Are you even remotely around the Orange County area and looking for something to do this weekend? Well, never fear because OC Beer Blog is here with Firkfest this weekend on March 22nd from noon to 4pm at Anaheim’s Farmer’s Park. It’s been highly anticipated and the time has finally come to celebrate the beloved cask beers offered by the local craft beer aficionados.

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Firkfest is going to be held at Anaheim’s Farmer’s Park, which is located off Anaheim Blvd and in between Santa Ana Street and Broadway, in the park area between Anaheim Brewery and the historic Sunkist Packinghouse. The location is beautiful and bring more beer to Anaheim, which is rapidly becoming the “beer mecca” for forward-thinking craft beer enthusiasts.

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The event is $50 (cheaper if you use the promo code MOTHERCOLONY) and that includes unlimited cask beer pours, feeling good about yourself because you donated to charity, and the piece of mind you get from knowing it won’t be overcrowded because it’s a small and classy event with very limited tickets available. I have been personally assured that there will be copious amounts of water to combat the waves of delicious beers rolling into your mouth-hole, which puts me at ease since water is an important factor to my longevity at these types of events.

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If all that wasn’t enough, the event is being hosted by my buddy, writer, beer-belly model, scandalous-joke-slinger, all-around good time guy Greg Nagel from OC Beer Blog. We have been friends for a while and words cannot express my love for this guy. I am beyond proud of him for pushing himself and making this event happen on top of all the other balls he is juggling. Let me tell you folks – the best beer events are thrown by experienced beer-event-attendees who have been to many, many beer events and have a deep love for craft beer and since I know Greg has both those qualities I am confident it will be an event that is worth attending. I present to you the many faces of Greg:

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From left to right: Sean McNew, Greg Nagel, Nate Squillace of Hangar 24, and Evan Price of Noble Ale Works

From left to right: Sean McNew, Greg Nagel, Nate Squillace of Hangar 24, and Evan Price of Noble Ale Works


Greg from OC Beer Blog showing off his Corndog eatin skills.

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Location: Anaheim Farmers Park – 400 S Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805

Time: 12pm – 4pm

List of Casks Scheduled to be offered:


  • Bottle Logic Brewing – “Anaheim, California”, Leche Mole on Bourbon Chips
  • The Bruery Lemoncello Sour and Summers Eve
  • Anaheim Brewery – 1888 Pre-prohibition style with extra centennial
  • Noble Ale Works – English 101, Simcoe Showers DIPA and Man’s Milk Stout
  • Phantom Ales – Dry Hopped Cider
  • Cismontane Brewing – Smokin’ Santiago Scotch Ale w/ Chilies and French Oak
  • Cismontane Brewing – The Citizen w/Apricots
  • Bootleggers Brewery – TBD, TBD
  • Tustin Brewing Co – Bogey’s Dry Irish Stout and Old Town IPA w/additions
  • Valiant Brewing – Moschendo Mint Coconut Lager, Last Flight American Strong w/Grand Marinier, BBL, figs, cherries, vanilla and coffee (17%!!)
  • Portola Coffee Labs – Natural processed Ethiopia Kochere Coffee in a used Hungarian oak Cab barrel (on Nitro)
  • Pizza Port SC – TBD


  • Firestone Walker – Velvet Merlin
  • Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Thrillseeke\r IPA
  • Smog City – Lil Bo Pils + Amiarilla Gorilla IPA
  • Eagle Rock Brewing – Populist IPA
  • LA Ale Works – 2 casks of Karma Kolsch w/Jasmine Green and OCBeerBlog collab Chrysanthemum, Kumquat and Masala Chai tea
  • Haven Brewing – TBD
  • Golden Road – Wolf in Heat IPA, TBD
  • El Segundo Brewing Co – Hyperion’s Vanilla Stout on Rum soaked oak
  • Monkish – SPA-ISH Belgian Single, SHAOLIN KICK Dubbel, and SHE-IST Tripel with a varying mix of fruit, spice and herbs in each
  • Bravery Brewing – Citra Ghost Rye Pale, Mocharova Milk Stout w/Coffee and Vanilla beans
  • Strand Brewing – White Sand IIPA w/Simcoe
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing – Lizard’s Mouth IIPA w/dried fruits
  • The Dudes Brewing – TBD
  • Twisted Manzanita – Oh Nose Brett IPA and Chaotic DIPA w/Galaxy


  • Belching Beaver – Beavers Milk w/Horchata + Me So Honey w/coffee and coconut
  • Saint Archer Brewing – Red Ale w/Amarillo
  • Karl Strauss – Red Trolly Irish Red w/Rose Hips
  • Hangar24 – Palmero w/date sugar
  • Ballast Point – Sculpin IPA w/Wai Iti hops
  • Dale Bros Brewing – TBD
  • Coachella Valley Brewing – Luke Rye walker Belgian Rye DIPA


  • Adya – Fresh Indian Flavors – Indian Street Food – Sliders
  • The Kroft – Gourmet Sandwiches –
  • K&A – Taco, Nacho cart
  • Wheat & Sons – Artisan butcher/pot pies,
  • The Iron Press – Fried chicken waffle sandwich, tater effing tots, grilled cheese