HOUSTON, January 4, 2006 – After a two-month aging period, Saint Arnold Brewing Company is bottling and shipping its annual batch of Saint Arnold Spring Bock. The oldest microbrewery in Texas is moving quickly to fill stores shelves left bare after a rush on its most recent seasonal offering, Saint Arnold Winter Stout.

“The original Bock style served as a reward of sorts for making it through the long, cold winter,” said Brock Wagner, founder of Saint Arnold Brewing Company. “We decided that we should reward lovers of good-tasting, full flavored Bock beer for surviving the holidays!”

The lengthy aging process at cool temperatures makes brewing Saint Arnold Spring Bock an act of love and patience. Five different types of malt are used in the brewing process, including 2-row pale malt from Germany, as well as specialty malts from Belgium. With a light addition of German hops balances the malt flavor, the result is an authentic German-style Bock with a rich, sweet complex malt flavor.

Saint Arnold Brewing only uses malted barley. It does not use other grains or cereals, such as corn or rice.

Spring Bock was introduced into Saint Arnold Brewing’s rotation of seasonal brews in 1998. That year, judges at the World Beer Cup recognized Saint Arnold Spring Bock with the Silver Medal in the Traditional Bock category.

This year’s batch of Saint Arnold Spring Bock is bigger than ever, with 400 barrels, which translates to nearly 5,500 cases, being produced and shipped. Beginning January 10, 2006, Saint Arnold Spring Bock will be available on tap and in 12-ounce bottles sold in six-packs and cases. It will be available throughout Texas at grocery and liquor stores, bars and restaurants.

About Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brewing’s eleven brews are made and sold by the company''s staff of 15 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.