Brock Wagner understands you eat the elephant one bite at a time. Wagner, the founder and brewer of Saint Arnold Brewing Co., the oldest craft brewery in Texas, will visit with craft beer fans in the Orlando area this week to introduce Saint Arnold’s selection of craft beers. This is the first time Saint Arnold, listed among the 50 largest craft breweries in America by the Brewers Association, will be available in Orlando area pubs, restaurants and in stores.
In addition to Orlando, Saint Arnold beer is now available throughout Texas and Louisiana, as well as the Gulf Coast of Florida to the Florida Keys. Starting this week, City Beverages will begin distributing Saint Arnold’s most popular brands in Orlando, including:
- Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Beer — This four-time Great American Beer Festival medal winner is Saint Arnold’s most popular beer. Fancy Lawnmower is a true German-style Kölsch — crisp, yet with a sweet malty body that is balanced by a complex, citrus hop character.
- Saint Arnold Elissa IPA — A medal winner in the Great American Beer Festival’s Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter category, Saint Arnold Elissa IPA is named after the tall ship ELISSA, and a portion of proceeds is earmarked for donation to the ship’s preservation.
- Santo — A two-time Great American Beer Festival medal winner, Santo is the newest addition to Saint Arnold’s year-round selection. The original “black Kölsch,” Santo features a distinct dark malt flavor, but is surprisingly light bodied and floral.
“Like many people from around the country and around the world, I have fond memories of visiting Orlando for other reasons in the past. I’m excited to have our beer now available in this destination city,” said Wagner. “My favorite part of my job is sharing the passion for beer and brewing. I’m looking forward to talking with fellow craft beer lovers about Saint Arnold this week.”