Saint Arnou. (English: seint ar-noo'; French: sae~ agh-noo')
The patron saint of brewers, born in 580 in the Chateau of Lay-Saint-Christophe in the Old French diocese of Toul, north of Nancy. He married Doda with whom he had many sons, two of whom were to become famous: Clodulphe, later called Saint Cloud, became bishop of Metz (658-696); and Anchise, who married Begga, daughter of Pépin de Landen and mother of Charlemagne. St Arnou, was acclaimed bishop of Metz in 612, a role he assumed for fifteen years and ten days after which he retired to a monastery near Remiront where he died on August 16, 640. In 641 the citizens of Metz requested that the body be exhumed fron Saint Mont and be ceremoniously carried to Metz where he was to be buried in the Church of the Holy Apostles. It was during this voyage that a miracle took place in a town called Champigneulles. The tired porters and followers stopped for a rest and a drink. Regrettably there was only one mug of beer to be shared, but that mug never went dry and filled everyone else’s mug. Also spelled: Saint Arnoul(d); Saint Arnold(us); sometimes Saint Arnou le Lorrain in distinction from Saint Arnou de Oudenaarde.