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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.

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 #35 - 13 October 2017

Updated: Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Day Session - noon to 6pm
Broken Goblet Rhosgobel Brown Ale with maple-cinnamon roasted butternut squash and cranberry
Copper Tail strawberry rhubarb Berliner
Duck Rabbit Porter with orange zest
Evil Genius TL;DR Motueka Pale Ale resting on lemons
Fat Heads Hop Stalker fresh hop IPA, double dry hopped with Simcoe
Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout with Vanilla and Cocoa
Flying Fish Cru Brulee - Grand Cru with vanilla and lactose
Free Will Micro Manager IPA w/ mixed tart berries
Great Lakes Mole Edmund Fitzgerald
Manayunk Wet Dreamin' Wet Hopped IPA with Scoats grown/Scoats picked hops
Neshaminy Creek Jawn with Blackberry
River Horse Hipp o'Lantern w/ coffee and vanilla (pin)
Rivertowne Don Juan Johnson Pale Ale - with wet hops from 3 sources
Three Heads Giant Panda Imperial IPA

Night Session - 6pm to midnight
Cape May Oktoberfest
Dock Street Man Full of Trouble Porter w/ coffee, vanilla, brown sugar
Green Flash Treasure Chest IPA with passion fruit tea, with double the dry hopping
Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB
Naked Sour Le Petomane Saison w/ kiwi
River Horse Hipp o'Lantern with oak chips and vanillia (pin)
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Singlecut Workers Are Going Home IIPA w/ nelson
Sly Fox Prometheus Smoked Imperial Porter
St. Boniface Chocolate Porter
Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA firkin dry hopped with Citra
Yards IPA with Citra

- Photo op with the Hammer of Glory! (day session)
- Philly Loves Beer Win a Trip to Belgium Raffle ticket sale (day session)
- Live Music with The Chain Gang, a Johnny Cash tribute act (9pm-midnight)
- Kick a cask, get a shirt (all day)

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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