Karbach Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.89/5
Karbach Brewing Co.Karbach Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2032 Karbach St
Houston, Texas, 77092-8406
United States

(713) 680-2739 | map
karbachbrewing.com

Notes:
Owned by AB-Inbev

Added by champ103 on 09-04-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
48
Ratings:
5,958
Reviews:
839
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of JDeV
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jkoogler
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.93/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of tigreblanc
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

great time there. will go back. especially for october fest.

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Photo of Stephen_Bailey
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Awesomw biergarten, free parking, and a free tour as well! Came on my fiance's birthday and received a free glass and tokens to drink. The glasses, shirts, and beer tokens were all quite affordable (and we got them all). The tour was my favorite I've had yet out of any in Texas, based on the ~4 breweries I've toured. Their research room was super cool to see and they have a complex system of quality control that goes into these awesome beers. Got to try Rodeo Clown and Hop Delusion at reduced prices (1 token) because the bartenders were so cool. Food was pretty good, but portions could've been larger for the price. The beers in the restaurant were quite expensive, so we decided to keep our drinking to the token system in the biergarten. Aside from that small complaint, which is justified IMO as beer straight from the brewery should at least be as cheap as it is at the atore, this is still my favorite brewery in Texas and has a special place in my heart. Happy 5th birthday, the Quintuple IPA is incredible!

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Photo of Dface
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Great food selection. Like the fact that there is a restaurant and a biergarten. Beer selection was good, but there may have been a couple beers I really wanted to try that weren't on tap. To be fair, these are more seasonal or rotating beers.

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Photo of BalancingBrooms
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of barchitect
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
2.85/5  rDev -33.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Photo of BillRoth
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stopped by Karbach during business trip to Houston. So much more than I expected. Huge campus that has plenty of parking and still needed valet parking to handle volume of patrons. Large well set up and attractive restaurant and larger outside bier garden. Glass and tokens system outside works very well for sipping brews in 16oz or 9oz pours. Specialty i.e. High octane / more complex beers take a few more tokens. But system is fair and easy to get your choices. Bier garden beer tenders are happy to pour some tastes; music is pumping; food truck is filling the bill; people are kicking back at picnic tables or playing corn hole. Basically all good and plenty of reason to stop by...often. Inside setting is quieter and food is "in house" and very good. Also...a barrel aged beer is a routine pour and additional beer choices show up.
This is clearly a go to place for socializing; enjoying a good meal and enjoying plenty of good brews. It also is a worthy stop for those of us who want savor some big complex stouts, imp porters or DIPAs, etc.
Don't skip if in the area.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of princessbay710
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome awesome, got a $12 package for free, gifted for my 21st birthday. Vibe is energetic yet professional. Honestly has gotten me the most hopped of the 3 breweries I've had the pleasure of visiting today.

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Photo of mcantu
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Resiferi
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Recently expanded, Karbach has really come into it's own as a force to be reckoned with in the Houston brewing community, certainly enough so to challenge St. Arnolds for their crown. The brewery is a nice, open outdoors location in north central Houston, with a full service restaurant separate from the tap room and brewery itself.

The taproom is a small affair, much less fancy than St. Arnolds but with a good selection still, surrounded by a goodly amount of chairs and benches for relaxing outside when it's not 100 degrees. The guys manning the taps are knowledgeable and overall friendly, possibly a tad bit shallower in their knowledge than their St. Arnolds counterparts, but they provided a good service nonetheless. The tasting, also, is a disturbingly good value, with it running circa $12 for a souvenir pint glass and 3 fills, more than enough to get you happy, especially considering some of the ABVs on offer.

The restaurant was the true standout though, rivaling many dedicated food establishments in quality and price. Your standard brewery giant pretzel was on offer, along with a surprisingly wide menu showcasing many different Houston flavors. The Korean Fried Chicken was absolutely fantastic, as were the fish and chips on offer. $12-15 a plate but worth it for the quality, Karbach has a definite leg up on any other brewery in the area with regards to food.

Overall a wonderful place to visit in the Houston area, with great food and delicious beer on tap. I didn't go on the brewery tour, so I can't speak to that, but their brewing facilities looked sleek and modern so it would surely be an interesting experience as well. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of eifster82
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Junichi
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of clackenstein
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Cholinger10
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Photo of zirgox1
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.4/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston, TX
3.89 out of 5 based on 5,958 ratings.
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