Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Flying Saucer Fall Fest Details

From FS:
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Flying Saucer Hosts Fourth Annual Fall Beer Festival

Austin, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011 – Flying Saucer will host its Fourth Annual Fall Beer Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 to 9:30 p.m. at Triangle Park, located at 4600 Guadalupe St., directly behind the Saucer’s 815 W. 47th St. location.

Flying Saucer’s Fall Beer Festival will feature five beer tasting tents each with the featured brews carefully selected by the Flying Saucer’s own resident beer guru, Keith Schlabs, and Austin Flying Saucer general manager, Ted Rowell.

“Austin has an amazing craft beer scene that allows us to really showcase some rare and unique brews during this festival,” said Ted Rowell, Flying Saucer general manager. “With over 40 different craft beers on-hand for this event, we know that our customers will love sampling and experiencing some great brews.”

Rare and limited release beers will be tapped at staggered times throughout the day and will be announced via Twitter on the Austin Flying Saucer’s account, @FlyingSaucerAus, on the day of the festival. Festival-goers will be able to sample beers at tents with names coinciding with the beer selections available inside, such as East Coast, West Coast, Texas, Captain’s Picks and the Out of This World. Beer brats, kraut and Bavarian pretzels will also be available for purchase.

Tickets will be available for $25 if purchased online prior to the event and $30 at the door. Online ticket purchasing is available until Sept. 22, after which, ticket prices increase to $30 and will then be available for purchase at the Flying Saucer or at the door on the day of the festival. A ticket purchase allots guests a tasting card that is good for 10 samples of the more than 40 festival beers, some of which will be rare tappings available the day of the festival only, as well as a commemorative Fall Beer Festival tasting glass. A selection of full pour beers will also be available for purchase at the festival.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been drinking craft brews since the 90's and I've been to every FS Beer Festival since they started, except this year. Last year they had 50 beers and they charged $12 for 12, 2oz samples. A reasonable $6 a beer for rare and delicious craft brews. This year they had 40 beers and charge $30 for 10 samples. Sorry, but no thanks.
I thought beer drinkers were better than this, but apparently some in Austin just have too much money to throw away. That's for snobby wine drinkers. They are ruining the great brewing scene in this town by turning events like this into venues for themselves to be "seen". They are also pushing craft beer prices out of reach of the average-income individual because they will pay any price to say they are drinking the latest release. The market will adjust to what the jackass will pay. A few years ago, $5 was the high end for a 22 oz bottle. Now they are in the $8 ~ $10 range. For a freakin' beer, really???