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Coogs (Beer) House: UH Young Professionals take over Karbach in a crafty rising stars moment

Coogs (Beer) House: UH Young Professionals take over Karbach Brewery

16 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Alice Doskocil, Meagan Hanson, Lisa Anderson, Robert Adkins
Alice Doskocil, from left, Meagan Hanson, Lisa Anderson and Robert Adkins at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Gage Raba, Jameson Widner, Tim Hanna
Gage Raba, from left, Jameson Widner and Tim Hanna at the UH brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
14 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Steven Fentanes, Sophia Zulu
Steven Fentanes and Sophia Zulu at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
17 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Jarrett Henderson, Seth Showalter, Reno Ruelas
Jarrett Henderson, from left, Seth Showalter and Reno Ruelas at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
10 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Kristin Ramos, Michelle Mellado
Kristin Ramos, left, and Michelle Mellado at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Justin Doland, Andrew Conachey, Jordan Inglish
Justin Doland, from left, Andrew Conachey and Jordan Inglish at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
18 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Mollie Williams, Cynthia Rivera, Crystal Cumpian
Mollie Williams, from left, Cynthia Rivera and Crystal Cumpian at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Alonso Tapia-Benitez, Monica Foote, Alyssa Stephens, David Ferry
Alonso Tapia-Benitez, from left, Monica Foote, Alyssa Stephens and David Ferry at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Wendy Ballard, Alexis Hoey
Wendy Ballard, left, and Alexis Hoey at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 crowd, venue
The action never stops at Karbach Brewing co. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Liz Castro, Shad Knesta
Liz Castro and Shad Knesta at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Jonathan Bell, Wendy Torres, Chelsea Cross, Eric Niemi
Jonathan Bell, from left, Wendy Torres, Chelsea Cross and Eric Niemi at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
2 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Alan Ma Wong, Leslie Wong
 Alan Ma Wong and Leslie Wong at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
1 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Arianna Benavidez, Ian Benavidez
Arianna Benavidez and Ian Benavidez at the UH Rising Stars brewski party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
16 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Alice Doskocil, Meagan Hanson, Lisa Anderson, Robert Adkins
8 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Gage Raba, Jameson Widner, Tim Hanna
14 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Steven Fentanes, Sophia Zulu
17 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Jarrett Henderson, Seth Showalter, Reno Ruelas
10 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Kristin Ramos, Michelle Mellado
15 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Justin Doland, Andrew Conachey, Jordan Inglish
18 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Mollie Williams, Cynthia Rivera, Crystal Cumpian
13 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Alonso Tapia-Benitez, Monica Foote, Alyssa Stephens, David Ferry
12 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Wendy Ballard, Alexis Hoey
9 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 crowd, venue
7 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Liz Castro, Shad Knesta
3 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Jonathan Bell, Wendy Torres, Chelsea Cross, Eric Niemi
2 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Alan Ma Wong, Leslie Wong
1 University of Houston Rising Stars July 2013 Arianna Benavidez, Ian Benavidez

With the Big Ass Fan whirring overhead at Karbach Brewing Co. and the aroma of fresh brewing hops filling the air, the stage was set after work Thursday for the University of Houston Rising Stars to party down. And that they did, 100 strong, celebrating the university that gave them a foothold in H-Town's bustling young professionals scene.

The event was a thank-you to recent grads who've shown the love for UH through financial contributions, both large and small. As Carlos Reyes, class of 2012, said, addressing the casual crowd, "Whether it's $5 or $500, it still benefits the university." 

As president of the Young Alumni Network of the UH Alumni Association, Reyes served as amicable cheerleader amid the UH grads who sported plenty of school spirit red in T-shirts, tank tops and party beads and sipped their beer from glasses dressed in red UH koozies. All were ready for the "Who's house? Coogs house!" cheer that went up after the beer tasting had reached a comfortable pitch. 

Popular Karbach brews for the tasting from the tap included Love Street Summer Seasonal, Hop Delusion, El Hopadillo and the double IPA Rodeo Clown. Phoenicia Specialty Foods provided the party trays to help balance the effect of the brewskies. 

UH grads enjoying the special thank you included Jonas Chin, Angela Parker, Alexis Hoey, Wendy Ballard, Steven Reiss, sisters Mala and Sharda Sharma, Andrew Conachey, Tim Hanna, Jonathan Bell, Wendy Torres, Gabby Parra and Trenton Roberts.