Ranger Creek Lands As One of the Best Farm-to-Pint Breweries in Nation




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Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling was named seventh of 10 Awesome Farm to Pint Breweries named by farmflavor.com, a national website that encourages people to grow and cook food by providing recipes, cooking tips and more.

Farm Flavor searched for a brewery that had the best local ingredients for beer while supporting the local agricultural industry.

"... Eating local has become an important part of both the local restaurant scene as well as the local economy, spokesman for Farm Flavor Rachel Bertone said in a press release. "We took this concept further by looking at the breweries and eateries that encourage patrons to drink local as well."

What's the secret for Ranger Creek's great tasting beer? Strawberries and other local crops.

Because hops and barley don't grow well in Texas, Ranger Creek uses strawberries to craft its Strawberry Milk Stout, which required 500 pounds of strawberries. They're also known to craft it's beer by using honey, mesquite wood, local figs and tart red cherries.

The brewery was in good company:

1. Abita Brewing Co., Abita Springs, LA

2. Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, NC

3. Lakefront Brewery Inc., Milwaukee, WI

4. Peak Organic Brewing, Portland, ME

5. Good Nature Brewing, Hamilton, NY

6. Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH

7. Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, San Antonio, TX

8. High Hops Brewery, Windsor, CO

9. Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

10. Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA