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:
Now, for our annual tips for maximum enjoyment:
- Precoating: Try to eat something before commencing the crawl.
- 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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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
This holiday season, do your shopping at Saint Arnold via our online shop or here at the brewery.
Sorachi Ace Dubbel
|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 WoodlandsSaturday, 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 CityThursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM
Thank you as always for the support!
The Brew Crew
Aaron, Alex, Allison, Andrew (2), Ashlynn, Ben (2), Bennette, Bob, Brenton, Brock (2), Bryan, 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)
Saturdays: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(Tours at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00)