Right off the bat, Karbach Brewing Co. smartly ensured its beer was packaged and distributed even to Houston suburbs. It was a strategic business move that helped the company quickly establish a customer base — and a fan base. Consistency in brewing is extremely important, and Karbach nails it time after time. Hopadillo IPA, Sympathy for the Lager, Rodeo Clown Double IPA and Weisse Versa Wheat are not just standard fixtures in bars and retail stores. They are good, reliable beers, too. When it's time for releases of the latest installment of BBH (Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter) or the F.U.N. (Freaking Unbelievable Nectar) series, lines form and sellouts happen. The fact that Karbach opened its own on-site restaurant to rave consumer reviews this year is just icing on the cake.
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