Firkfest Tiki Cask Beer Festival, presented by OCBeer Blog, returns to Anaheim’s Farmers Park at the Anaheim Packing District on Saturday, March 24th from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Over 50 casks of beer from 30 of SoCal’s best breweries will be tapped in Anaheim’s Farmers Park! Sample unlimited tastes for $45. Designated driver tickets are $15 (21 and over, must accompany a drinking ticket attendee).
2018 Brewery Lineup:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Bottle Logic Brewing
Chapman Crafted Beer
El Segundo Brewing Co
Good Beer Co
Inland Wharf Brewing
LA Ale Works
Left Coast Brewing
Lost Winds Brewing
Mikkeller San Diego
Noble Ale Works
Pizza Port Brewing
riip beer co
The Bruery / Terreux
Tustin Brewing Co
Thr3e Punk Ales
- Unlimited 2-4oz tastes from over fifty cask beers from 30+ of SoCals best breweries!
- Commemorative 5oz British-style nonic pub glass!
- DJ Tiki Ken from Cocktail Syndicate
International food (additional charge) from Adya, Iron Press, Pour Vida and Lebanese Street Food
New this year: The well-respected OC Bartenders Cabinet will be shaking up actual Tiki cocktails for demonstration and sampling. Several bartenders are teaming up with breweries to also collaborate on tropical/tiki-style cask beers.
Why? Of the hundreds of different flavors of beer, a large portion can be described as “tropical”. Whether it be IPAs bursting with mango, pineapple, or passion fruit hoppy notes; stouts with Pina Colada and Mai Tai vibes, or even Belgian-style beers with Zombie cocktail overtones…
“Looking at the previous three Firkfest events, I saw a common denominator: tropical-style beers seemed to stand out. As a huge cocktail nerd that loves Tiki culture, it’s time for the area’s craft brewers to come together, throw on some grass skirts, and make something truly unique,” says founder, organizer, and local beer writer Greg Nagel, @OCBeerBlog.
Beers like Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Tiki Land with caramelized pineapple and toasted coconut, Barley Forge’s The Patsy aged on rum-soaked oak, or even six cheeky British style real ale casks from Yorkshire Square, Macleod Ale Brewing, and Inland Wharf Brewing, the event will be a mix of modern craft beer culture, its extremes, and perfect authenticity down to what one might drink at the Great British Beer Festival in London.
RAIN OR SHINE
DON’T FORGET TO BRING A TOWEL (OR CHAIR)
Visit Firkfest.com for tickets and more information.
Presented by OCBeerBlog, the event has raised $40,000 to date for non-profits. This year’s proceeds support the Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade.