Houston's newest hard seltzer producer is Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
The oldest craft brewery in Houston has decided to jump into the hard seltzer game by releasing Superfine, a brand of four varieties available starting Monday in the Houston and DFW areas.
As you may be able to tell by the name, Superfine's branding borrows a 1970s design aesthetic. Its varieties are Lemon Drop (lemon, tangerine), Berry Lounge (black currant, lime, tangerine), Sangria Sunset (passion fruit, black currant, orange), and Mimosa Morning (passionfruit, orange).
All of Superfine's varieties are sugar free and 95 calories, rating at 4.5-percent ABV.
“We focused on achieving the highest quality and taste while maintaining low calorie and carb counts,” said Saint Arnold founder Brock Wagner in a press release. “It was challenging and there was a steep learning curve, especially since our process is different from other seltzers on the market. The end results make all the hard work worth it.”
We tried Berry Lounge. The fruit hit quickly and then dissipated, leaving just the slight taste of alcohol before it smoothed out. It went down a lot like a regular flavored seltzer, and best, there was no aftertaste.
Saint Arnold joins a handful of Houston breweries that are now producing hard seltzer, among them Karbach (Ranch Water), Buffalo Bayou (Summer Street), and Eureka Heights (Fizzy Pants).