The jingling bells of Christmas and the clinking glasses of holiday-themed cocktails and beer releases are two harbingers that merry ol’ times lie ahead.  Fort Worth’s restaurants and bars have more seasonal offerings than we have days left until Christmas, but it’s never too late to get started.

BREWS

Rahr & Sons Brewing

North Texas’ first craft beer brewery recently celebrated its 14th anniversary. Early on, Rahr & Sons’ Winter Warmer became the region’s go-to fall brew. The ale is dark and deep with roasty chocolate and dark berry notes. Rahr keeps fans of the seasonal beer enticed through its bourbon barrel-aged series, which has included collaborations with Jack Daniels in the past.

 

Martin House Brewing Company

Recently relaunched Sugar & Spice is a Fort Worth / Martin House Brewing Company holiday tradition. The spiced American barleywine is all you need to keep you warm on cold nights with its welcome notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Weighing in at 12% ABV, this ale will put anyone in the holiday spirit.

 

Cowtown Brewing Company

Oktoberfest season may be over, but you can still imbibe some of Fort Worth’s seasonal best with Cowtown Brewing Company’s The Last Kaiser. The bier balances sweet maltyness with generous portions of hops, resulting in a beer that’s clean and memorable.

 

Panther Island Brewing Company

“Like a Reese’s Pieces” is the best way to describe Sweet Fang’s sweetly seductive flavor profile. The Panther Island brew got a serious boost of booze with Imperial Sweet Fang. Grab a pint while it’s in stock. Better yet, grab a pour at the Northside brewery that makes it. Panther Island Brewing now sells beer to-go.

 

COCKTAILS

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Each winter, Café Modern releases its signature series of cocktail. This year won’t disappoint with these seasonal sippables.

  • Maple Leaf: Oak and Eden rye and hot maple sour
  • Equinox: spiced rum, house-made chai cream and coffee
  • Elyxir: Absolute Elyx, caramel and apple
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Proper

The cozy West Magnolia cocktail bar has a Christmas-themed pop-up event through early next year. Miracle in Cowtown started as a concept in New York City five years again and has grown to more than 200 locations. Along with vintage Christmas decorations, you can sip on:

  • Christmapolitan: vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime and absinthe mist
  • Bad Santa: hot milk punch with Barbados rum, Trinidad overproof rum, batavia arrack, pineapple juice, lemon juice, almond milk, eight spices, coconut water and coconut oil
  • Run, run, Rudolph: gin, mulled wine puree, lemon, cane syrup, Prosecco
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Are you naughty or nice? Either way ... we have a shot for you. 📸: @miraclepopup

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