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St. Arnold Divine Reserve #16, for Leap Day

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve

St. Arnold Divine Reserve #16 makes a very special debut on 2016’s Leap Day.

#16 is know as Adambier, a historic style popular in Dortmund, Germany. Adambier is malt-forward, with a hint of hops. St. Arnold Brewing Operations manager ran point on this recipe.

DR16 is a full bodied beer with layers of complexity.  There is a deep, rich maltiness that is balanced by the artful use of smoked malt.  While the smoke character is present, it is more subdued than you would find in a rauchbier.  There is a subtle Noble hop aroma and a slight caramel character that becomes more prominent as the beer warms up. The Kölsch yeast adds a light fruitiness.

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #16 will be available in 12 ounce and 22 ounce bottles, as well as draft.

Style: Adambier/Gratzer
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 22oz Bottles, Draft. One-off release
Debut: 2/29/16

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Saint Arnold Art Car IPA cans launch today

Saint Arnold Art Car IPA Can

Saint Arnold Art Car IPA has officially joined the Houston, Texas based brewery’s canned lineup today.

 Crafted using Pacific Northwest hops, Saint Arnold Art Car IPA boasts a fruity nose, and juicy citrus flavor.

The nose is a blend of apricot and tropical fruit and mango. The taste starts with a big bitter blood orange that morphs into mangos and sweet tropical fruits. There is a lightly sweet malt body that allows the hops to shine while there being a nice complexity to the flavors.

Saint Arnold Art Car IPA is the first beer released by the brewery that is exclusively available in 12 ounce cans and draft. The brewery launched cans earlier this year with Lawnmower, Santo, and more.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz cans, Draft
Release: October, 2015 (Cans)

7.1% ABV. 55 IBUs

Saint Arnold Art Car IPA is inspired by the fleet of hand painted artists created by local artists for the brewery. Label art by Houston graffiti artist, GONZO247. Car images below via Saint Arnold. 

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Saint Arnold Pumpkinator Returns

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator returns this October 19th, 2015.

St Arnold Pumpkinator started out as part of their Divine Reserve Series as Devine Reserve No.9.  It was so well recieved when it was released back in 2009 that they decided to brew this Imperial Stout/Pumpkin Ale again as a seasonal.  The Imperial Stout base has lots of pumpkin added to it and was dry spiced.

It is brewed with a combination of pale two row, caramel and black malts, Cascade and Liberty hops for a background hop flavor, pumpkin for a rich mouthfeel, molasses, brown sugar, spices and dry-spiced to make it feel like you just walked into your mom’s kitchen while she was cooking 37 pumpkin pies. It is the most expensive beer we have brewed.

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator is a 22 ounce bottle offering, in very limited quantities.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (Molasses, Brown Sugar, Spices)
Hops: Cascade, Liberty
Malts: Caramel, Two Row, Black,
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Fall seasonal

10% ABV

Check out Brewer Dennis Rhee, St. Arnold’s Most Interesting Man in the World, talking about brewing Pumpkinator:

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Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel #11 Released

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #11 is now available. The base beer, Endeavour, Saint Arnold’s double IPA, has been aging for four months in Smooth Ambler gin barrels. The brewery calls it “Gindeavour”.

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #11 started its journey in April when it hit the gin barrels. When the barrels were pulled the hops were a little too muted, so it was blended at a ration of 20% fresh imperial IPA.

It pours a beautiful copper color with an off white head. The nose is a spicy mix of hops, wood, juniper and a hint of bourbon. There is a bitter up front that is balanced with a nice malt backbone throughout. Piney, resiny hops balance with the juniper/gin character. There is a warming alcohol note in there too. The finish is focused with the hop bitter, malt and gin character all giving a pleasant linger.

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #11 is available in 12oz bottles, and draft in very limited quantities.

Style: Imperial IPA (Barrel Aged. Gin)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 9/21/15

10.1% ABV

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Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #10 Released Today

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #10 is now available. The base beer is a barleywine brewed for the brewery’s 20th Anniversary, that has been aging in Woodford Reserve barrels for nearly a year.

This beer pours a deep ruby color with a lingering khacki colored head. The aroma is caramel, bourbon and vanilla with slight wood and dark cherry notes. The taste is dark fruit with bourbon notes and lots of toffee sweetness that lingers without being cloying. This beer has a full body with soft carbonation.

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #10 is available in 12oz bottles, and draft.

Style: Barleywine (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 6/8/2015

12.7% ABV

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Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #9 Releases April 13th

Saint Arnold Bishop's Barrel 17

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #9 is available starting today. This edition is the brewery’s famous Pumpkinator, aged in bourbon barrels for seven months. The barrels are Woodford Reserve and Willett bourbon barrels.

BB9 pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The nose is pumpkin spice up front with oak, bourbon, vanilla and dark fruit in the background. The taste starts with sweet chocolate and pumpkin spice up front and finishes with a bit of alcohol heat and spices. This beer has a medium-full body with a soft mouthfeel.

Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #9 is available in 12oz bottles, and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Pumpkin, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Spices. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 4/13/15

12.9% ABV

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 15 Released Today

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 15

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 15 has been released today. The release is actually a redux of Divine Reserve No. 05, a Russian imperial stout released in 2007.

 is a beautifully balanced, all malt imperial stout with nice roast, chocolate and hop notes working together. And for a beer that comes in it at just over 10% ABV… it is surprisingly drinkable which is always what we strive for. This is a beer that can be enjoyed immediately, or if you have the patience, stored cold and enjoyed several years from now. DR5 came out in 2007 and is still incredible.

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 15 is available starting January 26th in 12oz bottles. The barrel aged version of the beer was recently released as Bishop’s Barrel #8.

Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Hops: Nugget, Willamette, Centennial
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited release.
Release: 1/26/15

10.1% ABV