Cask Conditioned Ales (Firkin)
Firkin Fest will serve up several cask conditioned ales from Milwaukee brewers as well as special surprises brought in from guest
brewers. These cask conditioned ales are naturally carbonated and will be served direct form the firkin giving attendees a taste of beer as it was dispensed nearly 100 years ago form your local tavern.
The Big Firkin Award presented by Milwaukee Magazine
Cast your vote for your favorite firkin beer at the fest and help us award the Big Firkin Award to the worthy brewery. Votes will be electronically tabulated by Milwaukee Deals. The Big Firkin award is designed by ArtMilwaukee and will be presented to the winning brewery at the conclusion of the fest.
Breweriana Display Tent
Local and regional collectors will display their collections of beer memorabilia and artifacts from Milwaukee's brewing past. View exquisite beerbottles, cans, and advertisements from years gone by of some of Milwaukee's flagship breweries.
Milwaukee Beer History
We are serving up more than just suds at the Firkin Fest. Milwaukee's best brand is its beer and attendees will get an opportunity to learn more about the beers that made Milwaukee famous. Visit and discuss Milwaukee's brewing history with renowned historian Len Jergensen. In additional displays and representative from the Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee Beer Museum and Discovery World Museum will be on site to answer all of your questions.
Beer Inspired Art
Milwaukee Firkin Fest is happy to be partnering with ART Milwaukee for this year's festival! ART Milwaukee will host the Firkin Foto Booth where attendees can dress up in cool garb and get their photos taken. Capture your Firkin memories at the Firkin Foto Booth.