21 December 2016
We brought you the keg label already, so I’m excited to be the first to show you this new beer and packaging coming from Saint Arnold. While Texas beer lovers were sleeping, we quietly brought you the news and packaging for Saint Arnold Pub Crawl Pale Ale. This bright and sessionable beer will hit 4.7%-AbV and you’re looking at the 25oz can packaging. Stay tuned for release details and the potential for smaller can packaging too.
Update 25 Dec 2016…as promised, we have the 12oz can (below):
UPDATE 12 Jan 2017:
Way back in 1995, we wanted to come up with a fun event that was allowed under the then-current beer laws of Texas. Pre-announced promotions at specific locations were forbidden, but a pub crawl with only hints given as to where the stops would be was legal. It was then that the Saint Arnold Pub Crawl - part pub crawl, part scavenger hunt - was born. Our first one had 25 attendees and included a sit down dinner for the entire crew at the now-defunct Village Brewery in Rice Village.
The laws have since changed, but our Pub Crawls have continued. We now host them almost monthly around the Houston area and our other markets. To add to this tradition, we're debuting a beer that's hoppy, balanced and - at 4.7% ABV - perfect for enjoying throughout a Pub Crawl.
Beginning Monday, Pub Crawl Pale Ale will be available on draft.
This crisp, sessionable Pale Ale is brewed with a combination of hops: Centennial hops at the beginning of the boil for bitterness, and Amarillo and Galaxy hops at the end for the bulk of the flavor and aroma. Two Row Pale and Maris Otter English Pale malts give the beer a slight color and tiny amount of sweetness. Golden naked oats malt lend a nutty, more full-bodied flavor, and the London III yeast accentuates the hop flavor and aroma.
Pub Crawl Pale Ale will be a draft only release... for now. Cans will hit shelves in the spring, and it will be year round beer.