On Saturday, April 28, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum will celebrate the fourth annual veteran’s recognition and beer fest, Hops and Props. The festival will coincide with the museum’s 20th anniversary.
The airplane and beer fest is dedicated to recognizing our veterans while serving local craft beers and providing live music, food and family-friendly fun. It will begin at 9 AM and is welcome to all ages. This year’s theme is “Top Gun” and will include a dedication of our F-14 “Tomcat” and F-5 “Tiger II.” More family-oriented events will include military vehicles, Vietnam Era Veterans Recognition, live music, military living history, family-friendly vendors, Veteran’s service organizations, food and refreshments, kid’s activities, beer flights and helicopter rides.
Beer flights will be available for purchase on a classic airplane, the C-47 “Southern Cross.” Each passenger will receive a souvenir bag and tasting glass. A “People’s Choice” medal will be awarded to the most-voted brewery in a variety of beer styles. The available breweries include:
1. The Collective Brewing Project
2. Community Beer Co.
3. Deep Ellum Brewing Company
4. Division Brewing
5. Franconia Brewing Company
6. HopFusion Ale Works
7. Martin House Brewing Company
8. Nine Bands Brewing Company
9. Panther Island Brewing
10. Peticolas Brewing Company
11. Rabbit Hole Brewing
12. Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
13. Red Gap Brewing
14. Shannon Brewing Company
15. Tupps Brewery
Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/13091/fort-worth-aviation-museum?cobrand=FWAM