On Monday, January 16th, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 17 will hit shelves.
A Baltic porter has been chosen for this 17th edition of Divine Reserve – a style that dates back to the 18th century (at least.) Baltic porters are much more robust then your average porter, as well as higher in alcohol by volume is higher.
The Saint Arnold brewing team used Munich malt, plus chocolate wheat and brown malt in order to give this beer a roasty flavor that isn’t overly cloying.
This was all achieved using a combination of Munich malt as the base malt with Chocolate Wheat and Brown malt to give the color and roast and flaked oats to round out the body. A healthy amount of Perle hops creates a balancing bitterness that is disguised by the body of the beer. The Old Bavarian lager yeast used in this beer is the same yeast used in Saint Arnold 5 O’ Clock Pils, Spring Bock and Summer Pils, and is the first lager brew for the Divine Reserve series.
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 17 is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft at select locations in Texas and Louisiana.
Style: Baltic Porter
Malts: Chocolate Wheat, Munich, Borwn
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
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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.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 22oz Bottles, Draft. One-off release
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.
Tomorrow, July 31st – Saint Arnold releases Divine Reserve #12.
DR12 is an old ale and was inspired by David Rogers’ winning entry in the 2011 Big Batch Brew Bash. There are two definitions of Old Ales. The first is an ale in the old style, which refers to an ale bigger than regular ales. This was the more common definition up to 15 years ago. Our Christmas Ale is an example of this style. The newer definition is a very high alcohol ale that has been aged. This is what DR12 is, except that you have to supply the aging. We did condition DR12 in the fermenters for over 2 months.
DR12 is a very big ale with the high alcohol (10%) creating a spicy malt and hop flavor. Aging will allow the alcohol to oxidize and create sherry flavors that will round out the beer. It will age best if stored cold. This beer will come into its own in a year and should be drinking great 5 years from now.
Style: Old Ale
Availability: Draft, 12 oz bottles. Limited 22oz bombers t00.
Edition #12 in Saint Arnold Brewing (Houston, TX) Divine Reserve Series arrives on July 31, 2012.This edition is an old ale based on the 2011 Big Batch Brew Bash home brew competition winning recipe by David Rogers.
Each release is a one-off recipe with no specific style guidelines.
Style: Old Ale
Availability: 12 oz bottles
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