Brewery Expansion Expected to Bring Additional Jobs to Houston
HOUSTON, TX (March 28, 2014) – After announcing in December of 2013 plans to expand the size of its current brewery, Houston-based Karbach Brewing Co. has officially broken ground on what will be an additional 1.2-acre tract adjacent to its existing facility. The new 19,000-square-foot, two-story facility will house a 120 barrel German-designed brewhouse, tasting room, private event space and kitchen. Once completed, the brewery will be able to produce 60,000 barrels annually with room for future growth. In addition to more beer, Karbach also expects to add a projected 100 jobs to the Houston community. “We couldn’t be more pleased about this new development for our facility,” says Eric Warner, brewmaster for Karbach Brewing Co. “This is an exciting step forward for Karbach and the new expansion and updated equipment will allow us to increase our reach throughout Texas,” Warner adds.Local demand has been a strong driver in Karbach’s quick growth. Last year the popular craft brewery partnered with Silver Eagle Distributors to expand its presence in Houston and also launch in San Antonio.
“It has been very rewarding to watch Karbach grow and see their hard work pay off,” says John L. Nau, III, president and CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors. “We are glad to be one of their partners and are thrilled to watch consumers discover what we have known all along – that Karbach is a great company, with a passion for brewing delicious beers that offer a taste profile for every pallet. We couldn’t be happier for them as they continue to grow their company and their fan base.”
Karbach drew national attention in 2013 when cited by The New Yorker as the 2nd fastest-growing brewery in the nation. The brewery produced nearly 19,000 barrels in 2013 and is on pace to hit 29,000 barrels this year. For more information about Karbach Brewing Co. please visit www.karbachbrewing.com.
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About Karbach Brewing Co.
We like beer. A lot. Our background is in the beer biz. Everything from distribution and importing to German training and brewery operations. A few years ago we had an opportunity that would allow us to open up our own brewery. We jumped on it. We’re extremely excited about this brewery, and we think it shows in everything we do. This is just plain fun for us. The day it starts to feel like a job is the day when lightning shall strike us dead. Cause, hey, at the end of the day we’re making beer. And beer is fun.