Moe’s Original BBQ and Budweiser Busch Distributing announce the 8th Annual Firkin Festival to be held on Saturday, May 14th at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in downtown Mobile. The craft beer event features local and regional breweries showcasing their creativity by adding unique flavors or spins on distinctive cask brewed ales. Firkins use a natural fermentation process to carbonate the beer. The liquid is typically served slightly below room temperature and will have a smoother, lighter carbonated body due to the natural carbonation process. This year’s participating breweries include Back Forty, Braided River, Fairhope, Folklore, Ghost Train, Grayton Beer, Oyster City, Props and Urban South.

“Each of the nine regional breweries are bringing a specialty beer that they have brewed just for this event,” said Ashley Wood, Craft Beer Manager for Budweiser-Busch Distributing. “They will be poured from a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds `10.8 gallons of beer.”

Doors for the festival will open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm followed by an awards ceremony. Additionally, there will be live music from East LA Fadeaway and cornhole competition. The all-inclusive Firkin Fest tickets are $25 in advance at eTix, $30 at door and includes entrance to the festival, samples of each firkin, crawfish, sample glass, koozie, literature, games and live music.

For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original BBQ, visit Moe’s Original BBQ.

Lorrie Dixson Griggs (89 Posts)

Lorrie Dixson Griggs graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Communications before she worked for CNN for 15 years in news production. In addition to freelance writing, she is currently an entrepreneur who owns Eskimo Advertising, a full service boutique advertising and public relations agency and Drifter Merch, a lifestyle apparel and accessories brand inspired by music. Reach out to Lorrie at