Dia de los Muertos at El Big Bad
Saturday, November 1 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Join us at El Big Bad downtown for a Dia de los Muertos celebration complete with a Pumpkinator cask tapping, costumes, face painting, live music by Los Skarnales and of course, Santo on tap. Fancy Lawnmower and Elissa IPA will also be on tap downstairs.

This is an event for all ages, so bring the family out to enjoy the all day festivities.

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

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!

Murphy's Irish Pub, Galveston
Monday, November 3 at 7:00 PM
Plus Trivia!

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.

The 2014 Foamraiser at the Orange Show Monument
Saturday, November 29 - 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 the beer (we've got something special up our sleeve), and live music will be provided by The Wandering Bufaleros and Fire Moth. Hilarious comedy sketches will grace the side stage.

Get your tickets in advance now for $20 or purchase them for $25 at the door. Get all the information and tickets on their website.

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 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.

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

Saint Arnold Beer Dinner at Carrabba's, Beaumont
Monday, November 3 at 6:30 PM
Featuring Pumpkinator. Reservations are $30 per person.
Please call (409) 842-5561 to make your reservations.

Saint Arnold Beer Dinner at Mucky Duck
Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM
This four course meal will be paired with our beers including BB6, 20th Anniversary Cask, Icon Gold and Christmas Ale.
See the full menu and get your tickets here.

Save the Date: North Village Pub Crawl
Saturday, November 8

Saint Arnold Happenings in North Texas

North Texas Beer Week
October 31 - November 9



Austin Happenings

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.



Hoppy Beer Festival at Pinthouse Pizza
Saturday, November 1 - All Day


The good folks at Pinthouse Pizza will have all kinds of hop activity going on at their Hoppy Beer Festival, and our Fresh Hop Ale will be included. Over 30 other beers will also be available in this celebration of hops!



Saint Arnold at Wurstfest!
November 7 - November 16


Yes, that's right! For the first time, Saint Arnold will be pouring Fancy Lawnmower and Santo at this epic celebration of German heritage in Central Texas. Come out and enjoy some sausage, pork chop on a stick, chicken hats and great Texas craft beer!



Firkin Fest at Flix Brewhouse
Sunday, November 9 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM


The name of this event says it all - some of the best cask condtioned beers in Texas will be here, including three special Saint Arnold beers. We highly recommend that you make this one.

Get your Firkin Fest tickets at Flix Brewhouse's website.



Jackson Michael and Doug English at BookPeople
Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM


Sports Writers Jackson Michael and Doug English will be speaking and signing their new book, The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL. The book recounts the National Football League's story and the evolution of America's most popular sport in the vivid words of men who built it.

Join us with the authors to discuss this new addition to the football history canon and of course enjoy some tasty Saint Arnold beer.



Austin Fermentation Festival at Le Cordon Bleu Austin
Saturday, November 15 - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The Austin Fermentation Festival will include a series of fermentation workshops, a community culture swap, fermented foods, product vendors, book sales, food for purchase, fermented beverages (hint: this is where we come in!), a vegetable farmers' market and live music.

Get all the information here.



Sailing Santa Coming Monday, November 17

It's that time of year again. On Monday, November 17 our Sailing Santa hits stores in 22 oz bottles. A perfect blend of our Christmas Ale and Elissa IPA, Sailing Santa is the best way to get into the holiday spirit. And maybe by then, it'll feel more like the holidays outside!



Saint Arnold Samplings

Stuffed Cajun Meat Market, Brodie
Tuesday, November 4 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Avery Ranch Wine & Spirits
Thursday, November 6 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Rosedale Market
Friday, November 14 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

HEB, Tech Ridge
Friday, November 28 - 12:00 - 3:00 PM



Saint Arnold Happenings in San Antonio

Happy Halloween! Have Some Pumpkinator!

It's Halloween, and we think Pumpkinator is the perfect beer for the holiday. We also know a couple of great places to find it.

Little Woodrow's will have it on tap tonight, and Whole Foods, Vineyard will be tapping a cask Saturday at noon. Make it a Pumpkinator weekend!



All Saints Day at Alamo Street Eat Bar
Saturday, November 1 at 4:00 PM


Another place to celebrate All Saints Day is Alamo Street Eat Bar. $5 Santo will be flowing, and we have a feeling there will be some cool Santo glassware there for you as well. They'll also be hosting a Fashion Show featuring local designer Agosto Cuellar and Dia de los Muertos Altars by Maricela Olguin and Anthony.



Full Moon Dinner at Tuk Tuk Taproom
Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 PM


We've teamed up with "Beard" Steve Newman and Chef David Gilbert to bring you the Full Moon Dinner at Tuk Tuk Taproom on Thursday, November 6.

The dinner will feature a flight of Bishop's Barrel No. 1 - 6. If you missed out on any of these limited release beers, this is a great opportunity to enjoy them all in one spot. Socializing, sipping and snacking will begin at 6:30, and dinner will be served at 7:00.

Reservations are $55 per person, and seats are limited. Get your tickets online via this link or in person at Tuk Tuk Taproom.



Beer & Dessert Pairing at Whole Foods, Vineyard
Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00 PM


If you've got a sweet tooth, this is the beer and food pairing for you - it's all desserts and rare beers at Whole Foods, Vineyard. They'll be pairing their sweets with 20th Anniversary Ale, Pumpkinator and other rare cellared beers starting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 12.



Elissa IPA Pairings at B&D Ice House
Sunday, November 16 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM


Here's another beer and food pairing event to enjoy - this time at B&D Ice House. They'll be serving a sampler for $20 paired with Elissa IPA, and this is your first chance to get your hands on our new Elissa IPA pint glass featuring the Tall Ship of Texas.



Other Fun Stuff

Pumpkinator Blowout at Big Hops, Broadway
Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 PM

Icon Gold Night at The Friendly Spot
Friday, November 21 at 6:00 PM
Also featuring Christmas Ale, Boiler Room and Ale Wagger.



Saint Arnold Samplings

Whole Foods, Alamo Quarry
Friday, November 14 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Whole Foods, Vineyard
Saturday, November 15 - 12:00 - 2:00 PM

HEB, Blanco/1604
Saturday, November 15 - 3:00 - 5:00 PM

HEB, Bandera/1604
Sunday, November 16 - 12:00 - 2:00 PM




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