Our First Ever Beaumont Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 5 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Get ready, Beaumont. Our World Famous Pub Crawl is heading your way. That's right. The Saint Arnold Pub Crawl is coming - for the first time ever - to the seat of Jefferson County... Beaumont, here we come.

As usual, we're utilizing our open house method. This means you'll visit the first five stops in any order, and you'll get your ticket at whichever stop you decide to visit first. We will only be handing out the tickets between 2:00 and 3:00. Thus, you need to begin crawling by 3:00.

At 6:00 PM, everybody will gather at the final stop, and that's where we will award the prizes. The prize for making all five stops will be a beautiful Saint Arnold pint glass. As always, designated drivers are both eligible for the award and encouraged to attend! Here's where you'll find us:

- The West Bar & Grill
- Fast Eddie's Billiards
- Thirsty's
- The Grill
- MacKenzie's Pub
- Final Stop: Bar Local

Is this your first Pub Crawl? Fear not - it's easy. And fun! Here are a few tips for maximum enjoyment.

Precoating: Try to eat something before commencing the crawl.

Pacing: Too many Christmas Ales at the first stop is a critical strategic mistake. This is known as "Sprinting Too Early" which is not advisable in this, a distance event. Can have negative repercussions later.

Manners: Be patient with bar staff. Remember, 700 or so people will be descending upon them. They will be working as fast as they can. Also, it is considered very good manners to tip well everywhere you go. This creates good "beerma".

Cash: Bring cash! This pleases the bar staff and the people standing behind you. Cash is fast. Credit cards are slow. They cannot run tabs for 700 people.

Buddy System: Make sure that you are always in contact with a couple of people you know. One of you is bound to notice that the pack is starting to move on to the next stop. This prevents the disoriented feeling of looking around an empty bar and realizing that the only three people still in there are guzzling some inferior malted beverage and may be related to the missing link.

Make New Friends: As everyone on this crawl will be intelligent and good looking, this is an excellent place to meet new people. Also, you will note that some people become better looking as the crawl wears on. If this occurs, be sure to consult your Buddy System partner.

Designated Driver: Yes, we encourage this strongly. You never know when you might decide to run for president. And even the designated drivers on the crawl qualify for the prize. While pregnant wives are perfect for this role, it is known to be poor judgment for a husband to claim that this is the best part of her being pregnant. See "Mood Swings."

Enjoy Saint Arnold Beers: It is in poor taste to be seen quaffing anything else. Ever. See "Curse of Saint Arnold."

Ride Safe with Uber + Saint Arnold

We always look forward to the holidays and all of the special events and parties that accompany the season. This is why we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Uber on a safe rides initiative. We are grateful for all of the support our customers give us throughout the year and thought this was a great way to show our appreciation.

Saint Arnold is partnering with Uber to promote responsible choices and safe rides this holiday season. Use promo code SAINTARNOLD to sign up for Uber and your first ride will be free (up to $20 off).

Sign up today.

For every first ride taken with this code, Uber will donate $1 to Neighborhood Centers, a local organization that supports community engagement and economic development in low-income communities throughout the Houston area. Also, whenever you take an Uber ride from Saint Arnold’s brewery for the next two months, we’ll donate another $1 to Neighborhood Centers and you’ll be automatically entered to win free Uber rides.

Learn more here.

Sailing Santa 2015 is Now Available

It's that time of year again when we blend our Christmas Ale with Elissa IPA and spices to create Sailing Santa, a beer originally developed by you, our customers. Years ago, people on tours began asking us to blend the two beers. We're not certain who first called this concoction Sailing Santa, but we suspect several of you claim to be the originator. We have now added spices to the beer, changing the mix slightly from year to year.

For the 2015 version, we were able to get our hands on a brand new hop, called Snap, which is actually a blend of hops, spices and botanicals. What exactly is in there? We can't say. How do you blend hops with spices and botanicals? We can't say. We can tell you that the new hop, added at the end of fermentation, adds a ginger snap aroma and a complexity that makes Sailing Santa taste like the holidays.

Sailing Santa is now available in 22 oz bottles, and there will also be some cask tappings around town.

Make Lunch Reservations for the Holidays

This holiday season, we'll be preselling a few dates that we expect to be very busy. On these days, we'll be offering our Daily Lunch Special only, and you can make reservations in advance. For $20, you'll get two courses and beer until 2:00 PM. A limited food menu will be served after 2:00, and you are welcome to come in to order beer and food a la carte.

We'll be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but the day before and day after are perfect times to get your family out of the house. Make your reservations below.

Wednesday, November 25
We've closed online reservations, but walk-ins are welcome!

Creamy Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken Cacciatore with Mushroom and Polenta

Friday, November 27
Make Reservations

Romaine Salad with Cornbread Crumbles, Green Tomato and Blue Cheese

Black Friday Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice and Cole Slaw
(doors open at 11:00 AM, so be sure to arrive at 5:00 AM)

8th Annual Foamraiser at the Orange Show
Saturday, November 28 - 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Every year, we team up with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art for their Foamraiser, an evening of music, art and beer. This event is a great opportunity to hang out at the one-of-a-kind Orange Show Monument, while supporting its preservation.

We'll be there with a couple of special beers (stay tuned!), and live music will be provided by Folk Family Revival. Hilarious comedy sketches from Beta Theater will grace the side stage. A limited edition Foamraiser pint glass will be available for purchase as well.

Get your tickets in advance for $20.

Pub Night at Saint Arnold

On Pub Nights, we open our Beer 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, December 4, 2015
- Friday, December 11, 2015
- Friday, January 8, 2016
- Friday, January 15, 2016
- Friday, January 22, 2016
- Friday, January 29, 2016

Tailgating at NRG 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 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 kathy@saintarnold.com 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.

Ride with the Saint Arnold Bike Team

We are now opening up the team for 2016 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 2016 ride. All of your questions will hopefully be answered on this email, please read through everything and reply if you have any other questions.

This is for our BP MS150: Houston to Austin team.
April 16-17

IMPORTANT DATE! Registration through the MS Society is as follows:

Thursday, October 15: 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 Bishop 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.

2016 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

Follow this link to register.

Please note, receiving this email does not mean you are automatically on the team. 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.

Other Big Fun in the City

$4 Saint Arnold Drafts at Christian's Tailgate, Midtown
Every Saturday During College Football Season

Tap Takeover at Moody Gardens
Friday, November 27 at 6:00 PM
Featuring 20th Anniversary Ale Cask, Christmas Ale, Elissa IPA and more.

Special Beer Tappings & Beard Contest at Houston Area Twin Peaks
Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 PM
Show off your Movember facial hair and enjoy cellared beer!
290 - DR14
Webster - DR14
Kirby - DR15
Kirkwood - DR15
Shenandoah - 2013 Pumpkinator

Saint Arnold Night at Pink's Pizza, UH Campus
Thursday, December 3 at 5:00 PM

Pumpkinator Cask Tapping & Tap Takeover at Brew Brothers
Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 PM

Bishop's Barrel Beer Dinner at Mellow Mushroom
Tuesday, December 8
Featuring BB8, BB9, BB10 and BB11.

Star Wars Tap Takeover and Saint Arnold Night at Stats Sports Bar
Tuesday, December 15
Wear something Star Wars and get ready for the movie release!

Austin Happenings

Saint Arnold Samplings

Friday, November 27
Randalls, Exposition/Lake Austin - 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 28
Randalls, Research/Braker, 12:00 - 3:00 PM

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