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Friday the Firkinteenth

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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 Friday the Firkinteen their favorite Philadelphia beer event. Friday the Firkinteenth won "Best Beer Event" from Philly Beer Scene twice. 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.

This is one of those weird years where we have 3 Firkinteenths in one year... February, March, and November. Once again for November, we expect to have 26 firkins, in two sessions of 13 each. The Day Session will run from noon to 6pm; the Night Session from 6pm to midnight. 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.

Now with Added WOW

It's 2015 and the Firkinteenth is in its 17th year. Cask ale is no longer a rarity. To keep current with the times, we have been working with numerous breweries to bring you extra special firkins with extra WOW.

Friday the Firkinteenth #32 - 13 November 2015

It is too soon to know what firkins we will have for November. This page will be updated as we get closer to 13 November 2015.

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.

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.

Kick a Firkin, Get a Shirt

If you kick a firkin, we'll give you a free, extremely limited-edition T-shirt. We switch up the design and color for each Firkinteenth.

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.

Friday the Firkinteenth Videos

Jimmy Craic Head TV, July 2007

Here for the Beer, November 2009

Past and Future

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