On Saturday, April 27, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum will celebrate its fifth annual veteran’s recognition and craft beer festival, Hops and Props. The Fort Worth Aviation Museum is home of the most touchable warbirds in Texas.
The airplane and beer fest is dedicated to recognizing our veterans while serving local craft beers and providing live music, food and family-friendly fun. It will begin at 9 AM and is welcome to all ages. This year’s theme is “Cleared Hot” a refence to a Forward Air Controller’s command to attack a target. Aircraft to be dedicated are two Forward Air Control planes – a Vietnam War era Cessna O-2S Skymaster “Duck” and a Desert Storm era Boeing OV-10 “Bronco.” More family-oriented events will include military vehicles, virtual reality flight simulators, live music, military living history, family-friendly vendors, Veteran’s service organizations, food and refreshments, kid’s activities, “Beer Flights” and helicopter rides are also being planned.
“Beer flights” will be available for purchase on a classic airplane, the C-47 “Southern Cross.” Each passenger will receive a souvenir bag and tasting glass. A “People’s Choice” medal will be awarded to the most-voted brewery in a variety of beer styles. The available breweries so far include:
1. Community Beer Co.
2. Cowtown Brewing (First Appearance)
3. Deep Ellum Brewing Company
4. Division Brewing
5. Franconia Brewing Company
6. HopFusion Ale Works
7. Legal Beer Company
8. Martin House Brewing Company
9. Old Town Brewhouse (First Appearance)
10. Panther Island Brewing Company
11. Peticolas Brewing Company
12. Rabbit Hole Brewing
13. Red Gap Brewing
14. Unlawful Assembly Brewing Company (First Appearance)
The event features unlimited beer sampling of over 50 beers from these local brewers, so please drink responsibly.
Tickets are on sale – check our website at www.FortWorthAviationMuseum.com or Facebook at “Hops and Props” or @FWAMHopsandProps. Special discounts will be available for Veterans and museum members. Please be prepared to show proof of military status at the gate.
Proceeds from the event will support the Fort Worth Aviation Museum’s education and restoration programs.