Join us in the lobby of Flix Brewhouse on Saturday, Feb. 4th from 1pm to 5pm for an afternoon of delicious, unique craft beer offerings from local breweries to raise funds for Des Moines Beer Week 2017! Purchase an all day, all access wristband ($30) to try everything, OR a “sample card” at the door ($10) and try four pours of your favorites! All samples will be 4oz. and sample cups will be provided to guests during the event. For the most up-to-date information, please follow the Firkin Fest 2017 Facebook Event! These special small-batch casks from breweries such as:
Exile, Confluence, Fox, 515, Rock Bottom, Peace Tree, Barn Town, Firetrucker, New American, SingleSpeed, Summit, Kalona, Keg Creek, Millstream, Madhouse, Broad Street and Flix Brewhouse!
Wondering what a firkin is? It’s a traditional, small cask-conditioned barrel where beer is naturally carbonated instead of introducing CO2. The result has a much gentler level of carbonation and a rounder mouthfeel. This unfiltered beer can be hazy and shows a slightly more complex flavor and aromatic profile. These smaller barrels may also be infused with additives — like fresh fruits, peppers, vanilla or coffee beans — to bring unique flavors to the beer.
Daily events include activities like organized bike rides, tap takeovers, special tappings, movies, education, meeting brewers, dinners, specials and more! The week also includes the Iowa Craft Brew Festival, where around 60 Iowa breweries, along with a host of regional and national craft breweries, gather in Des Moines to offer beer samples to patrons. One of the most unique aspects to the week is the Des Moines Beer Week Collaboration Beer that Des Moines area brewers create together, which will be available in limited quantities across the metro!