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Karbach all inclusive thread

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by jamescain, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (415) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Frageelay was ehh. I enjoyed the bourbon but it was a step at least sideways from the base and possibly a step down. I drank one with my girlfriend and she had most, I drank another with my brother and then I sent the third as a trade extra. Bodacious was fantastic, it was every bit as good as you would hope and I wish I had gotten more than two bottles. BB Hellfighter on tap is amazing. Its the beer of dreams.

    Fresh Hopadillo is tied with Weisse Versa as their best regular beers, Rodeo Clown is not balanced well enough but it is good. I am not a fan of lagers but Sympathy is decent.
     
  2. lefty12

    lefty12 Aficionado (170) Texas Feb 6, 2010

    I've only had barn burner once but that and hop Barron are my least favorite. I can drink hopadillo all day and my wife loves weiss versa. BBA Hellfighter was one of the best beers I had last year and the same is true this year.
     
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  3. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    BBA Hellfighter is liquid love and Frageelay is pretty good. I had it and was presently suprised. At the time I drank Frag. I was really tired of spiced beers. The bourbon balanced it out well. I still have a bottle of Bodacious. I'm tempted to break it open after work in the am. What you say?
     
  4. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    ISO: Bodacious.

    I never saw a bottle anywhere but I also wasn't really interested in it when it was released. I tried it on draught the other day and now I wish I had one.
     
  5. Jursh

    Jursh Zealot (95) Texas Oct 10, 2012

    Ughhh this thread makes my mouth water... can we get some Karbach in DFW PLEASE?!
     
  6. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    anyone going to tap takeover at hay merchant today?
     
  7. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Bourbon Rodeo Clown and Wine Barrel Aged Krunkin. Now I have to go to Hay Merchant today.
     
  8. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (150) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    Man I wish I could be there for this!
     
  9. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    Really liked frag, Had a 1/2 pint of BBA Hellfighter, but I liked it. Didn't get to try Bodacious. I got one bottle and sent it to a friend. Pretty happy with Karbach so far, for being so new.
     
  10. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    I will probably be there. Not sure what time though, they are putting everything out right when they open at 3.
     
  11. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    I will be there gents and I will probably try everything that is not a core beer!
     
  12. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    Holy shit, yes!
     
  13. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    :( I'm still offshore. No Hay Merchant for me
     
  14. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    I'm sick AND have class tonight.. .double whammy.
     
  15. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    BBA Rodeo Clown
    WBA Krunkin Pumpkin
    Hellfighter
    BBA Hellfighter
    Cask BBA Hellfighter

    OMG. SOFA KING TASTY.
     
  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'm a bit jealous of those who are going. I just can't justify the drive into town tonight.

    I'll probably kick myself later. That said, it's probably better I don't drink heavily and feel like crap tomorrow. lol

    Matt, are you going later tonight?
     
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  17. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    I'm here right now, what I posted is what I've had already lol
     
  18. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    Seriously, if you're not here, you're missing out SEVERELY.
     
  19. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Well, considering I'm going to see you in about an hour... lol

    How is the BBA Rodeo Clown?

    They doing growlers or half growlers?
     
  20. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    lol, text me first haha. BBA rodeo clown is a lot boozier.
     
  21. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    I wish there was a place like this on the northside
    ISO: Super crafty beer bar near the woodlands
     
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  22. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    done!
     
  23. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (415) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Rodeo Clown?!?!!? What is this sorcery? I wish I would have known about this tap takeover before I made it all the way out of town and now trying to make it back to town seems unlikely.
     
  24. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Do you know if they are doing growler fills?
     
  25. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    I WILL BE THERE! I HOPE YOU ALL JOIN ME IN MERRIMENT TODAY!
     
  26. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    I seriously doubt they will do fills of this stuff
     
  27. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

  28. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    No growler fills
     
  29. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Lots of good beer at Hey Merchant. I always love the place. They are usually on top of staffing for these big events. Though they were seriously under staffed tonight. I think they dropped the ball here. I love all the bartenders there, but they should of had at least three other people behind the bar. No place is perfect, and I hope Kevin reads this. The place is almost always run professionally and efficiently, if not always as fast as people want. Which is a good thing IMO. And since their opening, they have been able to handle big crowds like no other bar I have been to. Though the Karback night has been a mess so far, and will probably get worse. Anyway, still love the bar, nobody can get everything right. Still a hell of a lot better than any special tap night at Petrol that I have been to. Which probably does not say a lot.
     
  30. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    lol, that's why you order 3 beers at once!
     
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  31. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    At the bar, you could not order three at once. You could not order one at once;)
     
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  32. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Thanks to Matt for the hook up!
     
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  33. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I stopped in at Lunch tonight - Cask BBA Hellfighter is prolly the best brew I've ever had in my life, I hope they still have some after I'm off work at Midnight.
     
  34. Erik

    Erik Aficionado (100) Texas Mar 5, 2012

    Has anyone seen any more bottles of BBA Hellfighter on shelves anywhere in Houston/Katy? I missed out.
     
  35. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I had to buy one second hand. I think the ship has sailed.

    Last place I heard of that had any was the Kroger on Studemont/I-10.
     
  36. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Man the tap takeover at the Hay Merch was phenomenal! I really enjoyed trying all of the special brews and talking to the Karbach crew.

    I had the cask BBA and man.... That was incredibly special. I should of teared up from its awesomeness but I was on my 5th beer.

    The WBA Krunkin was interesting though, it was a bit too fizzy for my taste. The flavors were fighting each other but in some weird way it worked.

    Finally the BB Rodeo Clown! MAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! That was boozy goodness! I would def pick a bomber of that if I had the chance!


    Weekend Warrior is freaking delicious and a beer i hope becomes part of their core line up! So fresh and tasty!
     
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  37. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Your Untappd check-ins led me to believe you had a good time.

    I wanted to try the BBA Rodeo clown, but couldn't justify the trip in. I've never had a BBA DIPA before. I heard it was good, but not great.
     
  38. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

  39. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Mmmmmm Karbach + Makers = liquid of love
     
  40. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    YES! BBA Rodeo Clown was damn smooth!

    I was talking to Jason and Erik from Karbach and they told me that all of their BBA stuff was made with Makers Mark Barrels! Quality Gentlemen, Quality stuff!
     
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