Saint Arnold Brewing Company is bringing back Divine Reserve number five, but they’re calling it, drumroll… Divine Reserve number 15!
The Russian Imperial Stout was well-received, and still sought after today, so it’s good for Saint Arnold to whip this back up. Saint Arnold describes it as, “big, black and enormously flavorful. It was brewed with a variety of malts, including two-row pale, crystal, chocolate and roasted barley. Nugget, Willamette and Centennial hop varieties were used, as well as Saint Arnold ale yeast. The recipe was inspired by Houston homebrewer Mike Heniff’s winning entry from the 2007 Big Batch Brew Bash homebrew competition.”
According to a press release, this recipe will be even better because there was a bit of a snafu during production of the original release seven years ago. Expect to see this release starting January 26th, 2015.
But there’s more! Before DR 15 releases there will also be a limited, barrel-aged batch for the Bishop’s Barrel program. Named BB No. 8, the beer was put into Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels back in 2013 and will be available starting January 12th. This will not be bottled, so make sure you get out to your local pub to try it.
“I’ve been husbanding my few remaining bottles of DR5,” said Saint Arnold Founder/Brewer Brock Wagner. “I’m excited to not only get to enjoy it again fresh but also to compare it with the barrel aged version, which is fantastic. And, of course, I’ll be able to replenish my cellar. These beers are tasting great now but will also age splendidly for five years or more.”
About Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing’s 16 brews are made and sold by the company’s staff of 70 dedicated employees. Ranked 45th on the Brewers Association list of top craft breweries, Saint Arnold was listed by USA Today as one of the “10 great places to see what’s brewing in beer,” and Smart Meetings magazine named it among the “Top 5 breweries to host an event.” Saint Arnold is located at 2000 Lyons Avenue and its brewery tour and tasting is offered every weekday at 3:00 P.M. and Saturdays starting at 11 A.M. For more information on Saint Arnold’s eight year-round and five seasonal beers as well as root beer, log on to www.saintarnold.com.