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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.

We expect to have 26 assorted firkins and pins for this one. As usual, 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.

Like pretty much every Grey Lodge event, Friday the Firkinteenth is pay as you go. No tickets, no cover charge.

Friday the Firkinteenth #34 - 13 January 2017

Updated: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:30PM

Free Will gin botanical Destinys Wit
2nd Story Red Letter Rye
Round Guys Southbound Pachyderm Chocolate PB Stout
Manayunk Dreamin' Double IPA with Citra and has Grapefruit
Thomas Hooker #NoFilter New England style IPA, triple dry hopped with citra
Naked Missionary Impossible IPA, hopped even more

Victory Headwaters Pale Ale dry-hopped with about 100 grams of fresh Simcoe
Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwater Peanut Butter Porter with Graham cracker and marshmallows
Neshaminy Creek Apple Pie Hefeweizen
Sly Fox 113 on 01/13! A 'sexed up' version of 113 dry hopped with citra hops
River Horse Coffee Chocolate Porter pin
Mispillion River PWNED Pale Ale
Yards Coffee Brawler
Cape May double-dry-hopped Tide Table Pale Ale, with Citra, Ekuanot, Amarillo, and sweet orange peel
Evolution Lot 3 IPA firkin loaded with citra hops and nugget hop oil
Flying Fish Hopfish with hza experimental hop
Heavy Seas Peg Leg Porter w/ fuggles hops
Dock Street vanilla Man Full of Trouble Porter
Sole Nord Est El Dorado double dry-hop Farmhouse NE IPA
River Horse Mint Chocolate Porter pin
ARS Antique'n Simcoe Pale Ale
Roy Pitz Daddy Fat Sacks IPA
Troegs Nugget Nectar
Bells Special Double Cream Stout
Rivertowne Wild Apple Irish Red Ale - pressed with cider, cinnamin clove, vanilla beer, and orange peel


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

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