Auction of special tasting of Divines 1-7 from St. Arnold
Auction of special tasting of Divines 1-7, Grow a Donegal & Win a Blu-Ray and much, much more!
Dear Saint Arnold’s Army:
Christmas is coming soon, and in a shocking turn of events, we actually brewed enough Christmas Ale to last almost till Christmas! Our distributor will run out later this week, but hopefully it will still be on the shelves of your favorite store this weekend. Winter Stout was just bottled and is ready to fill the shelves as soon as the Christmas Ale is gone.
THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SOMEBODY (OR YOURSELF)
We have put on eBay the opportunity for you and up to 3 of your friends to sample Divine Reserve Nos. 1 through 7 with brewer Brock Wagner (beers not included – see below for how that works). Brock will sit down with the group and all 5 people (Brock will be enjoying the beers with you) will taste each beer, discuss how the recipe came to be, the style and flavors in the beer, and how it is aging. These beers proved very popular and all sold out within a day at most retailers. Saint Arnold held back a few cases of each release and locked them up in the cold box for aging. All have aged spectacularly.
All proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Orange Show to support the Art Car Parade, the Orange Show monument, the Beer Can House and other activities of this great Houston organization.
A mutually acceptable time and place for the tasting will be arranged after the completion of the auction. It can be anyplace (office, home, etc.) as long as it is in the Houston area. (If there is interest, we may do this again in other Texas cities, so email us separately about that.)
The beer: The winner of this auction will be earning the right to purchase two bottles each of Divine Reserves 1-7 (thus, 14 bottles total), from a local retailer for the tasting. Only the winner will have the secret password. There will be no other way to purchase these bottles. Estimated budget for this purchase: $40. This expense is separate from and not included in the auction.
Happy bidding! – click here for the auction
TRADITIONAL LAST CASK OF CHRISTMAS ALE TAPPING
We will be at the Stag’s Head next Monday, December 22 to tap the final cask of Christmas Ale. We will be there between 6 PM and 8 PM. This is a fun way to begin the Christmas week.
GROW A DONEGAL – WIN A BLU-RAY PLAYER
Start strategizing your facial hair growth plan since we will again be holding our Donegal Beard Growing competition. To compete, you must check in with us, clean-shaven, between Saturday, December 27 and Saturday, January 3. (You can come in to have your photo taken either during the tour or anytime during the week.) Another option is to send us a picture of yourself with the day’s newspaper (kidnapper style) if you can’t get here. Photoshopping the newspaper into an older picture will result in very bad karma. Clean-shaven means no facial hair. Sideburns must be cut at least halfway up the ear. Judging will occur at our St. Patrick’s Day Party. We will have two categories: people who work here and people who don’t work here. Both categories’ victors will be awarded a Blu-Ray DVD player (Sylvania NB500SL9 – the top rated one according to Consumer Reports). Previous winners are ineligible to win for 2 years. We plan on seeking qualified, independent judges for the finale.
CRUISE WITH SAINT ARNOLD IN 2009
We will be cruising again to the Caribbean in 2009 having had so much fun with our 2008 cruise, although this time we will be going in November. We will be bringing lots of Saint Arnold on board too. Everybody who went on the last cruise can attest to the fact that this was a great value for a vacation. Just don’t spend too long in the casino! We will follow the same course stopping in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The dates are Nov. 8 to Nov. 15, 2009. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Nannette or Laura at CruiseCats at 713-462-1186 or 800-699-6631.
Thank you for making 2008 a tremendous year! Our sales are up close to 30% because of your support. Our new building is progressing steadily. We are currently working on the foundation. Our brewhouse is on a boat floating to us from Germany and will be here soon (although we will have to find someplace to store it since the building is way behind schedule).
We hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season.
The Brew Crew
Ann, Bobby, Brett, Brock, Chris, Daniel, Frank, James, John, Justin, Kathy, Kendra, Lennie, Michael, Nicholas, Nick, Pedro, Phil, Sam and Vince
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2522 Fairway Park Drive
Houston, TX 77092
Tours Every Saturday at 1:00 pm