Monday, October 11, 2010

Flying Saucer, Ft Worth Texas -- A My Town Monday Post

Being the 2nd Monday of the month it is again my turn to host My Town Monday, but this week I'm taking my post on the road. Back on October 2nd my wife and I and some friends loaded up in the car and headed 340 or so miles south ... to Fort Worth, Texas.

While there we took in a fall beer festival put on by The Flying Saucer.

 The Flying Saucer is a franchise of draught emporiums in fourteen establishments in 6 different states. Each one offers over a hundred different beers on tap. You can find out more about The Flying Saucer at their website ...

For twenty bucks a person could buy a 4 oz glass and the above card which entitled them to sample 10 drafts of 30 different beers from all over the world.

I had a great time, but I gotta say I was somewhat disappointed with the brews I sampled.  If I had to pick a favorite or two would be Avery's Seventeen or Victory Lager, but most of the selections I sampled were too hoppy and bitter for my liking. On top of that most of the beers were warmer than I like. it was a fairly hot day and there was a good crowd so I understand the difficulties of keeping enough kegs cool. As you can see in the above shot the festival took place in the parking lot behind the regular establishment. I never did make it next door to Barnes and Noble which is probably a good thing as I am an impulse book buyer even when stone cold sober. no telling what I would have bought with a buzz.

Inside, The Flying Saucer they have well over a hundred beers on tap at any given time.

Sorry for the poor picture quality. Guess I had one too many before taking that shot.

Flying Saucer regulars can join the UFO club for 18 bucks.Club member get a shirt and once they have sampled enough varieties of beer (100 i think) they get their name on a plate which is attached to the wall or ceiling somewhere in the establishment.

Over all it was a cool place and I had a good time even of the beers I sampled were nothing to get excited about.

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Little Messy Missy said...

I so wish I was there!

Teenage Bride said...

Well I cant say that I am a beer fan but it sounds like you had a pretty good time!

Old Kitty said...

Do potential flying saucer people have to sample 100 beers in one go or over a lifetime to have their names enshrined on a plate? Wow.

:-) Oh shame the beer quality was a bit off - but it looks like y'all had a great time! Take care

Charles Gramlich said...

Looks like a place I'd like to visit. I've found that some micro or home brews today are trying to out "bitter" each other, like hot sauces try to out nuke each other. It doesn't make for the best experience in either case.

sybil law said...

Now that is my kind of place!

debra said...

Beer sampling sounds like fun---and a perfect MTM post !!! (my post if finally up, too :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beer me!

Jenn Jilks said...

Thanks, Travis! I love the beer fest idea, but as you say, its quantity over quantity without ideal environmental conditions!
We've visited Niagara-on-the-Lake, when my son was working there. With so many small and large wineries, you can taste quite a few under ideal conditions.

In all my chaos haven't been to MTM for a bit. I think we might have settled in now... we have car insurance, house insurance, and Internet.

Lana Gramlich said...

Looks like it was a good time, even if you didn't sample any really "wow" beers.