It’s Friday the Firkinteenth (Now with Extra Wow)

kicked28Friday the Firkinteenth is the event Northeast Philadelphia’s Grey Lodge is most known for. Every Friday the Thirteenth the bar stocks its bar with firkins (small kegs) of cask ale. Today there will be almost 30 firkins tapped, and for the first time, the day will be broken up into two sessions.

Tapping for the first session begins at noon, the evening session starts at 6 p.m. If you’re lucky enough to buy the beer that kicks a firkin, you’ll get an awesome I Kicked the Firkin tee. Because of the nature of the event, the Grey Lodge doesn’t do tabs today and all purchases are of the cash variety.


Day Session noon to 6pm

  • Dock Street Cranberry Kolsch
  • Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
  • Dominion Baltic Porter with cinnamon sticks
  • Flying Fish Habenero Redfish
  • Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter with ancho chiles
  • Heavy Seas hickory aged Winter Storm dry hopped with northern brewer
  • Naked Freckles Angry Brown Ale primed with caramel
  • Nodding Head Grog with coffee beans and vanilla
  • River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout with coffee beans and hazelnut
  • Shawnee Chestnut Braun
  • Sly Fox Christmas
  • Stoudts Cinnamon Hazelnut ESB
  • Yards coffee Love Stout with La Colombe

Night Session 6pm to midnight

  • Breckenridge Chocolate Mint Oatmeal Stout
  • Evil Genius Naughty or Nice Belgian Winter Warmer, with cherries
  • Evolution Prelude Flanders Red with juniper, rosemary and allspice
  • Free Will Sputnik Sour
  • Full Pint Hobnobber, with fresh citrus zest
  • Iron Hill Winter Warmer, with vanilla beans
  • Lancaster Hop Hog IPA, with spicy peppers
  • Manayunk Festivus, with molasses and roasted chestnuts for some added holiday cheer
  • Neshaminy Creek Belgian Dubbel, conditioned on Reanimator coffee and raspberries
  • Round Guys Original Slacker Brown Ale, with coconut, caramel and chocolate
  • Sixpoint Spice of Life Single Hop IPA - Motueka, dry hopped with motueka
  • Troegs Scratch 122 IPA
  • Weyerbacher Old Heathen, with chicory and oak chips

There will also be a special wildcard firkin from Susquehanna that could be tapped in either session. It's a Pils Noir with cocoa nibs and fresh grated ginger. Sounds intense.

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