Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 4th Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile, AL. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. This year’s participating breweries include Avondale Brewing, Back Forty Beer Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewing, Druid City Brewing, Fairhope Brewing Company, Grayton Brewing, Mill Creek Brewing, Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Straight to Ale Brewing Company and Yellowhammer Brewing.
“Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer,” said Michael Southerland, Craft Brand Manager for Budweiser-Busch Distributing. “Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel.”
During and after the festival of beers, entertainment will include live music with performances by Yellowhammer with special guest Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band at 3pm and Johnny & the Loveseats with Johnny Hayes of the Voice at 5pm. Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends with an awards ceremony at 5:30pm. Available on Etix.com or at Moe’s downtown location, tickets are $22 in advance and $25 on the day of event. Ticket includes sampling of all 13 casks, glass, crawfish, music, koozie, literature, and ticket for voting.
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