by Mike Biggs
Beer is not the motivation to head west this past October. But a very good reason to check out BEER locations. Karbach was basically in our path to San Antonio. Located on Karbach St. in Houston. We had to do it. I did no research prior except to make sure they had a Tap Room and was open when we arrived. So, zero expectations.
Front of building looks like big office building, a lot of metal and glass. Very modern, clean and landscaped. Inside the front entrance, the large foyer has a waitress station that you check in for brewery tour or request a table. The next room has very high open ceilings. One side the Tap Room, other side the restaurant. The back and side wall of the restaurant has many glass windows looking out to Biergarten.
Had to order our beers first. (DUH!) All their beers can be put on a flight. Even the high gravity beers. I think I got every barrel aged beer on tap. We lucked out. 3 to 6 pm is happy hour. Every beer on tap is $3. Even the high-end high gravity beers
Elise wrote: The brewery was huge and spacious. Inside dining room nice. Lots of choices of beer as seen on menu. Outside a beautiful Biergarten with lots of seating and green area. There was a bocce ball court and when we went a weekday afternoon, people were playing bingo! Also set up was a big screen viewing area for Houston Astros world series games. You could spend all afternoon drinking there.
Beers: Flights are 5 of whatever you want. I got: Crawford bock beer…I liked it. Love Street Blonde. Good. High Tide . . . delicious citrusy & a lil’ sweet. Daymaker . . . yummy, bubbly lite, herb taste mellow. my favorite. Marzen…not malty enough. GB much better. Game Changer. . . too hoppy.
Restaurant: Menu was medium in size. Not small. Most looked interesting. I got the Fish and Chips. Made with fresh caught wild Gulf flounder. Got to admit, it was really really good. Would order again. Elise got the Karback Kobb Salad. She said she liked it also.
Biergarten: Plenty of room. Taps, games, food truck, Oktoberfest style tables, TVs and more. Separate areas with more intimate settings for small or medium groups. Large landscape boulders separating different areas.
A must do if you are in Houston, TX