Our favorite beer: Sue is described by the brewery as a "smoky, malt bomb of a beer" and after sampling it, we can confirm. Not as smoky as a glass of Scotch, but more smoke than in any porter I've had recently.
Why they have a cult following: The pious folks at Saint Arnold tout the fact that they're Texas' oldest craft brewery -- they shipped their first keg way back in 1994. And part of what makes their beers a cult fave is that they're still difficult to find outside of Texas, Louisiana, and parts of Florida. Despite their limited distribution, the word about their barrel-aging programs are out.
Our favorite beer: Any beer from Saint Arnold that starts with "Bishop's Barrel" or "Divine Reserve" is gonna be good, so we sampled Bishop's Barrel No. 10, a barleywine they made to celebrate their 21st Anniversary. Delicious bourbon notes.