Take A Beer Tour Of Houston's St. Arnold Brewery

Take A Beer Tour Of Houston's St. Arnold Brewery
Need to quench your thirst? Visit the Houston beer sanctuary known as the Saint Arnold Brewing Company. It houses a homey restaurant and bar and is somewhat of a museum with murals of Saint Arnold, the patron saint of beers. We take a tour round this unique brewery and bar.
St. Arnold's Brewery © Caroline M. Cao

This brewery offers free public tours on weekdays at 3.30pm, and $10 tours on Saturdays at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm, no reservations required. The employees create a jolly good atmosphere and make you feel at home. Even non-drinkers will be enraptured by the history and what it takes to craft beer. You don’t have to be a drinker to appreciate the craftsmanship of beer making or the warmth of the environment. The churning of machinery and clinking of glass bottles are an orchestra of creation.

Entrance © Caroline M. Cao

Their popular beer selections include the following:

Weedwacker: Fermented with Bavarian hefeweizen yeast, it is tart with clove notes.

Santo: Lifted from a Kölsch recipe with the addition of Munich and black malt. Known for its dark malt flavor.

Pumpkinator (seasonal, released around October): This uses pumpkin pie powder in its recipe and tastes like liquid molasses.

Keep a lookout for their Icon Series (special beers released for about three months at a time). Special entries remain dormant in their barrels until ready to emerge to the public. Employees are even encouraged to provide input for their own recipes and experimental brews.

Fries © Caroline M. Cao

As for non-drinkers, Saint Arnold has a root beer with a vanilla edge. You can supplement your drink with fries or munch on roast beef sandwiches. The food is as delectable as their beers.

Lunch Hall © Caroline M. Cao