Just last week, the 11th World Beer Cup took place in Denver, Colorado with Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals awarded to the best beers in the world across dozens of categories. Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing took home a Silver Medal in the American Dark Lager category, bringing Saint Arnold’s World Beer Cup medal tally to 11. The competition was the fiercest in the history of the event, with a record 1,447 breweries from 62 countries contributing almost 5,000 beer entries.
Saint Arnold founder/brewer Brock Wagner notes that Santo is one of the brewery’s most planned- out products.
"The Santo recipe took the longest to develop – five years – of any beer we've released," said Wagner. "Being recognized for our quality and creativity by the World Beer Cup judges is an affirmation of our mission to consistently brew world class beers."
Following the World Beer Cup victory, Saint Arnold Brewing announced it will now offer Santo in 12 packs. Before this week, the award- winning brew was sold only in 6 packs of 12 ounce bottles and on draft. Now, fans can slip their hand inside a 12 pack and enjoy twice the Santo they had before.
Santo is referred to as a dark Kolsch in spite of its inclusion by the World Beer Cup in the dark lager category. The beer is brewed using two- row barley, pils malted barley, malted wheat, and dark malt. The brewing process is completed with Hallertau Hersbrucker hops, added to the brew kettle in four separate cycles. The beer has an original gravity of 1.045, low bitterness of 15 IBU, and moderate alcohol content by volume of 4.9 percent.
Look for Saint Arnold Santo in 12 pack bottles immediately. And congratulations once again to Saint Arnold Brewing for its World Beer Cup victory.