Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 5th Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 7th at 701 Spring Hill Avenue. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. Participating 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. This year’s participating breweries include Fairhope Brewing Company, Avondale Brewery, Back Forty Brewery, Black Warrior Brewery, Grayton Beer Company, Mill Creek Brewery, Props Brewery, Rocket Republic Brewery, Straight to Ale Brewery, Garr’s Brewery, Tin Roof Brewery, Yellowhammer Brewery and Druid City Brewery.
Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm followed by an awards ceremony. There will be live music featuring Winston Ramble. The all-inclusive Firkin Fest 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.
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.