Flying Saucer Downtown is Opening the Cellar

Talk to any Houstonian Beer Knurd and they will all agree: Flying Saucer Downtown is the OG Houston beer bar. No matter your opinion of other iconic beer bars in this wonderful city, they cannot compete with the volume of beer that Flying Saucer has amassed in its 17 years. With an ever-expanding stockpile, Flying Saucer is opening up the cellar.

In the past, Flying Saucer has only offered about ten different labels from the cellar at any given time. However, manager Josh Justice looked at bars that consistently have an extensive cellar list available, like ChurchKey in Washington, D.C., and realized that all of the incredible beer he receives shouldn’t just sit in the back for special occasions. Instead, it should be celebrated and enjoyed with friends. For this initial cellar opening, Saucer is releasing 65 of their 200 or so labels, then sitting back to see where this new menu will take them. After almost two decades of business, Josh is excited to be walking into new territory.

Saucer has made it quite easy to explore the new cellar menu. All of the new bottles are on the regular bottle menu, sorted by style. They are mixed in with the everyday bottle selection, so don’t be surprised to see Firestone Walker XVIII near Arrogant Bastard. The hope is that this idea takes off, and Flying Saucer can host a larger cellar menu for everyday purchase. I am seriously excited to see this happen and to see what bottles Flying Saucer will pull out of the cellar next.

A few highlights of the new list: 2008 Avery Mephistopheles, 2013-2015 vertical of Brooklyn  Black OPS, 2008 & 2009 Avery Samael’s, 2013 BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru Rum Barrel, and more Firestone Walker special release than I could ever hope for.

Check some photos and the full list of beers being released below, then go catch some rare and incredible releases at Flying Saucer!

Flying Saucer Cellar
Flying Saucer Cellar
Flying Saucer Cellar
Flying Saucer Cellar

Full Cellar List:

  • Avery Beast (2008)
  • Avery Callipygian
  • Avery Mephistopheles (2008)
  • Avery Old Perserverance
  • Avery Rumpkin (2014)
  • Avery Rumpkin (2015)
  • Avery Samael’s (2008)
  • Avery Samael’s (2009)
  • Avery Tweak (2014)
  • Avery Uncle Jacob’s (2013)
  • Avery Uncle Jacob’s (2015)
  • BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien (2013)
  • BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru Sparkling Wine Barrel
  • BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru Rum Barrel
  • BFM Square Root 225
  • Brooklyn ‘K’ is for Kriek
  • Brooklyn Black Ops (2013)
  • Brooklyn Black Ops (2014)
  • Brooklyn Black Ops (2015)
  • Brooklyn Cuvee Noir
  • Brooklyn Hand & Seal
  • Brooklyn Quintaceratops
  • Brooklyn the Discreet Charm of the Framboise
  • Brooklyn Wild Streak
  • The Bruery Rueuze
  • The Bruery Saison Rue
  • Cascade Figaro
  • Cascade Sang Noir
  • Chimay B.A. Grand Reserve
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (2012)
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (2016)
  • Dogfish Head Red & White
  • Firestone Walker Helldorado (2016)
  • Firestone Walker Parabola (2014)
  • Firestone Walker Stickee Monkey
  • Firestone Walker Sucaba (2016)
  • Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin (2013)
  • Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin (2015)
  • Mikkeller Spontancherryframboos
  • New Belgium Le Terroir
  • North Coast Old Rasputin XVII
  • North Coast Old Stock (2013)
  • Oskar Blues B.A. Ten Fidy (2016)
  • Prairie Apple Brandy Noir (2016)
  • Prairie B.A. Bomb (2016)
  • Prairie Birthday Bomb (2016)
  • Prairie Pirate Bomb
  • Real Ale Sisyphus (2013)
  • Real Ale Sisyphus (2014)
  • Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 12
  • Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 14
  • Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 12




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