Fresh Hop Ale 2014 is Now Available

When hops are harvested, there is a 48 hour period when they can be used fresh in the brewing process. This year, we had 420 lbs of fresh Centennial hops air-shipped to us. We used these hops to brew Fresh Hop Ale 2014 - our first Session IPA.

This single-hop beer comes in at 5.25% ABV and 69 IBUs. In addition to the typical hop additions of an IPA, we added the freshly harvested Centennial hops towards the end of the boil to create a very hoppy, but very drinkable IPA. The fresh hops create a slightly softer bitter than dried hops do.

Fresh Hop Ale 2014 is now on tap at the brewery and select accounts around town (we did not bottle any). This is a very limited release - when it's gone, it's gone. Until 2015.

Pumpkinator Now Available

From all the phone calls and emails we've been getting, we know many of you are concerned that you missed out on this year's Pumpkinator. Not the case. It's been sitting and mellowing in our tanks. It will be making its annual appearance starting this coming Monday, October 13.

Originally released in 2009 as Divine Reserve No. 9, Pumpkinator is our answer to how a pumpkin beer ought to taste. It is brewed with a combination of pale two row, caramel and black malts, Cascade and Liberty hops for a background hop flavor, pumpkin for a rich mouthfeel, molasses and brown sugar, and spiced and dry-spiced to make it feel like you just walked into your mom's kitchen while she was cooking 37 pumpkin pies.

Though the official release date is Monday, some stores may not receive it until a couple of days later. You can find Pumpkinator in 22 oz bottles and on tap at select bars and restaurants (see below). Some places will hold onto their kegs to tap them at a later date. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds to find about about these events.

Learn more about Pumpkinator here.

Pumpkinator Events Around Town

Tuesday, October 21 at 5:00 PM
Pumpkinator 2013 and 2014

World of Beer, Sugar Land
Wednesday, October 22
Also with limited DR6 bottles.

The Pub Fountains, Stafford
Friday, October 24
Tap Takeover - also with BB4-BB7.

The Goose's Acre, The Woodlands
Friday, October 31
Costume Party featuring Pumpkinator, Icon Gold
and Santo. Dress up as Santo, and you'll win a prize!

Taps House of Beer
Thursday, November 6

2015 Bike Team Registration

We are now opening up the bike team for 2015 BP MS 150 to the general public. If you were on our team last year or rode for another team, you have to have raised your required $400 for the MS Society to be on the Saint Arnold team for the 2015 ride. Please read this entire post.

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

Follow this link for registration and payment.

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.

Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts
at Discovery Green

As the weather finally starts to cool down a bit, Thursday concerts return to the Fondren Performance Space at Discovery Green. Plus, you know all of those four pack and six pack carriers you've been hoarding? Bring them out to the concert on Thursday, October 16, and you'll get double the recycling points.

October 23 - T Bird and The Breaks with Mikey and The Drags

Tailgating at the Stadium

Like we always do, we will be tailgating prior to each home game of our local professional football team. You know the one. Their colors are War Red, Freedom White and Rich Stainless Blue. Our tailgate is located in the Platinum lot - you can look for our red van and trailer and our new Saint Arnold flag flying high.

To come by and enjoy this private party, you must be on our exclusive guest list. To get past the velvet rope, make sure to email between Monday and Wednesday each game week. We do have a limit to how many beautiful people we can accommodate, so the earlier each week you email the better.

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, November 7
- Friday, December 5
- Friday, January 9, 2015
- 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

Monday Night Football Watch Party at Front Porch Pub
Monday, October 20 at 7:30 PM
Winner of MNF Bingo will win the
Saint Arnold Best Seat in the House for Sunday, October 26.

Dia De Los Muertos at El Big Bad
Saturday, November 1 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Featuring cask conditioned Pumpkinator, costumes,
face painting, live music by Los Skarnales and more!

Saint Arnold Happenings in North Texas

Saint Arnold Night at Lakewood Growler
Wednesday, October 22 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Pumpkinator 2013 and Icon Gold.

Tap Takeover at Whole Foods Market, Lakewood
Friday, October 24
Featuring Pumpkinator 2013 and other Saint Arnold beers.

Other Fun Stuff

Farmersville Trick-It-Up Bike Ride
Saturday, October 25 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

An Evening with Farm Aid at Luscombe Farm, Anna
Saturday, October 25
We'll be pouring beer at this intimate celebration of
local family farm food, incredible music and community.
Learn more about An Evening with Farm Aid.

Ranch Bash at Panther Island Pavilion, Fort Worth
Saturday, October 25
Live music from Roger Creager, Cory Morrow and more.
Get your tickets here.

Saint Arnold Sampling at Whole Foods Market, Highland Park
Sunday, October 26 - 2:00 - 5:00 PM

North Texas Beer Week
October 31 - November 9

Austin Happenings

Craft Beer Tasting at Austin Homebrew Supply
Friday, October 24 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

In keeping with Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day tradition, Austin Homebrew Supply will have a special Texas Craft Beer tasting event with lots of fresh, local suds to sample, along with brewing demos and various other fermentation projects.

Check out Austin Homebrew Supply.

Green Corn Project's 16 Annual Fall Festival
at Boggy Creek Farm
Sunday, October 26

As they do every year, the folks at Green Corn Project will have an amazing cast of local restaurants and beverage vendors (like us!) lined up for this year's Fall Festival. Live music will be a delight to your ears while you eat your way around the farm, peruse the silent auction, and learn some new cooking skills at the chef demos.

Get your tickets here.

Austin Beer Week Events
October 24 - November 2

Pumpkinator Cask Tapping at The Ginger Man
Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 PM

Saint Arnold Tap Takeover at Whole Foods Market, 6th St.
Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 PM

Pumpkinator Cask Tapping at The Dig Pub
Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 PM

Dia De Los Muertos at Billy's on Burnet
Friday, October 31
Featuring Santo all day inside and
Halloween Pumpkinator Tapping outside at 6:30 PM.

Saint Arnold Happenings in San Antonio

Roosevelt's at 7 Anniversary Party, McAllen
Saturday, October 25

Come out and help Roosevelt's at 7 celebrate their anniversary on October 25. They'll be tapping a keg of Pumpkinator 2013, which we think is perfect for the occasion.

Rare Beers at Stella Public House
Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 PM

It's the day before Halloween, and Stella Public House is pulling out the good stuff. They'll be tapping kegs of Divine Reserve No. 13, Divine Reserve No. 14 and Pumpkinator 2013. They'll also have cellared bottles of Bishop's Barrel No. 2, 3, 4 and 6 available. This is a great opportunity to go back and enjoy some of our previous rare releases.

Pumpkinator Cask Tapping at Whole Foods, Vineyard
Saturday, November 1 at 12:00 PM

Celebrate All Saints Day with cask conditioned Pumpkinator at Whole Foods Vineyard. They'll tap the cask at noon, so you can enjoy one while you shop.

Saint Arnold Happenings in Louisiana

Pumpkinator Events in Louisiana

North Shore Pumpkinator Release Party
at The Red White & Brew, Hammond

Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 PM

Pumpkin Carving Contest and Pumpkinator
at The Barley Oak, Mandeville

Sunday, October 26 at 12:00 PM
Bring your own pumpkin and carve it while enjoying this year's Pumpkinator (tapping at noon). Prizes for the Pumpkin Carving Contest include Pumpkinator 2013, t-shirts and prayer candles!

Up on the Roof Beer Tasting
atop the EJGH Esplanade Garage
Friday, October 24 - 7:00 - 10:00 PM

The Annual Up on the Roof Beer Tasting hosted by The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital has become one of the biggest and most unique events in the region. Now in its eighth year, we anticipate this year's party to be the best one yet.

You'll be up on the roof - literally - sampling dozens of local, national and international beers while enjoying food and drinks from our area's best restaurants and live music from The Wiseguys.

General Admission is $45 or you can enjoy early access for $100. All proceeds will be invested in the delivery of the highest quality, compassionate healthcare in our community, specialized patient care, advanced technology and capital expansion projects.

Get your tickets here.

Bishop's Barrel at Stein's Market & Deli, New Orleans

For a limited time at Stein's Market & Deli, you can enjoy Bishop's Barrel No. 1 - 6. If you missed out on any of these releases (or just want to enjoy them again!), this is a perfect opportunity. Get a six pack of Saint Arnold, and you can get your hands on the Bishop's Barrel - while it lasts.

Learn about all of our Bishop's Barrel releases here.

Other Fun Stuff

Oktoberfest Sampling and Josh Abbot Band at Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge
Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00 PM
Texas Music and Texas Beer!

Christmas Ale Night at Fat Harry's, New Orleans
Thursday, October 23

Saint Arnold Happenings in Florida

Bishop's Barrel No. 1 - 6 at The Stein & Vine, Brandon
Monday, October 27 at 7:00 PM

If you've missed out on any of our Bishop's Barrel releases - or enjoyed them so much you want more - The Stein & Vine is offering you a great opportunity to try them all. They'll be serving a Bishop's Barrel sampler with BB1 - BB6. Also on tap for the evening will be our Tequila Barrel Divine Reserve No. 14.

Tickets will be sold in advance to this special event - contact The Stein & Vine for all of the details.

Saint Arnold Beer Dinner at EATS!, Brandon
Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM

Come out to EATS! and enjoy a delicious menu of food paired up with our tasty beers. Contact EATS! for all the details and salivate over the menu below.

Mahi Tacos with EATS! Corn Salsa
Paired with Fancy Lawnmower

BBQ Pulled Pork Enchiladas
Paired with Santo

Spice Rubbed Ahi Tuna with Balsamic Reduction
Paired with Elissa IPA

Dede's Carrot Cake
Paired with Christmas Ale

Brewfest! Tallahassee
at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum
Saturday, October 25 - 4:00 - 8:00 PM

The Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary presents its 8th Annual BrewFest! Tallahassee at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. This festival has become one of the premier events in Tallahassee. You'll find plenty of great beers - including Saint Arnold of course - and each ticket comes with a serving of food.

Get all the info and purchase your tickets here.

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