HOUSTON, TX — Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, today releases Homefront IPA to raise funds for Operation Homefront. 100 percent of the profits from Homefront IPA go to Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial aid and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. When Saint Arnold last brewed Homefront IPA in 2012, the brewery, along with its supplier and distributor partners, donated over $125,000 to Operation Homefront.
The special single-batch release comes just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Saint Arnold Homefront IPA will be available at stores, restaurants and bars throughout Texas.
“This is a community effort, with volunteers showing up to help zest oranges for the recipe and the entire supply chain enthusiastically stepping forward to donate their products and services,” said Brock Wagner, founder/brewer of Saint Arnold Brewing Company. “With our war efforts no longer in the headlines everyday, people quickly lose focus on the sacrifices made by those who have served our country. We hope Homefront IPA brings back some awareness to these issues in addition to the money we will be donating from sales of this beer.”
Saint Arnold Homefront IPA is a hoppy West Coast IPA. It pours a golden amber with a big white head. It starts with malt and a hint of orange and finishes with a grapefruit bitter from the Chinook and Cascade hops.
In addition to Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the following organizations are participating:
ÔÇó Action Box — Case box manufacturer
ÔÇó Brewers Supply Group — Malt supplier
ÔÇó Hops Direct, LLC — Hop supplier
ÔÇó Inland Label — Label supplier
ÔÇó Louisville Slugger — Baseball bat manufacturer (six bats are used in the aging of Homefront IPA)
ÔÇó Mark Trece, Inc. — Printing plate supplier for the case boxes
ÔÇó Primer Grey — Graphic designer
ÔÇó Rahr Malting Group — Malt supplier
ÔÇó The Bottle Shop — Bottle supplier
Several distributors have also agreed to donate their profits from the sale of Homefront IPA., including:
ÔÇó Ben E. Keith Company
ÔÇó Capitol Beverage Co.
ÔÇó Del Papa Distributing
ÔÇó L&F Distributors
ÔÇó Mike Hopkins Distributing
ÔÇó Silver Eagle Distributors
Saint Arnold Homefront IPA is part of the collaborative brewing effort known as ‘Hops for Heroes.’ Saint Arnold is one of 11 craft breweries across the country participating. Others include 21st Amendment Brewery, Center of the Universe Brewing Company, Cigar City Brewing, Fremont Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Maui Brewing Co., Palmetto Brewing Company, Perennial Artisan Ales, Sly Fox Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Co.
About Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing’s 17 brews are made and sold by the company’s staff of 56 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 seven year-round and five seasonal beers as well as root beer, log on to www.saintarnold.com.