Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Saint Arnold Dumps 11,000 Gallons

HOUSTON - Saint Arnold announced it had to dump 11,000 gallons of its first batch of the new Santo beer, delaying its release from the initially scheduled date of September 1st.

According to a press release: "After filtering a batch this week and getting it ready for packaging we tasted it. It was good, but it was missing that spark that separates a good beer from a great beer." Rather than proceed with bottling and distribution, owner and founder Brock Wagner decided to dispose of the entire initial batch and start again with a few recipe modifications.

No official rescheduled release date has been announced but a first batch should be available by October.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Divine Reserve No. 11 Year-Round

HOUSTON - In a brief Twitter announcement, Saint Arnold owner Brock Wagner confirmed that the Divine Reserve No. 11 will be produced as a year-round beer sometime next year.

A name for the new beer, a double IPA and the most recent of the Divine Reserve series, has not yet been determined.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Karbach Hopadillo IPA

HOUSTON - Another label approval has been obtained by new brewer Karbach Brewing for their Hopadillo IPA.

Recent Facebook messages indicate the brewery is currently in production and should have beers available for sale to the public by mid-September.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wicked Beaver Brewing Opens

WOLFFORTH - Wicked Beaver Brewing has become the latest Texas craft brewery, receiving their state licensing this week.

Located just southwest of Lubbock, brewers Michael Adams and Che Shadle are planning to have beers available for their first public events by mid-September.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saint Arnold Centenni-Ale

HOUSTON - Saint Arnold has received label approval for two new beers of a seemingly limited edition series named Centenni-Ale to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rice University.

No word yet on intended styles for these beers, named simply Centenni-Ale Blonde Ale and Centenni-Ale Dark Ale, nor when or how widely these beers will be available.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator

HOUSTON - Saint Arnold has announced it will rebrand their popular Divine Reserve No. 9, the imperial pumpkin stout, and release it as a fall seasonal beer named Pumpkinator.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Ranger Creek RE:SESSION

SAN ANTONIO - Ranger Creek is releasing a new series of limited-run beers named RE:SESSION, with the first two beers available now at select locations in San Antonio, Austin and Houston.

With economic pun in hand, this product line will focus on more sessionable beers unlike most expensive, high-gravity limited releases. The first two beers are the RE:SESSION IPA at 5.5% and 55 IBUs and the RE:SESSION Wheat at 5.1%.