HOUSTON -- Anheuser-Busch is buying Karbach Brewery, one of Houston's top craft beer makers, to add to its High End division.
"Karbach is the heart and soul of our beer industry careers, and we are thrilled about this new partnership with The High End and what it will mean for our dream to give more Texans the most unique, unexpected, and exciting beers they’ll have fun drinking," co-founder Ken Goodman said in a statement.
Goodman and his partners started their brewery five years ago on Karbach Street. Just two years after Karbach launched, the brewery produced 17,000 barrels of beer, reaching 40,000 barrels just over a year later.
They added a new brewhouse in 2014 and expanded to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex last year.
“Karbach has built a unique, thriving brand rooted in the Texas spirit,” said Felipe Szpigel, president, The High End. “From the beginning, they have shown creativity and passion with the super beers they brew, and they’ve been able to use their unique offerings to appeal to the laid back lifestyle that resonates with Texans."
Customers hope the partnership won't change their favorite brew.
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