Yesterday after work I kicked things off at the Flying Saucer, taking a seat at the far end of the bar with my friend Mike. About 7 the bartender came up and told me, “They just tapped Goose Island 312. It’s really good. You should try one.” I like keeping people informed of new beers Downtown on social media, so I posted “Saucer just tapped Goose Island 312” to Facebook and Twitter. Within minutes it became clear that a lot of people love this beer. My Facebook post got 10 “Likes.” My tweet got a couple of replies in the “that is awesome” vein and some retweets. Based on the response I ordered one. It’s very smooth, easy-drinking wheat beer with a slight citrus flavor. I would definitely order this beer again. Its alcohol volume is 4.2%, about the same as Bud Light, so you could drink two or three of these without getting completely wasted.
The Saucer, by the way, is opening at 10 for those who want to pre-game for the 11 AM Tigers game at the FedExForum this morning.
Even more Saucer news: They posted their schedule of events for St. Patrick’s Day, which is next Sunday, March 17:
HOLY MOLY BATMAN, THEY SPELLED “SHEPHERD” RIGHT!!! After nearly 16 years someone finally turned the spell checker on and learned that it’s not “shepard.” Wonder if that’ll make spelling/grammar Nazi Puckett more likely to attend. Seriously, though, this looks like a good lineup, and those Irish dishes are a bargain at $7. I’m sure I’ll spend a good bit of time at the Saucer on St. Pat’s.
In other beer news, the Cash Saver on Madison has a Make-Your-Own Six-Pack of craft beer with dozens of choices for $7.25 plus a 10% markup. It’s not Downtown, but only a short drive to Madison and Avalon in Midtown. If you don’t drive, the Madison trolley line will take you almost all the way there (although good luck walking back from Avalon to Cleveland without bums asking if they can have one of your beers). I am thrilled to hear that the people who run Cash Saver are beer lovers. Follow them at @Cash_Saver on Twitter.
The Memphis Chamber is looking for a Meeting & Events Coordinator. I bet that would be a great job and a chance to help bring new businesses to your city.
From the Business Journal: The Orpheum may have to cut back expansion plans. They acquired the space next door and had planned to build there, but in this economy they’re competing with a lot of other charities and nonprofits for charitable donations.
Don’t forget that Daylight Time starts at 2 AM tonight. We’ll lose an hour of sleep, but tomorrow we’ll be treated to a sunset that happens after 7 PM.
Fun day ahead. I’ll start at Panda’s bar at Bardog as usual at 11. Mid-day I’ll take a break, then at 8 I have dinner reservations at Texas de Brazil with my friends Nick and Sarah and about 15 of their other friends. Nick and Sarah live in Ohio now but are in town to take their wedding photos. Looking forward to tasty dead animals and whatever else the evening brings.