Ale Wagger, Saint Arnold Brewing Company



Ale Wagger Brown

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Houston, TX

Brown Ale

ABV: 5.8%

IBUs: 22

Packaging: Draft, 12oz. Bottles



Ale Wagger is comparable to other brown ales in taste and drinkability. In short, it’s goo-ood. It’s distinctly bodied, a very smooth drink that could accompany a nice ribeye at dinner or a weenie by the pool for the summertime cookouts – a super versatile beer.

Ale Wagger has a malty sweetness to it, and is pretty mild on the hop bitterness.

For the average Bud-Light drinker, Ale Wagger might be a welcomed shift towards a different kind of beer. (We’re not picking on Bud Light drinkers when we say this, by the way. We just have friends that preferred light beer, and these are the beers we’ve recommended to them and got good feedback.)

Ale Wagger is a great balance of crisp, refreshing, and clean on the tongue with little to no aftertaste.

I gave this beer a 3 star because I like it a lot. It’s a good, bodied beer that can hold up to a plate of hearty food.

Ale Wagger has a deep golden-copper sort of color, like you’d expect from a brown ale.

This beer met my expectations in quality and drinkability. This nice folks over at Saint Arnold are doing allllllright if you ask me! I did expect it to be a bit heavier and bitter, but this was a welcomed surprise.


Brock Wagner, owner of Saint Arnold Brewing Co., has three rescue dogs, from left, Frida, Bucky and Jackson. His company will help the BARC animal shelter, a city-run organization that promotes efforts to spay, neuter and adopt pets. Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle Staff


Artwork/packaging (bottle/6-pack) typical of St. Arnold, where they pay homage to the Saint. White background with burgundy and blue typography alongside black silhouettes of dogs.

You can probably find this anywhere good beer is sold. I’ve even seen it at corner stores. I got mine, as usual, from HEB.

This beer is good, good, good. I dig it. Did you know that a portion of sales of Ale Wagger go to support local rescue organizations for animals? What other cool Saint Arnold trivia do you know?


Anthony Gorrity

Anthony's a Houston native, a graphic designer, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. He's an ex-oilfield guy that spends his days doing graphic design and marketing projects for one of Houston's fastest growing companies as well as some of the coolest breweries in town. Fueled by sessionable IPAs and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or rooting for the Rockets.

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