What the F@#%CK Is a Firkin?

4X6-firking-fest-2016Basically, it’s the textbook definition of “real ale” — cask-conditioned beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and served without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Intrigued? Join Headquarters Beercade in River North for its third annual Firkin Fest on April 3 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., where you’ll have the chance to sample 40 custom firkins from 40 brewers, including Abita, Great Lakes, Empirical, Lakefront, Surly, Revolution, and more. These brews have never been sipped before and may not be savored ever again! For $40, the “Firkin Package” gets you your ticket, custom tasting glass, and access to the 40 firkins. For $55, get the “Firkin & Food Package,” which includes everything plus a premium buffet. Tickets are available online. Headquarters Beercade is located at 213 W. Institute Place.
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Tracie Bedell

Tracie Bedell started wiping dishes with her family's catering company at the tender age of 8 and has been involved with the food industry in one way or another since. After earning her degree in French and spending way too much time on technical writing and advertising, she's stoked to be back doing what she really enjoys: eating and writing about food. Ask her for her life-transforming enchilada recipe; you'll be glad you did.