Way back in 1995, Saint Arnold Brewing 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. The 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 the Saint Arnold Pub Crawls have continued. They now host them almost monthly around the Houston area and their other markets. To add to this tradition, Saint Arnold Brewing is debuting a beer that's hoppy, balanced and - at 4.7% ABV - perfect for enjoying throughout a Pub Crawl.
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.