You can hardly throw a rock in Houston these days without hitting a Karbach beer. Most larger grocery stores and liquor stores carry their canned beer 365 days a year. Hundreds of bars from The Hay Merchant down to local ice houses have their tap handles in their lineup of draft beer. It's an encouraging sign that a brewery less than two years old can find itself with such a prolific lineup of accounts in the fourth largest city in the country.
What isn't quite so easy to find are some of Karbach's more limited releases, such as the hot-selling winter seasonal Yule Shoot Your Eye Out and recent 2012 Top Ten beer, Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter.
Fret not, though, as Karbach will soon be rolling out a special lineup featuring a large portion of their portfolio, including the two aforementioned beers plus nine more.
The rolling takeover will hit eight Houston area bars -- plus one more in College Station -- each and every Wednesday beginning January 2 at Flying Saucer Downtown. With two full months to take advantage of this tap takeover, you have no excuse for missing your favorite Karbach beers in 2013.
The full tap list planned for all nine locations includes:
- Sympathy for the Lager
- Weisse Versa Wheat
- Hopadillo IPA
- Rodeo Clown Double IPA
- Weekend Warrior Pale Ale
- Pontificator Smoked Doppelbock
- Hellfighter Imperial Porter
- Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter Imperial Porter
- Yule Shoot Your Eye Out
While we expect most of these beers to be available for a couple days at each location, look for Fra-Gee-Lay -- which is Yule Shoot Your Eye Out aged in bourbon barrels -- and Barrel Aged Hellfighter to go quickly. You can find the full list of locations below:
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January 2 - Flying Saucer Downtown January 9 - Flying Saucer Sugar Land January 16 - The Hay Merchant January 23 - Rockwell Tavern January 30 - Whole Foods Waugh February 6 - O'Bannon's (College Station) February 13 - Cottonwood February 20 - Cedar Creek February 27 - BRC Gastropub
In other Karbach news, yesterday they guys posted pictures to Facebook of Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter bottles fresh off the line. The beer will be available beginning Monday January 7th. If this release is anything like Karbach's previous bottling runs -- Bodacious and Fra-Gee_Lay -- expect these to go fast.