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It’s All about the Brews
September 20, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am$75.00
It’s All about the Brews
Two of America’s favorite libations—coffee and beer—are yours for the tasting! We’ll visit two of Houston’s successful custom brewing companies, Katz Coffee and Karbach Brewery, to tour their premises, hear about the brewing processes, and sample their wares.
Our group will travel by bus, first to Katz Coffee Roasters. After attending the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at UH, owner Avi Katz managed another local coffee business to learn the ropes before starting his own business in 2003. He began with a single roaster smaller than a car, and now has two giant state-of-the-art roasters that take the coffee from green beans to the final product. The company prides itself in developing relationships with small farms and plantations and purchasing its coffee from sources that prioritize environmental responsibility. He now supplies customers around the country as well as chefs and restaurants in Houston; he also provides a private label coffee for H-E-B Grocery.
Our bus will transport us down the street to the Karbach Brewing Company, a local brewery specializing in German-style beer. Founded in 2011 by Ken Goodman and Chuck Robertson, the company tagline is “We like beer. A lot.” Since 2016, Karbach has been affiliated with The High End, a business unit of the Anheuser-Busch company, as one of its family of craft brands. At Karbach, we’ll be treated to a tour covering the areas of production, the company history, the brewing process, and the company’s brewing philosophy. The tour will conclude with samples and food at their restaurant.