Saint Arnold Newsletter

Saint Arnold Army Newsletter

Dear Saint Arnold’s Army:


Don’t forget you can make lunch reservations now for certain days this holiday season. We’ve already posted the menus for these days on our Lunch page.


We will be open for our normal lunch and tour hours with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day. The brewery will be closed those two days. 


Christmas Ale Pub Crawl: Part II
This Saturday in Rice Village
It’s time to put on your Santa hat and find that Christmas sweater with the reindeer on it. This Saturday, December 13 is Part II of our Christmas Ale Pub Crawl in Rice Village.

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 six stops will be a beautiful Saint Arnold pint glass. As always, designated drivers are both eligible for the award and encouraged to attend!

The first five locations:

  • The Ginger Man
  • Baker St. Pub & Grill
  • Little Woodrow’s
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • 55 Bar & Restaurant

And the final stop at 6:00 PM:

  • The Gorgeous Gael

Now, for our annual tips for maximum enjoyment:

  1. Precoating: Try to eat something before commencing the crawl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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”.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.”
  8. Enjoy Saint Arnold Beers: It is in poor taste to be seen quaffing anything else. Ever. See “Curse of Saint Arnold.”

Get your loved ones some
Saint Arnold!

This holiday season, do your shopping at Saint Arnold via our online shop or here at the brewery.

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Ride on the Saint Arnold MS 150 Bike Team
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015

We’ve got just a few spots left on our 2015 MS 150 Bike Team. Why should you ride with the Saint Arnold team, you ask? Aside from being a part of the most fun team, you’ll get an official team jersey, food and beverages at our tents in La Grange and Austin, a team t-shirt and fun team meetings at the brewery.

Get all the information and sign up here. When we’re full, we’re full, so sign up now if you want to secure your spot on the Saint Arnold team.

Care-All at Spring Street Studios
Wednesday, December 10 – 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Join us with The Black Sheep Agency for a really fun event that benefits the kiddos at Casa de Esperanza. All you have to do is bring a new toy or book to the event, and you’ll get a full night of fun including a pie toss, pinning the beard on Santa, giant Jenga, crafting, delicious food and Christmas Ale.

Learn all about this great event here.

Saint Arnold Weekend at Alamo Drafthouse
Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

The great folks at Alamo Drafthouse want to reward you, as a member of the Saint Arnold Army, with a free movie. That’s right, a completely free movie at the Vintage Park or Mason Park Alamo Drafthouse. This is good for any movie at any time this weekend.

Just print out this flyer or show it on your phone at the box office, and you’re in. And while you’re there, you may as well enjoy a Saint Arnold beer with your movie. Keep in mind, you’ll want to show up a bit early, as some shows will sell out. Also, no children under six will be admitted and children six and older will not be admitted without a parent or guardian.

Also at Alamo Drafthouse (Vintage Park) our owner/founder Brock will be hosting an Animal House Toga Party on Thursday, December 18 at 8:00 PM. Proceeds for this evening’s ticket sales will be donated to BARC, along with the proceeds from a special holiday menu during the entire week.

Get your tickets to the Animal House screening here. Toga! Toga! Toga!

A Very Convoy Christmas Karaoke Party at MKT Bar
Saturday, December 13 at 9:00 PM
Head out to MKT Bar
on Saturday
night for karaoke and holiday fun. Christmas Ale will be on tap and on special to get you in the karaoke mood, and Santa and friends will be leading the cheers and caroling!

You can also expect appearances from the Houston Press “Local Entertainer of the Year” and “Best Female Vocalist” Kam Franklin, rapper Fat Tony, electronic wunderkids Wrestlers and a hodge podge of the best in local musicians and singers.

Annual Tapping of the Last Cask of Christmas Ale at The Stag’s Head
Wednesday, December 17 at 6:00 PM 

This party began way back when we only made about four casks of Christmas Ale. Before that, Christmas Ale casks were made only for our employee Christmas Party. 

The Stag’s Head event has turned into an annual tradition of a Christmas party with many of the brewing and homebrewing community showing up to enjoy the last cask of Christmas Ale, tasty hors d’oeuvres and the fellowship that surrounds all that we do.

Debut of Tequila Barrel 20th Anniversary Ale at The Pastry War
Monday, December 22 at 5:00 PM

Join us at The Pastry War as we get together with our friends from The Hay Merchant to debut a Tequila Barrel Aged version of our 20th Anniversary Ale. We aged this special barleywine in a virgin oak Siembre Azul tequila barrel; prior to our beer, only tequila was aged in this barrel. The tequila and oak characteristics from the barrel lend notes of pear, an interesting blend with the dark fruit and caramel/toffee flavors of the 20th Anniversary Ale.

More Christmas Ale Events


Ugly Christmas Sweater Night
at Mellow Mushroom, Spring
Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30 PM
Featuring Christmas Ale and Icon Red.

Christmas Ale Cask Tapping
at O’Bannon’s Taphouse, College Station
Wednesday, December 10 at 6:00 PM

Saint Arnold Christmas Party
at Flying Saucer, Downtown
Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Featuring Bourbon Barrel Aged DR13,
BB5 and Christmas Ale tappings.

Christmas Ale Night at Cedar Creek
Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 PM

Tap Takeover at Whole Foods, Sugar Land
Friday, December 12 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Pumpkinator, Elissa IPA,
Fresh Hop Ale, Christmas Ale and Icon Red.

Other Fun Stuff

Bishop’s Barrel No. 1 – 6 Tasting at World of Beer, Katy
Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
$20 gets you a 3 oz. sample of each beer.
Space is limited. Tickets now available at World of Beer.

Pumpkinator 2014 and BB7 Night at Center Court Pizza & Brew, Pearland
Saturday, December 13 at 6:00 PM
Bring a new and unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots and get 10% off!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at Bar Louie, The Woodlands
Saturday, December 13 at 7:00 PM

Elissa IPA and Santo Night at JP’s Upper Deck, Kemah
Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00 PM

Saint Arnold Night at Lucky’s Pub, The Heights
Thursday, December 18 at 6:00 PM

Sailing Santa Cask Tapping at Guru Burgers & Crepes, Sugar Land
Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 PM

Tap Takeover at Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar, League City
Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM

Thank you as always for the support!




The Brew Crew

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Public Tours & Tastings

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Throwback Newsletter

Throwback Brewery – Holiday Hours & Gift Ideas, Unafraid of the Dark, Fat Alberta, and more!

Unafraid of the Dark IV – On Sale Now!

Many of you that have been following us for years know that we love dark beer. And, every year, we love to celebrate the magic of dark beer with a series called Unafraid of the Dark! For those of you not familiar with this program, here’s how it works… Starting in early January, we will begin releasing a unique batch of dark beer every two weeks, until just about the end of March. Each beer will feature an ingredient grown at a local farm, lovingly raised in a local garden, made by a local business, or, for the first time this year, recycled from another business! We’ll have six in total, which we hope is enough to get you (and us) through the coldest months of the year. Here are the six beers we plan to make:

– Oh SNAP! Ginger Molasses Porter
– Mexican Chocolate Porter
– Irish Stout with rum-soaked vanilla beans from Flag Hill
– Sweet Potato Pie Milk Stout
– A Dark Berliner-Style Beer made with concord grapes
– Blueberry Stout

By buying an Unafraid of the Dark card (on sale now til end of year), you guarantee yourself a growler (or growlette) fill of each of these limited release beers.

The Unafraid card makes a great gift for the beer lover in your life! Have questions about this beer series? Head on over to our blog to read the FAQs.

Ho Ho Holiday Hours and Gift Ideas

Around this time of year, we often get asked when we will be open during the holidays, and what would make some beer-y good gift ideas. This email covers all of that and more! First up, our hours for the last two weeks of the year (note we are open on Sundays now 1-4pm):

– Tuesday, December 23rd: 4-6pm
– Wednesday, December 24th: 10am-3pm
– Thursday, December 25th: closed
– Friday, December 26th: closed
– Saturday, December 27th: 1-4pm
– Sunday, December 28th: 1-4pm
– Tuesday, December 30th: 4-6pm
– Wednesday, December 31st: 10am-3pm
– Thursday, January 1st: closed
– January 2nd.. back to regular hours!

The rest of this email covers some of our favorite gift ideas for the beer lover in your life. Or, stop by the brewery, and we can help you out, too!

–Annette & Nicole

Fat Alberta, Gift Boxes & Other Gift Giving Ideas

Looking for some quick & easy shopping ideas for the beer lovers in your lives? Here are some recommendations:

Fat Alberta – one of our most popular beers, Fat Alberta never lasts around here more than 2 days! We are releasing Fat Alberta this coming Sunday, December 14th 12-4 pm at Throwback Brewery. In addition to selling the beer in bottles, we will be selling tastes, hosting Embers Bakery who will be there making gourmet pizzas from their wood-fired oven, pouring tastes from a cask of molasses-primed Oatmeal Stout, and more! More details here.
Gift Boxes – Just like last year, if you buy 3 items, we will wrap them together in a nice looking gift box (pictured above). Shirts, bottles, growlettes, glasswear, hats, all fit great into the gift box, and look pretty snazzy, too. :)
Gift Cards – If you don’t know exactly what beer or clothing to get for that special someone, we offer gift certificates in any amount you choose.
Unafraid of the Dark – see the column to the left for more details on this! We can attest to the fact that people love getting this unique beer series as a gift!

Notes from Annette

Hi, everyone. Annette here with a quick update on some of our newest beers and also some that we have in the queue. First up, the beer that seems to be on everyone’s mind – Fat Alberta. We definitely brought the nut this year – such a rich peanut aroma and flavor, combined with that backbone of chocolate.. mmmmm…our team is super happy with this year’s batch, and we hope you are too!.

New on tap at the brewery now is one of our favorites – Chipotle Porter. For those of you that like heat, this beer is for you. It is hot in a different way than Spicy Bohemian – more warming heat than big pepper spice. It does have a kick, so we recommend pairing it with stews, burgers, heartier fare like steaks, and, of course, chocolate!

And just in time for holiday festivities, Merry! Happy! Dreid-Ale!, our cranberry ginger ale, is back on tap. Come by this week to fill up on this easy drinking festive ale.

Finally, on December 12th, to coincide with the opening of the skating rink at Strawbery Banke, we will have a cask (pin) of our Stout #3 dry hopped with fennel flowers from the gardens at Strawbery Banke. We are looking forward to tapping this beer there.


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Sam Adams newsletter

Hey Badassbeer!

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year when we trade in our OctoberFest steins for pints of Winter Lager. We’re looking forward to spending the holiday season with our family and friends while enjoying brews from our Winter Favorites Variety Pack, and Merry Maker. We’ll also be hosting some Ugly Sweater fun in the coming months and hope you’ll join us (more on that below).

We have some great news to share on the Boston Brewery front – first, we were recently named “Brewery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast. Second, we’ve been nominated by USA Today as one of the Best Brewery Tours in the US! You can vote for us daily now through December 1st here.

We also have some exciting news from Brewing the American Dream. We’ve partnered with Entrepreneur to host our first ever Pitch Room Wild Card Competition for food and beverage small businesses. Read on to learn more about how you can help us choose which small business owner will get to participate in the Pitch Room finals in New York City this December.

Happy Holidays from all of us, and enjoy this month’s edition of What’s on Tap!

Winter Favorites Variety Pack

‘Tis the season for the Winter Favorites Variety Pack! We’re excited to bring back some classics that we can’t wait to share at this year’s holiday gatherings. This year’s Winter Favorites Variety Pack includes:

Boston Lager: The backbone of the Samuel Adams family of beers, this complex and balanced lager is a great brew no matter what time of year.

Winter Lager: Hearty and spicy, this dark wheat lager is brewed with freshly ground cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel for a deep, smooth flavor that will warm you on a cold winter’s night.

Old Fezziwig Ale: Spicy and bold, a big Christmas cookie of a beer. The heartwarming and festive character of this brew comes from the combination of rich maltiness with notes of toffee sweetness and dark caramel, and the warmth of holiday spices.

White Christmas: As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel.

The Holidays are Getting Ugly

Join us this holiday season as we gather with friends and family to enjoy pints of Winter Lager and embrace the “ugly” side of the holidays. Come and don the ugliest of sweaters at one of our Ugly Sweater Runs across the country.

On race day you’ll get to enjoy holiday music, photo stations, and holiday cheer at every mile. Once you cross the finish line, there’ll be plenty of Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Winter Lager to enjoy. All you have to do is register here to join the fun!

Brewing the American Dream: Vote Now in the Pitch Room Wild Card Competition

As part of our Brewing the American Dream program, we’ve been hosting our regional Pitch Room competitions across the country. Pitch Room gives small business owners an opportunity to pitch their food or beverage product to a panel of retailers and buyers for a chance to win a $10,000 business grant and extended coaching and mentoring from our team.

This year, we’ve partnered with Entrepreneur to add a new element to the program: the Pitch Room Wild Card Competition. Our panel of experts has selected the top video submissions, and now we need your help to choose the winner, who will receive a trip for two to participate in the Pitch Room finals in New York City this December!

Vote for your favorite small biz here now through November 19th.

Brewing the American Dream: Upcoming Events

Are you a food, beverage, craft brewing, or hospitality small business owner? Are you looking for marketing, packaging, legal, financial or sales and distribution advice? We can help!

Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching
New York, NY: 11/17, 7-9:30PM

Visit to learn more and see a full list of our upcoming events.

Inspired by the classic flavors of gingerbread, Merry Maker is the perfect brew to pair with holiday celebrations. This rich, dark gingerbread stout entices you with the aromas of the holidays, hinting at the merriment and spices within. The flavor of gingerbread comes alive with the smooth sweetness and heartiness of dark roasted malts and a touch of wheat; however, it’s the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger that add a wicked kick to this jolly and playful brew.

Check out our Find a Sam page to find Merry Maker near you.

In our opinion, there is no better Samuel Adams experience than the one you get here at the Boston Brewery. Come learn about our history, the brewing process and, of course, taste some of our award winning beers.

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Ugly Sweater Holiday Party!

Join us at the Boston Brewery for an Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! Don your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win Samuel Adams gear and enjoy beers from our Winter Favorites Variety Pack.

We will also be serving as a collection point for holiday donations to Toys for Tots. As a thank you when you bring in a new, unwrapped toy (value of $15 or greater), or a monetary donation of $15, you’ll receive a special tasting.

  • Open House
  • WHEN: Thursday, December 18th 5:30PM – 8:00PM EST
  • WHERE: Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

Winter Lager Cookies

DIRECTIONS: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter with the granulated and brown sugar at medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the lager and corn syrup and mix well. Reduce the speed of the mixer to medium-low and add the egg. Return the speed to medium and mix well.

In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the dough. When the flour mixture is fully incorporated, remove the bowl from the mixer, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Scoop balls of cookie dough from the chilled bowl. Each ball should be about the size of a tablespoon (½ ounce). Arrange the balls on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between them. The cookies will spread and you may want to leave even more space between the cookies. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat until all the dough is baked. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring the cookies to wire racks to cool.

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  • Ingredients (Makes about 4 dozen cookies):
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Samuel Adams Winter Lager
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

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Smuttynose update Newsletter

Plaid Friday is November 28

Avoid Black Friday insanity and get “Glad with Plaid” at Smuttynose!

Some folks prefer cold waits outside of large stores, insane bargains for electronics and other shopping events that seem to show a little of humanity’s dark side. At Smuttynose, we’d like to offer you an alternative to all of that madness at our Plaid Friday extravaganza. What can you expect from Smuttynose Plaid Friday? We’re so glad you asked!

  • The debut of Smistletoe, an oak-aged biere de garde brewed with sweet cherries, plums and black currants. We bottled a limited number of screen-printed, black ceramic 750ml bottles that will only be available at Smuttynose. Glass 750ml bottles will be going into select markets in limited amounts.
  • Hungry? Enjoy delicious sliders from Belle’s on Wheels food truck from 11am-4pm. These folks sling the deliciousness from their mobile kitchen.
  • Help us trim our tree! We’re putting up a bare Christmas tree, and we need you to bring ornaments! For each ornament hung on the tree, we’ll donate $2 to Hampton Community Coalition, an all-volunteer nonprofit community action group working to improve the health and well being of Hampton area children and families, particularly those caught in difficult life transitions or without a permanent home.
  • Everyone hates fruitcake! Take out your family stress on the much-maligned holiday dessert and be rewarded for doing it well! That’s right, we’re building our own fruitcake toss and you can win fabulous prizes by tossing a cake into Santa’s mouth.
  • Last but not least, we’ll have range of excellent wearables and drinkables on special holiday sale. It’s a great way to buy something for the beer lover on your list, and for yourself.

Doors open at the oh-so-reasonable hour of 10am and we hope you’ll join the festivities. Otherwise, read on below for beer release news, an update on Hayseed, our restaurant and a great way to elevate your Thanksgiving turkey to new heights of awesomeness.

We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is about as food-heavy of a holiday as it gets. When my mom suggested having a ham as back-up for our large gathering this year; I thought she was crazy, but then I realized we just might need it. Just like last year, we’re brining our turkey with Old Brown Dog and if history tells us anything, there may not even be a sandwich’s-worth of meat left over.

The recipe came from the shaman of craft beer cuisine, Sean Z. Paxton (above), and can be found here on his website. You don’t need any obscure ingredients, just a little advance planning. This is the second best use for Old Brown Dog.

If you OBD-brine your turkey, please tell us how it turned out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Our Towle Farm beer releases are nearly set for the rest of the year. Here’s a look up our sleeve.
  • Out Now- Really Old Brown Dog four packs and Smuttlabs Grisette (3.8% farmhouse ale)
  • 11/22- Zinneke (8.7% Belgian stout) and Smuttlabs Finkelstein (6% hoppy lager)
  • 11/29 Smistletoe (8.5% barrel-aged biere de garde with sweet cherries, plums and black currants)
  • 12/6 Smuttlabs Gose (5% tart wheat beer made with coriander and salt)
  • 12/15 Smuttlabs Rye Stout (5.5%, fermented with an English ale yeast)
  • 12/20 Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Berliner Weisse (7% tart wheat beer made with smoked peaches)
  • 12/27 Durty (8.4% hoppy brown ale)
Construction is finally underway at Hayseed, our new farmstyle restaurant at the Towle Farm brewery. The exterior of the building has been painted and crews have recently completed insulating the walls and roughing in the electrical needs. A truck full of sheet rock arrived late last week. This seems like as good of a time as any to tell you a bit more about what we’ll be offering at Hayseed.

We’re planning to offer 26 different beers on tap, along with two cask-conditioned offerings, draft wine and a small bottle selection. A one-page menu will allow us to be nimble with local fish, produce and meat in additional to daily chalkboard specials

We’ll have more updates soon, but we’re definitely glad to announce that construction is underway and still on track for a January 2015 opening.  

Fresh designs to hide under your sweaters and parkas are now in stock!
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Join Our Feast of Fools - In medieval times, the celebration of darkness and light was commemorated with gilded goblets brimming with seasonal brews. This holiday tradition is the inspiration behind Feast of Fools, our limited edition Raspberry Stout.
Get Your Fix from Our Winter Mix ull the turkey out of the oven, pour yourself a beer and enjoy our Thanksgiving Day table music, suitable for all tastes.
Ah, Winterland. It’s the most wonderful time of the beer. Our winter variety pak is plowing out its place on local shelves, and it’s ready to bundle up your taste buds and to wash down the chow.
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Vote Here - The Magic Hat Brewery and Artifactory is on the ballot to be voted Best Brewery Tour by USA Today, and we need your help to take office.
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Saint Arnold Army Newsletter

Dear Saint Arnold’s Army:


The holidays are approaching, your family is coming to town and you’ll be looking for places to take them to get them out of your house. Might we suggest bringing them by the brewery for lunch or a tour?
Today we’re expanding our menu again to give you even more delicious food to choose from. As before, you can order food and beer a la carte, and you don’t have to drink a beer to enjoy our lunch (but you certainly can!). Of course, we also still serve our Daily Lunch Special, which includes a two course meal and beer. 
See our Lunch page to check out the full new menu. 


We’ll be open our normal lunch and tour hours throughout the holiday season with the exception of being closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. And no matter the weather, our beer hall is comfy!


It’s Sailing Santa Season!
It’s that time of year again when our Christmas Ale blends 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 to add to the holiday experience of enjoying a pint. We dry hop Sailing Santa with Cascade and dry spice with cinnamon, resulting in a pleasantly hoppy strong dark ale.

Sailing Santa is packaged in our 22 oz. bomber bottles, so look for it at your favorite store with the other large format bottles.


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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 including DR14 and Pumpkinator 2013, and live music will be provided by The Wandering Bufaleros and Fire Moth. Hilarious comedy sketches will grace the side stage. A limited edition Foamraiser pint glass (that one right there) will be available for purchase as well.

Get your tickets in advance here.

Santo De Mayo 5K at the Brewery
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Next May, we’re bringing our love of beer and love of running together for our first Santo De Mayo 5K, and this is your chance to get in on the fun at a discount. 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.

The first 100 entries will get in at a super discounted rate of $20 by using the promo code SANTO. Normal entry will be $35. If you’re not into running, you can still join us – $20 will get you a Beer & Party Pass.

Register now and use the promo code SANTO.

Other Fun Stuff

Pumpkinator Cask Tapping at Local Pour
Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 PM

Sailing Santa Cask Tapping at The Growler Spot, Fulshear
Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 PM

Anniversary Party at Petrol Station
Saturday, November 22 at 12:00 PM
Featuring Tequila Barrel Aged DR14 and 2013 Pumpkinator.

Party on the Patio at Center Court Pizza & Brew, Missouri City
Saturday, November 22
Featuring 20th Anniversary Ale Cask Tapping, BB7 and Pumpkinator.

Tap Takeover at Center Court Pizza & Brew, League City
Tuesday, November 25 at 6:00 PM
Featuring DR14, Pumpkinator 2014, 20th Anniversary Ale and BB7.

Christmas Ale Night at Hemingway’s Bar, Galveston
Tuesday, December 2 at 9:00 PM

Tap Takeover at Shepherd Park
Wednesday, December 3

Christmas Ale Night at Hubbel & Hudson Kitchen
Friday, December 5 at 7:00 PM

Tap Takeover at Big Woodrow’s
Sunday, December 7
Watch football with plenty of Saint Arnold!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Night at Mellow Mushroom, Spring
Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30 PM
Featuring Christmas Ale and Icon Red.

Thank you as always for the support!




The Brew Crew

Aaron, Alex, Allison, Andrew (2), Ben, Bennette, Bob, Brenton, Brock (2), Casey, Chad, Chelsea, Colin, Crispy, Daniel, Deb, Dennis, Derick, Donny, Drew, Eddie, Elizabeth, E’ Mandi, Felix, Frank (2), Gonzo, Grant, Greg, Halston, Janet, Jared, Jeremy, Jimmy, Joe, Joel, Josh (2), Justin (2), Kathy, Kelsey, Kendra, Kevin, Kim, Lennie, Luke, Mark, Matt, Mary, Melissa, Michael (4), Nathan, Nicole, Phil, Ricardo, Rico, Robbie, Ryan, Salvador, Schaefer, Seth, Spenser, Stephen and Will

Public Tours & Tastings

Weekdays: 2:00 – 4:15 PM
(Tour at 3:30)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(Tours at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00)

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery November Newsletter

Give the gift of
Dogfish + Woolrich

What better time to pick up an item or two from the capsule clothing collaboration between Dogfish Head and Woolrich? All orders over $35 ship free today! Treat yourself or that special someone.

This 5-piece collection is Made in the U.S.A.!

Soft wool blanket: Woven at America’s oldest woolen mill, this 100% soft wool blanket is perfect year-round. Keep toasty in the winter or toss it on the beach in summer. What the heck … do both. Done in Dogfish green, of course. Order with free shipping.

Men’s chambray button-down: A port and starboard theme is featured, with red and green anchor-stamped buttons, co-branded labels and a screen-printed Dogfish Head logo on the pocket. Order with free shipping.

Flat-brim hat: A port and starboard theme is featured, with red and green anchor-stamped buttons. Order.

Ladies shirtdress: This lightweight beach coverup/dress features a port and starboard theme, with red and green anchor-stamped buttons, co-branded labels and a screen-printed Dogfish Head logo on the pocket. Order with free shipping.

Pint koozie: This koozie is a twist on the traditional – it goes on your pint glass! Each koozie is sewn from the remnants of our custom wool blanket. A port and starboard theme is featured, with red and green anchor-stamped buttons. Order.

And that’s not all, of course. We have T-shirts, cycling and surfing gear, hats, stuff for pets, beer-infused food, books, DVDs, vinyl, barware and more!

Get some of that sweet, sweet free shipping on orders over $35 while you can. Today only!

A whole lotta new beers comin’ at ya!

BEER Thousand: Our new music collaboration with Guided by Voices is heading out the door and to a shelf (or tap) near you. This imperial lager includes 10 grains and 10 hop varieties and clocks in at 10% ABV. Find it in 12-oz. bottles and in a special case of 750 ml bottles packaged with a limited-release live vinyl of a 1994 GBV show. (On its way to taps and shelves now.)
Olde School: Fermented with dates and figs, this smooth barleywine is a great candidate for aging. Over time, the beer dries out and the pit fruit flavors come forward and the hops recede. Our recommendation? Grab a few bottles when you find it – enjoy one now, and age the others for a bit. (On taps and shelves now.)
American Beauty: Back by popular demand! Brewed with organic granola, this Imperial Pale Ale captures the spirit of the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of touring and recording. (Watch for it in early December.)
Piercing Pils: Our winter seasonal is on its way back. A Perry-Pils hybrid, Piercing Pils is a Czech-style Pilsner brewed with white pear tea and pear juice. A Pilsner for winter? Yup, we’re ziggin’ when everyone else is zaggin’. (Watch for it in early December.)

Meet the team: Graham

What do you do and how long have you been doing it?
I am the Off-Centered Lead Distiller and have been with Dogfish Head for 10 months, but I’ve been distilling for about 14 years.

Best thing about Dogfish?
The pickles.    
Favorite beer?
The Brown Honey Rum. Oh wait, BEER …  I’ve always been a big fan of the Chicory Stout.
What makes you off-centered?
I like Van Halen more with Sammy Hagar than with David Lee Roth. (Editors note: What?!)

If you could share a craft beer with anyone — past, present or future — who would it be?
The person that’s going to invent the time machine, who – theoretically – could show up any day now.


Sam’s favorite part of the job …

Ever wondered what makes Dogfish Head Founder and President Sam Calagione tick? Check out a snippet of this Q&A:

“Our success is a product of making beer that’s high quality, very consistent and well differentiated. We’ve never copied other recipes out there; we’ve done a good job coming up with unique beer. That’s my favorite part of the job – creating new beers.

“I think the storytelling around the beer has helped us, too. It’s attracted media and customers without us having to spend a lot on advertising. For example, people love the Raison D’Etre because it’s a very winelike beer. It pairs really well with steak.

“Another one is Midas Touch, which we created with an expert on ancient beverages. It’s based on molecular evidence found in a 2,700-year-old tomb in Turkey belonging to King Midas. We make it with saffron, honey and white muscat grapes. People love it.”



We have off-centered fun coming up in …
New York, Utica and Brooklyn, N.Y.; Altoona, Dickson City and Mt. Lebanon, Pa.; Raymond, Hooksett, Lebanon, Nashua and Dover, N.H.; Princeton and Deptford, N.J.; Detroit and Holland, Mich.; Miami, Fla.; Norwalk and Plantsville, Conn.; Littleton, Framingham, Westford, Pembroke and Salem, Mass.; Indianapolis, Valparaiso and Fishers, Ind.; Chicago, Hoffman Estates and Champaign, Ill.; Rehoboth Beach and Newark, Del.; Longmont and Denver, Colo.; Austin and Dallas, Texas; and Burlington, Vt.
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Hello Shipyard Ale Society –

With the big day of thanks just a week away, we are reminded of just how grateful we are to the beer that built Shipyard Brewing Company: Export Ale. It was 22 years ago in Kennebunkport, Maine that Alan Pugsley created this North American Golden Ale for your drinking pleasure. Little did he know it would lead to a portfolio of over 20 different styles of beer. Today, we continue to raise our glasses in thanks to this well-loved beer and all that it means to the people who have enjoyed one or two over the years.



Thanks Export and thank you Shipyard Ale Society for keeping Shipyard a part of your celebrations for over 20 years!




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Shipyard GingerBreadHead

We are spicing things up for the holidays with the newest addition to the Shipyard lineup, Shipyard GingerBreadHead! This rich brown ale, with a hint of molasses and spicy fresh gingerbread on the nose, has a smooth malt character, accented by a ginger, clove and cinnamon spiced finish.

This spicy new offering is available nationwide this winter. Find it near you, while supplies last, using our Beer Finder.

Interested in the history of spiced beers? Check out this blog post by Shipyard Trade Brewer, Bruce Elam.


Santa is hitting the town for the 4th Annual Santa Pub Run on Thursday, December 18! Santa will be with the Shipyard Crew popping into pubs in Portland’s Old Port raising funds for Pine Tree Society to send a lucky child to camp this summer.

Everyone is invited to join us for the run or just stop by one of the pubs to make a donation right to Pine Tree Society and enjoy a pint with Santa. A list of participating pubs will be announced on the Shipyard Facebook Page.

To learn more about the great work that the people of the Pine Tree Society do, find them on the web here. If you can’t make it out to the Old Port on December 18th, join us in spirit by making a donation to Pine Tree Society here.



Ever wonder what it would be like to brew on a larger scale?  We offer the unique opportunity of brewing vacations. From January through May, book a Maine Brewing Vacation with Shipyard and learn with some of the country’s best brewers. Find everything you need to know here.


Get ready for the holidays with this treat! Spicy, sweet gingerbread goodness cannot be beat this time of year and GingerBreadHead only enhances this gingerbread cookie recipe by offering a bit more depth from the malts and spice added to this beer.


Find the full recipe here.



Trivia Mondays @ Horace & Sylvia’sBabylon, NY

Beer n S’more Pairing @ The Lark Pub & Grub – East Northport, NY

Throwback Thursday @ Pat’s Pizza – Yarmouth, ME

Portland Brewers Holiday Dash 5K in Portland, ME

Ugly Sweater Party @
Madden’s Pub & Grill – Falmouth, ME

TUESDAY TRIVIA @ The Dogfish Cafe, Free Street – Portland, ME

Shipyard Specials @ all Portland Pie locations

SUNDAY FOOTBALL Shipyard Specials @ all Portland Pie locations

Find a complete calendar of upcoming events here.


Want to learn more about Shipyard’s history, brewing process and award winning ales?
Free video tours are held daily. Watch a video, view the bottling line and sample our line of ales. Tours run every hour on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm at the Brewery Store located at 86 Newbury St. Portland, ME. Reservations not required.
Must be 21+


Our friends over at Ski Maine want to help you lock in a season of riding and skiing with their 2014/2015 Maine Mountain Pass. Find all the details and purchase your pass to Ski Maine this winter here.
Shipyard Brewing Company | 86 Newbury St. | Portland, ME 04101 |

If you are looking for product near you don’t forget about our Beer Finder.
Still having trouble? Here is our 2014 distributor list.

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Throwback Newsletter

Throwback Brewery – Turkey Dat  Hours, Fat Alberta Save the Date, and more!

Help Us Win a NEW Ford Transit!

We recently found out that out of every small business in the nation that applied to win a 2015 Ford Transit, we were selected as one of the top 10 finalists!!! The winner will be decided purely by the number of votes – so please – head on over and vote for us! Once on the page, scroll down to Throwback Brewery, click the check box before the text ‘vote’, scroll down and hit ‘Submit Vote.’ All they will ask you for is your email address. Very simple and easy! (note – it seems to be best to vote via desktop or tablet, not a phone.) Voting is open til the end of November.

Our van is getting pretty old and unreliable, and we would use the new Transit to help us get our beer to stores around here safely and efficiently.

Out of all of the finalists, our entry is a one-of-a-kind poem. For those interested, here is our submission that got us selected as a finalist:

There once were two girls, who loved beer,
So they started a small brewery one year.
They mashed and they boiled
They cleaned and they toiled
brewing beer that inspired people to cheer. (hear hear!)

Their brewery was a throwback
to times in the past
where ingredients were sourced locally
and community ties held fast.
The girls’ small team did it all. Not just making the beer
but the numbers, the sales, the ordering of gear.
They filled bottles, and kegs, and even growlers, too.

Then they’d fill up their cars and deliver the brew.
The customer interactions they held dear
but the transport they feared –
the old van with its whine…the car that’s too small
the truck that’s divine, but for short girls, too tall.

They needed something safe, with much better mileage
that could fit all their beer and match their cool style-age.
They needed dependable, durable, and even Ford tough.
And it needed to work when New Hampshire Winters were rough.

And then one day they saw the new 2015 Transit by Ford
And they looked at each other and their hearts just soared.
This is the vehicle of their dreams, just what their business needs
A gift like this could make them truly succeed!

Turkey Day Hours & Fat Alberta Release Party- Save the Date!

With all of our exciting developments at the brewery (see the Hobbs Farm update below), we’ve been remiss in sending out our special hours for next week (Thanksgiving)! This is by far one of our favorite times of the year to be open. We love when you bring your families and friends by, and we also love recommending what beers should go with which of your Turkey Day dishes. Also, for at least the month of December, we will now be open on Sundays from 1 to 4pm!

Tues, Nov. 25th– 4:00pm-6:00pm
Wed, Nov. 26th– 12:00pm-6:00pm
Thurs, Nov. 27th– CLOSED
Fri, Nov. 28th– 4:00pm-7:00pm
Sat, Nov. 29th– 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sun, Nov. 30th– 1:00pm-4:00pm (NEW hours for the holidays!)

Finally, as we get closer to December, that means that we are getting closer to our Fat Alberta Release Party! For those unfamiliar with our pachyderm friend, Fat Alberta is our decadent chocolate, peanut butter imperial stout that we only brew once a year.

When: Sunday, December 14th, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Throwback Brewery
What can you expect? 

  • Tastes: 4 oz samples of Fat Alberta AND a cask of seasonally-appropriate beer
  • Bottles: 16.9 fl oz bottles of Fat Alberta available for purchase
  • Food: This year, we’ll be joined by Embers Bakery, who will be slinging gourmet pizzas out of their wood-fired oven on premises for the release party. Embers uses local, organic flours to make their delectable sourdough breads and pizzas.

–Annette & Nicole

Winter Farmers’ Markets!

We are thrilled to be back again at the Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers’ Markets for the 2014-2015 season.

At the market, you can stock up on our delicious beer, whether it’s in the bottle or a growlette! If you have a clean, empty growlette, you can swap it out at the market for a full one.

Visit us on these dates:
Nov. 22nd — Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Dec. 6th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Dec. 13th— Exeter High School
Dec. 20th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Jan 10th— Exeter High School
Jan 24th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Feb 14th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Feb 28th— Exeter High School
Mar 14th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Mar 28th— Exeter High School
Apr 11th— Exeter High School

For directions and more info, click here.

Hobbs Farm Update

As many of you are aware, two years ago we purchased the historic Hobbs Farm in North Hampton, NH, with the intent of moving our current business there. We are delighted to announce that we finally closed on all the loans, and have proceeded full force ahead with the construction! We have many teams working on the Farm at once in order to shoot for an opening date in April of 2015. More details on an exact date will be released as we progress farther with this project.

Even thought we started the project less than a month ago, it is amazing the progress that has happened in such a short period of time. The driveway off of Hobbs Road is almost done and hopefully will be paved next week. The barn has a fresh coat of paint. The bottom of the barn has been excavated a bit, and concrete footings poured. And, most exciting of all for us, the interior of the barn is being cleaned and prepped – concrete animal feeders removed, base boards pulled off, etc. It is such a beautiful barn, and we are so excited for everyone to see the results!

We’ll begin posting updates on the website over the next several weeks. In the meantime, if you stop by our current location, we have one of the architectural diagrams posted that shows more details about what we a planning. We’d be happy to walk you through the plans, just ask!

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