HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com) may not be advertising in this weekend's Big Game, but it is hoping to win the battle for buzz with an out-of-the-bottle innovation: Saint Arnold Fried Beer. Saint Arnold Brewing Company is the oldest craft brewery in Texas.

Developed by Houstonian Matt Schlabach and his team, the Carnies, Saint Arnold Fried Beer was the winning recipe in Saint Arnold's One Pot Showdown this past weekend. Made with Saint Arnold Winter Stout, Saint Arnold Fried Beer is a delicious finger food that would make a great addition to any Super Party. Second place went to the Guzzlin' Gourmets for their "Amberized Green Chili," with the Backyard Militia's "Brown Ale Pumpkin Soup," taking third.

"Saint Arnold is proud to contribute to the growing understanding that beer is a great complement to food and can be a terrific ingredient as well," said Brock Wagner, founder of Saint Arnold Brewing. "We may not have a Texas team to cheer for this year, but we sure can show our friends in New York and New England how to throw a great party."

The recipe for Saint Arnold Fried Beer is available at www.dpkpr.com/friedbeer. The recipe for Amberized Green Chili, which uses Saint Arnold Amber Ale as an ingredient, is available at www.dpkpr.com/amberizedchili.

A total of 30 teams participated in the first annual cooking contest. Every recipe had to include Saint Arnold beer as an ingredient and each had to be cooked in a single pot in the Saint Arnold parking lot. The event raised $1,800 for Meals on Wheels.

Editor's Note: A photo of Brock Wagner sitting in the brewery's tasting room is available for download at www.keeneypr.com/attachments/files/63/Brock%20Wagner%20025_1.jpg.

About Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brewing's ten brews are made and sold by the company's staff of 21 dedicated employees. The brewery was listed by USA Today as one of the "10 great places to see what's brewing in beer." It is located at 2522 Fairway Park Drive and its brewery tour and tasting is offered every Saturday at 1:00 P.M. For more information on Saint Arnold's five year-round and five seasonal beers as well as root beer, log on to www.saintarnold.com.

Contact Information: Contact: Dan Keeney, APR DPK Public Relations (832) 467-2904