Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, Texas) has officially announced that Orange Show, a Blonde Ale with real blood oranges, is launching this week as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.
“Named after the famed folk art monument in Houston’s East End neighborhood”, Orange Show (5.3% ABV) is an American Blonde Ale hopped with Centennial and Citra hops and made “with 2,220 pounds of real blood orange purée per batch, or roughly a half-pound of purée per gallon.” This massive fruit addition combines with the citrusy hops to create “a balanced, light bodied beer” bursting with “sweet and slightly tart flavors.”
“The Orange Show is a Houston institution and one of the things that makes Houston really cool,” said Lennie Ambrose, Chief Marketing Officer for Saint Arnold Brewing Co. “We’ve had a partnership with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art for decades, so naming a beer after a Houston landmark just made sense.”
“Orange Show marries our passion for beer with our mission to build community,” said Brock Wagner, Founder and Brewer for Saint Arnold. “A portion of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art to promote arts education in Houston.”
Orange Show is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can find this new Year-Round brew at craft beer-friendly establishments located within Saint Arnold’s distribution footprint in Texas and Louisiana. Prost!
Vital Information for Orange Show from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Release – Year-Round, debuts late March 2018
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.3%
IBUs – 23
Featured Hops – Centennial & Citra
Added Ingredients – 2,220 pounds of real blood orange purée per batch
Fun Fact – The story behind the name: “The Orange Show Monument is a 3,000 square-foot structure designed by the late Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker. He built it as a tribute to his favorite fruit and it is viewed as one of the most important folk art environments in the country. In 2015, Saint Arnold debuted the popular Art Car IPA, named after the famous parade organized by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, so paying homage to the Orange Show Monument for the newest year-round beer was a ‘no-brainer’ for Texas’ oldest craft brewery located in Houston.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Texas & Louisiana