Karbach Brewing Co. is the brainchild of the founders of CR Goodman Distribution Co., the group responsible for bringing labels such as Sierra Nevada, Chimay and Dogfish Head into Texas. In 2008 the partners sold their Texas portfolio to build a brewery of their own.
Karbach opened in October 2011 with help from renowned brewmaster Eric Warner. Warner previously launched Tabernash Brewing Co. in Denver and served as Brewmaster and CEO of Flying Dog Brewing Co.
Only on the market a short time, Karbach’s brews are already making waves. Names like Sympathy for the Lager, Rodeo Clown Double IPA and Weisse Versa Wheat promise to become household names in Texas’ growing craft beer movement. The brewery was already awarded “Best in the Fest” at the 2011 Woodlands Oktoberfest.
Karbach is open 7 days a week, offering tasting tours through the brewery Monday to Friday at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday every hour from 1 to 7 p.m., and Sunday every hour from 1 to 5 p.m. The informal setting allows participants to hang out among the tanks as they’re guided through the brewing process. Tours are $8-$12.