Russia Learns about Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s Community Building Activities

By Daniel Keeney

Houston, September 27, 2012 – Voice of America’s Russian news service has featured Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest craft brewery in Texas, as a model of modern community building in America. The report for a Russian audience by Daniel Levin includes descriptions by Saint Arnold Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner of what differentiates craft beer and brewing from industrial brewing.

The report highlights Saint Arnold Brewing’s mission of creating an institution that Texas can be proud of.

“Part of what I’m doing is going back and really reflecting on the history of beer and how beer has traditionally been a part of communities, which is something we lost in this country after prohibition,” Wagner said in the news report. “We are all about getting people to come in, visit the brewery, meet us, we’ll talk to you about the beer and, once they start to understand the differences between what we do versus what the big breweries do, there’s really this connection that they have with us. It’s incredibly gratifying.”

About Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brewing’s 13 brews are made and sold by the company’s staff of 41 dedicated employees. Ranked 43rd on the Brewers Association list of top craft breweries, Saint Arnold was listed by USA Today as one of the “10 great places to see what’s brewing in beer,” and Smart Meetings magazine named it among the “Top 5 breweries to host an event.” Saint Arnold is located at 2000 Lyons Avenue and its brewery tour and tasting is offered every weekday at 3:00 P.M. and Saturdays starting at 11 A.M. For more information on Saint Arnold’s five year-round and five seasonal beers as well as root beer, log on to

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Company: Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
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