Boiler Room Brett Raspberry Now Available

Last September, we held an event at the brewery called Boiler Room Bonanza, where we debuted many iterations of our Boiler Room Berliner Weisse. Two popular versions were Grain Room, which underwent a secondary fermentation with brettanomyces, and Boiler Room aged in Chardonnay barrels with raspberries. We decided to combine these two (sans chardonnay barrels) for a larger scale release. Thus, Boiler Room Brett Raspberry.

The secondary fermentation with brettanomyces took eight months. We then added over 1,000 lb of raspberries (just shy of a pound per gallon) to condition for another month. Brett yeast has the unique ability to ferment complex sugars that standard brewers yeast cannot and also break down any esters/phenols produced by the primary stain.

Traditionally, Boiler Room has notes of lemon peel and a slight floral hop character. In this version, these have been subdued and replaced by a cherry-pie likeness and the added funk character that brett is well known for. With the added raspberry, expect a bouquet of raspberry jam. The flavor is an upfront, thirst quenching raspberry delight, followed by a tart and dry finish, making your palate thirst for more. Thankfully, at 3.7% ABV, there's no shame in enjoying a few of these.

Boiler Room Brett Raspberry is a draft only release. Where can you find it on tap? We're glad you asked...

Where to Find Boiler Room Brett Raspberry

Tap Takeover at Dan's Pizza, Clear Lake
Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 PM
Also featuring Icon Green and 5 O'Clock Pils.

Tap Takeover at HEB, Bunker Hill
Saturday, May 28
Also featuring BB7 and growler fill specials all day.

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: Khris Royal. Wild Moccasins. All playing on a stage in our front parking lot. 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 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.

Purchase Tickets:
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

Pub Night at Saint Arnold

We're now hosting Pub Nights every Friday! 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 27 (Houston Dairymaids)
- Friday, June 3
- Friday, June 10
- Friday, June 17 (Geeks Who Drink Trivia)
- Friday, June 24 (Houston Dairymaids)

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.

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.

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 28
Investors Pub Pass - Saturday, June 4

Spend Your Memorial Day with Us:
Now Taking Lunch Reservations

If you're looking for a great place to enjoy lunch on Memorial Day, we've got you covered. From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Monday, May 30, we'll be serving a special Memorial Day buffet lunch, which will feature the following:

Roasted Chicken | Chopped Brisket | Bratwurst
Baked Beans | Potato Salad | Broccoli Salad
Apple Cobbler | Watermelon

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 Memorial Day Lunch reservations here.

Other Big Fun in the City

Icon Green at The Growler Spot
Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 PM

Summer Pils Night at Russo's New York Pizzeria, Greatwood
Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 PM

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.

Saint Arnold Happenings in North Texas

Patron Saint of Hops Pub Crawl in Dallas
Saturday, May 28 - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

We're bringing our world famous Pub Crawl back to the Big D on Saturday, May 28, and for the first time, we'll be in Lower Greenville. In addition to crawling, you can unlock our new badge on Untappd by enjoying some of our hoppy beers (including the aforementioned Icon Green!).

If you've never attended one of our Pub Crawls, don't fret. It's easy, fun and free! Here's how it works:

Between 3:00 to 4:00 PM, you'll begin at The Libertine Bar. There you'll get your punch card and perhaps a tasty beverage. From there, you'll head down the road and visit the next three stops in any order between 4:00 and 7:00 PM. At each place, find the friendly Saint Arnold face and get your card punched.

The Bottle Shop
The Blind Butcher
Dallas Beer Kitchen

At 7:00, everyone will head to the final stop, Truck Yard, where we will be handing out the prize for completing the crawl - a glorious Saint Arnold Pub Crawl pint glass! Sunday Print Shop will also be out there live printing t-shirts, including a commemorative Patron Saint of Hops Pub Crawl tee.

Save the date, and see you out there!

Saint Arnold Nights in May

The Pub, McKinney
Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Summer Pils and 5 O'Clock Pils.

Other Fun Stuff

Mario Kart Game Night at The Bearded Monk, Denton
Wednesday, May 25

Ale Wagger and Dog Adoptions at Truck Yard, Dallas
Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 PM

Austin Happenings

Santo De Mayo Celebration at B.B. Rover's Cafe & Pub
Friday, May 27 at 6:00 PM

Saint Arnold Happenings in San Antonio

Where to Find Boiler Room Brett Raspberry

BRBR Tapping at Cullum's Attagirl
Friday, May 27 at 7:00 PM

Other Fun Stuff

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, 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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