This Brewery Is Upsetting Craft Loving Houstonians
Posted on 03 November 2016
News broke this morning that our Houston local Karbach Brewing Co. was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Karbach is the second fasted growing craft brewery in the US, so naturally it was bound to be swept up by a multinational beer company. But what does that mean for us Houstonians? We are losing this local gem that won’t have the same love and quality put into it. Instead, it will be turned into “beer water” fueled by corporate greed. For those who love craft beer, you appreciate everything that goes into making it: the people, the ingredients, the dedication, the detail, etc. Beer is not just beer, it is so much more than that.
Craft beer is a culture in a sense, something that is unique, independent, and special to a community. Just because something is extremely popular does not mean it is special. Quite the opposite in fact. If there is something that a smaller group of people only have access to, you learn to cherish the irreplaceability of it. Drinking craft beer with a group is also something to fuel conversation. We pay attention to the smells, tastes, likes, and dislikes which turns into passing beers around to figure out what to order next. It's a fun bonding experience that truly is unlike all others. Houston will miss this place but we have to keep our chins up, there are other breweries that have held onto their craft culture.
On another note, Kevin Floyd, owner of The Hay Merchant, will be selling Karbach at drafts going for $1, cans for $1.50, and bombers for $3. Take this as your final opportunity to experience what Karbach brings to the table. Drink up before it’s gone!!