Basically, 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.