Sunday, November 7, 2010

#40 (Part 1): St. Arnold's Brewery Tour

I have lived in Houston my entire life,

I finally made it to the St. Arnold's Brewery after
24 years. :)







I love this man.



So, you may find yourself wondering about this St. Arnold person.

St. Arnold is the patron saint of beer. I can't
make this stuff up.

St. Arnold (formerly the Bishop of Metz) spent his life warning the peasants of the health hazards of drinking water. You may laugh, but at that time (think 620s) the sewer line and the drinking water were one in the same. However, the water used for beer was boiled and thus sanitized. So, in a way, he was right.

But what was his miracle, you ask?

St. Arnold died in Remiremont, France and his constituents from
Metz (where he preached about the evils of water) wanted his body back.
The church said okie-dokie.

His body was exhumed and the procession made their way to Metz.
They decided to seek shelter for the night in a tavern. They were
saddened to discover that there was only one mug of beer left in the tavern.
The procession ordered the one mug and passed it around to all the
people in the party.

The mug never ran dry.

:D



I'm not sure of the story behind the St. Michael Jackson
beer, I guess I'll just have to go back and ask them.




I fell in love with the Texas Wheat beer, it was
light and flavorful without being bitter. I also found the
Lawnmower beer to be very refreshing. I think that
my biggest problem will be having too much of these beer
because they are freaking awesome!


All in all I had a fantastic time and I will
definitely be going there again.

-Ri


This was pretty cool - it is the street right outside of the parking lot for the brewery. It is one of the few places in town where you can see the original cobblestone roads of Houston. :) I was very excited to see this little bit of history.

I think I actually squealed.

1 comment:

  1. Im excited to try this!!! Im a bit concerned about your hubby though... he appears to be consuming copious quantities of the stuff (hehe jk!) You guys are silly :P!

    Yay for fun times!!! I love these posts!

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