Saint Arnold Brewing Company + Tour

What’s spring break without a brewery tour?! My little brother flew in from Virginia Tech to enjoy his spring break with me and Andrew. So of course, we had to take him to the oldest (and best) craft brewery in Houston!

Do you remember me talking about my “Houston Bucket list”? Well, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and beer hall has been on it for a while now! I’ve literally passed by the brewery so many times but the tours fill up so quick on Saturdays.

But with Tyler in town, Andrew and I had a “valid” excuse to leave work early and to learn about the history and production of St. Arnold Brewery!

For just $10 bucks, you get a freaking awesome souvenir glass, a tour of the brewery (an actual tour), and most importantly, a token to exchange for a beer of your choice!  

"Saint Arnold Brewing Company, located in Houston, is Texas' Oldest Craft Brewery. Our goal is to brew world class beers and deliver them to our customers as fresh as possible making them the best beers in Texas and Louisiana. Our customers are beer lovers - people that appreciate great, full-flavored beers."

"Our small crew does everything at the brewery: brew the beer, filter the beer, keg the beer, bottle the beer, sell the beer and drink the beer. For us, this is a passion, not a job. We believe that this comes through in the beers we make. Our beers have soul."

"We brew several different beers; some are year round, some are seasonal and a few are single batch brews. They are available in bars, restaurants, grocery stores, liquor stores and warehouse stores throughout Texas and Louisiana."

"Our first keg of beer was shipped on June 9, 1994. Founded by Brock Wagner and Kevin Bartol, we chose Houston because, other than living here, this was the largest city in the country that did not have a microbrewery. Brock was a longtime homebrewer and had considered opening a brewery as far back as college, although that was quickly dismissed as a silly idea. Seven years after graduating, Brock revisited the idea, enlisted Kevin's help and the brewery was off and running. Kevin has since left the business after a bitter battle. (Just kidding - but don't you wish people wrote that when it was the truth?). - Saint Arnold Brew Crew”

Did I mention the free photo booth they have?! It was seriously so much fun. I can’t wait to go back and try the food at the beer hall!