HOUSTON, December 1, 2004Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s founder and CEO Brock Wagner has been named to the Board of Directors of The Brewers Association. The organization is the result of a merger of the Association of Brewers and the Brewers Association of America.

“By combining the two organizations, small brewers such as Saint Arnold, will gain a stronger voice in the media, in the nation’s capital and in state legislatures,” said Wagner. “We are dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of America’s small brewing industry.”

Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest microbrewery in Texas, has emerged as a Texas treasure among those who appreciate tasty beer. Now in its 11th year, Saint Arnold Brewing is projecting a sales increase of 25 percent in 2004, which is more than seven times the 3.4 percent increase projected nationally for microbrewed beer.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s ten brews are made and sold by the company's staff of 13 dedicated employees. The brewery is located at 2522 Fairway Park Drive and its free brewery tour and tasting is offered every Saturday at 1:00 P.M. For more information on Saint Arnold's five year-round and five seasonal beers as well as root beer, log on to http://www.saintarnold.com.