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Beer News: Saint Arnold, 11 Below Bring Us New Brews for Labor Day Weekend

Plus, Buffalo Bayou's CEO addresses accusations surfacing on a prominent Instagram account.

By Timothy Malcolm September 4, 2020

In this week's beer news, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.'s CEO addresses allegations of improper behavior, while new brews from Saint Arnold and 11 Below are sure to spice up your Labor Day hang. 

News & Events

On August 29, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. CEO Rassul Zarinfar responded to accusations of improper behavior and a toxic work culture posted on Instagram account @welp_713, which aims to be a space for people in the Houston service industry to publicly share issues at their workplaces. The accusations allege Zarinfar bullied and openly derided employees; the CEO wrote in a post published to Buffalo Bayou's Facebook page that "I take responsibility for the words that came out of my mouth, and the impact those words had on some of Buffbrew's former employees." He added that he didn't agree or accept some of the accusations leveled.

The new Low Dose from Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Beer Releases

Saint Arnold has a new low-calorie session IPA called Low Dose. It's 4.4-percent ABV, 118 calories and available at the Beer Garden & Restaurant, other draft spots in town, and on store shelves.

Now here is the Great Heights edition of Black is Beautiful, the beer created by Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing Co. in San Antonio that has been duplicated by breweries across the country in exchange for donations to organizations supporting Black lives. The Great Heights Black is Beautiful is a 9.8-percent ABV imperial stout, and all proceeds will go to Know Your Rights Camp.

Meanwhile at Urban South, a second batch of Black is Beautiful is out today.

Ingenious released some cans on Wednesday, including two hard seltzers (wedding cake flavored and blueberry marshmallow flavored), a New England IPA called Made In Texas, and a fruited sour aptly called Fruited Sour.

At 11 Below, there's a new New England IPA called Citra Time. Also, the brewery has brought back Taco Tuesday (blonde ale with salt and lime) and Oso Coco (coconut amber ale).

Oktoberfest beers continue to be rolled out, with Vallensons' releasing its 2020 version today.

Eureka Heights is now offering a specialty beer called Sandía Día, a watermelon cream ale at 6.3-percent ABV.

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