Rather than an annual release of a single recipe, the series has featured an array of styles. For instance, in 2009, it was #9, the Imperial Pumpkin Stout, and last year’s release, #11, was a pretty damn mighty Double IPA.
The series has also included Barley Wines, Scotch Ales, Weizenbocks and Imperial Stouts over the years.
The latest release in this series, #12, is said to be an Old Ale.
Last week, the brew was previewed for a lucky few during The Feast of Saint Arnold, an annual charity beer dinner put on by the brewery in Houston. One Houston Chronicle reporter covering the event said the brew was “subtly sweet and deceptively smooth for a beer with an ABV in the 10-11 percent range.”
Divine Reserve #12 is scheduled to be released July 31, so be thinking about your morning bottle shop game plan now, especially if you live in Houston or Austin, where the race to get DR12 will surely be competitive.
Twitter has been a really useful tool over the last few years for tracking these releases. Try using the hashtag #DR12 to track this beer.