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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

…Well, maybe not quite yet. Even though it’s the first week of November, 75 degrees outside, and we’re still rocking shorts, we’ve got the holidays on our mind. And with Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season in just 16 days (did we just send you into a panic?), we’ve got a lot to look forward to.

No, we’re not talking about gift-giving, caroling or family get-togethers – though all those are nice – we’re talking about the fantastic lineup of winter seasonals coming to stores, and hopefully in Christmas stockings, near you. Our Texas Tuesday seasonal pick of the week? Saint Arnold Christmas Ale.

Saint Arnold’s Christmas Ale is rich and hearty, perfect for the holiday season. Featuring a malty sweetness and spicy hop character, the generous use of five different malts is responsible for the full flavor and high alcohol level of this beer. Saint Arnold Christmas Ale is best consumed at 45° Fahrenheit and is recommended to pair with fruit cake, Christmas pudding and squash bisque. YUM!

Tell us, Pint Jockeys, which winter seasonals have you tried and loved lately? Can’t wait to hear your favorites!

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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