Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Flying Saucer Sour Beer Week Schedule

I know, I know, we missed Jolly Pumpkin Night yesterday and we're a day late getting this information up for you, but trust me when I say that there is still plenty of amazing/rare sour beer to be consumed at the Flying Saucer this week. PLUS, word has it that all the Jolly Pumpkin taps are still up and running as of this moment (but will likely blow today, so go get some now if you missed out). I won't blather on forever about what sour beer does to me in the pants, I'll just get straight to the goods:

Tuesday - Berliner Weisse Night

Grand Teton Snarling Badger (Draught)
New Belgium Imperial Berliner Weisse (Draught)

Wednesday - Oud Bruin/Flemish Red Night

Bacchus (Draught)
Ichtegem's Grand Cru Flemish Red (Draught)
Loverbeer Madamin (Draught & Bottle)
Loverbeer BeerBera (Bottle)
Loverbeer BeerBrugna (Bottle)
Loverbeer D'UvaBeer (Bottle)
Mestreechs Aajt Flemish Red (Draught)

Thursday - Brett Night

Evil Twin Ron & the Beast Ryan (Draught)
Evil Twin Femme Fatale (Draught & Bottle)
Odell Saboteur (Draught)
Stillwater Premium (Draught)

Friday - Best of the Rest

4 Hands CuveƩ Ange (Draught)
Cantillon Fou Foune Apricot (Bottle)*
Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze (Bottle)*
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek (Bottle)
New Belgium Clutch (Draught)
New Holland Blue Sunday Sour (Bottle)
Odell Friek (Bottle)*
Petrus Aged Pale (Draught)
Tilquin Gueuze (Draught & Bottle)

Note:  Due to the extremely limited quantity of Cantillon Fou Foune Apricot, Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze, and Odell Friek, we will be doing 4oz pours of each beer.  You only get one of the 3 to ensure that as many people as possible can experience these great beers.  We will sell tickets for those pours starting at 6:30pm on Friday.

Also, note that with the rarity of the beers included in this schedule, the lists are all subject to change.

Notes and fine print aside, everyone should get down to Flying Saucer sometime this week and take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy some face-puckering goodness. In addition to some of the rare European sours, I'm excited to get a glass of Cuvee Ange from 4 Hands out of St. Louis, who I've heard excellent things about but haven't had the opportunity to try. Hope to see you there!



  2. Sounds more than worth checking out! I was at 4 Hands last weekend for the first time - Very cool atmosphere and great attitude towards beer. I expect a bright future from them, but even they were out of the Cuvee Ange....gotta love the Saucer!

  3. Holy shit! Friday looks the best for sure! So what are the odds I'll actually be able to get a taste of a Cantillon? Any clue how many bottles they have?

  4. What's it going to cost me for a ticket to taste Cantillon?? I'm definitely heading straight here after work

  5. I believe they got a case each of Fou Foune and Lou Pepe Gueuze when Cantillon last came to town in December. So a case or less of each.

  6. I believe Matt said there will be 8 bottles of one and 6 of the other (I can't remember which is which, sorry). With the Shelton Brothers issues this year, it was harder for them to get as much as they had last year.

  7. Drie Fonteinen is going to be $55 per bottle.

  8. Cantillon 4oz. pours will 'probably' be $8.00, making one of those 750mL bottles $50

  9. Sure, but you don't have to buy a whole bottle of the Cantillon. You DO have to buy a whole bottle of the Drie Fonteinen. Sure, the Cantillon is crazy overpriced, but it's impossible to get anywhere around here, and I'll pay $7 or $8 to at least try it.

  10. Good lord. Drie Fonteinen makes what is, most likely, my favorite Geuze, but no beer in the world is worth $55/bottle.

    $16 bucks for eight ounces of Cantillon seems reasonable by comparison. :/

  11. That's about a $12 750 in Belgium. After importer and distributors and retailers get their cut, it is $30 on the shelf (the regular kriek is $20, this one is made with ~rare~ cherries). The markup from there to $55 is more or less typical.

    By contrast $55 will get you half as much Russian River Consecration in Tokyo. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is about $8/12 oz in Prague.

    FWIW, I've had three bottles of this from two separate bottlings and it's not my favorite 3F product and I may never buy it retail again let alone at a restaurant. I don't see the price as being particularly egregious though.

  12. John, that's cool and all. But we're not in Tokyo, Antwerp, Brussels, or Prague.

    This is Kansas City, MO. Heavy emphasis on the Missouri part.

    Let's keep it real boss. It's still expensive.