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TCU News & Notes: Best Brewery in the Fort?

The Athletic chose their best of the Big 12 breweries. I might have a bone to pick with #1.

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Danny Mourning

TCU Football:

I haven’t been very happy with The Athletic lately. Though they employ some of the best college football writers in the country, they really have put out some lazy takes since realignment took over the news cycle.

Regardless, this beer list is worth discussing: Beers of the Big 12: From Free State Brewing to Iron Monk Brewery, a guide for your college football road trips

For Fort Worth, they went with Panther Island Brewing — Rahr & Sons, Martin House, HopFusion were listed as “notables”.

Now, I have absolutely nothing against Panther Island — it’s a fantastic setup and Allergeez is a personal favorite. But basing your best in show rankings off of a gimmicky one off like Beaver Nuggets does a disservice to one of the best brewing communities in Texas. Martin House is far and away the most creative outlet and has the best social media, Rahr is the OG and has the best traditional beer line around (in my opinion), and HopFusion is an up and comer with a killer patio setup and some really unique brews.

Also notable are new kids on the block Maple Branch — great German beer, fabulous pretzels, Wild Acre, a really well-rounded operation with plenty of Fort Worth flair to their offerings, Funky Picnic — a place I haven’t gotten too but have heard great things about, and many more. If you venture out to Arlington, both Legal Draft and Division Brewing are outstanding.

I know there are many more, but we have to start somewhere. So, which of these offerings is your number one?


Which Fort Worth area brewery is your favorite?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Panther Island
    (8 votes)
  • 32%
    Rahr & Sons
    (35 votes)
  • 17%
    Martin House
    (19 votes)
  • 3%
    Maple Branch
    (4 votes)
  • 29%
    Wild Acre
    (32 votes)
  • 4%
    Funky Picnic
    (5 votes)
  • 5%
    Other (tell us in the comments!)
    (6 votes)
109 votes total Vote Now

TCU Soccer:

Yes, we are all excited for football, but futbol is absolutely killing it. Led by a cadre of returning and new stars, the Frogs are off to a 3-0 start ahead of a four game stretch against Power Five opponents.

Led by grace — or Graces — TCU has outscored their opponents 15-1 so far this season, with the duo of Gracie Brian and Grace Collins accounting for a third of the scoring. Veteran Messiah Bright has dropped a pair in the back of the net as well, and true freshman Camryn Lancaster — all 5’1” of her — has scored twice as well. A local kid out of Mansfield, Lancaster has been the surprise of the early season so far, and looks like a star in the making for sure.

The Horned Frogs host Colorado Thursday before hitting the road for three straight — at Pittsburgh, at Alabama, and at Ohio State. They’ll close out the preseason with a home tilt against Pepperdine before Big 12 play begins against Kansas.

With tickets just $10 for adults and one of the best home stadium environments in the country, this team absolutely deserves your support.