HOUSTON, January 31, 2011 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest craft brewery in Texas, held its 4th Annual One Pot Showdown over the weekend. A record 50 teams competed to see who could cook the most tasty and creative dish using Saint Arnold beer as an ingredient. The champion's pot was awarded to The Eatsie Boys for their Lawn & Sea Stew, a mussel stew with chorizo made with Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Ale.
Second place was awarded to The One Pot Wenches for their Turkey and Collard Greens made with Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Ale. Coming in third place was The Carnies (winner of the 1st Annual One Pot Showdown in 2008) for their Texas WHEATies -- Saint Arnold Texas Wheat braised sausage stuffed inside a Texas Wheat pancake.
Saint Arnold arranged with the City of Houston to shut down Lyons Avenue in front of the brewery and welcomed hundreds of hungry craft beer lovers who enjoyed the culinary creations along with Saint Arnold beer. It was a recipe for a good time -- part street party and part cooking competition.
Judges included Houston Chronicle Beer Writer Ronnie Crocker, Houston Press Food Editor Katharine Shilcutt, home brewing expert Doak Proctor, channel 13 reporter Miya Shay and Saint Arnold Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner. Prior to announcing the winners of the One Pot Showdown, Wagner handed a check totaling $3,800 to Noah's Kitchen, which provides the less fortunate with food, gently used clothing and the resources that will help them find medical help, shelter, employment and housing.
Here is a link to the recipe for Lawn and Sea Stew.
Here is a link to the recipe for Texas WHEATies.
About Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing's ten brews are made and sold by the company’s staff of 29 dedicated employees. The brewery 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.
See more in the Houston Press, "Saint Arnold's 4th Annual One Pot Showdown."