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Pumpkinator 2016 Coming Monday

The Great Pumpkinator will be arriving on this Monday, October 17. This orgy of spices and pumpkin and chocolate malts will be making its annual appearance. (Please note that not every account that is getting Pumpkinator will get it on Monday - some have other delivery days during the week.)

Everything is a little over the top with this beer which perversely makes it balanced. Beyond the big malt bill, it has pumpkin (lots of it), molasses, brown sugar and a healthy load of spices. It's 10% ABV which makes it a dessert by itself or the perfect accompaniment to your holiday meal. It is also helpful in coping with those relatives who are convinced that the rest of the world agrees with their politics and you are dying to hear about them.  

This is a beer that ages magnificently. Many really enjoy it most after a year or two. If you do want to lay some down, it is best to age this beer at cold temperatures (your refrigerator is highly recommended over your closet).

Where to Find Pumpkinator 2016

Looking for Pumpkinator on tap? Maybe on cask with added deliciousness? Perhaps you want to enjoy a bourbon barrel aged version or try it alongside a previous year's release.

See a full list of Pumpkinator events on our website.

Ye Olde Pub Night at Saint Arnold
Friday, October 14 - 5:00 - 10:00 PM


Come one, come all! Get a leg up and a head start on the Renaissance Themed Faire festivities at Saint Arnold since you can't quaff our libations upon their hallowed grounds.

Frothy mugs of our beer (known throughout the Southern realm to be the finest), turkey legs, and trivia will be had by all. Bodices may rip! Good times and general merriment will be found for ye on Friday, October 14 at Ye Olde Pub Night at the brewery.

Pull up those tights, lace up those corsets and polish your gauntlet knobs for an elegant Renaissance Costume Contest during a theme-appropriate Renaissance-esque Geeks Who Drink Trivia! The contest and trivia will commence sharp at 7:00 PM. Be there!

Some special guests will even join us - the German Court from the Texas Renaissance Festival will be on hand in their traditional German outfits. They enjoy everything Germany has to offer, so it makes sense for them to be at Ye Olde Pub Night!

Alas, in addition to Renaissance themed menus from none other than Saint Arnold Executive Chef Sir Franklin Mint, a turkey leg eating contest will also occur! A regal Turkey Leg Eating Contest will get underway around 6:45 PM, contestants will be chosen at 6:00PM - first come, first to take part!

As with all of our Pub Nights, admission is free.

Saint Arnold Variety Packs are Now Available!

We know how difficult it can be to decide between your favorite beers at the grocery store. There are so many great beers in such a wide variety of styles. We're doing our little part to make your decision easier.

Many of you have been asking us for Variety Packs for years. Some of you have been asking us for decades. Our brand new Variety Packs - featuring Fancy Lawnmower, 5 O'Clock Pils, Art Car IPA and Santo - are for y'all.

These 12 packs of 12 oz cans are hitting the market now. As with most things, exact availability depends on the store, but they will continue to pop up at HEB, Spec's and Kroger throughout October.

Side note: From a packaging and logistics standpoint, Variety Packs are an all-hands-on-deck activity. To help out the guys downstairs, we decided to turn it into a team building exercise! For our Variety Pack runs, employees from all departments pitch in to put them together... together. We laugh, we cry, we package. And when we're done, Variety Packs are born.

10th Annual Day of the Dead Rock Stars
at Cactus Music on Saturday, October 15

It's ten years gone, but the song plays on! This Saturday, local artist (and creator of our Santo label) Carlos Hernandez and the Record Ranch Gallery (located inside Cactus Music) present Day of the Dead Rock Stars: Ten Years Gone. This unique exhibit will memorialize deceased recording artists from rock, country, jazz and blues in honor of Día de los Muertos. The artist's reception, which is open to the public, will take place from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

To celebrate, we will provide plenty of Santo, the only beer that seemed fitting. The evening will also include live music and a DJ spinning records in the Record Ranch Gallery.

Check out all of the participating artists.

College Football Game Day Sausage Fest
at Doc's Bar & Grill on Saturday, October 22

Not a whole lot beats brats on the grill served with mustard while watching college football in October. Next Saturday, our friends at Doc's on Westheimer will have all of that at their College Football Game Day Sausage Fest. That means $4 Saint Arnold brews, $4 bratwursts and delicious Saint Arnold beer mustard to spread on them.

It should be be a packed house, so be sure to grab a seat early. The patio at Doc's is always dog friendly, so bring the pup out too!

Houston BBQ Throwdown 2016 at Saint Arnold
Sunday, November 20 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM


If you haven't noticed, we're big BBQ fans here at Saint Arnold. What's that? You are too? Perfect! You're going to want to join us at the brewery in November for the 2nd Annual Houston BBQ Throwdown, which will feature some of the best smoked meats our city has to offer.

This event is a collaboration with the Houston Barbecue Festival - folks that are huge fans of the Houston BBQ scene as well. In that spirit, BBQ joints from around the area will be serving one dish that represents their interpretation of Houston-style barbecue. Along with a panel of judges, you will sample all of the dishes and decide on your favorite. The blind judging process will be accompanied by a People's Choice award.

Participating restaurants include (subject to change): Blood Bros. BBQ,Brooks' Place BBQ(Judge's winner from 2015),The Brisket House,Corkscrew BBQ(People's Choice winner from 2015),Feges BBQ,Jackson Street BBQ, Killen's STQ,Pappa Charlies Barbeque,The Pit Room,Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue,Ray's BBQ Shack,andRoegel's Barbecue Co,Tejas Chocolate Craftory,Tin Roof BBQ, with more to come.

Tickets are $60 and include beer and samples of each competition dish. Space is limited.

Get your Houston BBQ Throwdown tickets here.


2016 BikeHouston Moonlight Ramble
Saturday, October 22 at 11:59 PM

Have you ever wanted to start a bike ride at 11:59 PM? Perfect! Come out on Saturday, October 22 for BikeHouston's 44th Annual Moonlight Ramble, a casual ride starting at the brewery geared towards riders of all skill levels.

Register to ride here.


Untapped Fest Houston at Discovery Green
Saturday, October 22

Truly one of our favorite beer festivals each year, Untapped is held at lovely Discovery Green park in Downtown Houston. It's bigger than ever for 2016 with over 60 breweries and a music lineup headlined by Dr. Dog and Neon Indian.

We'll be bringing out a plethora of beers and once again hosting the Saint Arnold Game Garden, which will include ping pong, foosball, cornhole and giant Jenga. New for this year will be our Art Car Garden, featuring several of the Art Cars you've seen us driving around town or in the Art Car Parade.

Tickets are on sale now and start at $29. The first 100 people to follow this link and use the promo code TapSaintArnold will get a brewery pass good for a Classic Beer Tasting Package or Saturday admission.

Other Fun Stuff

Fall Flights to Feed the Hungry at Your Pie
Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 - 4:00 - 11:00 PM
Build your own pizzas paired with flights of Houston craft beer.
10% of all proceeds will be donated to Houston Food Bank.

Saint Arnold Night at Pink's Pizza, UH Campus
Thursday, October 27 at 5:00 PM

Special Saint Arnold Menu at The Burger Joint
Tuesday, October 25
Our Executive Chef Ryan Savoie joins the folks at The Burger Joint for a menu
featuring a Bratburger, Pumpkinator Milkshakes and more. With beer of course!

Beer Hall Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Visit Us | Food & Beer Menu

Article via Saint Arnold's blog.


Specialized Insurance for Craft Brewers

Spoilage, recalls and liquor liability are all concerns for craft brewers. Our specialized Craft Brewers Advantage insurance solution offers top-rated coverage at very competitive rates. Our experts focus on protecting your business from the risks unique to the craft brewing industry, so that you can focus on what you do best: brewing quality beer, ales, stouts and lagers. We offer insurance for a wide of breweries: 

  • Regional Craft Breweries
  • Contract Breweries
  • Micro-Breweries
  • Regional Breweries
  • Selected Brew Pubs

More value for craft brewers

Our underwriting, claims, and risk management professionals have been working with craft brewers for years. We offer comprehensive solutions that are cost-effective and convenient. We can help tailor your craft brewer’s insurance policy to meet your needs, and even offer convenient, automated premium payments to fit your budget.

End-to-end insurance solutions for craft breweries

We offer craft brewers products to help protect their property, autos, employees, and customers: 

  • Commercial Package Policy
  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Auto
  • Commercial Follow Form Excess and Umbrella 
  • Workers’ Compensation (Limited Appetite)

 
Specialized coverages and endorsements for craft brewers include:

  • Equipment Breakdown Coverage
  • Liquor Liability Coverage (state-specific)
  • Proprietary Brewers & Vintners Spoilage and Contamination Coverage
  • Property in Transit Coverage
  • Beer Leakage Endorsement
  • Aggregate Limits per Location provided in our suite of General Liability broadening coverages
  • Product Withdrawal Coverage

In addition, we offer specialized insurance products that offer craft brewers enhanced protection. 

  • Inland Marine (Transit Coverage)
  • Ocean Cargo
  • Miscellaneous Professional Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Fidelity & Crime
  • Commercial Surety (Alcohol Tax Bond)

Contact the professionals at G & H Financial Insurance for more information on the specialized insurance coverages for your craft brewery or business at 281-395-5497 or click here to have an agent contact you


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