The oldest craft brewery in Texas can now be enjoyed by the new craft connoisseurs of Miami, Fla. Saint Arnold Brewing Co. recently announced its long-awaited expansion to the south Florida metropolis, and the decision comes nearly a year and a half after Saint Arnold first established a presence in the Florida panhandle and along the Florida Gulf Coast. What took so long?
“We wanted to take time to establish a solid footprint along the Gulf Coast before expanding into Miami,” said Saint Arnold Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner. “During that time, we have seen demand for craft beer explode throughout Florida. We are very excited to join the Miami craft beer community.”
Eagle Brands Sales has signed on as Saint Arnold’s Miami distributor. Starting the week of April 6, Saint Arnold’s most popular brands, including Fancy Lawnmower, Santo and the brewery’s rotating selection of seasonal offerings, plus the brewery’s fastest growing brand — Ale Wagger — will be available throughout Southern Florida, including the Florida Keys. Other beer brands will include:
Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Beer — A true German-style Kölsch that is crisp yet has a sweet malty body that is balanced by a complex, citrus hop character. This delicate flavor is achieved through multiple additions of German Hallertauer hops.
Santo — The originator of the black Kölsch style, it is brewed using a Kölsch recipe with the addition of Munich and black malt. It is light bodied and floral yet with a distinct dark malt flavor.
Saint Arnold Ale Wagger — A beautiful, deep copper brown ale. It has a full, malty body with hints of chocolate, a touch of sweetness and a light hop flavor. A portion of proceeds support local animal welfare initiatives.
Saint Arnold Seasonals — When combined, Saint Arnold’s seasonal selection is the brewery’s top seller. It includes Spring Bock, Summer Pils, Oktoberfest, Christmas Ale and Winter Stout.