Here at Karbach Brewing we have the saying “it’s all about the beer.” With that in mind we’ve recently made an investment in our barrel program to insure that the beer that hits the shelf is of the utmost quality and stability. It’s no secret that barrel aging is an expensive, labor-intensive undertaking and despite a brewery’s best efforts, the potential for unintended flavors is always present.
At Karbach, our worker bees are diligent about the process and go to great lengths to make sure the beer is handled properly from fermentation to barrel to packaging. However, because a barrel cannot be cleaned in the same manner as stainless steel, the potential for unintended flavors exists.
With that said, we will begin to flash pasteurize our barrel aged beers in the future to lock in the flavors of the beers as they were intended. Flash pasteurization involves the beer being quickly heated to 162 degrees Fahrenheit to eliminate any microorganisms that may exist from the barrel aging process. The beer is then cooled down very rapidly to avoid altering the flavor of the final product. Many craft brewers have already begun using this technology to deliver shelf stable barrel aged or sour beers and our pasteurizer is being custom designed for our barrel program.
Our promise to you is that when you pick up a bottle of F.U.N. or BBH you can be sure that it tastes the way our brewers’ intended for it to taste. Now, back to the fun part…drinking that beer!
One reason we named the brewery Karbach Brewing Co. is because we're located on Karbach Street. Even more important to us, though, is the fact that the Karbach Street warehouse was the site Ken and Chuck started their beer distribution company decades ago.
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