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Beer News: Saint Arnold Celebrates 26 With a Few New Suds

Plus, a few local breweries are re-opening their taprooms this weekend.

By Timothy Malcolm June 5, 2020

Baileson Brewing Co. is opening back up for those who want to sit and enjoy a pint or two.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week that, effective immediately, brewery taprooms and bars can be open to 50-percent regular capacity. So a few local spots are opening the doors again this weekend. More on that in this week's beer news:

News & Events

Saint Arnold is celebrating its 26-year anniversary next week. On Tuesday, the day of the anniversary, the brewery will unveil a 26th Anniversary Box Set that includes two tumbler glasses and a 500 mL bottle of double barrel imperial stout. Also, that beer will be available in bottles at the Beer Garden & Restaurant, along with a limited release run of Double Art Car IPA cans (which can also be found at stores, bars, and restaurants).

More beers commemorating the brewery's 26 years (including a barleywine and saison) will come out later in the month.

Brash has reopened its taproom, as of 3 p.m. Friday, and has contactless, to-go beer.

8th Wonder has reopened its taproom. Its distillery is also open, once again.

Baileson Brewing Co. is re-opening its taproom this weekend. Starts noon Saturday.

Beer Releases

Astral's taproom is back open Saturday at noon, and with that comes a new beer called Nordic Lager, a 4.8 percent ABV beer made with Oslo kveik yeast and dry-hopped with Tettnanger hops.

Ingenious has brewed up a Michelada lager in collaboration with the 1886 Humble Backyard tavern. Chico Crujiente Michelada comes in at 5 percent ABV.

Sigma's newest is a 9 percent ABV beer called Shutdown 5, a double IPA with Sabro and Citra hops.

Great Heights has brought back Haze Not Hate for Pride Month. It's a 7.8 percent New England IPA, and 10 percent of its can sales will go to an LGBTQ-focused non-profit.

Eureka Heights now has a slow-pour tap, perfect for lighter and crisper beers like pilsners. Also, it has a new beer: Mexican Jumping Bean, a coffee and Mexican vanilla cream ale.

Urban South HTX has a whole bunch of beers out this weekend: I Can't Go For That is a double IPA with Citra, dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Strata, and Citra (and yes, it has oats in it); Triple Spilled: Cherry Slushy Fruited Sour is exactly what you think; Double Spilled: Boysenberry, Blueberry, Black Currant Fruited Sour is again what you might think; and Spilled: Pineapple, Pink Guava, Feijoa Fruited Sour is, once again, what you might think. I Can't Go For That is in the taproom, while the three fruited sours are available in four-pack cans for first come, first serve.

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