Fancy Lawnmower and Santo: Now in Cans!
For over 20 years, we've been packaging our lineup of beers in glass bottles, kegs and traditional casks. For just as long, most of us here have been champions for cans. Most of us here wanted to enjoy a can of Saint Arnold at the beach or on the river.
But every time the idea of canning our beer was brought up, one of us was decidedly not thrilled about it. We won't name any names, but this person may have graduated from Rice University. This person's signature may be at the bottom of all of our paychecks. This person's name may rhyme with Wock Bragner.
A little over a year ago, we convinced this person and made the decision to install a canning line at the brewery. You may have already seen Fancy Lawnmower and Santo in six packs of 12 oz cans at your grocery store. If you haven't seen them yet, they should show up very soon.
Starting in April, you'll also be able to enjoy Summer Pils in cans, followed by Oktoberfest in August.
To be clear, cans are not replacing bottles. You (and Wock Bragner) will still be able to enjoy our full lineup of beers in bottles.
Our friends at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art wanted to help us celebrate the launch of our cans and suggested the perfect place: the historic Beer Can House. On Saturday, March 14, we'll be there at 222 Malone St. from 12:00 - 5:00 PM with cans of Fancy Lawnmower and Santo. Your $5 will get you into a tour of the Beer Can House and will be donated to the Orange Show for the upkeep of this unique Houston treasure.
Our New Icon Blue - Rye IPA is Now Available
Since we first released it about two years ago, our rotating Icon series has become a favorite with our brewers. Through Icon, we are able to release some of their new, innovative recipes - beers they have been test brewing and perfecting for a long time.
Our newest Icon Blue is Rye IPA, brewer Casey's recipe. He wanted to brew a big west coast IPA with plenty of Mosaic hops and a distinct spicy flavor from the addition of rye malt. The sweetness from the malt helps balance out the bitterness created by the six varieties of American hops used in the beer.
Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Mosaic hops combine to create a fruity, piney bouquet of flavors. Two huge dry hop additions of Mosaic create an aggressive depth in the aroma.
Our Icon series is available while it lasts in four packs at grocery and liquor stores and on tap around town at bars and restaurants.
See all the specifications on Icon Blue - Rye IPA here.
College Station Pub Crawl is This Saturday
Last year, we took our Pub Crawl on the road to College Station for the first time ever. Y'all came out in droves (and we had a great time), so we're heading back on Saturday, March 7.
We'll utilize our usual open house schedule for the first four stops - this means you can visit them in any order. You'll get your ticket at whichever stop you decide to visit first, and from there you'll visit the rest of the stops. We will be handing the tickets out between 2:00 and 3:00 only, so make sure you get out there by 3:00.
At 6:00, everybody will gather at the final stop, and that's where we will award the prizes. The prize for completing the crawl is an awesome Saint Arnold Pub Crawl pint glass. We will have a large but limited supply. Designated drivers are always eligible for the award and encouraged to attend! Here's the layout:
Hit these spots between 2:00 and 6:00:
- O' Bannon's Taphouse
- Rebel Draft House
- Duddley's Draw
At 6:00, head to the final stop:
- Blackwater Draw
Fish on Fridays at Saint Arnold
Friday, February 20 - Friday, April 3
On February 20 and each Friday until Easter, we'll be serving fish (or shrimp or mussels) at the brewery as our Daily Lunch Special, which includes two courses and beer until 2:00 PM.
You can prepay now to ensure your spot in the event of a sell out. This will let you show up anytime between 11:00 AM and 1:15 PM and enjoy lunch and beers (and it also helps our kitchen out).
See the Fish on Fridays menus and make your reservations on our Lunch page.
Now for the caveats. On these dates, we're serving our Daily Lunch Special only. The regular lunch menu will not be available. There aren't any refunds on this. If you need to add a person and we have sold out, we won't be able to accommodate. Please arrive before 1:15 PM. If we sell out, we will post it on our website.
Santo De Mayo 5K - Sunday, May 3
Next May, we're bringing our love of beer and love of running together for our first Santo De Mayo 5K, and we want you in on the fun. The run will start at the brewery at 8:30 AM, snake through Downtown and wind up back here - where we'll be conveniently waiting for you with beers.
Your entry will include a commemorative Santo De Mayo 5K pint glass, a commemorative dry fit style shirt, three tasty beers, chip timing, and a commemorative race bib.
Entry is $35 until January 1. Entry will go up to $40 on January 1. If you're not into running, you can still join us - $20 will get you a Beer & Party Pass.
Register for the Santo De Mayo 5K!
Saint Arnold Barrel Aged Beer Dinner
with Brock Wagner and Chris Shepherd at Underbelly
Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 PM
It's hard to believe Brock Wagner and Underbelly's Chris Shepherd have never collaborated on a beer dinner. They've decided to remedy the situation by creating a dinner that's so special, 36 seats will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to charity (Hay Merchant's neighbor Legacy Community Health Services).
You can expect six courses from Chris, featuring seven beers from our Bishop's Barrel and Divine Reserve series, as well as some first releases. Most of these beers have been aged in Hay Merchant's cellar, which was remodeled a few months ago to hold upwards of 200 kegs.
Bids for two seats (single seats will not be auctioned) start at $160. The bidding ends Monday, March 9, and the 18 highest bidders will receive two seats to the dinner. Bids must be made in person at Hay Merchant.
Pub Nights at Saint Arnold
On Pub Nights, we open our tour hall from 5:00 - 10:00 PM strictly as a bar and let you choose what you want to purchase. There's no entry fee for the evening, so you can just choose beers by the individual glass or bottle. Pub Nights are strictly 21 and up.
Each Pub Night, we'll have select Divine Reserves and Bishop's Barrels available, as well as the always awesome food from our kitchen. Check this page and our email newsletter to see the menu as each night approaches.
Upcoming Pub Nights:
- Friday, March 20, 2015
- Friday, April 3, 2015
- Friday, May 15, 2015
- Friday, June 12, 2015
- Friday, July 3, 2015
- Friday, August 7, 2015
- Friday, September 18, 2015
- Friday, October 16, 2015
- Friday, November 6, 2015
- Friday, December 4, 2015
2nd Annual Houston Firkin Fest at Hennessy Park
Saturday, March 28 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM
This year's Houston Firkin Fest is moving to Hennessy Park - just across the train tracks from our brewery. Presented by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, this festival is a celebration of Texas craft beer served in traditional casks. There will be a plethora of rare and one-off cask beers for you to enjoy.
On our end, we'll be tapping a couple of special casks. First, we'll have Bishop's Barrel No. 8 (our recently released Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout) with Tejas Chocolate cocoa nibs, Java Pura coffee and vanilla bean. On the other end of the spectrum, we'll be tapping a cask of Endeavour dry hopped with Galaxy hops. To infinity... and beyond!
General admission tickets are $35, which include a tasting cup and eight sample tickets. You can also enjoy a VIP experience for $70, which gets you in an hour early and includes a commemorative t-shirt, commemorative growler and quality mingle time with us brewery folk.
Get your Firkin Fest tickets here.
3rd Annual Houston Barbecue Festival at NRG Park
Sunday, April 26 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
We are excited to again be a part of the Houston Barbecue Festival with their 3rd Annual event on Sunday, April 26 at NRG Park. All your favorite Houston barbecue joints will be there: Killen's, CorkScrew, Pizzitola's, Gatlin's and Ray's BBQ Shack, just to name a few. Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas will be making another guest appearance as well.
The Houston Barbecue folks want to say thank you to the Saint Arnold Army by offering you a limited time 10% discount on tickets. When you check out, just use the coupon code: SaintArnold. The last two festivals sold out, so we encourage you to use this offer soon to secure your tickets.
See all of the participating barbecue joints and get your tickets here.
Fly Fishing Film Tour at Saint Arnold
Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 PM
This event is for our fly fishing enthusiasts. Every year the Fly Fishing Film Tour, or F3T, travels around the country bringing world class fly fishing films to local angler communities. The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about.
Tickets are $30 and include your beer for the evening. All proceeds from ticket sales and auction items benefit Southeast Texas Chapter of Heroes on the Water.
Doors open at 6:00 PM so please come early to enjoy a pre-event social gathering to meet and make new friends. There will also be vendors on hand to display equipment and answer questions. Film starts promptly at 7:00 PM.
Get your tickets here.
Bayou Jamboree & Gumbo Showdown
at Market Square Park on Saturday, May 9 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Please note: Due to the anticipated inclement weather leading up to this event, it has been rescheduled from Saturday, March 7 to Saturday, May 9. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Join us with the Downtown District at Market Square Park for beer, gumbo, Cajun cuisine and lots of horn-blowing and Cajun two-stepping. Special guests include the New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band and four-time Grammy nominated Cajun band the Pine Leaf Boys. Teams will be facing off for the best gumbo in Houston with public tastings from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and judging and awards immediately after.
New this year will be neighborhood favorite Treebeards, with a pop-up booth at the park selling some of their Cajun specialties. Of course, there will be plenty of Saint Arnold beer on tap, so come hungry and thirsty!
See the full schedule of events here
Our Annual St. Patrick's Day Party at the Brewery
Tuesday, March 17 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Our St. Patrick's Day Party is now sold out.
On Tuesday, March 17, we'll be holding our annual Saint Arnold Meets St. Patrick Party. The big event for the evening is our Donegal Beard Growing Competition. Dozens of brave contestants have been growing out their facial hair since the beginning of the year, and one of them will take home an iPad. Along with the iPad, they will get the glory of being a beard growing champion.
Our friends at The Argyle League Barbershop will also be on hand offering free haircuts and beard trims to contestants and attendees alike.
For the evening, we'll be tapping casks of Divine Reserve No. 15, our Russian Imperial Stout originally released as DR5. We'll also have Irish Stew in Bread Bowls from our kitchen available for purchase. All in all, it's a lot more fun than drinking green beer.
Admission is $28 per person and includes beer (including one pint of cask conditioned DR15) and a commemorative pint glass. Attendance is limited, and this event sells out quickly every year.
Other Big Fun in the City
Texas Beer Month at Houston Area Spec's
Special pricing on Saint Arnold beer throughout March.
Dollar Off Saint Arnold Beers at Front Porch Pub
Every Wednesday in March
Enjoy a Saint Arnold at Front Porch's weekly washer tournament.
Tap Takeover at Michael's Coffee & Wine
Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 PM
DR15 Release and Saint Arnold Night at The Den
Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 PM
Icon Blue Night at Barry's Pizza
Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 PM
Divine Reserve No. 15 Cask Tapping at 3rd Floor
Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 PM
Beer Dinner at Candelari's
Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 PM
Featuring Icon Blue - Rye IPA, Divine Reserve No. 14 and more.
See the full menu and make reservations here.
St. Patrick's Day On Board The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Galveston
Tuesday, March 17
Celebrate on the boat with Elissa IPA, Fancy Lawnmower and Santo!
Beer Dinner at Center Court Pizza & Brew, South Shore
Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 PM
Featuring BB4! See the full menu and make reservations here.
2015 Bike Team Registration
Our 2015 Bike Team is now full.
This is for our BP MS150: Houston to Austin team (April 18-19, 2015)
IMPORTANT DATE! Tuesday, October 14: General registration opens through the MS Society.
IMPORTANT NOTE! This year you will have to provide a password when you select our team when you signup with the MS Society. Use the password Icon when you signup. If you are getting friends or family to join you on the team this year who have not ridden with us before, PLEASE TELL THEM THAT HAVE TO REGISTER WITH US AND WITH OUR TEAM ON THE MS SOCIETY SITE! Every year we have problems with this, please help us out.
2015 Team benefits:
- Team jersey
- Tent in La Grange
- Tent in Austin
- Dinner in La Grange
- Breakfast in La Grange
- Lunch in Austin
- Luggage transportation
- Team t-shirt
- Meetings at brewery
- Beverages in La Grange & Austin
To sign up, follow the link below and fill out the registration information. There will be a place for you to complete your $120 team fee as well. In the form it will ask you the following information:
- Phone #
- Jersey size (standard club jersey sizing; VOmax, there are men's and women's sizes listed)
- T-shirt size
- ARE YOU A VEGETARIAN? (please answer)
- Payment Information
Please note, to be placed on our team, you must complete all of the requested information and complete payment through PayPal. You don't have to have a PayPal account to use it for signup. Please don't wait too long!
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE MS150 TO RIDE WITH US. We do not register for riders. All of our riders are expected to raise the minimum of $400 required by the MS150.
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