Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tap Nites at Flying Saucer

Looks like Flying Saucer has a new schitck - Tap Nite. They tap a new keg at 7pm each Thursday, and the selections are special ("rare") brews.

Tonight, Flying Saucer taps a keg of New Holland's trippel:
Mysterious, alluring and seductive, yet tantalizingly elusive; these are the storied characteristics of the Black Tulip.

Golden in color, Black Tulip Trippel is a delightful beer with a slightly sweet body. Its ester-laden character reveals an enigmatic dance between Belgian ale yeast and Michigan beet sugar, conjuring hints of bananas and rock candy. Its inviting flavor is complemented by a pleasing dry finish.

19.6° Plato, Alc. 8.8% by Vol.

Their calendar already identifies kegs for each Thursday through the end of July, including beer from Arcadia, Left Hand, New Holland, and Schlafly.

And while I'm talking about Flying Saucer, the first two weeks in June celebrate the Missourian arrival of beer from two fantastic breweries - Founders and Moylan's. Each has its own glass night (6/3 and 6/10 respectively) and will provide me with two more reasons to spend more money on beer.


  1. I saw their calendar has Schlafly's Export IPA. So Gomers midtown and Lukas has the English Style IPA. If anyone gets a chance to try this let me know what you think. Just a warning... spicy.

  2. Look forward to Moylans Moylander Double IPA, outstanding and one of my top 5 IPA's currently. Haven't had anything from Founders but that's about to change...

  3. Last week was the first event with Arcadia Hop Rocket. Keg was already tapped out by Friday afternoon.

  4. Good to know, Chimpo.

    Bean, I agree, Moylander is awesome and also one of my favorites. Their scotch ale, Kiltlifter, is also a win and highly recommended.


    So since you're a big Moylan's fan, which is the best?

  6. They're all great, but my #1 is Moylander (the double IPA) :)

    Kiltlifter's super yummy too but the Moylander is just awesome. CANNOT WAIT.

    FWIW, their white christmas ale is also very good.


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