Saint Arnold Brewing Company is preparing for the release of its long-awaited Divine Reserve No. 12, scheduled for Tuesday, July 31st. Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 12 – which the craft beer community is calling ‘DR12’ – is an ‘Old Ale’ inspired by home brewer David Rogers’ winning recipe from the 2011 Big Batch Brew Bash. It is the first new release of the brewery’s small batch Divine Reserve series in more than a year.
The Saint Arnold Divine Reserve series was introduced more than six years ago and generates considerable excitement among craft beer fans for delivering high-quality, full-flavored beer in limited quantities. Each new batch features a unique recipe and is distinguished from its predecessors by the batch number on the neck label. This the first time the series has tackled the Old Ale style, which features full malt body with plenty of character. Historically, Old Ales were used as stock ales for blending and owe their name to the fact that they were aged or stored for a significant period of time to mature.
Saint Arnold brewed approximately 343 barrels of Divine Reserve No. 12, which produced a total of 3,201 cases of 12 ounce bottles, 682 cases of 22-ounce bottles and 88 ½ bbl kegs, 90 1/6 bbl kegs and 20 casks.