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St. Arnolds Moves

Oct 6, 2009 - After 15 years in operation, St. Arnold Brewing Co. of Houston Texas bid farewell to its original brewery at its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 3.

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The company is relocating from its current 30,000-square-foot space into a redeveloped 90,000-square-foot warehouse located near downtown Houston. Construction crews are completing a $6 million, year-long renovation of the historic building.

St. Arnold's offices will move first and brewing operations will follow in November.

The new brewhouse, which will feature beer-making equipment imported from a defunct brewery in a Bavarian monastery, will increase the company's brewing capacity by 60 percent to 40,000 barrels a year. The facility also offers the ability to grow production to 100,000 barrels per year.

Saint Arnold's brewery attracts about 50,000 visitors a year, but with a new location close to downtown, St. Arnold's founder Brock Wagner expects to attract twice as many in future.


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