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#1 johnfwd

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 03:43 PM

From "Hell's Half-Acre" saloons of the 1880s to the modern contemporary Rahr & Sons brewery, Ace Distillery, and Firestone and Robertson distillery operations, Fort Worth is making its alcoholic beverage mark in North Texas and may be nationally.  I like Bourbon Whiskey, their new blend coming to our area courtesy of Firestone and Robertson.  Others may have a more puritanical view, of course.

 

 

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:57 PM

Look forward to trying it.  I've always enjoyed Jack Daniels but about a year ago switched to Evan Williams on the recommendation of several bourbon connoisseurs.  I actually like it better and it's over 50% less expensive which makes it even better.



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:49 PM

New brewery/taproom opened last weekend:  HopFusion, at the corner of Broadway and Bryan.  Their taproom is open Thu-Fri 5-11, Sat 2-11.  Their intent is to ramp up to 6 days a week.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 05:49 AM

Great comments about beverages and competitors.   But I was hoping to generate some controversial remarks about this aspect of Fort Worth's image (I know we discuss image in another thread), as...maybe...a city issue.  Any teatotalers out there got somethin' agin' FW becomin' like Milwaukee?



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:32 AM

I doubt it.  This forum leans pretty socially liberal, so I think you're looking for opposition that isn't really here. 

 

I think it's a good development.  The breweries and distilleries that have popped up in recent years seemed to have developed a pretty healthy following and most are driving traffic to areas that have needed it.  I wouldn't necessarily say that Fort Worth is the capital of breweries and distilleries in Texas since they're popping up all over.  There are just as many in Dallas, Denton, and scattered around the suburbs: http://www.beerinbig...eer-events.html

 

Ironic that you mention Milwaukee since Fort Worth has had a Miller brewery for 50 years.  And one of the more successful local craft brewers (Revolver in Granbury) recently sold out to Miller.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:34 AM

Great comments about beverages and competitors.   But I was hoping to generate some controversial remarks about this aspect of Fort Worth's image (I know we discuss image in another thread), as...maybe...a city issue.  Any teatotalers out there got somethin' agin' FW becomin' like Milwaukee?

 

Any separate aspect is impossible to achieve.

 

Nationally, Fort Worth' s image has been completely folded within "D/fw" and only exists now among the small number of us who contribute and read this Forum.  Google "how robust is the Fort Worth commercial real estate market; or flights from Fort Worth to anywhere; or employment in Fort Worth?" as evidence.

 

If the hard work and efforts of the local breweries and distillers, by chance become recognized, it will be known in any direction beyond 20 miles as the Dallas/Fort Worth Brewery/Distillery Industry. :glare:

 

 

 

By the way, haven't you done enough already...hehehe.  :swg:   And please leave Dallas out of it; lest you like condescending, overbearing attitudes.

 

.... For many years downtown Dallas has been notable as the region's financial center.  Maybe we can give Dallas some competition in this area.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:26 PM

Great comments about beverages and competitors.   But I was hoping to generate some controversial remarks about this aspect of Fort Worth's image (I know we discuss image in another thread), as...maybe...a city issue.  Any teatotalers out there got somethin' agin' FW becomin' like Milwaukee?

 

Yes I do.  Please, please, please don't make mass market beer like Schlitz or Milwaukee's Best.  :wink:  :throwupen: 

 

I'd rather see a bunch of small craft brewers and brew pubs.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:31 PM

If you go to HopFusion, here's a pro tip:  Order a "Feisty Slipper".  It's a blend of their Feisty Blonde American Ale (with honey) and Fur Slipper Milk Stout.  It's an amazing blend.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:49 PM

As much as I would like to have supported Revolver, that really tasted nasty to me but again, when Carling opened up on Will Rogers which is now Millers/Coors it wasn't the best of taste either.  Probably personal taste.  I do support any mass market with it's roots in Fort Worth as long as it's legal but I certainly see the smaller micro and independents having a important role in the community. 






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