Saint Arnold appeared to me in a dream — well, actually, he sent me an e-mail — and notified me of some Austin beer events involving Houston's Saint Arnold brewery. I'm not sure why they don't list specific locations, but I'm sure you can figure it out. Damn, I am so sorry I have to miss the one tonight, but I don't think my kid would forgive me if I didn't join her for dinner on her birthday. While you're drinking glorious IPA, think of how lucky you are to not be with me at Chuck E. Cheese's.:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6pm- There will be a special Elissa India Pale Ale, Cask Conditioned keg tapping, along with free Elissa pint glasses (while beer & supply lasts!), at that great little 'pints & plates' place near Barton Springs and Riverside.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, Waterloo Records, 5pm-Storyville- With guitarists David Grissom and David Holt, the Double Trouble rhythm section of Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, and the high energy vocals of Malford Milligan, a Storyville show, along with lots of free Saint Arnold beer, is legendary.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, Waterloo Records, 5pm-Asylum Street Spankers-Exploring childhood from both kid and adult perspectives, the Spankers sing of the joys and anxieties of growing up-with some fresh, tasty Saint Arnold.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, Waterloo Records, 5pm-Grizzly Bear-Magical, haunting melodies are Grizzly Bear's Mainstay. A band that wont jilt you: they always craft their songs from start to finish-and meticulous instrumentation and arrangements, as well as drinking a bunch of Saint Arnold beer, are their specialty.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1-several locations-the release of Divine Reserve #4. A Wee Heavy, This one will be a a good, strong, sweetish Scotch Ale. There will be places all over town(far north, far south) that will have it, albeit, a limited amount. But the good news is, that Austin is getting a little more than in the past. Please! No hoarding!
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, Whole Foods-6th/Lamar, 4-6pm-Chili Cookoff featuring Texas beers. Tofu Chili-vs-Chili w/ beans-whatever you like, it all goes down good with cold Saint Arnold beers!
MONDAY, MARCH 5, Texas Beer Tasting! 8pm-$30-Come out to meet your local brewery folks, and sample the freshest beer in town(guaranteed)! Hint-4th St near Guadalupe.