After weeks of watchingÂ basketball teams battle it outÂ during March Madness,Â Hoops & Hops pub crawl will offer fans a chance to combine beer with basketball.
The event, hosted byÂ Camp Bowie District and Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.,Â is set forÂ April 2 to see who will be crowned the 2012 NCAA Champion. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Oscar’s Pub, then will move to Jake’s Burgers just in time for tip-off, and will wrap up at Baker Street Pub and Grill during the second half to see who will reign as champion.Â
Each of the crawl’s three stops will feature a different specially-paired Rahr beer and food item.Â ForÂ $6, participants will receive their first cold Rahr beer and aÂ collectible Rahr pint glass, which will serve as their ticket for the night. Anyone with a glass also willÂ receive $3 beer refills at any of the stops and can enjoyÂ discounted menu pairings.Â
Patrons also willÂ benefit Fort Worth since some proceeds will benefit the Camp Bowie Districtâ€™s beautification efforts.Â
TheÂ Camp Bowie District,Â home to more than 800 businesses, encompasses a nine-mile stretch from University to Highway 820. TheÂ non-profit organization is dedicated to beautification projects, economic development and special events. Â
Fritz and Erin founded Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. in the fall of 2004. The brewery has wonÂ more thanÂ 15 nationally-recognized awards, including a Bronze Medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup for Bucking Bock, and was the 2009 National Grand Champion at the United States Beer Tasting Championship for Iron Thistle. For more information,Â visitÂ www.rahrbrewing.com.