Saint Arnold Releases Divine Reserve No. 12 Today

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Photo by Dan Keeney, courtesy of Saint Arnold
Home brewer David Rogers is the man responsible for Saint Arnold's latest Divine Reserve batch -- that's because Rogers's entry into the 16th Annual Big Batch Brew Bash won him the chance to have his recipe featured as the most recent Divine Reserve to be released by Houston's oldest craft brewery, which has been issuing these special batches since 2005.

Rogers, a member of Houston's own Foam Rangers Homebrew Club, submitted two recipes to the Big Batch Brew Bash which blew away the judges and earned him both first and second place out of a total of 107 entries.

It was Rogers's winning Old Ale-style brew that has been brewed as Divine Reserve No. 12, released to stores and bars today.

This is the first time the DR 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.

"This beer is designed to age and will shine after being cellared for a year or more," said Saint Arnold founder Brock Wagner. "The aging process will allow sherry notes to develop which will balance the spicy malt/alcohol flavors that dominate when this beer is young." Wagner recommends cellaring the DR No. 12 cold for best results.

For this latest DR run, Saint Arnold brewed approximately 343 barrels for a total of 3,201 cases of 12-ounce bottles, 682 cases of 22-ounce bottles and 88 15.5-gallon kegs, 90 five-gallon kegs and 20 casks. As with past series releases, Saint Arnold is encouraging retailers to limit sales to two sixpacks per customer and is asking customers to limit their purchase to a sixpack or two.

Want to grab your own DR No. 12 today? Follow the hashtag #DR12 on Twitter for helpful tips from your fellow beer nerds on where to get your own sixpack of Old Ale. The hunt is on...



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Saint Arnold Brewery

2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX

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Amy Trevino
Amy Trevino

my bf and i were at HEB, ran into a friend that told us how "exclusive" it was and he was able to get one... my bf sneaks off and comes back with a bottle of DIVINE, he said he had to whisper it to a sales employee and she started questioning him, asking if he called ahead and reserved the bottle.. he said no but she gave one to him anyways. We opened it last night. DELICIOUS! Idk about my bf, but i felt pretty baller.

Gorgley
Gorgley

can't wait to see the look on some of these fools faces when they take a swig, realize it's not an IPA and spit it out.

Gorgley
Gorgley

sure, I'd like to try one of these, but NOOOOO, instead I'll be drinking and spitting hatorade directed at St. A. and all the useless punk-ass bitches that wait in the Texas heat to hoard all the brew for themselves, I've been a true beer affectionado for better or worse since I was 16, not one of these johnny come lately dorks who take off a work day, come out of the Woodlands or some other foul pit from Hades to come to my Eastside ghetto and  stand in line like the true losers they are, snatch up CASES of all the goodies, so no locals can even try one...FUCK YOU PIGS! FUCK YOU ST. ARNOLD! hate hate hate FOR YOU! why can't everyone just relax, pop in to a store or bar, enjoy a nice beer without getting all Hitler about it? This leaves a serious bad taste in my mouth for Wagner and St. Arnold for intentionally drumming up all this news coverage hype that only benefits opportunistic creeps...I thought they were gonna make enough this time. A case (24 bottles) on C-list for 150$ on the same day as release... anyone? Thank goodness for all the new companies popping up in Htown, here's pledging my allegiance to these new guys , at least until they try to pull this shit.

ricardo.luna
ricardo.luna

Crazy J's Ice House & Wine Bar, LBBB's waterhole, snagged a delivery today...

Sam Brown
Sam Brown

I'm drinking it right now.  It's good as hell.

 

ShitThrowingMonkey
ShitThrowingMonkey

I should have no problem "cellaring" the beer as most that I buy sits at the bottom of the fridge until guests come over.

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