Saint Arnold Brewing Co. is adding another beer to its Icon Series.
The Houston, Texas-based brewery’s newest release is Icon Gold, a 5.2 percent ABV Belgian-style wit that is brewed with coriander, orange peel, oats and pilsner malt. The new beer is a “traditional interpretation of the 400-year-old wittier style” that was resurrected by Pierre Celis, who started the brewery Hoegaarden in Belgium before relocating to Austin and founding Celis Brewery.
“Getting the herbal, citrus and spicy notes from the coriander and orange peel dialed in took some time,” said Stephen Rawlings, brewer at Saint Arnold, in a press release. “The result is a nice balance with no one piece standing out or overwhelming the others.”
The Icon Series beers are available for about three months at a time and include interpretations of iconic beer styles as well as “more creative interpretations or melding of beer styles.”
Past releases have included:
- Icon Red Belgian-style pale ale (six percent ABV)
- Icon Blue Cascadian dark ale (7 percent ABV)
- Icon Green Amarillo hefeweizen (5.4 percent ABV)
- Icon Gold Bière de Saison (9 percent ABV)
- Icon Red Bohemian Pils (5.2 percent ABV)
- Icon Blue brown porter (5.1 percent ABV)
- Icon Green Texas common (6.7 percent ABV)
- Icon Gold mandarin wheat (5.5 percent ABV)
- Icon Red sorachi ace dubbel (7.9 percent ABV)
- Icon Blue rye IPA (7.8 percent ABV)
According to the press release, the new Saint Arnold Icon Gold will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles, and will be arriving at retailers, bars and restaurants today through October.