Fort Worth's 5 best breweries (that won't break the bank)

Fort Worth's 5 best breweries (that won't break the bank)
Panther Island Brewing. | Photo: Poppy L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 19, 2019.

Looking to try the finest breweries around without spending a fortune?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent affordable breweries in Fort Worth, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best places to imbibe on a budget.

1. Martin House Brewing Company

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Topping the list is Martin House Brewing Company. Located at 220 S. Sylvania Ave., Suite 209, in United Riverside, the beer establishment is the highest-rated economical brewery in Fort Worth, boasting 4.5 stars out of 160 reviews on Yelp. 

According to the business' Yelp page in the section pertaining to specialties, Martin House Brewing Company specializes in "excellent beer and general merriment."

The brewery offers a variety of classic and unique craft beers available for tasting in its on-site tap room, including a pickle-flavored sour beer.

2. Rahr & Sons Brewing

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Next up is Rahr & Sons Brewing, situated at 701 Galveston Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 218 reviews on Yelp, the brewery has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.

"Fritz and Erin Rahr founded Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. in the fall of 2004," the business states in the history section of its Yelp profile. "In 10 years, Rahr has exponentially grown its brewing capacity from 2,000 barrels a year to 20,000 barrels a year. The brewery has won over 50 nationally-recognized awards."

Furthermore, "Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. ... has grown to now distribute beer to eight states!" it notes on Yelp in the specialty section.

3. Panther Island Brewing

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Panther Island Brewing, a brewery, is another much-loved, low-cost go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 60 Yelp reviews. Head over to 501 N. Main St. to experience it for yourself.

Per the history section of its Yelp profile, "Panther Island Brewing was established in June 2014."

"We are a Texas born and raised company that is located just north of downtown Fort Worth," its Yelp bio continues. "Panther Island is a family-owned and family-operated local business."

4. Wild Acre Brewing

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Over in Near East Side, check out Wild Acre Brewing, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 40 reviews on Yelp. Drink up at the budget-friendly brewery and beer bar by heading over to 1734 E. El Paso St., Suite 190.

Yelper Suzanne P., who reviewed Wild Acre Brewing on July 14 wrote, "This place is awesome! ... $4 pours! No one does $4 16-ounce pours. No one. Great selection of beers and all were really good!"

And Kiersten W. added, "Amazing brewery! ... I highly recommend their beer called Texas Blonde."

5. The Collective Brewing Project

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And then there's The Collective Brewing Project, a local favorite with four stars out of 86 reviews. Stop by 112 St. Louis Ave. to hit up the brewery next time you're in the mood for an inexpensive libation.

Yelper Ashlee F., who reviewed The Collective Brewing Project on July 7 wrote, "I really enjoyed this brewery! It was very laid-back, the bartenders were kind, knowledgeable and patient and they have a nice selection of sour beers."

Chloe G. said, "If you love sours and a nice quiet atmosphere, this is the place to go. ... They have growlers, crowlers and grab-n-go bombers, too."

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