Monday, January 14, 2008

Flying Saucer Cruise

No, not a trip on a flying saucer — rather, a cruise sponsored by the bar chain named the Flying Saucer, which just opened up an Austin location. I suppose I really ought to turn this blog into pay operation and charge these guys for advertising, but ah hell, this sounds cool enough that it deserves publicity. Here's the press release they sent me:

Flying Saucer Presents Spring Brews Cruise

Dallas, Texas, Jan. 14, 2008 – The Flying Saucer will present its first Spring Brews Cruise May 3-8 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas.

The five-night Western Caribbean cruise will feature seminars and beer tastings with Julie Bradford, editor-in-chief of All About Beer; Sam Calagione, author and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery; and Adam Avery, president and brewmaster of Avery Brewing Co.
[Lee asks: "What — no one from Full Sail or Anchor Steam?"]

“At The Flying Saucer, we’re dedicated to elevating the perception of beer and educating our customers about the great craft beers that are available. Hosting an event like this is a part of that,” said Shannon Wynne, owner of The Flying Saucer. “It’s rare to have these beer experts together at one event, much less a series of seminars, and some of the featured beers will be limited editions. This cruise is something beer enthusiasts won’t want to miss.”

Reservations are available through The Flying Saucer’s Dallas office, and space is limited. Rates are $849 for an inside stateroom, $949 for an ocean view stateroom and $1,299 for a junior ocean view suite. Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and includes accommodations, all meals, entertainment, beer seminars and tastings and all port fees, taxes and gratuities. A deposit of $100 is due at the time of booking, and reservations must be made by Feb. 29.

The 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 now expanded to 12 locations in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. Another location is expected to open in Kansas City, Mo., in 2008.

For more information about the cruise or to make reservations, please contact Mike Currie at Cruise Holidays at (817) 421-7447 or Cruise Holidays will then advise passengers on how to register online.

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