Saint Arnold – Spring Bock, New Maintenance Position & AHA Rally!
Dear Saint Arnold’s Army:
Things to watch for this Sunday during the Super Bowl:
- The Saint Arnold nanosecond ad during the first quarter.
- The Saint Arnold blimp flying over your house.
- Your refrigerator well stocked with Saint Arnold.
It is excusable if you miss the first two, but don’t miss the third!
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
Welcome to spring! Bottles of Spring Bock began shipping last week. If you didn’t get enough of Winter Stout, don’t despair. It will still be on draft for a couple more weeks.
WHAT’S WITH THE NEW BOTTLE SHAPE?
You may notice when you next pick up a six pack of Saint Arnold that the bottles have a little different shape – more angular shoulder, larger label area. That is because we sold more cases than our bottle manufacturer projected and they temporarily ran out of our usual bottle. So our choices were to switch bottles for a while or to stop brewing. It was an easy choice. Our usual bottles should be returning in March.
HIRING FOR A NEW MAINTENANCE TEAM MEMBER
Are you that person who can fix anything? Do you derive great satisfaction from working on a house, car or yard? Are you not satisfied until it has been completed perfectly? Have you ever wanted to work at Saint Arnold?
We are hiring for somebody to work with Justin on plant, building and grounds maintenance. We have our work cut out for us between keeping our current plant running while building a new brewery at the same time. Plus, by renovating an old building, we have guaranteed ourselves a lifetime of upkeep. If this position is screaming your name, please email or fax a resume to Kathy ([email protected] or fax to 713-686-9474). You can also stop by the brewery to fill out an application. Click Here for a full job description.
DID YOU KNOW WE ARE A CUSTOMER-OWNED BREWERY?
It’s true! We had a private offering last year in which 80 customers became owners. After all, what better shareholders could Saint Arnold have than the people who already enjoy the beers! And founders count as customers too.
COME JOIN THE AHA AT OUR ANNUAL AHA RALLY ON FEBRUARY 15
Do you or have you ever wanted to homebrew? If the answer to either of these questions is “Yes”, then you should become a member of the American Homebrewers Association, a great homebrewing resource as well as a community of beer enthusiasts. The fun will include:
- Tapping a cask.
- Trying other interesting beers not usually available.
- Entry forms for the 2009 BBBB homebrew competition (this year’s style is Strong Scotch Ale) and perhaps your recipe could be produced as a Divine Reserve!
- Hot dogs.
- Homebrewing demonstration.
- Meet local homebrew shop representatives.
The only cost for admission to this great event is membership in the AHA.
When: Sunday, February 15 1 – 3 PM
Where: Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Cost of admission: An annual membership in the AHA. Usually this costs $38, but this one day only it will be $33!! What a deal! (You may bring a spouse/significant other). Additional savings on 2 year memberships (regularly $68, special at $58) and 3 year memberships (regularly $97, special at $87)
Benefits of AHA membership:
- Zymurgy magazine subscription for a year (6 issues full of beer info and homebrewing tips)
- Pub discount program lets AHA members receive discounts at participating pubs
- Book and special event discounts (like the Great American Beer Festival)
- AHA TechTalk forum
More info on the AHA at http://beertown.org/homebrewing/membership.html
Please RSVP to Ann ([email protected] or 713-686-9494). New or renewing members need to give Ann the following info:
Name, Phone, Email, Current, renewing or new AHA member, Homebrew Club (not required).
Construction activity at the new building is picking up. Parts of the foundation have been poured and erection of the shell should begin soon.
Thanks again for all your support! And remember to recycle your six pack carriers with us.
The Brew Crew
Ann, Bobby, Brett, Brock, Chris, Daniel, Felix, Frank, James, John, Justin, Kathy, Kendra, Lennie, Mary, Michael, Nicholas, Nicklaus, Pedro, Phil, Sam and Vince
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2522 Fairway Park Drive
Houston, TX 77092
Tours Every Saturday at 1:00 pm