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Dear Saint Arnold’s Army:

Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,

Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,

Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:

Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

What inspired Thomas Nashe’s poem in 1600? Spring Bock, clearly. We believe he had several before penning that last line.

Winter Stout is gone (you drank it all), and Spring Bock has made its early arrival. Enjoy some malty joy with this rich lager. And although it’s February, it feels like spring!

Heights Pub Crawl Next Saturday, February 16

We are celebrating the arrival of Spring Bock with our Heights Pub Crawl. There will be a total of seven stops, and we will be using the "Open House" method for the first six. We will be signing tickets at all six of the first six stops for four hours so people can split up between the establishments. You will get your ticket at whichever stop you decide to visit first. But, VERY IMPORTANT, we will only be handing out the tickets between 2 PM and 3 PM. Thus, you still need to start between 2 and 3. Then, at 6 PM, everybody will gather at one final stop, and that is where we will award the Saint Arnold glasses.

The prize for making all seven stops will be either our Spring Bock pint glass or our brand spanking new Pub Crawl pint glass. Which one it is depends on which one arrives here first. We will have a large supply, so don’t worry about not getting a glass. And as always, designated drivers are both eligible for the award and encouraged to attend! So here is the layout:

The first six locations (at which we will be simultaneously between 2 PM and 6 PM):

  • BB’s Café, 2701 White Oak
  • Christian’s Tailgate, 2820 White Oak
  • Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak
  • Public House Heights, 2802 White Oak
  • Jimmy’s Ice House, 2803 White Oak
  • Little Woodrows, 2631 White Oak

At 6 PM, we’ll gather at Onion Creek Café, 3106 White Oak.

Remember that cash is helpful, be kind to your waitstaff, and always, always appear in public enjoying a Saint Arnold. We hold those that arrange for transportation to and from or use designated drivers in the highest regard!


Congrats to the
Pot Knot Cookers!
See all the winning One Pot Recipes.

Save the Date:
April 4-7

New Orleans
Super Weekend

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Pale Ale


Bishop’s Barrel No. 2 to be Released on Monday, February 18

The second release of our barrel aged series will be available in pubs and restaurants beginning Monday, February 18. BB2 is an old ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with cherries for 14 months. It’s delicious. And very different from BB1.

This is a beer for people who like their beers a little funkier, while not being a completely wild beer. The Chardonnay barrels came from Saintsbury, our founder Brock’s cousin’s winery in Napa, California where they ferment the Chardonnay in the barrels. On December 3, 2011, we filled the barrels with our Christmas Ale. We then added sour cherries to the barrels and put them up in our barrel room where they rested, fermented, aged and developed for the next 14 months.

Once it was time to move the 54 barrels of beer downstairs for packaging, we noticed that two barrels had a distinct Brettanomyces (wild yeast) character and two barrels had a sour lactic bacteria character. While on their own, these barrels didn’t have the flavors we were after, before dumping them we did a test blend with the rest of the barrels and discovered that the resulting blend was better than any of the barrels on their own. So they were blended in!

Here is our description of the beer: The nose is a combination of sour cherry, oaked chardonnay and a wild yeast character. The taste has cherry and light malt up front, chardonnay in the middle and finishes dry with a distinct tartness. The cherry throughout is a light note, never dominating.

Because of the very small amount of this beer that was brewed, it will only be available at bars and restaurants. Your best bet for finding it is places that normally carry our beers. Also, watch Facebook and Twitter for announcements about where you can find it.

AHA Membership Rally on Sunday, February 24

Already a homebrewer and a member of the American Homebrewers Association? Then this party is a great perk of membership! Want to join the AHA to take advantage of the resources and member benefits like a subscription to Zymurgy magazine and BrewTechTalk email forum? Then this is the event for you.

The cost for this event is a discounted membership to the AHA. The event itself will feature a brewery tour and raffle of AHA and Saint Arnold goodies.

Here are the details:

Event: American Homebrew Association Membership Rally

Date: Sunday, February 24

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Saint Arnold Brewery

Cost: AHA Membership

RSVP: Via this link

Other Fun Stuff

Drafthouse Films and Drafthouse Beer
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:40 PM
Come out to the brand new Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park to enjoy Divine Reserve No. 4 and watch a screening of Four Lions, the very first release from Drafthouse Films.
Learn all about the film here.

"Yours Brewly" at Whole Foods Waugh

Wednesday, February 13 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Lots of Saint Arnold on tap as well as truffle and beer pairings. While you’re there, you can buy your Valentine a growler or a six pack of Saint Arnold. That’s love.

BRC Beer Dinner

Thursday, February 14 – Seatings at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM

Divine Reserve No. 2 and cask conditioned Winter Stout will both be making appearances at this Valentine’s Day dinner. Please call BRC at 713-861-2233 for reservations.

Houston Lebowski Bash 2013

Saturday, March 2 – 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Dude is back in Houston for one night only, and he’s bringing his rug to The Orange Show! Join Saint Arnold, The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow and The Orange Show for a night of trivia, costume contests and live music… oh, and it’ll all end with an outdoor screening of the greatest movie of all time. There will be men’s and women’s costume contests, so be sure to come dressed as your favorite Lebowski character. Get all the information and purchase advance tickets here. Abide!

Free Press Houston 10th Anniversary Party

Friday, March 8 – Doors at 5:00 PM

It’s a celebration of all things Houston at 2727 Canal St. with live music from local acts that help make this city great. Come early. Stay late. Check out the performance lineup here.

Enjoy Santo at all Houston area
Cyclone Anaya’s locations!

Thanks for your support! We’re off to a great start for 2013. Don’t forget to recycle your six pack carriers and now four pack carriers too!


The Brew Crew
Aaron, Bennette, Beth, Brett, Brock, Casey, Chris, Crispy, Claire, Daniel, David, Deb, Dennis, Donny, Felix, Frank, Frank, Gonzo, James, Jeremy, Joe, Josh, Josh, Justin, Kathy, Kelsey, Kendra, Kevin, Kim, Lauren, Lennie, Mark, Mary, Michael, Michael, Nicole, Nicole, Phil, Ricardo, Robbie, Sam, Seth, Stephen, Tyler and Vince

Tour HallTours Weekdays at 3 PM and
Saturdays between 11 AM and 2 PM


Saint Arnold Brewing Company | 2000 Lyons | Houston | TX | 77020