Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Firkin Fest and Flying Saucer 7th Anniversary This Weekend

Firkin Fest

Tapcade, the Crossroads' second newest beercade, is hosting this year's Firkin Fest this weekend on May 1 and 2.  Tappings begin each day at 6:30pm, with different beers being tapped each day.  Each firkin will have some addition from the original beer.  Breweries involved include 4 Hands, Cinder Block, Empyrean, Green Flash, Left Hand, New Belgium, Rock and Run, Summit, Tallgrass, and Torn Label.


Admission to the event is free and all beers are sold individually.  Last year's event at Screenland Armour paired firkins with special movie screenings, while this year's features video game tournaments on their big screen.  Friday night's tournament is Street Fighter 2 and Saturday night's is Super Smash Brothers Melee.

Here's the beer line-up.  They haven't decided which beers will be tapped on which day, and some of the firkin additions are still unknown, but it looks like a pretty good list to me.
  • 4 Hands Contact High (mango added)
  • Cinder Block Weathered Wit (pineapple added)
  • Emperyan Mango IPA (unknown addition)
  • Green Flash Double Stout (graham crackers, vanilla and chocolate added)
  • Left Hand Sawtooth Ale (unknown addition)
  • New Belgium Snapshot (wet hopped)
  • Rock and Run Peanut Butter Solution (double peanut butter and blueberries added)
  • Summit Hop Silo (unknown addition)
  • Tallgrass 16-Bit DPA (tart cherries added)
  • Torn Label "Tea and Honey" (their Monk and Honey with Cooper's Farm honey and Oolong tea)

Flying Saucer 7th Anniversary

Flying Saucer is hosting its 7th anniversary party this Sunday, May 3rd at noon.  This party has 7 rare tappings and half-price burgers accompany with them.  Bring your canned goods, because this is a Harvesters charity event.  Each food item (no ramen, please) nets you one raffle ticket.  Raffle tickets can be entered in a host of drawings that include VIP brewery tours and swag.

Here are the 7 beers, which will be tapped one per hour, starting at noon.  The order is still TBD.

  • Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout
  • Bell's Boiling Pot
  • Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee
  • Founders Blushing Monk
  • Jolly Pumpkin/Upland Persimmon Ship
  • Odell 180 Shilling
  • Siren/Prairie Ratchet

I don't know about you, but I'll be enjoying a half price San Miguel burger and some Stickee Monkee on Sunday.

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