Friday the Firkinteenth|
now with extra WOW
Friday the Firkinteenth is our most famous event. Every Friday the 13th since February 1998, we have tapped a bunch of cask ale. This event grew into quite a monster. There have even been several videos made about the Firkinteenth. Many people consider it their favorite Philadelphia beer event.
It's 2015 and the Firkinteenth is in its 17th year. This is one of those weird years where we have 3 Firkinteenths in one year... February, March, and November.
Cask ale is no longer a rarity. To keep current with the times, we have been working with numerous breweries to bring you firkins with extra WOW appeal.
We expect to have 26 firkins for the next Firkinteenth in February (and 26 again in March). For the last two Firkinteenths, we split the casks into two sessions, a day session and an evening session. That worked out great, so that's the new normal.
Tapping for the day session starts at noon. Tapping for the evening session, 6pm. As always, no cover charge. Come and go as you like. Stay as long as you like. If you want to take the day off and enjoy a day of cask ale, we've got you covered. If you want to work all day and have an evening of cask ale, we have you covered too.
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Cask line-up for Friday the Firkinteenth #30
updated Fri, 23 January 2015 - line-up subject to change. Tapping times to be announced.
Day Session noon to 6pm
- Cape May IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Sweet Orange peels
- DuClaw DuClaw Naked Fish Chocolate Raspberry Stout
- Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale with an experimental hop that imparts a nice melon note
- Free Will American Wild Ale with Brux
- Heavy Seas Scottish Ale
- Manayunk Coconut Dragonfly hoppy wheat
- Round Guys Single Hop Single Malt Galena and Pale
- Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare Imperial Coffee Porter dry hopped withb Saaz
- Sly Fox Jake's ESB
- Stoudts dry-hopped Pils
- Susquehanna Goldencold lager with blood orange
- Troegs Nugget Nectar
Night Session 6pm to midnight
- Cricket Hill American Ale-dry hopped with CTZ and Belgian Candy Sugar
- Dock Street Sexy Beast Chocolate Stout conditioned with additional cacao nibs
- Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
- Duck Rabbit TBA
- Evolution Lot 3 IPA dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Chinook hops
- Fegleys TBA
- Naked Soulless Lunatic, our Freckles angry brown ale cask aged with black currant
- Neshaminy Creek JAWN with mango and/or peach
- Starr Hill Dark Starr (Dry Irish Stout) w/ whiskey soaked oak chips (4.2% Base)
- Weyerbacher Last Chance dry-hopped w/ El Dorado
- Yards Rye IPA
Ringing the Bell
When a firkin kicks, we ring a bell, which means an angel gets his wings. At the last Firkinteenth, 25 angels got their wings. You may be thinking "sure an angel gets his wings but what do we get?" Whoever buys the beer that kicks a firkin gets a free I Kicked the Firkin t-shirt. These are the usual type of t-shirts that have holes for neck and arms but no holes for wings, so angels will just have to be happy with wings. These shirts are custom made for each Firkinteenth and are not for sale. You have to kick a firkin to get one.
As usual, We will be stocking up on 8oz glasses so you can safely try several of these great beers. Also, as usual, there will be pitchers of water all over.
A (hopefully) interesting bit of trivia, this is probably the only beer event in the world whose frequency and timing are completely at the mercy of the calendar.
Events like Groundhog Day and Friday the Firkinteenth are too hectic for us run tabs or accept credit cards. On rare days like those we are cash only.
Friday the Firkinteenth Videos
Jimmy Craic Head TV, July 2007
Here for the Beer, November 2009
Firkinteenths - Past and Future
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