4th Annual Firkin Fest Set at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Mobile, AL

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. 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.

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. Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily.

For interviews, photos, a press kit, menus, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

3rd Annual Firkin Fest Announced at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Downtown Mobile, AL

Firken-Fest-Poster-2016-WEBPresented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 3rd Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 701 Spring Hill Avenue. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. As the beer offerings continue to grow, Yellowhammer Brewing, Back Forty Beer Company, Cahaba Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Fairhope Brewing Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Avondale Brewing, Serda Brewing, Big Beach Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company and Druid City Brewing will be poured for sampling.

“Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer,” said Jana Sobolic, Craft 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 celebration of beers, entertainment will include live music with performances by Winston Ramble, Festival Expressions and Mulligan Brothers. Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm with an awards ceremony at 6pm. Available on Etix.com or at Moe’s downtown location, tickets are $22 in advance and $25 in the day of event. Ticket includes sampling of all 13 casks, glass, crawfish, music, koozie, literature, and ticket for voting.

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 40 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, LA, ME, NC, OH, SC, TN and VA. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily.

For interviews, photos, a press kit, menus, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Great Firkin Festival featuring Eric Lindell and Keller Williams in Mobile, AL

FirkinThe inaugural Great Firkin Fest will invade downtown Mobile on Saturday, April 5th at Moe’s Original Bar B Que, located at 701 Spring Hill Road. 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).

“Budweiser-Busch Distributing wanted to team up with Moe’s to introduce a specialized beer festival to the south Alabama area that not only shines the spotlight on cask ales but also the brewing talents of these local and regional breweries,” said Sarah Cure, Craft Manager for Budweiser-Busch Distributing. “Brewers typically have some fun with the creations and include interesting additions such as cocoa nibs, hot peppers, fresh whole-cone hops, orange peel, and more to accentuate the beer’s profile.”

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 the event by Eric Lindell with headliner Keller Williams starting at 9pm. Tickets for Firkin only: $22 ADV/$25 DOS (include admission, a sampling glass, festival literature and a koozie), Keller show only: $22ADV/$25 DOS or both events: $32ADV/$35 DOS and are on sale here. Money raised will go to benefit the local American Cancer Society.

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 29 other locations in AL, CO, FL, GA, ME, NC, OH and TN. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces as well as southern favorites such as fried catfish and shrimp sandwiches.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.