Saint Arnold’s Latest Icon Series Beer: Texas Common
(Houston,TX) – The inspiration for our latest Icon beer comes from San Francisco steam beers. Since the name “Steam” has been trademarked by Anchor Brewing, these beers are referred to as California Common Beers. We took a hoppier twist on this and thus named the style Texas Common. We fermented with the “San Francisco Lager” yeast at ale-like temperatures as is characteristic of the California Common style.
Our Texas Common is a red amber beer that holds a nice creamy head with an aroma full of tropical fruit. The flavor starts with a pleasant combination of fruit and malt and then goes to a long, dry bitter with just a hint of malt hanging on all the way.
We used only one hop variety in this beer: Mosaic. This is a fairly new hop varietal, released in 2012, and is known for its distinct but complex tropical and citrus aroma and flavor. The tropical aspects come through well in our Texas Common.
As always, you can find Icon in four packs at the grocery store and on tap at bars and restaurants around town.