This is another installment of my beers from Texas series.
This Pale Ale is brewed with a selection of hops (Centennial, Amarillo, and Centennial). The Centennial hops at the beginning of the boil for
bitterness and Amarillo and Galaxy hop at the end of the bulk to bring in flavor and aroma. Pub Crawl Ale is also brewed with Two Row Pale and Maris Otter English Pale malts to give the beer a slight color and tiny amount of sweetness. Also, Golden naked oats malt lends a nutty, more full-bodied flavor, and the London III yeast accentuates the hop flavor and aroma.
This one pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. Has a somewhat bread/cracker like aroma with some mild hoppiness and slight citrus. Lighter bodied taste. Strong malts with a good amount of bitterness. Slight citrus at the end. Moderate to heavy carbonation.
This ale was inspired by an event the Saint Arnold started back in 1995. They wanted an event that was fun and complied with the beer laws of Texas at the time. This turned out to be part pub crawl and a part scavenger hunt. Apparently, the laws would not let them pre-announce the locations they would crawl, they could only give out hints of where to go next. Now the laws have changed, and Saint Arnold host monthly pub crawl in Houston, TX and several of their other markets.
Saint Arnold Pub Crawl Pale Ale is 4.7% ABV and has an IBU of 48.
Links to other posts in this series.