A look at an old favorite: Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s Brown Ale
There’s something about a cold and dreary day that makes us want to don our coziest ten year old pajamas, cuddle up on the couch, indulge in a full season of a television series we’ve already watched twice on Netflix and of course, sip on a cold craft beer.
Sometimes, there’s just nothing like the comfort of the familiar. If you’re looking to re-visit an old stand-by this week, may we suggest Saint Arnold’s Brown Ale.
Originally released in June 1995 in celebration of the brewery’s one-year anniversary, Brown Ale sports a very light character and pleasant bitterness with a subtle hop flavor and aroma. 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 complex malt character is created by combining five different types of malt. When poured, the beer produces a rich, creamy head with a fine lace.
The brewery recommends pairing it with pecan crusted snapper, other light fish and venison. Anything containing nuts is sure to pair well, with the nuts bringing out the nutty malt character in the beer to produce a most satisfying taste.
Almost ten years after its birth and more than five big time beer awards later, Brown Ale has cemented its place as a tried and true favorite in both the craft beer world and the palettes of many craft beer lovers. We hear it’s even the favorite beer of the wife of the brewery’s owner!
Cheers to the classics! We hope you stay warm and dry out there, Pint Jockeys. We’ll see ya next week!