More Saint Arnold

From Michael Palmer, this ad for a Saint Arnold beer:


I’ve been here before, but not with Weedwacker (note wacker, not whacker) and Lawnmower.

I posted in 2013 about Saint Arnold (a saint of brewers) and about the Saint Arnold Brewing Company, “Texas’ Oldest Craft Brewery”. The company is dead serious about its beers (which seem to be available only in Texas) but dead whimsical about its beer names.

St. Arnold:


The description of Weedwacker:

Weedwacker is essentially a Bavarian hefeweizen. Except it isn’t. Weedwacker is exactly the same beer as Fancy Lawnmower Beer but we ferment it with Bavarian hefeweizen yeast instead of kölsch yeast. It is light and refreshing but has a spicy clove note and some banana esters that come from the different yeast. While it is a close relation to Lawnmower, it tastes completely different. Also, Weedwacker is our only unfiltered year-round beer. Expect to see some yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

And the description of Lawnmower:

A true German-style Kölsch. Originally brewed in Cologne, this beer is crisp and refreshing, yet has a sweet malty body that is balanced by a complex, citrus hop character. Multiple additions of German Hallertauer hops are used to achieve this delicate flavor. We use a special Kölsch yeast, an ale yeast that ferments at lager temperatures, to yield the slightly fruity, clean flavor of this beer. Fancy Lawnmower Beer is a world class brew yet light enough to be enjoyed by Texans after strenuous activities, like mowing the lawn.
Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Beer is best consumed at 35-45° Fahrenheit.

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