Friday, February 13, 2009

Trappist Ale Tasting at Flying Saucer San Antonio

The San Antonio location of the Flying Saucer is having a Trappist ale tasting soon. Damn, this sounds awesome, but I can guarantee you I won't be going, because Trappist ales tend to be a might bit strong and I'd be forced to shell out for a hotel room. But you folks in the S.A. should go enjoy. Press release from the Saucer:
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will present a Trappist Ale Tasting on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at its location 11255 Huebner Road, #212.

The event will be hosted by Luc “Bobo” Van Mechelen, regional sales manager at Manneken-Brussel Imports, Inc. Five Trappist ales will be paired with four selected courses. Featured pairings include Chimay Triple paired with Waterzooi soup; Orval as a stand-alone feature; Chimay Red with a pheasant and poblano quesadilla; Chimay Blue paired with Chimay Blue cupcakes with vanilla ice cream and raspberry drizzle; and Koningshoeven Quadrupel paired with rum balls made with Koningshoeven Quadrupel. An appetizer of venison salami and Chimay cheeses will be available before the tasting begins.

“At The Flying Saucer, we want to be the beer destination for the San Antonio area, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this tasting experience,” said Lucas Mobley, general manager at The Flying Saucer. “Only seven breweries in the world brew authentic Trappist ales, so it’s exciting for customers to have the opportunity to try so many in one sitting. This is something beer enthusiasts will not want to miss.”

Tickets for the event can be purchased at The Flying Saucer and are $35 for U.F.O. Club members and $40 for non-members. Reservations are required as tickets are limited.

Authentic Trappist beer is brewed within a Trappist monastery, under the control and responsibility of the monastic community. Only seven breweries carry the Trappist distinction – Chimay, Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle, Westvleteren and Achel in Belgium and Koningshoeven in The Netherlands.

For more information about the event, please call (210) 696-5080 or visit


Steve said...

It sounds like it would be a fun event and the price is very reasonable. They're not serving any beer that you can't regularly get in Texas. It would be nice if it included a tasting of a few things that you can't get here (or maybe it will?). But, I love Trappist Ale and would probably be there if I lived in SA.

Anonymous said...

While you can pick these ales up in a good store here, the price and the food combos makes it sound really worth while. If it wasn't a school night I'd almost be tempted to make the drive.

Lee said...

notg, that would be a heckuva long drive from Abilene to San Antonio. A pretty one, though: right through the heart of the Hill Country.

Anonymous said...

It's a good 4 hours. And you're right, it is really pretty. The further I get from Abilene the prettier it seems to get!