Captain Keith’s Blog

Thoughts, stories and musings from the Flying Saucer’s Beer Captain.

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Adam Avery comes to town for NTX Beer Week

Adam Avery made his way to town recently for NTX Beer Week. He’s been spotted all over Dallas, so we felt we should bring him to Fort Worth for an appearance. The last time he was in our building was five years ago, when it was the original Flying Saucer. As some of you may…

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Get ready for Cascade Brewing

Cascade Brewing is finally making its way to Texas. The first of its beers to arrive are: Blackcap Raspberry 2015 Project: A blend of wheat and blonde ales aged for up to 14 months with blackcap raspberries in oak wine barrels. ABV: 7.6% Strawberry 2014 Project: A blend of wheat and blonde ales aged for up to 12…

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Road Trip to Karbach Brewing

So many breweries, so little time. It used to be my job to visit as many breweries as possible—from the West Coast to the East, and many across the pond. Now, it’s hard to find the time, but it’s no less fun. I enjoy it when Beerknurds share stories about their beer travels with me….

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2015 Craft Brewers Conference – Portland, OR

Portland, Ore. (4-14-15) — I’ve been asked to attend the Craft Brewers Conference several times throughout the years. I didn’t go for various reasons, not just because I’m not a professional brewer. The reason for someone like me to go is to network, really, or catch up with buds in the craft beer world. This…

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Captain Keith & Co. Get Stoned

As part of the Flying Saucer’s 20th anniversary, we plan to release some special beers throughout this year. First up, is this special beauty from our friends at Stone Brewing Company! Back in September of last year, a small group from our family of restaurants was invited out to the beautiful Stone World Bistro in Escondido to…

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Belize means Belikin and Bone Fish

This was my second trip to Belize. My first time was a few years back with my wife and some friends. It’s an easy place to get to and very laid back – just how I like it. This time, it was a fishing trip with some good friends. This was my first time to…

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Frank “The Tank” receives his 50th plate at Flying Saucer

We gathered some of our favorite brewers from around the world to honor and celebrate Frank “The Tank” Sullivan’s 50th Plate. We thought we would maybe get members to collect 10 plates, but 50? That seemed impossible, but Frank did it. So, raise a glass and toast Frank “The Tank”. Here’s to you, Frank and here’s to…

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