Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Belgian Beer Week

You know that this is our holiday week right?  Oh sure, there are other lesser holidays like 4th of July, Christmas and New Years, but this is the big one.  So we will try to keep you apprised of all that is happening in Dallas as we find it.  First up?  The Flying Saucer's news release:

Flying Saucer Celebrates Belgian Beer Week

Addison bar plans weeklong homage to Belgian ales
Addison, Texas, July 4, 2012 – Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will celebrate Belgian Beer Week to commemorate Belgian Independence Day on July 21 with a week of rare tappings, exclusive guided tastings and special releases from Monday, July 16 to Saturday, July 21 at its 14999 Montfort Drive location.
The Saucer will showcase a diverse range of Belgian beer, releasing a bottle and a draught each day of the week as listed below, with Wednesday’s “Brewery Night” featuring the brewer’s signature logo glassware to be sold to raise funds for Pints for Prostates. The first 144 people at each Saucer location on Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. will be able to purchase the glass and a pour of the featured beer, and 100 percent of the proceeds from each glass sold will be donated to Pints for Prostates. There will also be an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a beer trip for two to Belgium from Sept. 7-15, 2012. The winner of the Belgian trip will be announced on July 29. Additional Belgian beer and food specials will be available throughout the week beginning at times listed below:

• Monday, July 16 – Duvel Single and Unibroue 17, 5 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 17 – Houblon Chouffe and St. Feuillien Grand Cru, 5 p.m.

• Wednesday, July 18 – Special “Brewery Night” for Pints for Prostates, featuring La Trappe Dubbel and Maredsous Blonde poured into a special Maredsous Blonde signature glass, 7 p.m.

• Thursday, July 19 – Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw and a rare tapping of 2011 Delirium Noel, 5 p.m.
• Friday, July 20 – Trappistes Rochefort 10 and Rodenbach Grand Cru, 5 p.m.

• Saturday, July 21 – Belgian waffles and Beermosas, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., plus Belgian Anniversary Independence Day glass release (only 60 available) from noon until sold out and a drawing for Chimay Grande 3-liter
“Belgian beers are appreciated at the Saucer year-round,” said Bo Peyton, general manager at Flying Saucer. “But Belgian Independence Day allows the opportunity for us to highlight a fantastic selection of Belgian beers for local brewers, beer enthusiasts and the community of beer businesses to enjoy during a special time of the year for Belgian brewers.”

Admission is free, but beer, special glass and food prices vary. Early arrival is suggested for these events, as space and supplies will be limited.

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