Ready for a beer that’s as straightforward as it gets? Houston’s Karbach has cranked out a new lager in collaboration with the Houston Rockets basketball team. At all of 4% abv, the lager is best served while watching hoops on TV — and, for most drinkers, probably by the six-pack.
Also worth noting: “A portion of proceeds will also benefit the newly relaunched Clutch City Foundation, an organization providing help, hope and inspiration to those in the Houston community who are less fortunate.”
Boldly foamy and decidedly uncomplicated, this has a construction of a mainstream lager — doughy and bready with no real bitterness. It’s lightly green and touched with lemon peel, but on the whole it’s driven heavily by its grain components. Nothing wrong with that, but this beer is so simple as to be downright basic. For sure you can put down a few cans of this before halftime, but will you remember it by the end of the game?
B- / $10 per six-pack / karbachbrewing.com