Friday, September 12, 2014

Stephen Beaumont to headline week of events at Flying Saucer/Bird Café

Image credit: Sterling Epicure, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Bird Café

Those desiring an audience with author and world-renowned craft beer expert, Stephen Beaumont, will want to set aside time on the calendar during the second week of October. Beaumont will be visiting the Metroplex in support of his new book, Pocket Beer Guide 2015: The World's Best Craft and Traditional Beers, and he'll be stopping at Bird Café and area Flying Saucer locations for a series of unique tasting and book signing events happening October 7-11.

All of the events noted below will include meet and greet opportunities, as well as a chance to purchase the 2015 guide or Beaumont's other highly acclaimed work, The World Atlas of Beer. Beerknurds are also encouraged to bring copies of their own to be signed.

Tuesday, October 7 at 6 p.m., Flying Saucer on the Lake:

Brewers Foursome: Beaumont will lead a tasting featuring one beer each from Deschutes, Founders, Real Ale and Rahr & Sons. Brewery representatives will be on hand to join in the discussion, and six-ounce servings of each beer will be paired with small plates ($30pp, call 972-226-0725 to reserve).

Wednesday, October 8 at 6 p.m., Flying Saucer Addison:

Beer Tasting & Book Signing: Beaumont will lead a tasting of rare beers to include 2012 North Coast Old Stock Ale, Community Trinity Tripel, Prairie Artisan Ales Coffee Noir, Aecht Schlenkerla Oak Smoke, and Del Ducato Nuova Mattina. Small plates will be served to complement the beers ($40pp, call 972-991-7093 to reserve).

Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m., Bird Café in Fort Worth:

Five-course Pairdiné ($75pp, call 817-332-2473 or visit to reserve).

First Course
Dalwhinnie 15-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch
Smoked oyster vichyssoise

Second Course
Trappistes Rochefort 6
Slow-scrambled duck eggs with smoked butte and brioche pretzel

Third Course
Château de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France 2009
Slice of stuffed trotter, prunes and chestnuts

Fourth Course
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
Double American lamb chop, roasted pumpkin grits and cranberry pickle

Fifth Course
Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock
Coconut banana cream chia seed

Friday, October 10 at 7 p.m., Fort Worth Flying Saucer

Local Brewers Summit: Beaumont will lead a tasting and discussion with local brewers to include Wim Bens of Lakewood, Jamie Fulton of Community, Grant Wood of Revolver, Cody Martin of Martin House and Craig Mycoskie of Rahr & Sons. Six-ounce servings of one beer from each brewery will be paired with small plates ($45pp, call 817-336-7470 to reserve).

Saturday, October 11 from 4-5 p.m., Fort Worth Flying Saucer

BeerFeast 2014:  Beaumont will host a meet and greet book signing for festival attendees (purchase tickets at

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