Brock Wagner, the founder of Saint Arnold Brewing Company, was looking over the blueprints of the brewery’s new downtown headquarters when I stopped by to visit last week.
Saint Arnold’s bought the former HISD food service headquarters at 2000 Lyons Avenue, just north of I-10. The renovation of the three-story brick building is expected to cost around six million dollars. Saint Arnold’s will celebrate its 15th anniversary and the grand opening of the building next year. The best part of the deal is that the new tour area and tasting room will be air-conditioned!
Sadly, Wagner informed me that my favorite Saint Arnold’s brew of the moment, the sensational Summer Pils, has just run out for this season. If you see any in the store, buy it, because there’s no more until next summer.
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Beer fans should also take note, the next St. Arnold’s Divine Reserve release is coming up in September. Divine Reserve beers are small-batch releases of “limited edition” brews that are made once and never repeated. Sign up for the company’s newsletter for ordering details. -- Robb Walsh