Houston knows how to brew beer. This September, at the 2023 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Saint Arnold Brewing Company was named Brewery of the Year in the category of 15,001–100,000 Barrels Brewery for the second time.
The oldest brewery in Houston pays tribute to Saint Arnold, the patron saint of brewers. With its impressive beer garden, inspired by cathedrals, and a restaurant that resembles a church, the brewery demonstrates an unwavering dedication to the art of crafting exceptional beverages.
Earlier this September, the brewery received national recognition for the umpteenth time, increasing their medal count at the 2023 Great American Beer Festival to 29. In addition to receiving gold medals for their Fancy Lawnmower in the Golden or Blond Ale category and Elisse IPA in the English Ale category, the brewery was for the second time named brewery of the year in the category 15,001–100,000 Barrels Brewery.
“Winning brewery of the year is pretty gosh darn gratifying,” said Saint Arnold founder and brewer Brock Wagner. “Winning a second one is unexpected because it’s so rare. It’s a reflection on the quality of our entire team as well as the beers we brew.”
“I think we have a really good culture within Houston, Texas, where we are continually pulling for each other to win medals,” Lennie Ambrose, the chief marketing officer for Saint Arnold said. “We’re becoming a mature industry with breweries and smaller breweries popping up all over.”
Whether it’s a Sunday or any other day, you can come and show your reverence for the doctrine of quality beer. Some standout choices among their offerings include the Fancy Lawnmower, Summer Pils, and the highly anticipated Pumpkinator, available in October.