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Slumming in Dallas

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The Flying Saucer

I headed out to Dallas last week to get an idea for what the beer scene was like, and how it has changed since my departure five years ago. After landing I took off to Fort Worth to spend some quality time at The Flying Saucer. This place had a great selection of beers available and after several of these beers the night ended and slurred into the morning.

Steele Reserve 211

The next day began with something that I would never normally do. That statement reminds me of the diner scene in Reservoir Dogs where Mr. Pink doesn’t want to tip on the bill, and Joe (the guy that looks like The Thing) says to him “never mind what you would normally do”. This was my exact thought as I opened a 40oz malt beverage brewed in Fort Worth called Steele Reserve 211. The 211 as I refer to it is 8.1% alcohol with low carbonation and a sickly sweet taste. But if you’re in the mood to start drinking at noon and only want to spend two dollars on a 40oz bottle, then this is for you. Head my warning though, a friend of mine who had his share of 40oz beverages for the night found himself in a grocery store parking lot calling his mother for a ride “home” – he was married and no longer lived at “home”.


  1. Drew | Monday, October 27, 2008

    haha, I’m starting to feel sick just thinking about malt beverages. I had a 40 of Old English and a 40 of King Cobra last weekend .. never again!

  2. Mutineer Magazine | Monday, October 27, 2008

    Old E isn’t a bad way to start out the night, however trying to finish a night of drinking with an Old E is a terrible idea.

    See our King Cobra blog for a full report on this malt beverage.

  3. Marcus | Monday, October 27, 2008

    I’d really like to check out the Dallas beer scene. I know very little of what comes out of TX, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a beer from there.

  4. Dawson | Monday, October 27, 2008

    Never has there been an easier way to regret 211 things in one night…

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