Walk into any bar in Dallas-Fort Worth and ask about the craft beer selection, and you'll likely hear about Revolver Brewing's Blood and Honey. The American wheat ale has become a fixture of the local scene, lauded as a great first sip into the craft world.
But the beer has notably made a mark beyond its distribution area -- Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co., which brews Samuel Adams, recently named it as one of 10 beers that have defined his career.
"There are many beers I admire," Koch told First We Feast in a recent interview, "but often it's the brewers -- or even a brewery -- behind the beers that have helped Samuel Adams, and the craft beer industry, become what it is today."
One of those brewers: Grant Wood, brewmaster at Revolver Brewing, who formerly worked as brewer for Samuel Adams.
"I saw firsthand how Grant has a genius for dreaming up a crazy recipe and then determining how it can actually be brewed," says Koch. Blood and Honey "is a damn good beer, from a former Sam Adams brewer who I'm happy made the leap to open his own brewery."
Other beers on the list include Sam Adams Boston Lager, Dogfish Head Brewery's 60 Minute IPA and Brooklyn Lager. See the full list here.