The craft beer flood gates will soon open at Karbach Brewing Company, which recently announced an expansion adjacent to its current facility in Northwest Houston. Set to open in 2015, the new facility means the Houston brewer will double the amount of craft brewed beer it produces - now anticipated to near 60,000 barrels annually.

In addition to the production expansion, Karbach's new brewery will also offer an expanded tap room, private event space and kitchen.     

Karbach opened in October 2011 with help from renowned brewmaster Eric Warner.  Since then, Karbach's brews have continued to make waves. Names like Sympathy for the Lager, Rodeo Clown Double IPA and Weisse Versa Wheat promise to become household names in Texas' growing craft beer movement. The brewery was already awarded "Best in the Fest" at the 2011 Woodlands Oktoberfest.

Those excited to check out the brewery don't have to wait until 2015. Karbach currently offers tasting tours through the brewery on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. The informal setting allows participants to hang out among the tanks as they're guided through the brewing process. Food trucks are also typically on site during tour hours. Tours are $7.