Food & Drink
Houston's Karbach Brewing Co. Brewmaster on Recent SA Expansion
Published: July 17, 2013
We have a wide range of beers we brew, from the Love Street German-style ale with an ABV of five percent all the way up to our Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter at 11 percent. A month from now we have a Cherries of Fire brew coming out that’s delicious. We’ve got our flagship Hopadillo IPA, what we call a Texas-style because it’s not as strong as some of the other IPAs out there that sit at 7 or 7.5 percent (ABV); it’s about 6 or 6.5 percent. It’s a unique blend of hops from German to American hops and we also used East Kent Goldings hops in that one. We’ve got a good solid line up without doing anything crazy.
What do you think will stick in San Antonio?
It’s a new market, so it’ll be interesting to see what takes hold. With Flying Dog, we expanded that nationally and saw different trends in certain markets. I don’t think the product mix will be terribly different from the one in Houston, but I could be wrong. That’s the advantage of being with Silver Eagle. They have our full portfolio and it’s easy for them to fold in our products into the SA operation.