Divine Reserve No. 15 Coming Monday

Divine Reserve No. 15, DR5 redux, is a beautifully balanced, all malt imperial stout with nice roast, chocolate and hop notes working together. And for a beer that comes in it at just over 10% ABV (Aaron recorded the video below before the lab results came back), it is surprisingly drinkable which is always what we strive for. This is a beer that can be enjoyed immediately, or if you have the patience, stored cold and enjoyed several years from now. DR5 came out in 2007 and is still incredible.

The recipe was inspired by Mike Heniff's winning entry for the 2007 Big Batch Brew Bash homebrew competition. The recently released Bishop's Barrel No. 8 is the barrel aged version of DR15.

Our brewer Aaron gives a great overview of the flavor profiles of both DR15 and BB8 in this video:

You can find DR15 at stores in six packs and 22 oz. bomber bottles, as well as around town on tap. As promised, several places have held on to their stash of BB8, so you can taste the effect barrel aging can have on a beer. We call this "research."

Wednesday, January 28
- Taps House of Beer (DR15 & BB8)
- The Growler Spot, Fulshear
(With DR15 and very limited DR2 & DR6)

Thursday, January 29
- Texas Mesquite Grill, Cypress, 6:30 PM (DR15 & BB8)

Friday, January 30
- Onion Creek (DR15 & BB8) - Bullritos, Katy, 6:00 PM
(Plus Winter Stout Night)

Super Beef Sunday at Saint Arnold
Sunday, February 1 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We will be having our second annual BBQ event that happens to fall on the Sunday that also happens to host the championship game for the professional American football league (it has a catchy name, but we can't remember it for copyright reasons). This year, we will have the folks from CorkScrew BBQ along with Wayne and company of Louie Mueller Barbecue at the brewery serving their finest BBQ to fill your belly before you go to your game-watching party. Of course there will also be delicious Saint Arnold beer, which you'll be able to enjoy from the commemorative Super Beef Sunday pint glass you'll receive.

Just like last year, Wayne will have pre-wrapped whole brisket and beef ribs available for pre-purchase (at the time of your ticket purchase). These beauties come with heating instructions so you can tell your friends you cooked it all on your own. Wayne's whole brisket will be $100 and his beef rib will be $75.

Please note, while the event runs from 11:00 - 2:00, and we will have plenty of BBQ for that time, please make sure to arrive by 12:30, so that you can try all of the different items the pitmasters will have to offer.

Tickets are $50 per person and include tastings from both pitmasters, beer and a commemorative pint glass. Briskets and beef ribs to take home must be ordered at the time of your ticket purchase. They will not be available to purchase at the event.

Get your Super Beef Sunday tickets here.

Saint Arnold Beer Brats are Now Available

You may have noticed something interesting as you've been shopping for groceries over the past couple of weeks - Saint Arnold in the sausage section. Specifically, Amber Ale and Santo Beer Bratwursts.

A few months ago, our Executive Chef Ryan Savoie traveled to Kansas City to meet with the folks at Smithfield-Farmland and refine recipes. We didn't want to just send them a few bottles of beer - we wanted to take an active role in the process and, well, see how the sausage is made.

What we ended up with is two delicious bratwurst recipes featuring our beer as an ingredient. The rich, malty body and caramel character of Amber Ale produces an all-around flavorful brat, while the dark malt flavor of Santo results in a brat with a hint of roast. Both of them, as you might imagine, pair excellently with the beer they are made with.

Smithfield-Farmland is the largest pork supplier in the US, and they are as passionate about producing high quality products are we are about brewing world class beers. These brats are made with high-quality USDA-inspected cuts of domestic pork and our beer - shipped fresh from Texas. They contain no MSG.

You can find Saint Arnold Beer Brats at HEB and Central Market stores throughout Texas. The Amber Ale Brat will be featured on our regular lunch menu at the brewery and during our public tours starting next week.

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!

Kinky Boots & Brews at Saint Arnold & TUTS
Tuesday, February 10 at 5:00 PM

Most of the men out there don't know what it's like to walk (let alone run) in high-heel shoes. Our friends at TUTS thought it would be fun to hold a Kinky Obstacle Race for you guys at the brewery before heading to Hobby Center for the 7:30 PM showing of Kinky Boots.

We'll start at the brewery at 5:00 with heavy bites provided by Birraporetti's and beers. The men will race at 6:00, and we'll leave for Hobby Center at 6:45.

This $20 add-on includes a bus to and from Hobby Center, food and drinks and 15% off your Kinky Boots tickets. Remember to bring a set of heels. And maybe a helmet.

Get your tickets here.

Cupid's Undie Run at Celtic Gardens
Saturday, February 14 at 12:00 PM

Cupid's Undie Run puts the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children's Tumor Foundation. We know you've always wanted to run through the city streets in your underwear.

The fun starts (and ends) at Celtic Gardens with Saint Arnold beer specials. The run itself starts at 2:00 PM, and the party lasts as long as you want it to.

Get all the information, register to run or donate to the cause on Cupid's website.

Valentine's Beer & Cheese Pairing at the Brewery
Sunday, February 15 - 3:00 - 5:00 PM

This year, you have the golden opportunity to turn your Valentine's Day into Valentine's Weekend. On Sunday, February 15, we'll be pairing our beers with Texas made cheeses selected and brought by the Houston Dairymaids. It's an evening perfect for couples and groups alike. We'll have a few of the cheesemakers on hand to discuss the cheeses, and we'll be talking about the beers.

Tickets are $25 and are available online here.

Pints for the Planet at Saint Arnold
Thursday, February 26 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us at the brewery with Whole Foods Market Houston as we raise a glass to support Whole Planet Foundation, an organization that supports microentrepreneurs in 61 different countries around the world.

During the evening, you'll enjoy six international food tastings paired with our beer. Your ticket includes a commemorative pint glass, delicious Saint Arnold beer and a passport for the international tastings.

Tickets are $30 and are available now here.

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. You've given us great feedback on them so far, so we'll be keeping them up on a monthly basis. 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, February 20, 2015
- 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

Other Big Fun in the City

Saint Arnold Night at Liberty Station
Thursday, January 29

Beer Ingredients Night at Wooster's Garden
Tuesday, February 3 at 6:00 PM
Learn about malt, hops, yeast and water and their impact on the flavor of beer.

Beer Dinner at Bob's Steak & Chop House, The Woodlands
Friday, February 6
$65 per person. Call to make reservations (281) 292-2627.

See dinner menu.

Hors D'oeuvre
Ancho Chile Tenderloin Crostinis with a Mild Corn Honey Salsa
Paired with Santo

Mixed Greens Salad with Dried Cranberries, Sliced Granny Smith Apples,
and Spiced Pecans in a Champagne Vinaigrette
Paired with Weedwacker

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Stuffed with Monterrey Jack and Jalepeno,
Served with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Coated with Thyme, Rosemary, and Red Pepper
Paired with Icon Red - Sorachi Ace Dubbel

Prime Filet Medallions Served with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon
in a Balsamic Reduction, Garnished with Shaved Parmesan
Paired with Endeavour

Peanut Brownie Sundae with Triple Fudge Brownie Overload
and Peanut Butter Burst Ice Creams, Topped with a Chocolate Pecan Sauce
Paired with Bishop's Barrel No. 8

Saint Arnold Happenings in North Texas

Bishop's Barrel Goodness

Divine Reserve Bishop's Barrel Bash at World of Beer, Arlington
Thursday, January 29 at 5:00 PM
Featuring DR5, DR15 and BB8. Heck, let's throw in BB7 too.

Other Fun Stuff

Saint Arnold Night at Lakewood Growler, Dallas
Wednesday, January 28
Featuring 20th Anniversary Ale, Endeavour and Winter Stout.

Tap Takeover at Whole Foods, Lakewood
Friday, January 30 at 6:00 PM

Saint Arnold Happenings in San Antonio

Saint Arnold at Big Hops Growler Station

Big Hops, Broadway - Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 PM

Broadway will be tapping Divine Reserve No. 15 as well as Elissa IPA, Santo, Amber Ale and Ale Wagger Brown. They will also have limited bottles of Bishop's Barrel No. 8. Join us there for a chance to get some.

Big Hops, Huebner - Thursday, January 29 at 7:00 PM

Over at Huebner you'll also find DR15 on tap with Elissa IPA, Santo, Amber Ale and Ale Wagger Brown. We may just have some of our cool new footed pilsner glasses there for you!

Big Hops, Broadway and Huebner - Saturday, January 31 - All Day

A couple of days later, both locations will be tapping a cask of Divine Reserve No. 15 at 3:00 PM. Got all that? See you there!

Bishop's Barrel No. 8 Release Party
at The Point Park & Eats
Saturday, January 31 at 6:00 PM

The Point Park & Eats is releasing its BB8 stash at the end of the month. Join us to enjoy the barrel aged goodness along with Endeavour, Ale Wagger and Santo.

Coming in February

Saint Arnold at Alamo Street Ear Bar
Every Wednesday starting February 4
$4 Santo and Elissa IPA open to close!

Saint Arnold at B&D Ice House
Every Thursday starting February 5
$4 Santo and Fancy Lawnmower open to close!

Saint Arnold Happenings in Louisiana

Save the Date: Krewe Du Vieux on Saturday, February 7

Is it too early to make plans for Krewe Du Vieux? We think not. Like we did last year, we're teaming up with the folks at Yelp to throw a party with plenty of Santo flowing and games to play.

We'll get you all the details as it gets closer, but mark your calendar now!

Saint Arnold Happenings in Florida

Saint Arnold Nights

Come out and enjoy Saint Arnold on tap as the featured beer at these places!

World of Beer, Fort Myers
Thursday, January 29

Cigar Castle, Tampa
Friday, January 30

Tap Takeover at World of Beer, Brandon
Wednesday, January 28

World of Beer in Brandon again becomes World of Saint Arnold with a Tap Takeover on Wednesday, January 28. We'll have a great selection of beers including Bishop's Barrel No. 6 - our Pumpkinator aged in Rum Barrels - and Divine Reserve No. 14 - our Belgian Strong Golden Ale.

Gasparilla Celebration at James Joyce, Tampa
Saturday, January 31

We'll be celebrating everyone's favorite annual pirate festival with a treasure chest of beers at James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery. There will be Icon Red - Sorachi Ace Dubbel, Endeavour, Boiler Room, Fancy Lawnmower, Elissa IPA and Ale Wagger Brown.

We'll also be bringing some of our brand new bandanas so you can really get your inner pirate on.

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:
- Name
- Email
- 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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