Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, today announced its long-awaited expansion to Miami. 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.
“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 6th, 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.
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.
Coinciding with Saint Arnold’s introduction to Miami, Wagner will meet with craft beer enthusiasts on April 8th and 9th, discussing the brewery he established more than 20 years ago, sampling beers and sharing his brewing philosophies. Planned events include:
Wednesday, April 8
The Butcher Shop
165 NW 23rd St.
Featuring: Elissa IPA, Fancy Lawnmower, Santo, Spring Bock and Endeavour
Kush – Wynwood
2003 N Miami Ave.
Featuring: Bishop’s Barrel No. 7, Boiler Room Berliner Weisse, Santo and Fancy Lawnmower
Thursday, April 9
Over the Counter
1250 South Miami Ave.
4-7 PM Yappy Hour
Featuring: Ale Wagger, Fancy Lawnmower and Santo
American Social – Brickell
690 SW 1st Ct.
Featuring: Divine Reserve No. 15, Elissa IPA, Fancy Lawnmower, Santo and Spring Bock
Saint Arnold Brewing is named for Saint Arnold of Metz, the patron saint of brewers. Ranked 48th on the Brewers Association’s list of top craft breweries, Saint Arnold operates out of a 104,000 square foot 3-story brick building originally constructed in 1914. Saint Arnold’s brewhouse was imported from Klosterbrauerei Raitenhaslach, a Bavarian monastery. Saint Arnold beers are now available throughout Texas and Louisiana, as well as the entire Gulf Coast of Florida to the Florida Keys.
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