Friday the Firkinteenth|
now with extra WOW
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 it their favorite Philadelphia beer event.
It's 2014 and the Firkinteenth is in its 16th year. Hard to be believe. Cask ale is no longer a rarity. To keep current with the times, we are working with numerous breweries to bring you firkins with extra WOW appeal. We are also making sure we will have loads of really cool firkins both day and night.
We expect to have 26 firkins for the next Firkinteenth, which will be in June 2014. Historically we have tapped the casks randomly. Last time around we split the casks into two sessions, a day session and an evening session. That worked out great, so that's the new normal.
Tapping for the day session starts at noon. Tapping for the evening session, 6pm. 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.
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Cask line-up for Friday the Firkinteenth #29
updated Thu, 12 June 2014 - line-up subject to change
Day Session noon to 6pm
- Dock Street Summer in Berlin
- Evolution Exile Red dry hopped with Southern Cross, Orange and Lemon Peel, and spices
- Fegleys Maple bacon stout
- Heavy Seas Cherry wood aged Powder Monkey, dry hopped with Amarillo
- Lancaster Cream Ale made w/ espresso/coffee beans
- Nodding Head BPA
- Prism Partea Pale Ale with organic basil and cascade
- Shawnee Double Pale
- Sixpoint Righteous Ale
- Sly Fox Homefront IPA, aged on baseball bats and sweet orange peel
- Susquehanna "Goldenmosa", Goldencold with fresh squeezed orange juice
- Troegs Scratch 146 Amber Rye
- Yards Heavy Hands IPA
Night Session 6pm to midnight
- Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA w/Simcoe + Cascade hops
- Duck Rabbit Milk Stout
- Evil Genius I Love Lamp Pineapple Hefeweizen
- Founders All Day IPA with maple exract and toasted oak
- Free Will 10w Porter w/Rose Hips & Ghana cacao nibs
- Full Pint Peanut Butter Amber
- Manayunk Mango Summer Paradise
- Naked Black Currant Wheat with something extra
- Neshaminy Creek Banana Hefeweizen
- Round Guys Sundown Saison with Cucumber and Amarillo hops
- St. Benjamin IPA
- Stoudts Lemon APA
- Weyerbacher Verboten or Last Chance with something extra
Print out your own Friday the Firkinteenth Cheat Sheet (or save to your phone).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday the Firkinteenth Videos
Jimmy Craic Head TV, July 2007
Here for the Beer, November 2009
Firkinteenths - Past and Future
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