December 25/26 – Fritz Rahr, Rahr & Sons Brewing and Sam Ellis, DriverUp

Our Guests for the December 25th/26th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Fritz Rahr, CEO, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

Sam Ellis, CEO, DriverUp

Join us every Friday afternoon at 3:00 and Saturday afternoon at 2:00 on 770 KAAM (

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Fritz Rahr, CEO, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

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Fritz Rahr is the founder and President of Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. and has studied brewing in Germany and at the Siebel Institute in Chicago. He’s a 5th generation brewer who comes from a family with more than 160 years of brewing experience in the United States. His great-great-grandfather, Wilhelm “William” Rahr, immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1847 and opened the Rahr Eagle Brewery, the first lager brewery in Wisconsin.

Fritz was the initial guiding force behind the opening of Rahr & Sons Brewing. He was instrumental in converting a warehouse into the brewery’s home base for operations; acquiring brewery equipment; providing sales and marketing direction and enlisting vendors to provide goods and services.

Today, Fritz has taken the brewery from its initial 3-beer portfolio – to now offering over 13 different varieties to choose from. From a Pale German Helles to a very robust Barrel Aged Old London Ale – Rahr & Sons Brewery has a beer for every taste!

Phone: (817) 810-9266


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Host, Steve A Klein, Fritz Rahr

Sam Ellis, CEO, DriverUp

sam shotSam Ellis is the President & Chief Executive Officer of DriverUp powered by Sierra Auto Finance, a leading automotive finance company.

DriverUp is a new online marketplace for automotive financing that lets investors – who previously did not have access – to directly participate in the growing, higher-yield business of auto lending and provides dealers with a streamlined credit application that speeds loans and moves cars.

Previously, Sam was Founder, President & CEO of Exeter Finance Corp, served as Senior Vice President, Risk Management for AmeriCredit and served as Vice President of Risk Management for Summit Acceptance Corp., the predecessor company to Capital One Auto Finance.

Phone: (844) 938-7669

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