The inaugural Great Firkin Fest featuring Eric Lindell and Keller Williams will invade Moe\'s Original Bar B Que at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in downtown Mobile. With participation from local and regional breweries, each will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer. Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel. Participating breweries are Blue Pants Brewery (Madison, Alabama), Back 40 Beer Co. (Gadsden, Alabama), Southern Prohibition Brewing (Hattiesburg, Mississippi), Cahaba Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama), Druid City Brewing (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), Yellowhammer Brewing (Huntsville, Alabama), Fairhope Brewing Co. (Fairhope, Alabama), Brew Stooges (Huntsville, Alabama), Rocket Republic Brewing (Huntsville, Alabama) and Tallgrass Brewing (Manhattan, Kansas). Money raised will go to benefit the local American Cancer Society.
Door open at 12pm with tapping at 12:30pm and awards for Best in Show and People’s Choice at 4pm. There will be live music during starting at 1pm with Eric Lindell andheadliner Keller Williams starts at 9pm.
Firkin only: $22 ADV/$25 DOS Festival tickets include admission, a sampling glass, brewery brochures and a koozie.
Keller show only: $22ADV/$25 DOS
Both: $32ADV/$35 DOS