Saint Arnold Brewing Co (Houston, TX) releases Icon Red in the market this week.
As the name suggests, Saint Arnold Icon Red Sorachi Ace is a Belgian-style dubbel, that highlights this historical hop.
“We wanted to use the classic Dubbel style as a baseline and throw in something interesting and unique to make it more relevant for Texas craft beer fans seeking new and innovative beer,” said Brewer Eddie Gutierrez, who cut his teeth as a home brewer before jumping from a career as a mechanical engineer in the oil patch to brewing professionally. “We did a blind taste test comparing the test batch side-by-side against many of the classic Belgian Dubbels that craft beer drinkers love and our batch did really well, so I think people who appreciate the style will really enjoy this fresh take on it.”
Sorachi Ace was developed over 30 years ago for Sapporo [Brewery] in Japan. Saint Arnold Icon Red Sorachi Ace will be available in 12oz bottles and draft for a limited time.
Style: Belgian-style Dubbel
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Malts: Pils (Base), Munich, Honey, Chocolate and Caramunich malts
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release
Arrival: Thanksgiving Week, 2014