Amber Ale Dryhopped with Cascade Available Now

To celebrate brewing our Amber Ale for 20 years, we are releasing three small Amber Ale batches, each dryhopped with a different hop variety (regular Amber Ale is not dryhopped). Last month, we released the first beer of the series, which was dryhopped with Liberty.

The second release - done with Cascade hops - takes us back to our roots. In our earlier days, we wanted to revive the old tradition of cask conditioned ales, and our casks of Amber Ale were dryhopped with Cascade. At the time, this was one of the only cask ales you could find in Texas.

Cascade is the bittering hop in every batch of Amber Ale, but is known for being a versatile hop. It originated in the Pacific Northwest and has very deep roots in American craft brewing. When used as a dry hop, it contributes a spicy citrus aroma more commonly associated with American Pale Ales. This aroma strikes a pleasant balance with the caramel maltiness and light fruity flavors Amber Ale is known for.

You can find Amber Ale Dryhopped with Cascade in our 22 oz bomber bottles, as well as limited casks around town.

Want to try it on cask? Guru Burgers & Crepes in Sugar Land will be tapping it on Friday, August 29 at 6:30 PM.

Your Favorite Saint Arnold Memory
Video Contest on Facebook

As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary here at Saint Arnold, we've been looking back at some of our favorite memories - the events and moments we always seem to talk about while we're enjoying beers.

Now, we want to know: What's your favorite Saint Arnold memory? Was it the first time you tried your favorite beer? Maybe it was when you introduced your friends to our Saturday tours? Or when your team took home the trophy at One Pot Showdown?

Whether it happened in 1994 or last week, we want you to tell us about it via our Facebook Video Contest. Get creative - you can sing, dance, act it out or just tell us your story. Share your favorite memory in any way you want, but remember, we are suckers for creativity.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a pair of tickets to Oktoberfest, One Pot Showdown, St. Patrick's Day Party and our 21st Anniversary Party, as well as weekly entry to our public tour for you and a guest for a year! Plus two tickets to UnTapped Indie Music & Beer Festival on Saturday, September 20. Four runners-up will each receive ten public tour passes.

Entries will be accepted through Monday, September 1 (Labor Day), and we will select five finalists the next day. You will then vote on which video you like best, and the winner will be announced on Friday, September 5.

See all the details and submit your video here.

Cheese and Beer Pairing with Houston Dairymaids
Thursday, September 11 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Houston Dairymaids will be back at the brewery pairing their cheeses with our beers. They'll talk with you about the different styles of cheeses, and we'll all enjoy the pairings together. You can even experiment with your own pairings if you like!

Tickets are $25 per person and will get you all set with the evening's pairings. Purchase your tickets here.

Untapped Fest at Discovery Green
Saturday, September 20

Untapped Indie Music & Beer Festival returns this year with a great lineup of (you guessed it) indie music and beer. On the music front, we are proud to sponsor the stage that will feature Toadies, Bad Books, Robert Ellis and other great acts.

On the beer front, we're reaching deep into our special stash. Throughout the day, we'll be opening a limited amount of all seven of our Bishop's Barrel releases. We'll start with BB1 at 2:30, then move chronologically on the hour, every hour. We'll also have our DR14 aged in tequila barrels on tap.

See the full lineup and get your tickets here.

The Brew Mile at Houston Sports Park
Friday, November 7 at 7:30 PM

We love running, we love beer. We love beer and running events. So it just made sense for us to get involved with the good folks from The Brew Mile. This will be a super fun event where you can expect a party, live music, food trucks, costumes and great Saint Arnold beer.

If you register before Thursday, September 11, you can get in for just $55! This Saturday, Growlers in Montrose is holding a registration event from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, where you can signup and get some samples.

Get all the information on The Brew Mile on their website.

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, August 29 (also LSU Kickoff Party)
Friday, September 5
Friday, October 3
Friday, November 7
Friday, December 5

Friday Happy Hours at Minute Maid Park

Heading to the ballgame? On Fridays you can get there a little early and enjoy Happy Hour at our ballpark bar. Every Friday evening home game you can enter through Union Station at 4:30 PM and enjoy specials on Saint Arnold beer until 6:00 PM at our bar behind the Crawford Boxes.

We'll have some of the Brew Crew out there throughout the season to talk beer and baseball with you. Go 'Stros!

Other Big Fun in the City

7/11 Party at Taps House of Beer
Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 PM
Featuring tap takeover collaboration with Saint Arnold and Karbach Brewing Co.

Brewmasters Festival at Moody Gardens, Galveston
Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31
Join us as we bring a selection of Bishop's Barrel to the island.
More info here.

Brewmasters Festival After Party at Beerfoot Beach Bar, Galveston
Saturday, August 30 at 6:30 PM
Featuring DR13, DR14, Pumpkinator and BB7.

Cask Night at Local Pour
Wednesday, September 3 at 6:00 PM
Featuring cask conditioned Amber Ale Dryhopped with Liberty.

Divine Reserve Tap Night at Flying Saucer, Sugar Land
Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 PM
Featuring DR11 - DR14 plus 20th Anniversary Ale.

Saint Arnold Happenings in North Texas

Saint Arnold Samplings

Total Wine, Dallas
Saturday, August 30 at 2:00 PM

Coming in September

Oktoberfest Night at Whole Foods Market, Park Lane
Tuesday, September 2

Oktoberfest Night at Flying Saucer on The Lake
Wednesday, September 3

Saint Arnold Happenings in Florida

Tequila Barrel Divine Reserve No. 14
at The Ale & The Witch, Saint Petersburg
Friday, August 29 at 7:00 PM

Join us in Saint Petersburg as The Ale & The Witch taps a keg of our special release Divine Reserve No. 14 - our Belgian Strong Golden Ale - aged in Siembra Azul Tequila Barrels. This is the first beer we've aged in tequila barrels, and we are quite pleased.

Saint Arnold Beer Dinner
at Tacos & Tequila Cantina, Naples
Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 PM

Tacos & Tequila will be more like Tacos & Beer on the evening of Saturday, September 6 as they host a special four course beer dinner. Each course will be paired with a different Saint Arnold beer.

You can enjoy all four courses for $40 per person. Call Tacos & Tequilas at 239-732-TACO (8226) to make your reservations.

First Course
Paleo Grouper Taco
with Pico de Gallo, Mandarin Oranges, Bitter Orange Chile Sauce
paired with Fancy Lawnmower

Second Course
Peanut Butter Curry Shrimp
Skewered and Served on a Bed of Jasmine Coconut Rice
paired with Elissa IPA

Third Course
Carne Asada Enchiladas
with Tomatillo Habanero Queso Sauce
paired with Santo

Fourth Course
Pumpkin Cheesecake
with Gingersnap Crust
paired with Bishop's Barrel No. 6

Eight Year Anniversary Celebration
at Kuba Cigars, Tampa (Davis Island)
Friday, September 12 at 8:00 PM

The good folks at Kuba Cigars are celebrating their Eight Year Anniversary, and we're teaming up with Drew Estate Cigars to help them celebrate. We suggest you team up a Saint Arnold beer with a Drew Estate cigar and toast to eight years.

Happy Anniversary, Kuba Cigars!

Craft Beer & Music Festival
at Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers
Saturday, September 13 - 3:00 - 8:00 PM

The Craft Beer & Music Festival in Fort Myers brings the craft to the people in this one of a kind beer festival featuring the best of craft beer - including Saint Arnold of course. Great beer samplings will be paired with some of Southwest Florida's best musical acts including Deb & The Dynamics, Mudbone, and Rocker.

General admission tickets are $30 or you can get the VIP experience for $45. Head over to The Bell Tower Shops' website to get your tickets.

Saint Arnold Spotlight at The Brass Tap
Wesley Chapel (Wiregrass)
Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 PM

Join us at The Brass Tap Wiregrass on Thursday, September 25, and you'll be able to enjoy Saint Arnold beer and leave with a Saint Arnold pint glass. That sounds like a good deal to us!

Saint Arnold Glassware Giveaway
at Gaspar's Patio Bar & Grille, Tampa
Friday, September 26 at 8:00 PM

Here's another chance to get yourself a Saint Arnold pint glass. We'll be pulling double duty - grab a six pack from the store after you try a sample, or get yourself one on draft at the bar. Either way, we suspect you'll leave with some Saint Arnold glassware.

Beer Festival at Lakewood Ranch
Saturday, September 27 - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

At the Sarasota Polo Club you'll be able to sample over 80 craft and specialty beers - including Saint Arnold - along with food samplings from dozens of restaurants around the Lakewood Ranch area. This year's event also features the Big Top Beer Carnival with a large array of fun games and prizes for attendees to take part in.

Get your general admission or VIP tickets here.

Saint Arnold Beer Samplings

Want to taste some of our beers before you take home a six pack?
Here's where you can:

Whole Foods Market, South Tampa
Saturday, August 30

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Brandon
Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 PM

Total Wine & More, Tampa
Friday, September 5 at 4:00 PM

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Tampa (Fletcher Ave.)
Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 PM

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