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Beer Available At Saint Arnold Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Saint Arnold Fresh Hop Ale (2014) , Saint Arnold Santo 45, Saint Arnold Weedwacker 73, Saint Arnold Icon Red - Sorachi Ace Dubbel 90, Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Ale 22, Saint Arnold 20th Anniversary Ale 95, Saint Arnold Ale Wagger Brown 52, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 94, Saint Arnold Amber Ale 51, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 91, Saint Arnold Icon Blue - Brown Porter 77, Saint Arnold Pumpkinator Imperial Pumpkin Stout 98, Saint Arnold Bishopís Barrel #4 97, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12 84, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10 96
Dogbrick (796) Columbus, Ohio | November 7, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 10/2013): Saint Arnoldís brewing facility is in a large brick building near downtown Houston on Lyons Avenue. There is street parking in front of the building and a lot across the street.
The exterior is pretty, with the brewery name on all sites and above the entrance. There was an old car painted tie-dye with the logo out front on my visit too.
Once inside, you have to go upstairs a couple levels to reach the tasting room. It is set up like a large beer hall with long communal tables. There is a walk up bar on either end. The brewery is visible from the room, and the decor incorporates a lot of Saint Arnold/church themes. There is a large board next to the bar listing the available beers.
Beers are purchased via a token system when a tour is taken, or can be purchased like at a typical tap room. On my visit the 8 or 9 taps included a few of their flagship beers plus some one-offs and seasonals like a Weizenbock, Fresh Hop, Saison and a Bishopís Barrel series augmented with Brett. They also have a few bottles, including more of the Bishopís Barrel series. The bottles must be consumed on premise though.
Service on my visit both at the bar and during the tour was good. The staff clearly cares about what they are doing. The tour includes a souvenir glass as well.
Saint Arnold does not offer food.
Overall this is definitely a worthwhile visit for beer lovers in the Houston area.
Sammy (580) Toronto, Ontario | January 5, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good tasting room though a marginal tour. This brewery used to lead the texas craft scene and still can kill it on occasion and should show it. Huge beer hall and fresh taps. Free ice tea and their major league root beer.
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | August 14, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 12/20
Well for a micro itís pretty big, nice idea to have the Sunday event. Well worth the very cheap price.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | May 30, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A fun place to visit on a Saturday. Place was packed with picknicking folks, seated on long Oktoberfest tables. 8 to 10 taps of goodness. The best deal: 8$ for a tour, a glass and 4 tokens.
BMan1113VR (402) Los Angeles, California | November 10, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Rating for the new brewery. Great tour and a very worthy stop. Stopped by on a Monday and it was still pretty busy. Great value, you buy the glass and get tokens. Tour was nicely informative and guided by a very spirited Brock Wagner. Massive brewery with lots of room to grow. Beer service area is a massive brew hall with two different draft stations. They do have a beer engine, but apparently it hasnít been operated in months. No specialty beers on tap during my visit, but still got two new beers I havenít had (being out of Texas for a while). Rootbeer was very stellar on tap. I had a blast and would visit any time that Iím in Houston.
deyholla (363) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
A very fun place to visit on Saturdays. A large open area with big bar at the end. You get four drink tickets and can bring your own food for a picnic type set up. Gets very full so if you donít want to sit on the floor, get there early. A great place to get together with friends.
fly (225) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 16, 2004
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Tiny place. Nice guys that run it. Simple tour as thereís not much there. Points for naming one of the fermenters Hildegard (von Bingen) while having her choral music piped out through the brewery. While not may favorite brewery by far, these guys obviously LOVE their work.
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | March 4, 2005| Updated March 23, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
These guys are some of the friendliest and most passionate brew masterís youíll meet. The tour is short and sweet- after all, youíre there for the beer right? Hint: Go to the bulky guy with the pony tail for refills. Sometimes he "forgets" to take your tokens... Iíve never left this place not meeting someone new and having a great conversation with them. Could this be because the beer flows so freely? Hmmm...
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | July 19, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Awesome nice staff...one of the better Texas breweries too...
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | July 30, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
First off, LOTS of people, get ready to stand in a non air conditioned warehouse (in hot houston i might add) and get ready to sweat your ass off!!!!
The day i went there was probably close to 350-400 people and everyone wanted that sweet sweet beer..
But if you can take all that in stride and actually find somewhere to sit (impossible) you will actually start having fun!
Most people were up for a good chat and the employeeís really seem to enjoy there work!
Overall, since this place has become SOOOOOO popular its appeal has lost ground, but if you wear something cool and bring a snack, you should have some fun! and $5 for a taster glass and 4 beers, not that shabby..but buy a pint and get more bang for your buck!
I will frequent again but probably in winter!
...Went with mark, omar and the rest of the crew...
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