HOUSTON – Two renowned Texas chefs are joining forces with a Houston brewery to craft a special pilsner that allows you to give back to the community.
Austin-based chef Aaron Franklin and Houston-based chef Chris Shepherd joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind beer with Karbach Brewing in hopes to bring something good out of 2020.
The new beer, called Horseshoe Pilsner will benefit Southern Smoke Foundation, supporting food and beverage workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, according to a release.
The beer drew inspiration from Chef Aaron Franklin’s annual Hot Luck Festival, which was cancelled this year due to the pandemic.
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@hotluckfest is excited to announce Horseshoe Pilsner, their very own beer in partnership w/ @karbachbrewing & benefiting @southernsmoketx. Horseshoe is inspired by Aaron to accompany those long days in the kitchen or at the pit. And for every Horseshoe sold, they’ll donate a portion of the proceeds to @cshepherd13’s Southern Smoke Foundation, a charity that supports service industry workers. Kick back & give back while enjoying the luckiest beer in Texas. Horseshoe hits stores October 5th.
Horseshoe Pilsner is “made to be the perfect palate cleanser” and is perfect to enjoy with Texas barbecue, said Franklin, who owns Franklin Barbecue in Austin. The beer has a 4.5% ABV and has a smooth, light flavor.
Both Franklin and Shepherd hope they will raise up to $100,000 for Southern Smoke Foundation.
Horseshoe Pilsner will make its debut next month at Karbach Brewing Co.