(Houston, TX) — Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, is among the six craft breweries participating in “Hops for Heroes.” The initiative, which involves brewing and bottling Homefront IPA later this spring, will raise funds for Operation Homefront. A creation of Major League Pitcher Chris Ray and Fremont Brewing Company, Hops for Heroes began last year in Seattle. In 2012, it expands into five new markets, including Texas: · St. Arnold, Houston, TX · Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA · 21st Amendment, San Francisco, CA · Cigar City, Tampa, FL · Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO Homefront IPA is a collaborative beer developed in 2011 by Fremont Brewing Company and Center of the Universe Brewing Company in order to raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront (operationhomefront.net), a charity that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Aged on oak bats donated from Louisville Slugger, this IPA is more than just flavorful — it improves the lives of our soldiers. All proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to Operation Homefront. The expansion into these breweries and the support from our generous sponsors — Hops Direct, LLC, The County Malt Group, Louisville Slugger, Great Western Malting Co., Brewers Supply Group, and Rahr Malting Group — makes for a promising 2012. Baseball ambassadors and special events will be announced in the upcoming weeks.