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Each year since 2008, we’ve been producing a calendar designed for our Beerknurds. Some of you have trekked across the globe snapping photos while wearing your Flying Saucer t-shirts.
We saw Connor Phalon make the cover last year with a shot of himself on Uhuru Peak in Tanzania. (Perhaps a little out of breath, but still smiling.) Shane Marshall, from Charlotte was playing the drums on stage at an outdoor concert. (cool shot indeed) Matt Walker visited the Tikal Mayan ruins in Guatemala & Christina Doerr got engaged on the bar top in Austin! We should begin taking submissions for next year’s calendar in early 2015.
The calendar competition was stiff this year, but I think we picked some great shots. Mark your calendars and come out to your local Flying Saucer and see who made this year’s cut. Calendars are FREE to Beerknurds, so bring your UFO card, grab your calendar & have a beer. Added BONUS: We will also feature a special Brewery Night with Stone Brewing Company so you can collect a super cool Halloween Glass. (except Little Rock – b/c they don’t have Stone yet)
Stephen Beaumont will be on tour this fall at the following Flying Saucer locations & our new Bird Cafe. Stephen has co-authored the World Atlas of Beer & The Pocket Beer Guide which is just released in 2nd edition. He has authored many other books on the subject of beer, brewing and food. In fact, he has been doing so since the 90′s long before many people were even thinking about such things.
Sunday October 5th at 4 PM – Nashville, TN – a special tutored beer dinner w/ 5 courses in the beautiful beer garden & book signing following. $45
Monday October 6th at 6 PM – Austin, TX – A Brewer’s Summit – 5 area brewers will be attending and presenting their crown jewels alongside individual food pairings. Real Ale, Jester King, Austin Beerworks, Thirsty Planet & Karbauch will be part of this fun event. Stephen will have a chance to taste their chosen beer along with the attendees and make comments about the beer, as well as the style in general. $45 with a book signing following. Bring your own or buy one at the event.
Tuesday October 7 – 6 PM – Lake Ray Hubbard – A Brewer’s Summit – with local and other US Breweries. The list includes; Rahr & Sons, Real Ale, Sierra Nevada and Founders Brewing Co. Each of the four beer presented will be paired with a special dish from Chef Sylva. Come enjoy a view of the lake and a unique experience with a world renowned beer expert. $30
Wednesday October 8 – Addison, TX – A Fun Tutored 5 Course Beer Dinner. This will be held in the Pub of Love which is small so space in limited – book now – $40 The Pocket Beer Guide: The Essential Handbook to the Very Best Beers in the World, 2015 Edition will be available
Thursday October 9 – Bird Cafe – 6:30 (in the original Saucer building – Fort Worth) – A Special 5 Course Beer, Spirits and Wine Dinner. An expert in all three, Stephen will be the perfect host & with Chef McMillan’s pairings this should be a fun night. The event will be held upstairs in the private party room with a book signing afterward. $75 The Pocket Beer Guide: The Essential Handbook to the Very Best Beers in the World, 2015 Edition will be available
Friday – October 10 – Fort Worth Saucer – 7 PM – A Brewer’s Summit – 5 area brewers: Craig Mycoskie- Rahr & Sons Brewing, Jamie Fulton- Community Brewing, Wim Bens- Lakewood Brewing, Grant Wood- Revolver Brewing & Cody Martin- Martin House Brewing will be attending and presenting their crown jewels alongside a special food pairing from Chef Bob. Stephen will have a chance to taste their chosen beer with attendees and make comments about the beer as well as the style in general. $45 The Pocket Beer Guide: The Essential Handbook to the Very Best Beers in the World, 2015 Edition will be available
Saturday – October 11th 1 PM – 7 PM- Flying Saucer Fort Worth 9th Annual BeerFeast. Stephen will attend the and be available for book signing and beer discussion. The weather should be perfect and VIP tickets are almost gone. Click the link and buy your tickets today.
This is our 20th year of pouring craft beer. It is a privilege to be in this industry, especially now. I really can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing, besides maybe fishing for a living. There are so many good people, solid breweries with dedicated brewmasters & world-class beers in the market place today. Quite frankly, it is getting tough to manage our portfolio. We’ve literally been flooded with new breweries coming on-line and established breweries expanding into new territory. So, this year we will present a fantastic line up for your tasting pleasure.
Every year, we throw a small beer festival in the backyard of five of our beer joints. Each event is generally limited to 1500 tickets. Its a fun way to show some love to our beer community and is always a good time.
This year we will host anywhere from 80 – 150 great brews from our brewing friends in each community and around the world. Beer lists will be released in the coming weeks. We will be raiding the cellars, calling upon brewers to showcase a rare unicorn & pour fine session beers made the way you like.
Get your ticket today and bring a friend. Click on the image above.
This year, hundreds of Beerknurds along with other Flying Saucer patrons have been feverishly entering our yearly raffle to win an incredible beer trip to Germany. This 5 week long campaign has helped us raise over $20,000 for the Pints for Prostates organization lead by Rick Lyke - a writer for all about beer magazine.
On behalf of Flying Saucer team an the Pints for Prostates campaign, we would like to congratulate Rick Maddox (Sugar Land Beerknurd) for winning the Germany Beer Tour grand prize. This is a trip for two to the heart of German beer country.
The trip is organized by BeerTrips.com and they will visit Bavaria and Franconia between Oct. 9-19, 2014. This will be the fourth year that Pints for Prostates has partnered with BeerTrips.com to organize this fundraiser. The best way to get a true feel of what they will experience is to watch this video from their previous European adventures. You can see the planned itinerary on the BeerTrips.com website.
Congratulations Rick! We hope you have an incredible journey. Take some pictures for next year’s calendar….
Bird Cafe opened December 18th in the original Flying Saucer building, at the corner of 4th and Commerce in Fort Worth’s Sundance Plaza. Next Monday 4-21 we will host a Breckenridge Beer Dinner with guest speaker Todd Usry. Todd has been a friend of ours for nearly 20 years and we are proud to host this event to showcase some of his fine beers. Chef David McMillan will prepare five courses to pair nicely with each beer. David is becoming a pro at these beer dinners.
Our “Pairdine” will be hosted in the upstairs Rookery, formerly known as Half Acre Hall. This will provide a perfect space to enjoy friends and food as well as learn about Breckenridge beers as we enjoy dinner. I hope to see some of you there. Space is somewhat limited, so please book now if you can make it.
Beerknurds get the $10 discount as always – just mention this blog.
I love this! “A hearty Cheers! to 6-year-old Madison Rainey and all the other people involved in making Houston Beer Week about more than just our favorite beverage. Please take a moment to read this story and mark you calendar to help with this fundraiser.”
Garrett is the leading authority on beer and food in the world today. He is the author of The Brewmaster’s Table as well as The Oxford Companion to Beer. The Brewmaster’s Table has helped all of us understand beer a little more clearly. It has also allowed us to understand how well beer and food can work together as a complete meal. The Oxford Companion to Beer reads more like an encyclopedia of everything you could ever want to know about beer and brewing.That was an incredible undertaking and a very well written book. I use it as a reference guide – especially when I am writing a new beer quiz…….
I’ve learned a great deal from him and am honored that he will be hosting a tutored tasting with 6 special beers and wonderful chef pairings. Please join us for an evening of great beers, very special food pairings and a unique chance to listen to Garrett explain how beer and food work together.
Call for reservations soon as space is limited. Beerknurds and Delirium Guild Members will receive a $10 discount. I hope to see you there.
#IPAday is once again upon us. It’s that special time of year when we celebrate the fastest growing style in American Craft and rub our love for this style in our non craft friends faces by blasting it all over social media. According to Craftbeer.com last year, roughly 12 thousand tweets from more than eight thousand people were sent out over a 24-hour period, yielding over 10 million impressions for the #IPAday hashtag on Twitter.
Once again we are teaming up with our friends at Untappd.com and have a special Flying Saucer badge for those of your that use their beer tracking mobile app. If you haven’t checked it out, it is a fun way to share and your beers in a mobile interface. This year is bound to be bigger and better, so be a part of it. Come on down to your favorite watering hole and order up a few IPAs, all of our locations have some exciting promotions going on, so don’t miss out!