Six Pack Carrier Recycling Program:
Double Your Points on Tuesdays at the Brewery

If you've just recently become a fan of Saint Arnold - or even if you've been enjoying our beer for over 20 years - you may not realize that all those six pack carriers you're accumulating can be put to good use. You can turn them back into us and get cool Saint Arnold stuff! Here's how it works:

Bring us 10 six pack (or four pack) carriers, get a pint glass or a tour admission. Turn in 100, and you'll get a hat or a tin sign. Turn in 200,000, and you can drive home our tie dye '57 Bentley. (Good luck! We'll raise that number if anyone gets close.) See all of the prizes on our Recycling page.

You can now bring your carriers in during lunch or our public tour on Tuesdays and you'll get double the points! Double the points, double the fun.

Fancy Lawnmower and Santo: Now in Cans!

For over 20 years, we've been packaging our lineup of beers in glass bottles, kegs and traditional casks. For just as long, most of us here have been champions for cans. Most of us here wanted to enjoy a can of Saint Arnold at the beach or on the river.

But every time the idea of canning our beer was brought up, one of us was decidedly not thrilled about it. We won't name any names, but this person may have graduated from Rice University. This person's signature may be at the bottom of all of our paychecks. This person's name may rhyme with Wock Bragner.

A little over a year ago, we convinced this person and made the decision to install a canning line at the brewery. You may have already seen Fancy Lawnmower and Santo in six packs of 12 oz cans at your grocery store. If you haven't seen them yet, they should show up very soon.

Starting in April, you'll also be able to enjoy Summer Pils in cans, followed by Oktoberfest in August.

To be clear, cans are not replacing bottles. You (and Wock Bragner) will still be able to enjoy our full lineup of beers in bottles.

Our New Icon Blue - Rye IPA is Now Available

Since we first released it about two years ago, our rotating Icon series has become a favorite with our brewers. Through Icon, we are able to release some of their new, innovative recipes - beers they have been test brewing and perfecting for a long time.

Our newest Icon Blue is Rye IPA, brewer Casey's recipe. He wanted to brew a big west coast IPA with plenty of Mosaic hops and a distinct spicy flavor from the addition of rye malt. The sweetness from the malt helps balance out the bitterness created by the six varieties of American hops used in the beer.

Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Mosaic hops combine to create a fruity, piney bouquet of flavors. Two huge dry hop additions of Mosaic create an aggressive depth in the aroma.

Our Icon series is available while it lasts in four packs at grocery and liquor stores and on tap around town at bars and restaurants.

See all the specifications on Icon Blue - Rye IPA here.

Fish on Fridays at Saint Arnold
Friday, February 20 - Friday, April 3

On February 20 and each Friday until Easter, we'll be serving fish (or shrimp or mussels) at the brewery as our Daily Lunch Special, which includes two courses and beer until 2:00 PM.

You can prepay now to ensure your spot in the event of a sell out. This will let you show up anytime between 11:00 AM and 1:15 PM and enjoy lunch and beers (and it also helps our kitchen out).

See the Fish on Fridays menus and make your reservations on our Lunch page.

Now for the caveats. On these dates, we're serving our Daily Lunch Special only. The regular lunch menu will not be available. There aren't any refunds on this. If you need to add a person and we have sold out, we won't be able to accommodate. Please arrive before 1:15 PM. If we sell out, we will post it on our website.

Santo De Mayo 5K - Sunday, May 3

Next May, we're bringing our love of beer and love of running together for our first Santo De Mayo 5K, and we want you in on the fun. The run will start at the brewery at 8:30 AM, snake through Downtown and wind up back here - where we'll be conveniently waiting for you with beers.

Your entry will include a commemorative Santo De Mayo 5K pint glass, a commemorative dry fit style shirt, three tasty beers, chip timing, and a commemorative race bib.

Entry is $35 until January 1. Entry will go up to $40 on January 1. If you're not into running, you can still join us - $20 will get you a Beer & Party Pass.

Register for the Santo De Mayo 5K!

Pub Nights at Saint Arnold

We're making a few changes to the way we run our Pub Nights here at the brewery in order to give you the best possible experience. If you've attended one of our previous Pub Nights, you can expect the same - just with shorter lines. We know of no one who enjoys waiting for beer.

To get these changes up and running, we're pushing back our next Pub Night to the evening of Friday, April 24.

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. 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, April 24, 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

Kickin' Brass and Takin' Names at Fitzgerald's
Friday, March 27 at 8:00 PM

We're teaming up with Splice Records to present "A Night with Soul" at Fitzgerald's featuring music from Craig Kinsey, Colin Lake and Hayden Jones & The Roosevelt House Band. All of the bands will be backed by horns and a brass section.

Get your presale tickets now on Fitzgerald's website.

2nd Annual Houston Firkin Fest at Hennessy Park
Saturday, March 28 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM

This year's Houston Firkin Fest is moving to Hennessy Park - just across the train tracks from our brewery. Presented by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, this festival is a celebration of Texas craft beer served in traditional casks. There will be a plethora of rare and one-off cask beers for you to enjoy.

On our end, we'll be tapping a couple of special casks. First, we'll have Bishop's Barrel No. 8 (our recently released Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout) with Tejas Chocolate cocoa nibs, Java Pura coffee and vanilla bean. On the other end of the spectrum, we'll be tapping a cask of Endeavour dry hopped with Galaxy hops. To infinity... and beyond!

General admission tickets are $35, which include a tasting cup and eight sample tickets. You can also enjoy a VIP experience for $70, which gets you in an hour early and includes a commemorative t-shirt, commemorative growler and quality mingle time with us brewery folk.

Get your Firkin Fest tickets here.

3rd Annual Houston Barbecue Festival at NRG Park
Sunday, April 26 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM

We are excited to again be a part of the Houston Barbecue Festival with their 3rd Annual event on Sunday, April 26 at NRG Park. All your favorite Houston barbecue joints will be there: Killen's, CorkScrew, Pizzitola's, Gatlin's and Ray's BBQ Shack, just to name a few. Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas will be making another guest appearance as well.

The Houston Barbecue folks want to say thank you to the Saint Arnold Army by offering you a limited time 10% discount on tickets. When you check out, just use the coupon code: SaintArnold. The last two festivals sold out, so we encourage you to use this offer soon to secure your tickets.

See all of the participating barbecue joints and get your tickets here.

Fly Fishing Film Tour at Saint Arnold
Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 PM

This event is for our fly fishing enthusiasts. Every year the Fly Fishing Film Tour, or F3T, travels around the country bringing world class fly fishing films to local angler communities. The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about.

Tickets are $30 and include your beer for the evening. All proceeds from ticket sales and auction items benefit Southeast Texas Chapter of Heroes on the Water.

Doors open at 6:00 PM so please come early to enjoy a pre-event social gathering to meet and make new friends. There will also be vendors on hand to display equipment and answer questions. Film starts promptly at 7:00 PM.

Get your tickets here.

Bayou Jamboree & Gumbo Showdown
at Market Square Park on Saturday, May 9 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Join us with the Downtown District at Market Square Park for beer, gumbo, Cajun cuisine and lots of horn-blowing and Cajun two-stepping. Special guests include the New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band and four-time Grammy nominated Cajun band the Pine Leaf Boys. Teams will be facing off for the best gumbo in Houston with public tastings from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and judging and awards immediately after.

New this year will be neighborhood favorite Treebeards, with a pop-up booth at the park selling some of their Cajun specialties. Of course, there will be plenty of Saint Arnold beer on tap, so come hungry and thirsty!

See the full schedule of events here

Other Big Fun in the City

Saint Arnold Burger Returns to JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers
Angus beef or grilled chicken breast with guacamole, lettuce,
tomato, cheddar, fried jalapenos, bacon and Cholula ranch.
Pairs perfectly with a Saint Arnold beer for $12.

Texas Beer Month at Houston Area Spec's
Special pricing on Saint Arnold beer throughout March.

Dollar Off Saint Arnold Beers at Front Porch Pub
Every Wednesday in March
Enjoy a Saint Arnold at Front Porch's weekly washer tournament.

Spring Bock Night and Icon Blue at World of Beer, Katy
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 PM

Tap Takeover at Nobi Public House
Thursday, March 26 at 5:00 PM

Saint Arnold Night at Luke's IceHouse, Washington
Thursday, March 26 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Tap Takeover with BB7 at Guru Burgers & Crepes, Sugar Land
Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 PM

Kids Mini-Golf & Family Festival at Choice Tee Golf, Spring
Friday, March 27 - 5:00 - 9:00 PM
We'll be pouring Root Beer for the kiddos and beer for the parents!
Get your tickets here.

Endeavour Cask Tapping at Brooklyn Athletic Club
Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 PM

Tap Takeover at Baker St. Pub & Grill, Willowbrook
Thursday, April 2
Featuring DR14, DR15 and 2014 Pumpkinator.

Save the Date: Sugar Land Pub Crawl
Saturday, April 4

Saint Arnold Happenings in North Texas

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
Thursday, March 26 - Sunday, March 29


The four-day Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival honors the distinctive nature of Fort Worth cooking, food, beverage and culinary traditions in a multi-day festival. There will be plenty of food and wine of course, but we'll be bringing beer. Here's where you'll find Saint Arnold throughout the event:

- Grand Tasting - Friday, March 27 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
- Rise & Dine Brunch - Saturday, March 28 - 11:00 - 2:00 PM
- Burgers, Brews and Blues - Saturday, March 28 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
- Family Sunday Funday - Sunday, March 29 - 2:00 - 5:00 PM
--- with Saint Arnold Beer and Root Beer!

Get your Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival tickets here.



Spring Bock Nights

Flying Saucer, The Lake
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 PM



Other Fun Stuff

Tap Takeover at Whole Foods, Highland Park
Friday, March 27 at 6:00 PM



Austin Happenings

Spring Downtown Pub Crawl on Saturday, March 28

Our Austin Pub Crawl is back for 2015, and this year we're heading Downtown. We'll utilize our usual open house schedule for the first three stops - this means you can visit them in any order. You'll get your ticket at whichever stop you decide to visit first, and from there you'll visit the rest of the stops. We will be handing the tickets out between 2:00 and 3:00 only, so make sure you get out there by 3:00.

At 6:00, everybody will gather at the final stop, and that's where we will award the prizes. The prize for completing the crawl is a glorious Saint Arnold Pub Crawl pint glass. We will have a large but limited supply. Designated drivers are always eligible for the award and encouraged to attend! Here's the layout:

Hit these spots between 2:00 and 6:00:
- The Market Tap Room
- The Ginger Man
- Lavaca St. Bar


At 6:00, head to the final stop:
- Frank - Hot Dogs Cold Beer



Boiler Room Night at Workhorse Bar
Tuesday, March 24 at 6:00 PM


Stop by one of Austin's best little beer bars for some of our Boiler Room Berliner Weisse, and you may just secure yourself one of our custom, traditional Berliner Weisse glasses!



Book Signings at BookPeople

We always love showing up with beer at BookPeople for their regular book signings. In March, we'll be out there a couple of times.

First, join us on Monday, March 23 for Jesse Sublett's new release from History Press, 1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital City, the long-awaited, heavily-researched chronicle of the Timmy Overton Gang and the Dixie Mafia in Austin during the 1960s. What goes better with early Austin mob than cold Saint Arnold?

On Tuesday, March 31, Alan Schaefer & Joe Nick Patoski will discuss their newest book, Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967 to 1982. Before Austin became the "live music capital of the world" and attracted tens of thousands of music fans, it had a vibrant local music scene that spanned late sixties psychedelic and avant-garde rock to early eighties punk. That definitely calls for a beer.



Saint Arnold Happenings in San Antonio

Other Fun Stuff

San Antonio Beer Week
March 21 - March 29
Check out some of the events we're involved in below.

Beer, Basketball and Brats at GS 1221
Rescheduled for Fiesta time with a special surprise!

Saint Arnold Night at Alamo Street Eat Bar
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 PM
Featuring $4 Elissa IPA and Santo.

Sampler Plates and Santo Mugs at B&D Ice House
Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 PM
$15 includes the sampler plate, beer and glass.

Bishop's Barrel No. 2 Brett at Flying Saucer
Thursday, April 2
Featuring our Chardonnay Barrel Old Ale with Brettanomyces
and a Beer Knurd Bishop's Barrel Flight.

Crawfish Boil at Luke
Saturday, April 4 at 12:00 PM



Saint Arnold Samplings

The Friendly Spot Ice House
Friday, March 27 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM



Saint Arnold Happenings in Florida

Beer Dinner at Agave Bar & Grill
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 PM


The folks at Agave are serving up a delicious four course dinner on Wednesday featuring several of our beers. Each dish will be paired with a beer - you'll enjoy Fancy Lawnmower, Spring Bock, Elissa IPA and Winter Stout.

Reservations are $50 per person. See the full menu here.



Other Fun Stuff

Saint Arnold Night at The Brass Tap, Ybor
Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 PM

Fashion and Art Show with Santo at Red Star Rock Bar, Tampa
Saturday, March 28

Saint Arnold Night at Growlers Pub, Sarasota
Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM



2015 Bike Team Registration

Our 2015 Bike Team is now full.

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

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.


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