Thursday, June 13, 2013 , Updated 8:00 a.m., June 15, 2013
Enjoy beers and bikinis at Flying Saucer on the Lake’s BeerFeast
Festivities run from 2 to 8 p.m. on June 15.
GARLAND Daniel Parks, general manager of the Flying Saucer on Lake Ray Hubbard, looks out the window to the lake on his left and makes a sweeping gesture.
“The cool wind blows right off the lake,” he says. “And along with the cold beer, it doesn’t matter what the temperature is – it’s going to be nice here.”
The cold beer refers to the more than 50 different types of craft brews from around the country that will be featured at the fourth annual BeerFeast, a celebration of beer in all its different forms at The Flying Saucer on Lake Ray Hubbard. Rare and limited-release beers are a few of the highlights of the festival, and tickets buy admission as well as a 12-beer tasting card and a commemorative glass. The Green Flash/St. Feuillien Friendship saison collaboration, Ballast Point Brewing’s Habanero Sculpin IPA, and Deep Ellum Brewing Company’s Barley Wine Numb Comfort, plus more than 50 others, will be highlighted at the celebration. Food trucks Yellow Belly, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, and Abe’s Flavor Flave round out the feast part of the party.
Even at a restaurant that already features a huge selection of beer, Flying Saucer Beverage Director Sam Wynne is excited about the extra influx of particularly special options.
“We already put a lot of effort into our regular in-store menu here at the lake, but BeerFeast gives us the opportunity to fill in the gaps with some little things, some exciting one-off stuff that we’re going to have,” he says. “We also have some beers that are available but often overlooked that we want to highlight – maybe something that’s bottled; everyone’s always reaching for draft, but we crack open some bottles out there and give people a sample of something that they might not have been willing to go all in with before.”
And while BeerFeast provides the beer aficionado with plenty of opportunity to relish some rarer or more difficult-to-find beers, it also provides the everyday beer fan with a chance to just go out and have some fun in a outdoor party atmosphere. A live DJ will take care of the music until evening, when band Fish Fry Bingo will take the stage.
“We’ll have people in kilts, in bikinis, it will just be a great party,” Parks says.
Tickets are on sale at the BeerFeast website, and UFO members get a $5 discount. Additionally, and as a disclaimer, Flying Saucer is a sponsor of Entree Dallas, though Entree is not associated directly with the event. We just think that the Flying Saucer does great things.
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