Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, Texas) has officially announced the Limited Release of Bishop’s Barrel No. 22, a Texas honey Saison aged in chardonnay barrels for a year with peaches, apricots and the wild yeast brettanomyces.
What is now known as Bishop Barrel No. 22 was first created in 2017 when Wood Cellar and Specialty Brewer Colin Klingemann enhanced the recipe for the previously released Icon Gold – Texas Honey Saison with the addition of “peaches and brettanomyces bruxellensis as a holiday gift for [Saint Arnold employees].” The result was an instant hit with the staff and the decision was ultimately made to make it a part of the Bishop’s Barrel Program by adding “900 pounds of apricot purée” to the holiday recipe and then aging it “for a year in three different types of chardonnay barrels, including some that housed Bishop’s Barrel No. 19.” This treatment turned Bishop’s Barrel No. 22 (8% ABV) into “a tart, yet balanced Saison with up front notes of baked bread, stone fruit, oak, white wine, and funk.”
“This is one of the most wine-like beers we’ve ever brewed,” said Colin Klingemann, Wood Cellar and Specialty Brewer at Saint Arnold. “It’s really light and balanced on the palate while still offering a variety of flavors.”
“I always look forward to seeing how our beers interact with the extra wine or spirit in the variety of barrels we’ve used for this series,” said Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner. “This beer demonstrates the artistry of blending wood, fruit, and wild yeast to achieve the balanced flavor we were seeking.”
Bishop’s Barrel No. 22 is officially hitting distribution today – Monday, November 26 – with availability in 12 oz. bottles and on draft. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located within Saint Arnold’s distribution footprint in Texas and Louisiana. Prost!
Vital Information for Bishop’s Barrel No. 22 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Bishop’s Barrel Series; late-November 2018
Style – Saison
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 20
Treatment – Aged for a year in three different types of chardonnay barrels with the addition of peaches, apricots & brettanomyces
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – Texas & Louisiana
Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, Texas) has officially announced that Orange Show, a Blonde Ale with real blood oranges, is launching this week as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.
“Named after the famed folk art monument in Houston’s East End neighborhood”, Orange Show (5.3% ABV) is an American Blonde Ale hopped with Centennial and Citra hops and made “with 2,220 pounds of real blood orange purée per batch, or roughly a half-pound of purée per gallon.” This massive fruit addition combines with the citrusy hops to create “a balanced, light bodied beer” bursting with “sweet and slightly tart flavors.”
“The Orange Show is a Houston institution and one of the things that makes Houston really cool,” said Lennie Ambrose, Chief Marketing Officer for Saint Arnold Brewing Co. “We’ve had a partnership with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art for decades, so naming a beer after a Houston landmark just made sense.”
“Orange Show marries our passion for beer with our mission to build community,” said Brock Wagner, Founder and Brewer for Saint Arnold. “A portion of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art to promote arts education in Houston.”
Orange Show is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can find this new Year-Round brew at craft beer-friendly establishments located within Saint Arnold’s distribution footprint in Texas and Louisiana. Prost!
Vital Information for Orange Show from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Release – Year-Round, debuts late March 2018
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.3%
IBUs – 23
Featured Hops – Centennial & Citra
Added Ingredients – 2,220 pounds of real blood orange purée per batch
Fun Fact – The story behind the name: “The Orange Show Monument is a 3,000 square-foot structure designed by the late Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker. He built it as a tribute to his favorite fruit and it is viewed as one of the most important folk art environments in the country. In 2015, Saint Arnold debuted the popular Art Car IPA, named after the famous parade organized by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, so paying homage to the Orange Show Monument for the newest year-round beer was a ‘no-brainer’ for Texas’ oldest craft brewery located in Houston.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Texas & Louisiana
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, California) has officially announced that it will release Beer Camp Across the World, an international collaboration 12-pack, in June.
Each year, Sierra Nevada hosts Beer Camp as the “industry’s largest collaboration effort” to celebrate and showcase “the art, spirit and attitude of craft beer.” In order to create a truly special collaboration 12-pack in 2017, the brewers at Sierra Nevada have “partnered with 12 craft breweries–6 overseas and 6 stateside–to brew . . . Beer Camp Across the World.” Their efforts have produced the following 12 one-off, “dream beers” that have been created with some of the world’s finest brewing talent:
- Fuller’s Brewery (London, United Kingdom) – Atlantic-style Vintage Ale: English-style Ale brewed with Plums ABV – 8.5% IBUs – 40
- Garage Project (Wellington, New Zealand) – Campout Porter brewed with Vanilla and Honey ABV – 7.7% IBUs – 32
- Avery Brewing Co. (Boulder, Colorado) – Dry-Hopped Barleywine Style Ale ABV – 9.4% IBUs- 90
- Duvel Moortgat (Breendonk, Belgium) – Hoppy Belgian-style Golden Ale brewed with Lemon Peel ABV – 8% IBUs – 35
- Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, Texas) – Dry-Hopped Berliner-style Weisse ABV – 4.2% IBUs – 10
- Ayinger Brewery (Aying, Germany) – Dunkle Weisse ABV – 5.7% IBUs – 10
- Tree House Brewing Company (Monson, Massachusetts) – East Meets West IPA ABV – 7% IBUs – 40
- Surly Brewing Co. (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – Ginger Lager: Lager brewed with Ginger & Cayenne, Fermented on Oak ABV – 6.2% IBUs – 20
- The Bruery (Placentia, California) – Raspberry Sundae: Ale brewed with Lactose, Cocoa, Vanilla & Raspberry ABV – 8% IBUs – 10
- Mikkeller Brewery (Copenhagen, Denmark) – Thai-style Iced Tea: Ale brewed with Lactose, Orange Peel, Black Tea, Tamarind & Star Anise ABV – 7.2% IBUs – 12
- Boneyard Beer (Bend, Oregon) – West Coast-style DIPA ABV – 8.2% IBUs – 65
- Kiuchi Brewery (Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan) – White IPA with Yuzu: Ale brewed with Coriander, Nutmeg & Yuzu ABV – 7% IBUs – 20
Each Beer Camp Across the World 12-pack will contain one of each of the beers listed above (a mix of cans and bottles). Beer Camp Across the World will see a one-time-only national release beginning in June, and these limited edition 12-packs will be available at select craft beer retailers located in Alabama, Florida, California, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Sierra Nevada’s national distribution area. Beer Camp Across the World is a rare opportunity for you to try some incredibly unique beers from a dozen highly-respected, world-class breweries in one package. This thing basically defines the terms “can’t-miss” and “must-have”. These 12-packs will disappear with a quickness, so don’t miss out. Prost!