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Happy Gnome Firkin Fest

Reminder, Happy Gnome Firkin Fest is Saturday from 1-9. Here’s some more details from the gang at the ‘Gnome.

Firkin Fest is BACK!  This Saturday from 1-9pm in a tent on The Happy Gnome’s parking lot, 30 brewers created 63 cask beers for you to taste…

It’s Simple: buy your entrance online at for $10 in advance or show up at the door for $15.  You will receive a taster glass upon entrance.
Once inside, drink tickets are $1 each and each ticket gets you a 4 oz taste of a beer.

You decide what you want to taste.

Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
Avery Überschwein Barley Wine
Bell’s Expedition Stout
Bell’s Hop Slam Imperial IPA
Big Sky Stone Thrower Scotch Ale
Boulder Beer Flashback India Brown Ale
Boulder Beer Mojo Risin’ Double IPA
Brau Brothers Double Dry Hopped Sheephead Ale
Brau Brothers Elisha’s Old Ale
Breckenridge Lucky U IPA
Crispin Clyde: the Original
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA
Dark Horse Plead the 5th Russian Imperial Stout
Flat Earth Big Money: Oak Aged Cygnus Porter
Flat Earth Double Dry Hopped Angry Planet
Flat Earth Northwest Passage IPA
Flying Dog Doggy Style Pale Ale
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
Founder’s Double Dry Hopped Red’s Rye P.A.
Fox Barrel Cidery Bonnie: Spicy Ginger & Black Currant.
Fulton Sweet Child of Vine IPA
Fulton War and Peace Russian Imperial Stout with Peace Coffee
Fulton Worthy Adversary Imperial Stout
Furthermore Knot Stock Black Pepper Pale Ale
Goose Island Citra Hop IPA
Goose Island Nightstalker Imperial Stout
Grand Tetons Lost Continent Double IPA
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Stout Infused with Espresso
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 18 yr
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30 yr
Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale
Lake Superior Minnesota Special
Lake Superior Sir Duluth Cocoa Oatmeal Stout
Lake Superior Strong, Dark, and Handsome
Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey IPA
Lift Bridge Chestnut Hill: “A La Nutsack”
Lift Bridge Crosscut Pale Ale: “Ol’ Pine Box”
Lift Bridge Farm Girl Saison: “Honey Ginger Girl”
New Belgium “Shadow of the Foerder” blend of 1554 and La Folie
New Holland Pilgrim’s Dole
Rogue Amarillo Dry Hopped American Amber Ale
Rogue Chocolate Stout
Rogue Shakespeare Stout
Rush River Bubblejack IPA
Rush River Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Rush River Winter Warmer
Schell’s Hopfenmalz Kellerbier
Schell’s Oak Aged Stout
Southern Tier Unearthly IPA
Sprecher Abbey Tripel Witbier with coriander and orange peel
Summit EPA dry hopped with Chinook
Summit Oatmeal Stout with East Kent Goldings
Summit Winter dry hopped with Ahtanum
Surly Cynic: Oak Aged, Dry Hopped
Surly 2010 Darkness: Oak Aged, Dry Hopped
Surly Mild
Surly Tea-bagged Furious
Two Brothers Bare Tree Weiss Wine
Two Brothers Cane and Ebel
Tyranena Benji’s Smoked Imperial Chipotle Porter
Victory Hop Wallop
Victory Storm King Imperial Stout


  1. chad says:

    So, they’re actually going to have enough beer to pour $4 pints for 8 hours? Really?

  2. alan baldwing says:

    i’d go if it didn’t cost just to get in. stupid.

  3. alec baldwin says:

    Oh my gosh $10 to get in. I’m sure that’s all profit, straight to the Gnome’s pockets (those little guys have deep pockets, don’t be fooled). There’s no overhead costs for this thing I’m sure. It all just magically happens in Happy Gnome Land.

  4. Jason B says:

    Hey Alec Baldwin make sure Stephen gets some because he’s the weakest!

    Actually, I agree with you. I just wanted to make an American Boy reference.

  5. ryan says:

    These things aren’t cheap to put together – I’m not really sure what all of the ‘Gnome’s costs are, though I know that renting a large tent through Aarcee is fairly expensive not to mention tables, beer, advertising, glassware, licenses & permits, security, staff, etc., etc. I’m not saying they’re losing money doing this, but I don’t think $10 is so bad. ABR is what, $40? $40 at Firkin Fest gets you in and buys you 30 samples of cask-conditioned beer. I don’t know… I don’t think it’s so bad.

  6. David Berg says:

    Curse you Ryan with your logic and math skills! And before anyone jumps in to correct you, ABR is $30, but that would still get you in to Firkin Fest and allow you to buy 20 samples (which is *still* a lot of beer-that’s 80 ounces, 6 ounces more than a six pack!)

  7. David Berg says:

    Make that 8 ounces more…

  8. Trav says:

    Ill be there pouring, but im not entirely sure anyone is bringing enough casks to last for an EIGHT HOUR BEERFEST! Good lord.

  9. alan baldwing says:

    i invented economics so i understand money hand changing things. have fun, it sure wasn’t last year! wonder if they’ll have some r tarded band playing like all these beer fests have. swamp dog jazztranotgonnafuckinglisten

  10. Duke says:

    I had a blast last year.

  11. Beerfan says:

    It’s a great time with great beer. At a $1 a 4 oz pour it works out to $4 a pint. Where can you get a $4 pint?

    If it’s about all-you-can-drink and getting pig-fucking drunk, why don’t you cheap bastards switch to some shitty iced malt liquor.

  12. Beerfan says:

    And, seriously, how many double IPAs and RISes do you need?

  13. alan baldwing says:

    if i go to this i’m going to make sure to wear my beard and sunglasses. because that tent can’t keep out the sun well enough

  14. ryan says:

    Beerfan – I hear you… Not a single bitter in the list… bummer. Of course I’d rather just have it by the pint, but still…

  15. Beerfan says:

    Thank you, Surly, for the mild! 😉

  16. Mag says:

    No band this year! Woot! I had a blast last year and plan on having a blast again this year. So there.

  17. Beerfan says:

    The Baldwing brothers always were a gaggle of pansy wankers.

  18. alan baldwing says:

    hey beerfan, your mom is uglier than you

  19. incider man says:

    Anyone know who’s firkins blew frist? Just wondering how things went, as I was unable to attend.

  20. alan baldwing says:

    this sucked almost as much as last year. the only goo part was the lack of shitty music. other than that, the darkness tasted like corn syrup with hops, and all the other over hyped beers tasted mediocre at best. shaken firkins full of haze and a crowd of drunken nobodys

  21. Chad says:


    Were you promised Beyonce? Why go back if you had such a terrible fucking time last year?

  22. alan baldwing says:

    i like second chances and hoping brandon gets kicked out again for being a fucking moron.

  23. Chad says:

    Isn’t the latter a given?

  24. alan baldwing says:

    good point….
    but it’s still a coin toss if he’ll make a SUPER huge ass of himself

  25. Frank says:

    Hopslam kicked first, followed soon after by Darkness. Everything else was still going at 6 when I left.

    “And, seriously, how many double IPAs and RISes do you need?” The answer to this question is, of course, more. Many more.

  26. incider man says:

    Frank just wanted to say thanks for that bit of info. I hope everyone had a great time. Cheers

  27. Duke says:

    I love it when complete strangers call me a nobody. Here is a suggestion. Fuck off asshole!

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