Brewery's First New Seasonal Brew in 13 Years

HPumkinator_Line1.jpgOUSTON, October 13, 2011 – Saint Arnold Brewing Company (, the oldest craft brewery in Texas, today released a limited supply of Saint Arnold Pumpkinator, an Imperial Pumpkin Stout Ale that was originally released two years ago as Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 9. Saint Arnold Pumpkinator now joins the brewery's regular rotation of seasonal brews and will be released annually prior to Halloween. 

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator is the first new seasonal brew introduced by Saint Arnold since the release of Saint Arnold Spring Bock 13 years ago. It is the first of two new beers from Saint Arnold to be released this month -- as the long-awaited Santo is also scheduled for release later in October. Santo will join the brewery's year-round offerings.

Black with ruby highlights, Saint Arnold Pumpkinator is full of pumpkin pie spices with notes of nutmeg, caraway and vanilla. In fact, some describe the beer’s taste as chocolate pumpkin pie. For this brew, serving at temperatures of 50 degrees or higher can considerably enhance the flavor profile. As it warms, the spices move forward in the taste and the chocolate moves to the finish. The pumpkin provides a pleasant undertone and a nice mouthfeel.

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator will be available in 22-ounce bombers sold separately or in 12-bomber cases and in limited draft. Most retailers are expected to price Pumpkinator at approximately $8 per 22-ounce bottle.

About Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brewing's ten brews are made and sold by the company’s staff of 37 dedicated employees. The brewery was listed by USA Today as one of the “10 great places to see what’s brewing in beer.” 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

Photo Credit: Ronnie Crocker, Houston Chronicle.