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Learn what a firkin is firsthand at Beer Boys’ Firkin Fall Fest

Learn what a firkin is firsthand at Beer Boys’ Firkin Fall Fest
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The Firkin Fall Fest is almost here! Except there’s one problem – what the firk is a firkin?!

A firkin is a unit of measurement (about 10.80 gallons or 40.91 liters), but it’s also a small wooden or metal keg used for cask conditioning. The fun part comes when the firkin is tapped. The spout is driven into the barrel horizontally, usually spraying everywhere. The beer can then flow out naturally carbonated and fermented. This short video explains more:

Now that you’re prepared for what’s in store, here are the details. The Firkin Fall Fest will be held at Beer Boys (176 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre) on Sunday, Sept. 21 from noon-9 p.m. There will be four firkins, over 40 fall seasonal beers, on-site sampling, free glassware, food specials, hourly prizes, and more.

Firkins and tap times:

12 p.m.: Susquehanna Brewing Co.
Pumpkin infused with banana
2 p.m.: Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Imperial pumpkin cask conditioned with chocolate
4 p.m.: Nimble Hill
Midnight Fuggle cask conditioned with pumpkin and vanilla bean
6 p.m.: Southern Tier Brewing Company

Beer selection (some names abbreviated):

  • Steg Pumpkin
  • Blue Moon Pumpkin
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest
  • Terrapin Pumpkinfest
  • Ace Pumpkin Cider
  • UFO Pumpkin
  • Harpoon Octoberfest
  • Troegs Hop Knife
  • Susquehanna Brewing Pumpkin
  • Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin
  • Fegley’s Devious Imperial Pumkin
  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead
  • Curious Traveler Jack-o-Traveler
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Southern Tier Pumking
  • Saucony Creek Maple Mistress
  • Southern Tier Warlock
  • Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeeek
  • Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin
  • Tommyknocker Pumpkin
  • Penn Brewing Pumkin Roll
  • Susquehanna Oktoberfest
  • Starr Hill Boxcar Magic Hat Wihelm
  • Scream Pumpkin
  • Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin
  • Long Trail Harvest
  • Long Trail Pumpkin
  • Timmermans’s Pumpkin Lambic
  • Duclaw Mad Bishop Octoberfest
  • Duclaw Pumpkin Retribution
  • Woodchuck Fall Cider
  • Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider
  • Flyingfish Oktoberfish
  • Dogfish Punkin
  • Saranac Pumpkin
  • Evil Genius Trick or Treat
  • Sam Adams Fat Jack
  • Spring House Braaaiins
  • Southampton Pumpkin
  • Leinenkugel Orange Shandy
  • Leinenkugel Harvest Patch Shandy

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