Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Beer Knurd Winner; Another Contest!

Posted By on Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 4:29 PM

This is not Joel Deal (as far as we know)
  • This is not Joel Deal (as far as we know)
The question: What brewery produced the first "Oktoberfest" beer in honor of the annual celebration of King Ludwig I?

The answer: Spaten in Munich, Germany. The original festival was a wedding festival for the king and queen-to-be. It did not become a folk festival for many years later.

Congratulations to Joel Deal, the winner of the Beer Knurd contest. He’ll receive a free membership into the Flying Saucer’s U.F.O. Club.

While Deal lives in Dyersburg, he’s a regular at the downtown Flying Saucer. He also knows quite a bit about beer and says that he is the rare beast who evolved from a wine drinker to a beer drinker.

But enough about him, did you know this is Hungry Memphis’ 100th post?

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flying Saucer Calendar Unveiled; Beer Knurd Contest!

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:07 PM


Last night, the Flying Saucer unveiled its 2009-2010 Beer Knurd calendar. The top Knurds — members of the U.FO. Club who've earned multiple commemorative plates by consuming many, many beers — were selected from the company's 10-plus locations.

One Knurd in Memphis and one in Cordova were calendar models.

Feast your eyes below.

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Product Test: Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Last month, I happened to get my hands on a three-packet “advance copy” of Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast.

And in short order, I messed the first batch and then the second batch. Since the product wasn’t yet available (it hit the shelves last week), I approached the third batch with renewed focus.

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Pie for Life

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Royers pecan pie
  • Paula Forbes
  • Royer's pecan pie

Saw this on about a Texas diner offering a pie a month for the rest of your life. The cost depends on how old you are.



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