Greatest Of Houston® 2021: Checklist of the perfect beers

Best Beers List: Flying Saucer Draft Emporium Houston

A good beer is always the right combination of essential elements. It has to look inviting, lovingly poured into the right vessel for its style. It should be aromatic enough to encourage a quick and thirsty transfer of its potential from the nose to the mouth. It should have a pleasant mouth feel, similar to the joy that teeth and tongue get when they say words like “skedaddle” or “hullabaloo”. And of course it has to taste delicious.

These elements are featured in many of the selections found in the Flying Saucer Draft Emporium’s long beer list. The list changes regularly so that beer nerds (ahem, “Beerknurds”, the preferred colloquial language of the house) always have new beers to eat. The selection is local, regional and international and can be offered at a bargain price depending on the day you visit the beer bar. A pint of Houston beers is only $ 4 on Sundays. Keep in mind that there are more than 70 craft breweries in the greater Houston area, and you’ll see how amazing the list could be if only those breweries are put together. The bargains get even better on Mondays when all 85 beers on the bar tap wall for just four dollars. From barley wines to Witbiers and everything in between – you can even have a goblet of Chimay Grande Reserve with the quarters you might mine from your couch.

The saucer was more than a place to get a refreshing brew during the widespread lockdown last year. Whenever possible, it kept the beer flowing and allowed takeout beer to be added to the foam counts sampled by the UFO club members. The club rewards the enthusiastic guests of the Saucer with an individual plate on the wall after 200 unique selections. Having a goal, even if it was only 200 different beers, was important to many whose days were suddenly idle and aimless due to the quarantine. As in any good pub, the Saucer had many reasons to move from one day to the next.

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