Saint Arnold Icon Gold is joining the Houston, Texas brewery’s lineup this summer – a Belgian-style IPA.
A Belgian IPA is a first for the oldest craft brewery in the Lone Star State. The yeast is the star Belgian beers, and Saint Arnold knows this. The brewery chose Bastogne Trappist yeast for Icon Gold Belgian IPA, fermented at 66 degrees for the first few days, allowing it to rise to 72 degrees over time. Playing with temperature is all about manipulating the yeast phenolics you’ll notice with every sip.
“Beers in the Icon Gold portfolio are more focused on yeast strains. It’s the first time we have brewed this beer style, and we’re very happy with the result,” -Aaron Inkrott, brewing operations manager
Saint Arnold Icon Gold is brewed with Centennial and Cascade hops, then dry-hopped with Citra.
Icon Gold is available in limited quantities this summer in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Style: Belgian-Style IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Honey Malt
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Summer, 2017
6.8% ABV, 43 IBUs