KARBACH BREWING COMPANY

The founders of Karbach Brewing Co. had a collective 120+ years' experience in the beer biz. Everything from distribution and importing, to brewing award winning beer and brewery operations. When they had the chance to open up their own brewery in 2011 they jumped on it. They are excited about their brewery and their beers, and brewing beer is just plain fun! The drinkers of Karbach beers must be sharing that passion because in less than four years the brewery needed a major expansion to keep up with the demand for the beers. It was critical for Karbach to be able to maintain the hands-on feel of operating a brewery, but also automate certain processes to make the quality of the beer even better, all while being to brew any style of beer the brewers could imagine.

2011

Founded

Beer

Product

USA

Headquarter

Karbach Brewing Company, Houston, TX

Karbach Brewing Company, Houston, TX

Karbach restaurant

Karbach restaurant

Brewmaster Eric Warner

Brewmaster Eric Warner

Karbach Challenges

"Basic hard piped system" prepared for a future semi-automated pipe fence solution.

More than 30 different beer types with various production methods calls for individual CIP recipes.

Fully automated cleaning of current and new tanks.

Handtmann Solution

  • Basic piping system for 6 Fermentation/Aging/BB-tanks installed in Phase 1 and engineere3d to allow system upgrade to semi-automated pipe fence and extended to 12 tanks one year later.
  • Handtmann yeast management system Yeast Versa Flex fully automated stands for independent high level yeast availability at any time.
  • Handtmann CIP Hybrid skid is managing a big number of cleaning tasks for the variety of more than 30 different beer types.

Handtmann Solution

Handtman upgraded and extended pipe fence in 2017

Handtman upgraded and extended pipe fence in 2017

Handtmann yeast management system Yeast Versa Flex

Handtmann yeast management system Yeast Versa Flex

Handtmann power blow

Handtmann power blow