FirkFest is nearly here! The third annual installment is a must for beer lovers in So Cal, bringing over 50 casks of beer from 30 local craft breweries. Held this year at the Farmers Park on Saturday, March 19 – and there are still general admission tickets for just $55 (but none will be sold at the door).
If you’re not familiar with FirkFest, the festival highlights “old World” beer serving techniques combined with new brewing trends and techniques. “Firkfest is filled with one-off beers, most of which are made just for the fest,” says organizer Greg Nagel of OCBeerBlog in a press release.
Pro tip: Get there early! The line forms early and the casks are limited – a lot of which are made just for this festival.
We’ve got a few favorite breweries hitting the festival this weekend, including Firestone Walker, El Segundo, Beachwood, Smog City, MacLeod and more. Some of the taplist highlights include:
Barley Forge Brewing
Chocolate Banana Milk Stout Future Tripping DIPA w/ extra Amarillo Dry Hop
Beer of the Dragon
Bottle Logic Brewing
Actuator Down Under (Real Ale Dry Hopped with New Zealand Hops)
Basil Broken Skull (IPA w/ sweet basil
Citra Squirt! (Pale Ale with citrus and dry hops)
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Mango Betty IPA
King Harbor Brewing
Swirly w/ Toasted Coconut
MacLeod Ale Brewing
The Session Gap
Jahr of Porter
Noble Ale Works
Wrong Side Of The Road (real Ale w/ whole leaf hops)
Smog City Brewing
Amarilla Gorilla IPA (dry-hop TBD)
Fruited Sour Pin (with pomegranate, blackberry and raspberry)
Mischief w/ Citrus Zest
Check out the photo gallery from Firkfest 2.0 2015!