“The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.” -Margo Kaufman
Do you have a love for cuddly, squishy faced pugs?! Do you love pugs AND beer?! If so, all your dreams can come true at Rahr & Sons Brewing in Fort Worth, Texas who serve up a Pug themed beer appropriately named “Ugly Pug!” This drink is a Black Lager consisting of 5.5% alcohol. The Ugly Pug is light in body and dark in color, giving off flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. With over 200 reviews on Yelp and and a very impressive 4 star average rating, the people of Fort Worth, Texas are in love with Rahr & Sons Brewing and their Ugly Pug Lager and rightfully so:
“I never thought I would like a black lager but their Ugly Pug was my favorite.” -Tara L. (yelp.com)
“I've been downing the Ugly Pug every chance I get. And I still enjoy it a whole lot.” - Trang P. (yelp.com)
This unique beer was inspired by one of Rahr & Son’s founders, Erin. While planning the company’s menu, she kept remembering a terrific black lager that she had tried at a festival. As the beer planning continued and she was perfecting the recipe at her parent’s house, the ideal name came to her. Her parents had an adorable, but old, slow, and chunky, one-eyed pug named Oscar. When Fritz, the other founder of Rahr & Sons, walked in and saw Oscar sprawled out on the recliner, he announced to everyone, “That is one UGLY PUG!” Since that exclamation, everyone knew that had to be the name of the brew! Pictured above is Rahr & Son’s one-eyed pug mascot, Oscar, named after the original Oscar.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Rahr Malting Co. produces and supplies malt and industry-related brewing supplies to roughly 90% of the breweries in the United States. 160 years after William Rahr founded the Eagle Brewery, his great-great-grandson and namesake, Frederick William “Fritz” Rahr, Jr., felt the pull to brew and with the blessing of his wife, Erin, opened the company on the south side of downtown Fort Worth in 2004 (https://rahrbrewing.com/).
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is open every Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 PM and every Sunday from 1 to 3 PM. They have guided tours open to the public and you can even rent the brewery for a private party. All in all, you have every reason to get yourself to Rahr & Sons to try their famous “Ugly Pug” beer!