22nd Anniversary Party
Saturday, June 11 - 5:00 - 10:00 PM
In June 1994, we shipped our first keg of Amber Ale and with that, Saint Arnold Brewing Company was officially open. Our small, dedicated crew worked to build community through our passion for great beer. It began very small, growing slowly but steadily. The Saint Arnold Army of volunteers and craft beer lovers helped spread the word, worked tours and came out to our events. This is why we are here today and why we invite you to join us in celebrating our anniversary and what we have created together!
Here's what to expect at our 22nd Anniversary Party at the brewery:
Live Music: We'll have some great local acts playing on a stage in our front parking lot. The full music lineup will be announced next week. Our Executive Chef Ryan aka Franklin Mint will be DJing, and our resident rapper Germ will be making a special appearance as well.
Beer: Your ticket will include three beers, and additional beers will be available for purchase.
Commemorative Glass: Your ticket includes a fancy 22nd Anniversary glass.
World Elevated Beer Pouring Championships: Do you and a friend want to pour beer from a scissor lift into a bucket on the other person's head? Of course you do. Get your tickets, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the competition. The champions will receive a party for 50 people at the brewery!
Food: Tasty treats will be available for purchase from several food trucks including The Burger Joint, Coreanos and Golden Grill. Ice cream (and Root Beer Floats!) will be available from our friends at Fat Cat Creamery.
Live T-Shirt Printing: You'll be able to buy a commemorative 22nd Anniversary shirt printed live on-site by Santo artist Carlos Hernandez of Burning Bones Press. He'll have posters available as well.
Tickets are $25 plus tax. With that, you'll get admission, three beers and a commemorative 22nd Anniversary glass.
Get your 22nd Anniversary Party tickets here.
22nd Anniversary Special Rare Cellar Tasting
Sunday, June 12
We're making a weekend out of it and extending our 22nd Anniversary celebration through Sunday with a Special Rare Cellar Tasting. Here you'll be able to sample a wide range of one of a kind selections and items we've pulled from Brock's Stock (or Papa Bear's Cave, as we sometimes call it).
To accommodate more people, we will have an early session and a late session. Tickets for each session are $60 plus tax and include 2 oz samples of each beer, the Houston Dairymaids Cheese tasting table and a special souvenir 22nd Anniversary tasting glass.
See the full list of beers available and purchase your tickets below.
Session One: 12:00 - 2:30 PM
Session Two: 4:00 - 6:30 PM
- Divine Reserve No. 13 (Cask Conditioned)
- Divine Reserve No. 13 in Bourbon Barrels
- Divine Reserve No. 15 aged in Stranahan’s Whiskey Barrels
- Bishop’s Barrel No. 8
- Bishop’s Barrel No. 10
- Bishop’s Barrel No. 13
- Virgin Monk: Bishop’s Barrel No. 13 with Cherries
- 20th Anniversary Ale
- 20th Anniversary Ale aged in Cognac Barrels
- Pumpkinator aged in Bourbon Barrels
- Pumpkinator aged in Bourbon Barrels with Coffee, Vanilla Bean and Cocoa Nibs
- Dubbelganger: Sorachi Ace Dubbel with Brett
- UrbanHouse Saison: Belgian Farmhouse/Saison
- Raspberry Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
- Blackberry Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
- Boiler Room Berliner Weisse with Syrups
- Selection from our Regular Beer Lineup
- Selection from our Regular Beer Lineup
Santo De Mayo Pub Crawl in Montrose
Saturday, May 7 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Santo De Mayo is right around the corner, and this year, we're moving our annual Pub Crawl to the Montrose area. Like we've done a few times in the past, this crawl will feature two different routes. It's going to be a hoot and a half.
Everyone will start at Rudyard's, and there you'll learn your route. Obviously, we'll do our best to not split your group of friends in half. Both routes will end at the same place - Doc's.
The prize for completing the crawl is our limited edition Santo De Mayo pint glass. We will have a large but limited supply. Designated drivers are always encouraged to participate and eligible for the award! Here's the layout:
Start at 2:00 PM:
Your route will include some (but not all) of the following:
Hay Merchant | La Grange | The Burger Joint | Stone's Throw
Royal Oak | Pistolero's | Brasil | Poison Girl | El Real
Final Stop at 6:00 PM:
Special Beer Dinner at Saint Arnold
Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 PM
Each time we release a new beer, it's fun to sit down with different foods in search of dishes that pair perfectly with them. Of course, it's also fun to do this with beers we've been brewing for almost 22 years. Over the past few weeks, Chef Ryan and team have enjoyed the research involved in putting together a beer dinner, and the resulting menu includes beers both new (Icon Green - 7220 Pale Ale, 5 O'Clock Pils) and classic (Amber Ale).
You can taste the fruits of their labor at a special Beer Dinner in our Investors Pub on Tuesday, May 10. 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, and space is very limited. Check out the full menu below and reserve your seats here.
Heirloom Tomato, Seared Paneer, Jalapeño Cornbread Crumbles,
Mint, Local Honey, Ancho Chile Vinaigrette
- paired with Santo -
Fried Softshell Crab, Bacon and Green Tomato Jam, Roasted Corn, Avocado
- paired with 5 O'Clock Pils -
Frog Legs, Cheddar Grits, Apache Blue Cheese, Celery and Frank's Red Hot
- paired with Icon Green - 7220 Pale Ale -
Gulf Red Snapper with Roasted Beets, House Cured Ham,
Diced Apples, Fennel, Pink Peppercorn Gastric
- paired with Amber Ale -
Strawberry Rhubarb Poundcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream
- paired with Boiler Room Berliner Weisse and Elissa IPA -
Reserve your seats here.
Our New Icon Green is 7220 Pale Ale
The next beer in our rotating Icon series is Icon Green - 7220 Pale Ale. Here is the story behind this beer.
Every year when we go to Germany to select our Hersbrucker hops, the hop growers co-op we purchase from brings out some experimental hops for us to rub. We give feedback on the hops and have gotten small amounts sometimes for test brews and even have been early users of some of these hops, as we were with Mandarina a couple of years ago.
This past October we rubbed a hop that intrigued us. It had a lush tropical character that overlayed a nice floral/fruity noble base. The hop had no name, just a number: 2010/72/20. Only a few hundred pounds of this hop were grown last year but we were excited about it and were able to secure about half of the harvest which was enough to brew a single batch. This is the beer we are calling 7220 Pale Ale.
This is a single hop pale with 72/20 used in the kettle for bittering and finishing as well as for dryhopping in the fermenter. The grain bill is just pale 2-row and a small amount of light caramel malt. The beer has a medium light body with a pleasant bitterness and a floral and tropical hop flavor and aroma. We are describing it as an American/German Pale Ale hybrid (if such a thing were to exist).
Because we only had enough hops for a single batch, this beer will be available for a briefer period than most Icon releases. In other words, get it quick! We hope you enjoy it.
As an aside, this hop was given a name earlier this month: Ariana. While we're not sure of the marketing wisdom of it, Brock keeps saying he's going to wear a mini-skirt, cat-ears and brewers boots to help people remember the Ariana name. It might be impossible to forget!
Our Icon series is available on draft and in six packs of 12 oz. bottles.
We Want Your Feedback on Experimental Hop 2010/72/20
Since this is an experimental hop, we want to provide feedback back to our hop grower co-op in Germany, and we want you to help us out! How can you help? First, find our Icon Green - 7220 Pale Ale on tap, or get yourself a six pack at the store. Next, drink one (tough gig, right?).
Finally, answer a few questions on this survey. You could help this hop get past the "experimental" stage.
For helping us out, you'll have a chance to win four of our new Icon glasses and four brewery passes. Two winners will be chosen at the end of the Icon Green season.
Give us your feedback.
Investors Pub Pass Now Available on Select Saturdays
If you've visited our brewery on a Saturday, you know that we attract quite the crowd. The more, the merrier, we say, but we know some folks would like to be able to reserve space ahead of time or hang out in a smaller setting. Thus, we're now offering an Investors Pub Pass on select Saturdays for anyone who wishes to enjoy our beer in a bit more intimate atmosphere.
Our Investors Pub is a smaller, English Pub-style room behind our main Beer Hall - we typically use it for special events and private parties. If you've never been back there, you can see a full virtual tour here.
For $20 (rather than the normal $10 Saturday admission), you'll get a souvenir glass, four tokens for beer tastings and access to our Investors Pub. When you arrive at the brewery, you'll check in at the front and get a wristband, which allows you to head to the Investors Pub. From there, you'll be able to enjoy all the same beer and food we normally offer on Saturdays. Of course, you're free to go on any of our public tours at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 PM.
You'll need to purchase your pass in advance to get Investors Pub access. Passes are currently available for the following dates:
Investors Pub Pass - Saturday, May 7
Investors Pub Pass - Saturday, May 14
Santo De Mayo Events Around Town
In between our two big events, we'll be celebrating at a few other places around town. These are wonderful locations to enjoy a Santo, and we have a feeling you might just score one of our limited edition Santo De Mayo glasses too!
Santo De Mayo Party at Torchy's Tacos, Heights
Thursday, May 5 at 5:00 PM
Santo De Mayo/Grand Opening at Emma's Mex Grill, Pearland
Thursday, May 5 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
With $3.50 pints of Santo and Art Car IPA from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
(Just $4 the rest of the day!)
Santo De Mayo at Stuttgarden Tavern, Galveston
Thursday, May 5 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
With six Saint Arnold beers on tap and a piñata filled with Saint Arnold goodies.
Santo De Mayo Party at Taps House of Beer
Friday, May 6 at 5:00 PM
Featuring Santo plus BB4, BB5, BB7-BB12, DR12, DR15 and DR16.
Santo De Mayo at Clancy's Public House
Friday, May 6 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Santo, 5 O'Clock Pils and BB11-BB13.
Boardwalk FantaSea: Craft Beer Fest Cruise
Saturday, May 7 at 1:00 PM
We'll be down on the Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, May 7 for a very special cruise. Like the kind of cruise with Saint Arnold beers aboard. That's our favorite type of cruise!
Our brewer and wood cellar manager Aaron Inkrott will be captaining the ship (not really) and hosting a tasting featuring our beers, each paired with a different food course. Featured beers will be Divine Reserve No. 16 (Adambier), Bishop's Barrel No. 13 (Bourbon Barrel Quad), our brand new 5 O'Clock Pils and Art Car IPA.
The cruise boards at 12:30 PM and will last about an hour and a half. Advance ticket sales are $59.95 per person, or you can get a combo admission to the Craft Beer Festival - also at the Kemah Boardwalk the same afternoon.
Get all the details and tickets here.
Our First Ever PUP Crawl at Houston Arboretum
Sunday, May 15 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
At Saint Arnold, we are passionate about animal rescue. Many of us here have rescue animals as members of our family. When we renamed our original Brown Ale to Ale Wagger, we pledged to donate $1 per case to local rescue organizations.
We wanted to come up with a fun way to present our big check to our partner organizations. A way to involve you - the folks who drink Ale Wagger - and your pets - the ones this beer benefits. What we came up with is our first ever Pup Crawl. Pun definitely intended.
If you love beer and dogs like we do, maybe you've attended one of our Pub Crawls and thought, "Man, I'd love to bring my furry friend along." Or maybe you've been to the Houston Arboretum and dreamed, "I wish my dog were here, and I wish I had a Saint Arnold beer in my hand."
Well, if you have (or even if you haven't), you're in luck! On Sunday, May 15, we will be hosting our Pup Crawl at the Houston Arboretum. Obviously, you can bring man's best friend. Aside from that, we'll be doing some other things a bit differently from our normal Pub Crawls. Here's how it will work:
You'll purchase a ticket in advance. Of each $10 ticket, half of the proceeds will go to the Houston Arboretum and the other half will benefit our local Ale Wagger partner BARC. On the day of the Pup Crawl, come out to the Arboretum, and we'll give you a punch card. From there, there will be three stops to visit along the nature trail, and you can crawl to them in any order you choose.
Along the way, there will be plenty of beer for you, as well as water and other goodies for your pup. You'll arrive at the last stop at 6:00, where you can redeem your punch card for an Ale Wagger pint glass, hang out and enjoy a beer in the great outdoors. BARC will be there with dogs available for adoption, so you could even leave with more dogs than you started with!
There will be limited parking available at the Houston Arboretum, and satellite parking is available at Memorial Park. There will be shuttles available from the lot to the Arboretum, however the walk is only a little under a quarter of a mile - your dog may enjoy the exercise!
You are welcome to bring multiple dogs. All dogs do need to be on a leash during their time inside the grounds of Memorial Park and the Arboretum. Lawn chairs are welcome as well, as seating will be limited on the trail and at the final stop. This is a rain or shine event. Prepare accordingly - you will be walking through an urban forest!
Tickets for the Pup Crawl are limited. Get yours here.
Pub Night at Saint Arnold
Please note: There will be no Pub Night on Friday, April 29 or Friday, May 6.
This year, we're hosting Pub Nights every Friday! (There will be a few exceptions here and there - we'll announce those.) Essentially, our Beer Hall hours on Fridays are 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
At Pub Nights, we tap rare beers from our cellar and one-off concoctions from the minds of our brewers. Our kitchen serves up tasty treats. We also welcome Geeks Who Drink Trivia once a month, and the Houston Dairymaids also join us monthly for Beer and Cheese pairings.
Upcoming Pub Nights:
- Friday, May 13
- Friday, May 20 (Geeks Who Drink Trivia)
- Friday, May 27 (Houston Dairymaids)
4th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival at NRG Park
Sunday, May 22 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
If we've said it once, we've said it a million times - beer and BBQ go together like, well, beer and BBQ! On Sunday, May 22, we'll celebrate Houston barbecue and the people who make it at the 4th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival.
Your favorite barbecue joints will be back this year - Pizzitola's, Gatlin's, Lenox, CorkScrew, The Brisket House, Brooks' Place, Blake's, Fainmous, Gerardo's, Ray's BBQ Shack, Pappa Charlies, Spring Creek, El Burro & the Bull, Tin Roof BBQ, Roegels Barbecue Co., Feges BBQ, Pinkerton's BBQ, Blood Bros. BBQ, and The Wooden Spoke.
Guest pitmasters serving barbecue include Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas, and Bryan Bracewell of Southside Market in Elgin, Texas.
As a member of the Saint Arnold Army, the fine folks at Houston Barbecue Festival would like to offer you a 10% discount coupon. When you check out, just use the coupon code: saintarnold2016.
Get all the information and tickets here.
Ride Safe with Uber + Saint Arnold
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.
Saint Arnold Happenings in San Antonio
Santo De Mayo in San Antonio
Celebrate Santo De Mayo with us throughout May, and we have a feeling you might just score one of our limited edition Santo De Mayo glasses!
Santo De Mayo at The Point Park & Eats
Saturday, May 7 at 5:00 PM
Friday the 13th Santo De Mayo Celebration at Lefty's Draft House
Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM
Featuring Santo, Art Car IPA and 5 O'Clock Pils
Santo De Mayo Pub Stroll
Sunday, May 15 - 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Start at B&D Ice House and stroll to The Friendly Spot and Alamo Street Eat Bar.
Each place will have Santo on draft!
Where to Find Boiler Room Brett Raspberry
Patio BBQ Party at Big Hops, Bitters
Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 PM
Featuring BRBR, Santo and Santo beer can chicken!
BRBR Tapping at Cullum's Attagirl
Friday, May 27 at 7:00 PM
Other Fun Stuff
Captain America Release at Alamo Drafthouse, Stone Oak
Thursday, May 5 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Santo, Art Car IPA, Fancy Lawnmower and Endeavour.
Bishop's Barrel Flight Night at Stella Public House
Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 PM
Featuring flights of BB10, BB11, BB12 and BB13.
5 O'Clock Pils Night at Big Hops, The Bridge
Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM
Houston Street Fighters at Big Hops, Huebner
Wednesday, May 18 at 8:00 PM
Saint Arnold Night at The Bang Bang Bar
Friday, May 20 at 7:00 PM
Saint Arnold Night at Mad Pecker Brewing Co.
Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 PM
Featuring 5 O'Clock Pils, Art Car IPA and Santo.
Paws in the Park at The Point Park & Eats
Sunday, May 29 at 5:00 PM
Featuring dog adoptions, prizes and Ale Wagger Brown.
Saint Arnold Happenings in Florida
Win a Saint Arnold Kegerator:
Our First Scavenger Hunt in South Florida
Everyone loves a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt. Sometimes, though, it seems like something is missing. So when we put on a scavenger hunt, we like to add one key element. Beer!
In May, we're bringing the Saint Arnold Scavenger Hunt to South Florida for the first time. Here's how it works:
Watch the video below, and pay attention to the clues. They will represent recognizable landmarks or objects at each bar. Your mission is to locate each of these places - between May 1 and May 31 - and take your picture with the objects featured in the video. While you're there, we suggest enjoying a Saint Arnold beer.
As you take your photos, post them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag them with #SaintArnoldScavengerHunt. Tag the bar and us too - we're @saintarnoldbrewing on Instagram, @SaintArnold on Twitter and Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Facebook.
Once you tag yourself at all six places, email email@example.com, and we'll get you in the running to win a Saint Arnold kegerator! We'll be hosting a party in June to announce the winner, and everyone who completes the scavenger hunt will be invited.
Ready? Here are the clues. Happy hunting!
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