Saint Arnold Brewing Company Releases Bishop’s Barrel No. 4 Today
Weizenbock with cocoa nibs aged for one year in oak bourbon barrels available in pubs and restaurants
HOUSTON, August 12, 2013 – Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, is releasing Bishop’s Barrel No. 4 today. The latest offering of Saint Arnold’s small batch barrel aged series of beers, Bishop’s Barrel No. 4 is a weizenbock aged in bourbon barrels from Woodford Reserve with cocoa nibs from Tejas Chocolate.
Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel is a series of beers that have been aged in barrels specifically chosen to enhance and complement the characteristics of the underlying beers. Each batch of Bishop’s Barrel is distinguished by the number on the neck label. Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 4 is the first weizenbock in the series. Because of the small amount of beer produced from the barrels, it will only be available in pubs and restaurants throughout Texas and Louisiana.
“This beer is delicious, with notes of bourbon, chocolate and banana in this beer, almost like a banana split made with chocolate ice cream,” said Saint Arnold Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner. “During the aging process, we found that much of the weizen yeast character had diminished in the barrels, so we countered that by creating a blend of 90 percent barrel-aged weizenbock with 10 percent fresh weizenbock.”
Specifications of Bishop’s Barrel No. 4:
Style: Bourbon Barrel Weizenbock with Cocoa Nibs
Original Gravity: 1.073
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol: 7.9% ABV prior to barreling
9.9% ABV after barreling
As a special added bonus, Saint Arnold plans to release Saint Arnold Weizenbock – the fresh unblended beer used in Bishop’s Barrel No. 4. Starting today, Saint Arnold Weizenbock will be available on draft only in pubs and restaurants throughout Texas and Louisiana.
The weizenbock is a strong, malty, fruity, wheat-based ale that combines the best flavors of a dunkelweizen with the rich strength and body of a bock. It is lightly-hopped, which allows the character of the yeast and malt to shine.
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About Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing’s seven year round beers, seven seasonal beers and three special release lines are made and sold by the company’s staff of 50 dedicated employees. Ranked 45th on the Brewers Association list of top craft breweries, Saint Arnold was listed by USA Today as one of the “10 great places to see what’s brewing in beer,” and Smart Meetings magazine named it among the “Top 5 breweries to host an event.” Saint Arnold is located at 2000 Lyons Avenue and its brewery tour and tasting is offered every weekday at 3:00 P.M. and Saturdays starting at 11 A.M. For more information on Saint Arnold’s five year-round and five seasonal beers as well as root beer, log on to www.saintarnold.com.