100 percent of proceeds from Saint Arnold Homefront IPA to benefit Operation Homefront

HIPA-1.jpgHOUSTON, May 24, 2012 – Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, today will release Saint Arnold Homefront IPA, a special single-batch beer to benefit Operation Homefront, a charity that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of U.S. service members and wounded warriors. The release comes just in time for Memorial Day weekend. It will be available at stores, restaurants and bars throughout Texas.

Saint Arnold Homefront IPA is a drinkable West Coast IPA. It pours a golden amber with a big white head. It is described as thirst quenching, making it perfect for enjoying during Memorial Day weekend.

It has a big citrusy nose with a slight note of fresh oranges. It is malty and sweet up front with a lighter body than might be expected.  The hop bitter, orange peel and hop flavor seem to all kick in at the finish.

The Homefront IPA initiative has been embraced by the entire craft brewing community, with support from malt, hop. label, bottle and box suppliers.

"It has been great to see the response from the craft brewing community – every phone call has been answered with an enthusiastic offer of support,” said Brock Wagner, founder/brewer of Saint Arnold Brewing Company. “The fact that we had local veterans participate in the making of the beer makes it even more special.”

In addition to Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the following organizations are participating:

  • Action Box – Case box manufacturer
  • Brewers Supply Group – Malt supplier
  • Hops Direct, LLC – Hop supplier
  • Inland Label – Label supplier
  • Louisville Slugger – Baseball bat manufacturer (six bats are used in the aging of Homefront IPA)
  • Mark Trece, Inc. – Printing plate supplier for the case boxes
  • Primer Grey – Graphic designer
  • Rahr Malting Group– Malt supplier
  • The Bottle Shop – Bottle supplier

Additionally, several distributors, including Ben E. Keith Company, Capitol Beverage Co., Del Papa Distributing and Silver Eagle Distributors have agreed to donate their profits from the sale of Homefront IPA.

Saint Arnold expects to produce approximately 40,000 22-ounce bottles of Homefront IPA, with a goal of raising more than $100,000 for Operation Homefront.

About Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brewing's 13 brews are made and sold by the company’s staff of 38 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.