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Fancy Lawnmowers and Love

If we’ve ever spoken about life defining events it’s likely that you’ve heard this story. Back in 1999, I was taking a beverage class at San Jacinto College Central in Pasadena. Part of the curriculum was a field trip to a then mostly unknown little brewery called Saint Arnold. It was my first exposure to craft beer and my guide was none other than Brock Wagner. During the tour we got to taste several beers including my first IPA and boy was it a shock to my system! But, there was a beer for me that day! Fancy Lawnmower! A beer that has stood the test of time, crisp, clean, refreshing and it never fails to quench your thirst!

Fast forward to 2007, my family and I owned a small restaurant in Atascocita and I was in charge of beverages. The beer I knew I had to have in the lineup was of course Fancy Lawnmower. While the restaurant didn’t last long, something special started to bloom. One of Lynn and I’s first dates was at the restaurant. We played poker and shared a 6 pack of…Fancy Lawnmower. The beer was forever etched in the story of our shared life.

Two years later, we made it official! We became husband and wife and as we celebrated our new life together we couldn’t think of a better beer to have at our celebration than…Fancy Lawnmower!

Lynn and Leo Longoria

Guest submission from Leo Longoria.

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Native tejana with a love for double IPAs and craft beer shenanigans. Check out her podcast "Draught Queens' for unfiltered beer sensory tasting and industry interviews.

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