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About Firkin Time
(PORTLAND, OR, April 19, 2013) – Rogue Ales will host the 6th Annual Firkin Fest on Saturday, May 11 at the Green Dragon, beginning at 11am. This year’s festival will feature over 30 breweries, each presenting a beer of their choice prepared in a traditional English cask, or firkin. Unlike most draft beers, firkin beers are unpasteurized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated in the cask and served at cellar temperature of approximately 55 degrees.
The list of brewers providing firkins this year includes Sasquatch, Buckman Botanical Brewery,
Columbia River Brewing, Coalition, Firestone Walker, Lompoc, Burnside, Base Camp, Gigantic, Cascade, Old Town Brewing, Migration, Rogue Farmstead Brewery, Hopworks,
Laurelwood, Occidental, Lucky Lab, Seaside Brewing, Upright, Pfriem, Green Dragon Brew Crew, Fearless, Worthy Brewing, Full Sail, Santiam Brewing, FOTM Brewery, Bayern, Flat Tail, Rogue, Fire Mountain Brew House, Old Dog New Trick and Rock Bottom, with more breweries being added.
The event will be held in two, three hour sessions. Session 1 runs from 11am to 2pm. Session 2 runs from 3pm to 6pm. Each Session is
limited to 200 attendees. Admission to a Session is $10, and includes 5 taster tickets.
Firkin Fest will also feature sausages from Olympic Provisions, cheeses from Full Circle Creamery,
chocolates from Melting Pot Candy, Fatdog Mustard and Fatcat Pretzels.
New this year is the VIF Session (Very Impressive Firkin), held from 2pm-4pm in The Barrel Room adjacent to Buckman Botanical Brewery. VIF will feature two brewers, each bringing 2 firkins that will only be
available at VIF. The brewers will be on hand to introduce their firkins and meet attendees. Barbequed
oysters, Olympic Provisions Rogue Sausage, and more will be included in VIF. Tickets for this special
session are $35, and include admission to Session 2.
Tickets for this limited admission event are available in advance through our e-store at www.Rogue.com. Any tickets that are not pre-sold will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis at the door.
The Green Dragon is located at 928 SE 9th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. For additional information and to see which breweries have been added, please contact Big Al at (503) 803-6857 or BigAl@rogue.com, or check