Flying Saucer Hosts Fifth Annual BeerFeast Festival

By Ryan Jones

Flying Saucer will host its fifth annual beer festival, BeerFeast 2012, on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Triangle Park, located at 4800 Guadalupe St., directly behind the Saucer’s 815 W. 47th St. location.

BeerFeast 2012 will feature more than 40 breweries and 60 different craft beers carefully selected by Flying Saucer’s own resident beer guru, Keith Schlabs, and Austin Flying Saucer general manager, Ted Rowell. In addition, very rare and limited-release beers will be tapped every hour on the hour from 1 to 7 p.m. Some of those hard-to-find beers include Allagash Four, Dogfish Head Positive Contact, Oskar Blues Ten Fidy and Ommegang Art of Darkness, just to name a few. The Saucer has also arranged for popular local food trucks to be back on-site at this year’s festival for attendees to purchase food during the event.

“This event allows us to showcase a large selection of rare and unique brews for Austin craft beer lovers to enjoy,” Rowell said. “We’re selecting 30 bottles and 30 taps to secure 60 different craft beers for this event, which is one of the largest offerings we’ve had at this beer festival.”

Tickets to BeerFeast 2012 are $30, and for a very limited time can be purchased at a discounted price of $25 online at www.Beerfeast2012.com or at the Saucer, beginning on August 16th. You’ll pay the regular price after Aug. 31, and on the day of the festival, if there are any tickets still available, they will be $40 at the door.

Ticket purchase includes admission to the festival, a 2012 BeerFeast tasting glass and a tasting card good for 12 samples of any of the 60 festival beers. A very limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for purchase this year. They are expected to sell out quickly and will only be available online prior to the festival for $65. In addition to the tasting card and glass, VIP ticket purchasers will receive early admission to the festival at noon, food vouchers redeemable at any of the festival food trucks, a 2012 BeerFeast T-shirt and a VIP Brew Caddy lanyard to hold their taster glass. Also, all VIP ticket holders will have access to a VIP only line for the rare brew tappings and will be able to sample the hourly brews 10 minutes prior to general ticket holders. Additional 12-sample taster cards will be available for purchase by general admission and VIP ticket holders only for $6 on the day of the festival. There will be designated driver tickets available for $15, which will include admission to the festival and complimentary soft drinks.

This year’s BeerFeast fun is only for those 21 and older who have purchased a ticket to attend. For more information, call 512-454-8200 or email info@Beerfeast2012.com.

The Austin festival is one of three BeerFeast events happening at Flying Saucer locations across Texas, with the Fort Worth BeerFeast taking place on Oct. 13 and the new Sugar Land location celebrating BeerFeast on Oct. 27.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium was founded in 1995 in Fort Worth, Texas. Offering a wide variety of imported and domestic quality craft beers, as well as a full pub menu, the Flying Saucer family has 15 locations throughout Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Missouri. For more information, visit www.beerknurd.com.

Contact Info

Company: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Contact: Ted Rowell
E-mail: info@Beerfeast2012.com