Karbach Brewing Co.

Karbach Brewing Co.Karbach Brewing Co.
Karbach Brewing Co.Karbach Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(713) 680-2739 | map

Notes: Owned by AB-Inbev
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Rated: 3.3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by SViterileroux74 from Texas

3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
Nice place to hang out. Really cool vibe a and quite a few family oriented activities to keep the kids entertained. Food and restaurant service are very good.
Aug 03, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Djon1rpt from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by MrsL2011 from Texas

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by smela3 from Texas

Aug 23, 2018
Rated: 4.64 by Txbrewing from Texas

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 3.76 by bromannrn from Texas

Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by BennyProfane from California

Mar 23, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by brew-Ed from Texas

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by ryan_sprayberry from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
Rated: 5 by JDeV from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by jkoogler from Texas

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by 22Blue from Kansas

Dec 31, 2016
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Rated by tigreblanc from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
great time there. will go back. especially for october fest.
Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by Stephen_Bailey from Georgia

Oct 14, 2016
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Reviewed by HotDogBikeRide from Texas

4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
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!
Oct 04, 2016
Rated: 5 by Dface from Texas

Sep 23, 2016
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
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.
Sep 01, 2016
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Reviewed by BalancingBrooms from California

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Fun place. Mostly all outdoor seating at picnic tables, unless you eat at the restaurant. Had a band performing last time i was here so it was kind of loud. Had a 9oz or 16oz glass and token system. Brewery tour was pretty typical but pretty cool to see their new-er barrel program.
Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 4.58 by barchitect from Texas

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 2.85 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Jun 21, 2016
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
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.
Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Jun 12, 2016
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Reviewed by princessbay710 from Texas

4.86/5  rDev +14.9%
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.
Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by mcantu from Texas

Apr 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Resiferi from Texas

4.23/5  rDev 0%
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.
Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by eppie82 from Illinois

Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by Junichi from Texas

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 4.8 by clackenstein from Texas

Feb 26, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by aknalley from Texas

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by Cholinger10 from South Dakota

Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by zirgox1 from Texas

Feb 02, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by Beer_lover89 from Texas

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by SomewhereInTheMiddle from Indiana

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Mickeyp2814 from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
Karbach has become one of the better breweries in the Houston Metroplex. The new location is nice. Someone must have done their research and traveled the country looking at what quality breweries look like.
The beer selection is great. It does get packed so be prepared. The staff is friendly and will to help with selections of beer and food. The food is good. Nothing over the top but typical brewery fair. Good stuff!
Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 4.05 by DerekE4750 from New York

Dec 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5
Feeling and selection are great! And the food is best I've had at a brewery. Great appetizers and entrees and always having BBH on draft makes this a great place for lunch/dinner.
Nov 09, 2015
Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston, TX
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