Mother Nature Tries for Free Samples

Roof collapses under heavy snow

“It looks as if Mother Nature herself reached right into our brewery in an attempt to get her own free sample of Bucking Bock.” That was the post on the Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. blog after the Fort Worth brewery roof collapsed under heavy snow.

“We are currently roofless and, as a result, operations are completely down. The good news is that we’re really good at weathering difficulties (pun completely intended) and we’ll be back up-n-running in no time.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday that the collapse tore coolant lines that kept 13 storage tanks at the right temperature in the warehouse.

The chilly weather is linked to a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Owner Fritz Rahr says he’s working to get the lines fixed or secure enough refrigerated tanker trucks to move out some 22,000 gallons of craft ales and lagers.