Saint Arnold Brewing Company Releases Divine Reserve No. 13
Highly anticipated Belgian Quadrupel rolls into stores, restaurants and bars
HOUSTON, March 18, 2013 – Craft beer enthusiasts throughout Texas and Louisiana are expected to pay close attention to Twitter and Facebook today as Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest craft brewery in Texas (www.saintarnold.com), has released Divine Reserve No. 13. Starting today, Divine Reserve No. 13 is available in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles as well as in 22-ounce bottles and on tap in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and other select markets in Texas and Louisiana.
Here is a video from Ronnie Crocker of the Houston Chronicle of the line on release day:
Introduced in October 2005, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve is a series of single batch beers, each brewed with a different recipe. The batches are identified by the number on the neck label. The common thread is all Divine Reserves tend to be big beers and No. 13 is no exception.
“This is the first time we have brewed a Belgian Quad, using Brewer Stephen Rawlings’ recipe and we are very proud of the result,” said Brock Wagner, Founder/Brewer of Saint Arnold Brewing. “The brewers used Munich, CaraVienne and Chocolate malt to make Divine Reserve No. 13 a full bodied beer with a rich malty palate.”
Belgian Quadrupel, also known as Belgian Dark Strong Ale, is a style inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium. As is tradition for the style, Saint Arnold’s brewers added Extra Dark Belgian Candi Syrup, which darkened the color and imparted dark fruit-like flavors. Golding hops were used primarily to balance the sweetness. Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 13 has original gravity of 1.1 degrees Plato, final gravity of 1.0195 and 11 percent alcohol by volume. It is best enjoyed at 50 to 55 degrees.
The craft beer community helps each other to locate where Divine Reserve is available. Saint Arnold encourages those seeking the beer to track #DR13 on Twitter and to check the comments on the brewery’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/saintarnold. On Twitter, follow @saintarnold and #DR13.
More information on the Saint Arnold Divine Reserve series is available at http://saintarnold.com/beers/divine.html.
About Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing’s 16 brews are made and sold by the company’s staff of 47 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.