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Howdy, Pint Jockeys! In honor of the upcoming Texas Independence Day (March 2), this Texas Tuesday we’re highlighting the all-Texas lineup at this week’s tasting events.

On Thursday, February 21, craft beer lovers in Beaumont, Texas City and Victoria will be among the first to taste the much-anticipated second release in Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel series (read a little more about Bishop’s Barrel No. 2 and where to find it below)! Everyone will also enjoy Saint Arnold Spring Bock, Southern Star Pine Belt, Southern Star Old Potentate, Rahr & Sons Iron Thistle and ZiegenBock!

The bonus beer in Texas City is Cornel’s Maelstrom. Victoria tasting-goers will sample Lone Star Bock and Beaumonters will enjoy Texas BIG BEER Big Texas Blonde.

All tastings are free and open to adults ages 21 and older. We’ll see you at one of the three Del Papa Distribution Centers on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m.!

Del Papa Distribution Center * Hospitality Room * 1220 I-45 * Texas City, TX 77591

Del Papa Distribution Center * Hospitality Room * 3907 E. Rio Grande * Victoria, TX 77807

Del Papa Distribution Center * Hospitality Room * 410 I-10 South * Beaumont, TX 77707

bishops barrel 2And now, a quick bit about Saint Arnold’s newly-released Bishop’s Barrel No. 2: It’s an old ale, aged in Chardonnay barrels with cherries for 14 months. The nose is a combination of sour cherry, oaked chardonnay and a wild yeast character. The taste has cherry and light malt up front, chardonnay in the middle and finishes dry with a distinct tartness. The cherry throughout is a light note, never dominating.

“BB2” is only available in bars and restaurants, so pay an extra visit your favorite stomping grounds this week. We’ll be posting BB2 sightings on our Facebook page, and you can also search the hashtag #bb2 on Twitter.

‘Til Thursday, cheers!


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A Texas Tuesday Brew Worth Waiting For

We’re finally feeling the cool, fall weather in Southeast Texas and we couldn’t be happier, Pint Jockeys! In honor of the changing seasons, today’s Texas Tuesday post is all about a fall favorite we’ll have to wait another month to get our hands on– the Saint Arnold Pumpkinator.

According to our Saint Arnold friends, the Pumpkinator is “a big, black” beer “full of spice and flavor.” Some of you may remember it by its original name and release date – it was the Divine Reserve 9 brew in 2009. The imperial pumpkin stout was so popular it became a seasonal regular in the Saint Arnold lineup.

Here’s a fun fact for you Saint Arnold lovers: Pumpkinator is the most expensive beer for Saint Arnold to brew. And no wonder; it’s brewed with a “combination of pale two row, caramel and black malts, Cascade and Liberty hops for a background hop flavor, pumpkin for a rich mouthfeel, molasses and brown sugar, and spiced and dry-spiced.” That’s a whole lot of goodness in one 22-oz. bottle.

Pumpkinator is best enjoyed at 50°F or warmer. And while we’ve still got a month ‘til we can enjoy this Texas brew, that won’t stop us from talking—and dreaming—about the Pumpkinator now.

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