HOUSTON -

A brewing company in Houston has announced its plans to expand starting next year.  

Karbach Brewing Co. says construction on the new facility is set to begin in the second quarter of 2014. The company acquired the two neighboring properties to allow for the brewery will remain on Karbach Street.

Karbach says the project is estimated to cost $15 million over several phases and will include room for future growth.

The company says the expansion will increase capacity to 60,000 barrels annually.

“We’re very happy that we are able to grow without relocating entirely,” said brewmaster Eric Warner.
“From an operations standpoint, this allows us to insure quality and consistency during the expansion, and it also allows us to be fully committed to development in the city of Houston.”

Earlier in the year, Karbach was cited by The New Yorker as the second fastest-growing brewery in the nation.  Last year, the brewery produced 8,169 barrels and is on pace to hit 19,000 barrels this year.

As for next year, Warner projects that the brewery is likely to produce and sell upwards of 29,000 barrels in 2014. That’s all before the new facility has come online.  

Construction on the expansion is expected to be completed in early 2015.

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