This week's beer news includes a health violation for a big Houston brewery, plus the continued expansion of facility up north. 

News & Events

There was slime found in the ice machine during a health inspection at Karbach Brewing Co., per a KRPC report. As for the brewery, it'll be closed Sunday (on social media, the brewery claims workers are being taken to the Astros game). 

Spindletap announced this week it acquired Avid Coffee Co., and has rebranded it as Spindletap Coffee Co. There'll be an onsite roastery led by Matthew McKenzie, co-founder of Avid, who will work at the brewery. Coffee (and maybe some coffee beer?) will be coming this fall.

New cans this week at Ingenious are inspired by what the brewery is calling "The Summer of Tropics." Look for tropical beers like Scuba Squeeze, an 8.2 percent ABV NEIPA with plenty of fruit scent. The beers will all be part of a pig roast held at noon Saturday, courtesy the Culinary Boricua food truck. Tickets are $8.

8th Wonder is hosting a fundraiser Friday to help with the installation of a BCycle station near its brewery at Dallas and Hutchins streets. Starts at 5 p.m.

Brash has expanded its hours. Now it's open six days a week.

Beer Releases

A new beer at Spindletap: Vienna Lager, coming in at 5.2 percent ABV.

Over at B-52, get Oak Lagered Pils—basically the brewery's pilsner aged in pinot noir barrels for three months

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