dr12_bottle_12_oz-small.jpgHOUSTON, July 11, 2012 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, wants to make the Texas Children’s Hospital IBD Center the leading center in the country for the treatment and study of IBD related diseases.  With that in mind, on Sunday, July 15th the brewery will host the Feast of Saint Arnold, part medieval feast, part fundraiser for Texas Children’s Hospital IBD Center / Gastroenterology Clinic. 

As part of the celebration, Saint Arnold Brewing will tap a cask of the highly anticipated Divine Reserve No. 12, the first new release of the brewery’s small batch series in more than a year. Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 12 is an ‘Old Ale’ inspired by home brewer David Rogers’ winning recipe from the 2011 Big Batch Brew Bash. Rogers spent a day at the brewery earlier this year participating in brewing what the craft beer community is calling ‘DR12.’

The Feast of Saint Arnold will feature dishes prepared by Scott Castell of Saltgrass Steakhouse. Each dish incorporates a Saint Arnold beer or root beer. Dishes of beef, pork, seafood and poultry will fill each table, and diners will be invited to sample each. They can either eat with utensils or their fingers, whatever feels right. Plus, this is no black-tie affair. Attire is ‘brewery formal,’ which only precludes flip-flops. 

“At Saint Arnold Brewing Company, we focus on two things: beer and community,” said brewery Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner. “We feel we are at our best when the two come together. The Feast is the crown jewel of all the events we put on at the brewery. We think St. Arnold himself would be proud.”

The Feast of Saint Arnold Week honors St. Arnold of Metz, for whom the brewery is named. St. Arnold was renowned for his piousness and generosity to the poor as well as his promotion of beer as a safe and healthy beverage.  His actual feast day is July 18.

A limited number of individual tickets for the Feast are available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e61tumtlcbde2161&llr=fhrfcudab. Cost is $95 with proceeds going to the TCH IBD Clinic. Doors will open at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, and The Feast of Saint Arnold will commence at 5:45. The Great Hall at Saint Arnold Brewing Company is located at 2000 Lyons Ave. in Houston.

For additional information, visit http://www.saintarnold.com/news/index.html.

About Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brewing's 13 brews are made and sold by the company’s staff of 41 dedicated employees. Ranked 43rd 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.