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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

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Saint Arnold Creates Beer Brats

Saint Arnold has released a series of beer centric bratwursts, made with two of the brewery’s offerings.

Saint Arnold’s Executive Chef Ryan Savole teamed up with Kansas City’s Smithfield-Farmland (the largest pork supplier in the U.S.)

The result – Amber Ale and Santo Brats. You can find Saint Arnold Beer Brats at HEB and Central Market stores throughout Texas.

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Saint Arnold Cans Launch in February

Saint Arnold Cans

Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, TX) will begin canning in February.

The brewery is currently installing a new canning line from DFT Packaging USA. The line, expected to be live by mid-February, can do up to 160 cans a minute.

First cans from Saint Arnold will include Fancy Lawnmower Beer (kolsch, 4.9%), and Santo (Black Kolsch, 4.7%).

12oz cans should hit the market late-February to early-March, 2015.

Summer Pils will join the can lineup in April.

Images via Saint Arnold Brewing

Saint Arnold Canning Equipment

The can filler, on the ground at the brewery

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5 To Return as Bishop Barrel #8

Saint Arnold Brewing (Houston, TX) will re-release Divine Reserve #5 as Bishop’s Barrel #8 in the series..

Divine Reserve #5 was a Russian Imperial Stout that is among the brewery’s best, and highest rated. The brewery re-brewed the award winning recipe and have been aging it in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for going on two years.

12oz bottles of Divine Reserve #8 in Texas and Louisiana starting Monday, January 12th.

Style: Russian Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release.
Arrival: 1/12/15

11% ABV, 38 IBUs

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Saint Arnold Icon Red Sorachi Ace Released

Saint Arnold Icon Red Sorachi Ace Dubbel

Saint Arnold Brewing Co (Houston, TX) releases Icon Red in the market this week.

As the name suggests, Saint Arnold Icon Red Sorachi Ace is a Belgian-style dubbel, that highlights this historical hop.

“We wanted to use the classic Dubbel style as a baseline and throw in something interesting and unique to make it more relevant for Texas craft beer fans seeking new and innovative beer,” said Brewer Eddie Gutierrez, who cut his teeth as a home brewer before jumping from a career as a mechanical engineer in the oil patch to brewing professionally. “We did a blind taste test comparing the test batch side-by-side against many of the classic Belgian Dubbels that craft beer drinkers love and our batch did really well, so I think people who appreciate the style will really enjoy this fresh take on it.”

Sorachi Ace was developed over 30 years ago for Sapporo [Brewery] in Japan. Saint Arnold Icon Red Sorachi Ace will be available in 12oz bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-style Dubbel
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Malts: Pils (Base), Munich, Honey, Chocolate and Caramunich malts

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release
Arrival: Thanksgiving Week, 2014

8% ABV

 

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Saint Arnold Cans, A Possibility

Saint Arnold Summer Pils Cans

The oldest craft brewery in Texas looks to be gearing up for canned offerings. Artwork for Saint Arnold Summer Pils has surfaced.

The brewery, which has been shipping craft beer since June of 1994, offers their lineup in 12oz and 22oz bottles and draft.

Seasonal offering Summer Pils could soon be available in 12oz cans for the first time.

Beer Street Journal has reached out to the brewery for more information.

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Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #7 Hits

Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (Houston, TX) Bishop’s Barrel No. 7 arrives today. This 7th release in the series is an imperial stout that spent 11 months in bourbon barrels.

It was more than a year ago that Bishop Barrel 7 was brewed. In June of 2013, Saint Arnold transferred it to Woodford Reserve barrels where waited patiently.

But first there is Bishop’s Barrel No. 7, a bourbon barrel Imperial Stout that pours a deep black with rich notes of bourbon and chocolate.  The grain bill for Bishop’s Barrel No. 7 is slightly different than for Bishop’s Barrel No. 1 and Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 (also both bourbon barrel Imperial Stouts) resulting in a slightly sweeter, rounder character to the beer.

Saint Arnold Bishop Barrel 7 is very limited, and only available in Texas and Louisiana.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. TX & LA

11% ABV, 49 IBUs

Previous Saint Arnold Bishop Barrel Releases: 

#6 – Pumpkinator, aged in Rum Barrels
#5 – Wee Heavy in Bourbon Barrels
#4 – Weizenbock in Bourbon, with Cocoa Nibs
#3 – Imperial Stout in Bourbon
#2 – Old Ale in Chardonnay with Cherries
#1 – Imperial Stout in bourbon barrels