Karbach Brewing Co. was moved by a horrific 5 alarm motel fire that took the lives of four Houston firefighters and wanted to help. Karbach partnered with the Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation, a local charity created in honor of one of the fallen firefighters. The charity was established to help future firefighters attend local fire academies and continue education and training for those currently serving.
The first event dates back to December 7, 2013. It was 30 degrees outside, over 700 crawlers attended and the pub crawl raised over $20,000. On this cold day, Karbach and R.G.F.F. were blown away by the response received from the community and decided to form a partnership.
Together Karbach and R.G.F.F. host semi-annual pub crawls, an annual firefighter cookoff, produce a seasonal firefighter beer and many other events. Each event, Karbach Brewing Co. generously gives 100% of all the money raised to the foundation. Year to date, the Karbach Charity Pub Crawls have generated over $150,000 and held some of the most successful pub crawls in the City of Houston. Together, Karbach Brewing Co. and R.G.F.F. have raised over $450,000, helping thousands of future and current firefighters.
So come out, have a great time and drink some amazing brew, its all going to an incredible cause!