I was privileged enough to spend a little time with some captive Texas blind salamanders over the weekend, which got me looking around for Texas blind salamander art etc. Texas blind salamanders are delicate little things, but they remind me of one of my favorite species, the cave olm.
There are far too many salamander related beers for me to do one post on just beer, I may have to do them by species… and as far as I can tell, only one beer has ever been devoted to the Texas blind salamander!
In 2009, Rahr & Sons Brewery made several beers themed for local endangered species called “Rare Breed” and proceeds went to US Fish and Wildlife efforts for the designated species. The blind salamander brew was a pale ale that, according to one interview, took a bit of effort and time to brew. As far as I can tell, they only made it in 2009 and it has not been made since. I hope they bring it back so I can try it! The label is gorgeous.