Well, that was fun and unexpected!

After last night’s crustus interruptus, I was all mentally prepared for a quiet evening at home with my notebook and writing some complaint lyrics about disappointment. (Hey, any excuse to write a song.)

Instead, suggested we go out for drinks, so Karsten and I met up with him at Flying Saucer since we’d never been there and were in the mood for some good beer.

And I do mean good beer. Wow. I told the waitress I was in the mood for something dark, and she recommended the Rogue Chocolate Stout. So much yum, I cannot describe. I also had an Austrian Hefeweizen that was really good, but I don’t remember the brand. But the chocolate stout! Wonderful!

And of course it was great conversation. We even discovered a mutual acquaintance in town — it’s a small town, even after only a year and a half — and in between talking about everything else, the three of us talked music pretty much all night.

That hit the spot. Complaint lyrics have nothing on good conversation and good beer.

Flying Saucer

6 thoughts on “Flying Saucer

  • November 27, 2004 at 12:31 am
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    Indeed Kate.

    Indeed.

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  • November 27, 2004 at 7:29 am
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    the saucer is definitely my spot. the beer is amazing. rogue brews one of my absolute favorite beers- rogue hazelnut brown nectar. trust me. you need to try it. it’s gorgeous.

    and perhaps the hefe you had was franzikaner or the paulaner?

    cheers to good friends, good conversation, and good beer.

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  • November 27, 2004 at 7:40 am
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    Hazelnut brown nectar? It sounds dangerous. I’ll try it. 😉

    I don’t think the Hefeweizen was Franzikaner or Paulaner — I seem to remember two names being involved, like a male first and last name. I think one of the names started with a “J” but that’s as much as I can recall.

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  • November 27, 2004 at 1:40 pm
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    Mm…chocolate stout.

    Yum.

    I have nothing whatsoever profound to say otherwise. Except that.

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  • November 30, 2004 at 5:37 pm
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    hmm, well, the only thing i can think of that sounds like that as far as the name is concerned in JW Dundee honey brown, but that’s more of an amber lager. oh well! the saucer totally got me hooked on hefe’s. but you should definitely go back and try the hazelnut brown. i make everyone new to the saucer try that one. and if you want to try something more dangerous go for pranqster (you’ll like this one, it’s a belgian-style ale) or arrogant bastard or stone ruination.

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  • November 30, 2004 at 9:15 pm
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    At one of my previous employers, I was on the Christmas party planning committee, so my coworker and I got the budget to go out and buy all the drinks for the party. We bought hundreds of individual bottles of microbrewed beer from this really great beer and wine store, and our theme was “beers with weird names.” 🙂 So I’ve had Arrogant Bastard. Good stuff.

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