Monday, November 2, 2015

Flying Saucer Stout Week and Westport Strong Ale Festival

So I'm a little late in getting this post up. My original plan was to have this up Sunday night but from the sound of the fireworks (and what I'm pretty sure was a small bomb) along with my neighbors screaming and celebrating through the night, I didn't think too many people would be in their home browsing the web for beer news anyway.

So even though one of the events below has already started for the week, there's still plenty left in store to keep the victory celebration going all week long. I hope everyone has fun this week and can enjoy some of the festivities for the Royals victory. They had an unbelievable season and are truly deserving World Series champions. Congratulations Kansas City.

Flying Saucer Stout Week


Like I mentioned, I'm a little late in posting this but the good thing is Flying Saucer isn't hosting Stout Night. No, instead of just making an evening out of it, Flying Saucer is hosting their annual Stout Week this week. 

In my opinion, this is the best time of the year to start cracking open some of those bigger stouts you've been hoarding in your basement. I don't discriminate though. I still like to enjoy a big stout from time to time in the warmer months but with the cooler temperatures and earlier nights, a rich, robust stout is sometimes the perfect ending to a long day.  

This week Flying Saucer is going to have some pretty special beers on tap each night. All beers will be tapped at 7:00 PM and will include:

Tuesday 11/3 - Bell's Brewery Night featuring 2012 and 2014 Expedition Stout

Wednesday 11/4 - New Holland Brewing Night featuring Dragon's Milk, Coffee Dragon's Milk, Raspberry Dragon's Milk and Dragon's Milk with toasted chilis

Thursday 11/5 - Stone Brewing Night featuring 2014 and 2015 Woot Stout

Friday 11/6 - North Coast Brewing Night featuring Old Rasputin XII and XV

Also, the original plan was to have the Deschutes Beer dinner this past Sunday, but due to the Royals game it was postponed until Monday 11/9.  If you're interested in attending, contact Flying Saucer for reservations.

Westport's 5th Annual Strong Ale Festival















Beer fests can be a tricky adventure. While fun, they are not without their pitfalls. Typically you're given a 3 or 4 ounce glass to sample an unlimited amount of beer from breweries who have brought some of their most sought after releases to showcase for the event. It's understandable to lose track of how much you have consumed in that short period of time.

If you plan on attending Westport's Strong Ale festival, I would recommend pacing yourself, eating before, during and after and drinking plenty of water in order to avoid forgetting the event altogether.

This Saturday November 7th from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Westport's Strong Ale festival will take place in the heart of Westport and feature over 70 beers weighing in at over 8% ABV.

Tickets will cost you $40 in advance ($50 at the door) and can be purchased here.

You may also want to break out your cowboy hat and boots (keep the spurs at home) because this year's theme is Spaghetti Western. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed in attendance.

In case dressing up in western gear and day drinking isn't enough to persuade you to buy a ticket, just take a look at some of the beer that will be available throughout the day.

4 Hands Brewing - Ca$h Mony
2nd Shift Brewing - Brew Cocky, Coffee Liquid Spiritual Delight
75th Street Brewery
Bell's Brewery - Uberon (bourbon barrel aged Oberon), 30th Anniversary Ale
Boulevard Brewing - Saison-Brett 2014, Imperial Stout 2014, Rye-on-Rye, Love Child #5
Cinder Block Brewing - Black Squirrel, Imperial Coffee
Deschutes - The Dissident, The Stoic
Duvel Moortgat - Duvel
Firestone Walker - Double Jack, Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA
Founders Brewing - KBS, Big Lushious, Dirty Bastard, Dark Penance
Free State Brewing - Chili Mac (Owd Mac's), Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA
Goose Island - The Muddy
Gordon Biersch Restaurant & Brewery
Green Flash Brewing - Double Stout, Imperial IPA
Kansas City Bier Co - Wunderpils, Winterbock
Lagunitas Brewing - Imperial Pils, Brown Shugga'
Logboat Brewing - Imperial March, Alien Gold
Martin City Brewing - The Poitier, The Highwayman
McCoy's Public House - Tripel, Wee Willy Scotch Ale 2014, Ursa Major 2012
Mikkeller - Mosaic Imperial IPA
Mother's Brewing
Nebraska Brewing - Fathead, Barrel Ages HopAnomoly
New Belgium - Hop Stout, Rampant
North Coast Brewing - Old Stock, Brother Thelonious
Odell Brewing - Mountain Standard Double Black IPA, Russian Pirate
Perennial Artisan Ales - Maman aged in Evan Williams Japanese Blue Label 23 year barrels, Savant Blanc
Prairie Artisan Ales - Spaghetti Western
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project - Baby Tree
Samuel Adams Brewing
Santa Fe Brewing - Chicken Killer Barleywine, Imperial Java Stout
Schlafly Beer Co - 2013 Oak Aged Barleywine, Christmas Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing 
Southern Tier Brewing - Krampus, Creme Brulee
Tallgrass Brewing - Big Ricc, Velvet Rooster, Wooden Rooster
Torn Label Brewing - Lumber Lung, Quadjillo, Quadquila







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