Thank Goodness It’s Firkin Friday

Have you been in a funk all week and don’t know why?  Well, today is the perfect day to shake it off because there be firkins afoot. (Last part said in my best pirate voice.)

First off, today marks the start of a series of Firkin Fridays at TJ’s at the Jefferson.  They will have Highland Brewing’s cask-conditioned Kashmir IPA dry-hopped in the cask with Calypso hops, which add notes of apple, pear or lemon, depending on the beer. Have fun discovering the flavors that develop with Highland’s IPA.  Also being tapped tonight is Highland’s Cold Mountain Winter Ale, an amber ale spiced with cranberry, raspberry, and hazelnuts extracts.  This spice level in this beer is raised further with cinnamon and vanilla beans.

TJs will feature several appetizer specials throughout the evening as wells as charcuterie from Olli Salumeria in Manakin Sabot. Read more over at the Facebook event here.

The other firkin of the night will be at Capital Ale House Downtown.  They will have a firkin of Starr Hill’s  dry hopped Northern Lights filled with toasted oak chips.

Enjoying great food and beer should be just what you need to get out of that funk, plus you can fill your growler while you are at either location. Both firkins are supposed to be tapped at 5pm but I wouldn’t be surprised if they started a little early due to wonderful warm weather we have been enjoying.

2 Comments

  1. Jimmy Walsh says:

    Down in Va Beach its Firkin Friday also! At Lynnhaven Pub. The O’Connor Brewing team is bringing five pins (smaller 5gal firkins) down, starting at 5pm. We have Granny Smith Shreding ( Pale Ale w/ Granny Smith apples, Captian Caramel (Red Ale w/ caramel and Macintosh apples), Rad Nun (Red Ale w/ raspberries), Hog Heaven (Pale Ale w/ maple syrup and bacon), and Senior Caliente (IPA w/ jalapenos). Come enjoy!

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