The 2nd Annual Great Firkin Fest will take place on Saturday, April 18th at Moe’s Original Bar B Que, located at 701 Spring Hill Road in downtown Mobile. Local and regional breweries 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. There are 14 participating breweries that include Fairhope Brewing (Fairhope, Alabama), Druid City Brewing (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), Brew Stooges (Huntsville, Alabama), Rocket Republic Brewing Co. (Huntsville, Alabama), Back Forty Beer Co. (Gadsden, Alabama), Blue Pants Brewery (Madison, Alabama), Grayton Beer Co. (Grayton Beach, Florida), Cahaba Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama), Yellowhammer Brewing (Huntsville, Alabama), Black Warrior Brewing (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), Tallgrass Brewing (Manhattan, Kansas), Salty Nut Brewery (Huntsville, Alabama), Chandeleur Brewing (Gulfport, Mississippi), and Avondale Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama).
Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm with an awards ceremony at 6pm. There will be live music featuring Winston Ramble during the fest, Kristen Diable from 6:30pm-8pm, and Strung Like a Horse from 8:30pm-10pm. On sale at area Moe’s restaurants, all inclusive Firkin tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at door and includes entrance to the festival, samples of each firkin, crawfish, sample glass, koozie, literature and live music. Money raised will go to benefit the local American Cancer Society. Other ticket options available through Huka Entertainment and Ticketfly are $18 in advance, $20 at door for fest only or $10 in advance and $12 at door for music only.
Located in the upper part of Dauphin in downtown Mobile, the 7400 square foot Moe’s Original Bar B Que features a hot nightlife scene with full premium bars, high definition TVs and an entertainment venue that showcases live music from top bands. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints and BBQ Chains in America, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 35 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, ME, NC, OH, SC and TN. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily.
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