7 months afterwards.
With all things destroyed, it was rebuilt and improved in several ways. There is an improved bottling line and cooler, as well as a much nicer serving bar. They are open for tours and tastings every Saturday and Wednesday, and is where I happened to be this afternoon!

Rahr & Sons Snowmageddon 2010

This beer was crafted in honor of the roof collapsing and is so aptly named. It also utilizes the brewery’s expanded 22oz bottling capability. Snowmageddon will be released yearly on the same date, but will be a ever-changing style. The first release is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout. This beer shines at 10%! Oh boy!

Pours a very dark brown to black color with a nice creamy brown head.

The aroma is fantastic. It’s literally like smelling an oatmeal raisin cookie. Lots of grainy notes with roasted coffee malts and chocolate. Very nice indeed.

The flavor is roasted for sure with dark fruits and raisins with oatmeal and toasted malts. Finishes a nice sweet chocolate flabor. Fantastic.

I’m very glad they have started this series as they should have some very interesting creations coming up!

Cheers!

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