For a small admittance fee of seven dollars you'll get not one, but three generous pours of your choice of Rahr beer, a souvenir pint glass and a tour of the facility. It's worth mentioning that a portion of the seven dollars goes to a local charity. Pretty cool!
The tour starts at 2:30PM and last call is shortly thereafter; get there early to ensure plenty of time to enjoy your tastings. On the tour you can expect to hear a little about the Rahr & Sons history, a description of the beer making process and some amusing stories.
I arrived at 2PM and the brewery was packed wall-to-wall. Don't let the crowds intimidate you, the line for the tastings moves fast and the atmosphere is entertaining. Between the music, a big screen projecting the game and chatting with fellow beer lovers; you'll be to the front of the line before you know it. It truly feels like you are at a big party with old friends!
Since I arrived a little late, I only had a chance to try one of the beers on tap, Rahr's Blonde. Rahr's Blonde is a pale lager that's light, crisp and delicious. I highly recommend it to anyone who prefers a pilsner style beer.
If you need a quick bite while at the brewery you can enjoy one of the local family-owned restaurants that Rahr's brings in every Saturday. This past Saturday, the Grill Kings were on site barbecuing up a storm.
Can't make it to Rahr's on a Saturday? You can take part in the same type of fun every Wednesday from 5PM to 7:30PM. From what I hear, specialty beers are featured on Wednesdays, food trucks stop by and it's not quite as crowded. Sounds like the perfect happy hour spot! Cheers!