Feast of Saint Arnold
Sunday, July 17 - 5:00 - 8:30 PM

On Sunday, July 17, we will be hosting the Feast of Saint Arnold, our annual fundraiser for Texas Children's Hospital's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. IBD includes Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, which together affect 1.4 million people in this country alone. The TCH IBD Center is a leading institution in the treatment and research of these diseases in the juvenile population.

Feast of Saint Arnold is a beer dinner unlike any other event. It features four courses: beef, pork, fish and fowl. All are served simultaneously and family-style (or as you would expect medieval knights to be served). The food is the result of a collaboration between Saint Arnold Executive Chef Ryan Savoie and Brenner's Executive Chef Jason Cole. The full food menu is below. Reviews from previous years have been enthusiastic, to say the least.

You'll get to pair the dishes with any of our regular beers, and we'll also have a few special beers on tap. For the evening, we'll be tapping:

- Pumpkinator aged in Bourbon Barrels
- Cask Conditioned Divine Reserve No. 13
- Dubbelganger - Sorachi Ace Dubbel with Brettanomyces

You'll arrive at 5:00 PM, enjoy some hors d'oeuvres and your aperitif beers. At 5:45 prompt, the Feast will commence. Utensils optional. Attire is brewery formal, which only precludes flip-flops.

Reservations are $125 each and include all of your food and beer. In addition, each attendee will take home our special Saint Arnold ceramic mug. Drinking from this mug makes you feel like a medieval knight and will definitely put you in the mood for a fitting Feast.

Because tickets are purchased directly from Texas Children's Hospital, they are tax deductible. This is a popular event and will sell out.

Make your Feast of Saint Arnold reservations here!


Want to do even more? Would you like to buy a table? Would you like to attend a very special beer and cheese tasting too? Become a Feast of Saint Arnold Sponsor!

Download the sponsorship form here.

Thank You to our Feast Sponsors So Far:

Platinum Underwriters
Silver Eagle Distributors
Chuck & Marcy Taylor
Brock & Karen Wagner

Gold Sponsors
Frost Bank

Silver Sponsors
Action Box
Del Papa Distributors
Friends of Martha
Martin Frost Hill
MicroStar Logistics
MRZ Parmet Chapman / MiddletonRainesZapata

Bronze Sponsors
Burner Combustion Systems
Carolyn Pelts
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Fusion Acupuncture


Here is the full menu for the evening:

Passed Hors d'Oeuvres
Lobster Empanadas
with Chimichurri, Roasted Corn Pico De Gallo

Asian Meatballs
with Sweet Chili Glaze, Shaved Radish

Beef Course
Akaushi Smoked Brisket
with Divine Reserve No. 13 BBQ Sauce,
Pickled Veggie Milange, Skillet Potatoes

Poultry Course
Seared Duck Breast
on Baby Red Oak and Watercress
with Roasted Apples, Dried Cherries, Figs, Lavender Honey

Fish Course
Meyer Lemon Roasted Grouper
with Boiler Room Beurre Blanc, Wilted Apple Cabbage Slaw,
Toasted Pecan, Puff Barley

Pork Course
Bourbon Barrel Smoked Suckling Pig
with Roasted Sweet Potato, Collard Greens

Cornbread Fruit Crisp
with Whipped Creme Fraiche

Make your Feast of Saint Arnold reservations here!

Bishop's Barrel No. 14 Now Available

At Saint Arnold, we strive to create balanced beers. This was a key initiative in the creation of Bishop's Barrel No. 14. Bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stouts are expected to have big, bold, aggressive flavors of chocolate, bourbon, roast and booze. When developing the fifth version of this style in our barrel program, we wanted to explore the complexity of balancing these flavors, while going a bit further and adding a new element, coffee.

BB14 utilizes a cult favorite, the recipe used for Divine Reserve No. 5 and 15, as the base beer and takes it to the next level. It begins as a rich beer with chocolate, toffee and roast. We aged BB14 in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for eleven months, where it picked up notes of oak, vanilla, coconut and bourbon.

After this, we wanted to give it something more, so we partnered again with our friends at Java Pura to find a roast that complements the flavors. After several trials, we selected the Espresso blended roast. (This is the same coffee we used in our recent Icon Blue - Coffee Porter.) The completed blend with the coffee addition subdued the overwhelming alcohol heat that is typical of the Russian Imperial Stout and brought balance to a style that is usually defined by being unbalanced.

As we've stated previously with our Bishop's Barrel beers, we expect this one to age nicely. We've noticed, however, coffee flavors tend to fade over time. We suggest serving BB14 between 45 and 55° to allow for full aroma and flavor.

As with all Bishop's Barrel releases, bottles are available only at bars and restaurants. Keep up with the hashtag #BB14 on Twitter to find it in your area.

Learn more about Bishop's Barrel No. 14.

Spend Your Independence Day with Us:
Now Taking Lunch Reservations

If you're looking for a great place to enjoy lunch on the 4th of July, we've got you covered. From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Monday, July 4, we'll be serving an all-American Independence Day buffet lunch, which will feature the following:

Barbeque Ribs | Beer Can Chicken | Bratwurst | Kosher Hot Dogs
Macaroni and Cheese | Cole Slaw | Iceberg Salad | Ambrosia Salad
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

For $18.48 plus tax ($20 total), you'll get the buffet lunch and beer until 2:00 PM. (Our regular menu will not be available during this time - just the buffet.) We are taking reservations online, and we expect this day to fill up quickly. After 2:00 PM, we'll serve a limited food menu.

Make your Independence Day Lunch reservations here.

Special Beer Dinner at Saint Arnold
Tuesday, July 5 at 6:00 PM

Over the past few weeks, Chef Ryan and team have enjoyed the research involved in putting together a beer dinner. This research includes sampling dishes alongside the full spectrum of our beers, and deciding on the perfect pairings. It's fun research. The final menu includes Bishop's Barrel No. 12, Divine Reserve No. 15 and more.

You can taste the fruits of their labor at a special Beer Dinner in our Investors Pub on Tuesday, July 5. Chef Ryan will guide you through five courses and the beers we chose to pair with each. Taps will open at 6:00 PM, and we'll sit down for dinner at 6:30.

Reservations are $75 per person (tax included), and space is very limited. Check out the full menu below and reserve your seats here.

Melon, Duck Prosciutto, Watercress, Hazelnut, Tamarind Oil
- paired with Divine Reserve No. 15 -
(Russian Imperial Stout)

Housemade Boudin Blanc, Arugula, Apples,
Enoki Mushroom, Lavender Honey
- paired with Art Car IPA -

Rainbow Trout with House Cured Ham, Spinach Fingerling Potatoes,
Pine Nut and Cippolini Onion Gremolata
- paired with Bishop's Barrel 12 -
(Christmas Ale aged in Sauvignon Blanc Barrels
with Cherries and Brettanomyces)

Malted Grain Rubbed Bistro Filet, Faro, Sweet Corn,
Preserved Meyer Lemon and Red Fresno Chimmichurri
- paired with Endeavour -

Frozen Lemon Mousse with Frozen Blueberries and Kafir Lime Syrup
- paired with Boiler Room Berliner Weisse with Blueberry Syrup -

Reserve your seats here.

Thursday Concerts at Discovery Green

On Thursday evenings through June, you can enjoy free concerts at the beautiful Discovery Green in Downtown Houston. Each week, you can enjoy Saint Arnold beer, and on select dates, you can turn in those six pack carriers you've been saving up and get double the recycling points!

May 26, June 2 and June 30 are all Double Six Pack Points night.

See the full lineup for Thursday Concerts.

Other Big Fun in the City

Cellar Release at Flying Saucer, Sugar Land
Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM
Featuring Divine Reserve No. 13 and 14 bottles, plus DR15 and DR16 casks.

Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders
Independence Day Bash at Saint Arnold

Tuesday, June 28 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Learn more and get tickets here.

Trivia at Christian's Tailgate, Midtown
Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00 PM
Featuring $3 Saint Arnold beers.

Beer Dinner at Craft Grill, Tomball
Wednesday, June 29
Featuring BB14. Call (281) 255-2396 for reservations.

4th Annual Beer Fest at Watson's House of Ales
Sunday, July 3 at 2:00 PM

Saint Arnold Night at The Refinery
Wednesday, July 6

5 O'Clock Pils Night at Texas Mesquite Grill, Katy
Thursday, July 7

Boiler Room Tasting at Premium Draught
Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 PM
Featuring Boiler Room with syrups, giveaways and specials on growler fills.

Bike Around the Bay: Join Our Team

We're excited to be a sponsor, for the second year, of the awesome Bike Around the Bay coming up on October 15 and 16, 2016. We had a team for the ride last year, but this year we're going to do things a little bit different.

This year you do not have to be a member of our MS150 team to participate with us for BATB. We'll be treating these more as separate rides.

To register, follow this link on our site to get signed up. The fee to be on the Saint Arnold team is $40 and includes training rides leading up to BATB, two pre-ride team meetings at the brewery and post ride refreshments after the second day. The fee does not include a jersey but to get into the post-ride party you must wear a Saint Arnold bike jersey, of any variety, during the ride. So, if you or a friend already has a Saint Arnold bike jersey, you are all set. If you need to come up and purchase one (we will have all sizes stocked in June). Basically, you need a Saint Arnold bike jersey to ride on the Saint Arnold team for BATB.

You also must sign up on the BATB website. Follow this link to signup on the Bike Around the Bay website. Just like the MS150 you must sign up with us and the ride website. You can search for the Saint Arnold Bike Team and then use the password ArtCar. Again, we are begging you with all the begging and pleading energy we have to tell friends and family members that you share this password with that they have to signup with both us and Bike Around the Bay! We are limiting the team roster to 150 people so once it's filled, it's filled.

Bike Around the Bay is also running a special right now where if riders from last year recruit two new riders to sign up before May 31, they will receive an official BATB jersey. If you rode this ride last year, just have the new riders list you in the "who referred you" section when they register.

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