The Firkin Festival presented by: The DoG Street Pub


Saturday, January 16th 

6 - 9 PM


The Winter Blues Tent

(Located directly behind the Blue Talon Bistro)

Williamsburg, VA 23185


~ a beer & food festival featuring cask ale ~

The Blues sound flourishes in the roots of music, much like Cask Beer is raw & unfiltered. Taste the beer tapped at the source. 

Firkins refer to Cask conditioned ale which means that beer is made unfiltered and without the use of carbon dioxide or nitrogen. It is also called "real ale". Real ale is a term for the conditioning of the beer but not defining the beer style. While it is true that every beer served will be a cask conditioned beer, there will be many styles represented such as, but not limited to, Porters, IPA's and Stouts.

We are sure to have many different flavors & styles of beer to appeal to beer lovers and will be listing more involved breweries soon such as newly added Devils Backbone.

This event will feature live blues music on two stages. This year, performers include the Bobby BlackHat Walters Band, Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos, Billy Joe Trio, Zack Salsberry Music, and Shelly Thiss - lead singer of the Mike Lucci Band
We will slowly reveal the cask ale curated by the DoG Street Pub that will be featured at this event, but for now, here are some of the participating breweries:

Alewerks Brewing Company
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Starr Hill Brewery
The St. George Brewing Company
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Smartmouth Beer
Legend Brewing Company
Green Flash Brewing Co. Virginia Beach
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Alpine Beer Company
Heavy Seas Beer
Center of the Universe Brewing
Ardent Craft Ales
Harviestoun Brewery
Wyndridge Farm Brewing
Jwlees Brewery (England)

There will be FREE PARKING all weekend in the Henry Street parking garage located at 230 North Henry Street and in Colonial Williamsburg's parking lots.


There will be concession-style food stands at this event featuring food from the DoG Street Pub and Blue Talon Bistro. Menu options may include:

Shrimp Etouffee

Cajun dip with chips

Fried Andouille

Pork or Chicken Po Boy


Chips, pretzels, sodas

*Please note that menu options are subject to change.




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