Frankly, pretty much any time we go into a Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, it’s a beer feast, what with the place having more than 250 beers available. But every autumn, it really throws down the beer red carpet (metaphorically speaking) with BeerFeast, which this year will feature more than 40 breweries.
The Fort Worth fest will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Flying Saucer at 111 E. Third St., in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. If you’re in DFW and can’t make it to that one, you might try the one from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Flying Saucer on the Lake, 4821 Bass Pro Drive in Garland, on Lake Ray Hubbard. There’ll also be an Oct. 25 BeerFeast in Austin, and a Nov. 1 one in Sugar Land.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16. Tickets are $35 and available at Flying Saucer or online at www.Beerfeast2014.com. Members of Flying Saucer’s U.F.O. Club and members of the American Home Brewers Association can purchase tickets at the discounted price of $30 at any time prior to the festival. Ticket price will increase to $45 at the door.
Besides admission, a ticket will get you a 2014 BeerFeast tasting glass; and a tasting card good for 12 samples of any of the festival beers. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available online only before the festival for $65.VIP tickets include admission to the festival one hour before other ticket holders; a food voucher; a BeerFeast T-shirt; and a BeerFeast Brew Caddy. Also, all VIP ticket holders will have access to a VIP-only line for the hourly rare-brew tappings.
Additional 12-sample taster cards will be available for $3 on the day of the festival. Designated driver tickets can be purchased for $15, and include admission to the festival and complimentary soft drinks.