WHEREAS, Rahr & Sons Brewing of Fort Worth solidified its
  reputation as a respected beer maker when one of its products was
  named a national grand champion at the 15th annual United States
  Beer Tasting Championships; and
         WHEREAS, The company's Iron Thistle Ale claimed top honors
  in the Scottish-style ale category when it won the favor of the
  event's judges in a blind taste test; and
         WHEREAS, This triumph is the latest among several
  accolades that Rahr brewmaster J. B. Flowers and his staff have
  earned in prestigious competitions; they previously received
  four United States Beer Tasting Championships best-in-class
  awards and a bronze medal in the 2008 World Beer Cup; and
         WHEREAS, A brewer that has become well known to beer
  connoisseurs in North Texas since it began operations in 2004,
  Rahr & Sons is fast gaining a national reputation for its high
  quality products, and its success is furthering the Lone Star
  State's long tradition of crafting excellent beers and wines;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 81st
  Legislature, hereby congratulate Rahr & Sons Brewing for winning
  the national grand champion prize for Scottish-style ales at the
  15th annual United States Beer Tasting Championships and extend
  to the owners and staff best wishes for continued success; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for the brewery as an expression of high regard from the
  Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on March 16, 2009.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate