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Triple Rock: 11th annual Firkin-Gravity Beer Festival

  • Apr 13, 2013 · 11:30 AM
  • Triple Rock Brewery


Yep, it’s that time of year again.

The Triple Rock Firkin Gravity Festival is happening on Saturday April 13th!  The Rock opens at 11:30am for this event. $20 gets you in the door, a glass and four pours. Additional pours are $4 each. Proceeds go to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation


They don't post the breweries that will be pouring but here are some that have been featured in the past.


Triple Rock

Marin Brewing

Moylan’s Brewery

Iron Springs Brewery

Firehouse Brewery

EJ Phair Brewing

Oakland Brewing Company

Pizza Orgasmica

Beach Chalet Brewing

Speakeasy Brewing

Pyramid Brewing

Dying Vine Brewing

Black Diamond Brewing

Thirsty Bear Brewing

21st Amendment Brewery

Bear Republic Brewing

Drake’s Brewing

and more.

The Annual Firkin Gravity (Cask ale) beer festival is one of the best "small" beer festivals on the west coast. Hosted by Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley,CA, the festival featured select Firkin cask ales from 20 different breweries in northern California.

What is Firkin Cask ale?

Unlike most draft beers, firkin beers are not "injected with carbon dioxide, filtered ...pasteurized, stored in pressurized kegs and served through gas-powered taps." Instead, a firkin beer is unpasteurized, unfiltered, and "naturally carbonated, or conditioned, in its cask by yeast transforming sugar into alcohol with a side of fizzy carbon dioxide trapped in the cask."

Serving the beer also requires great care, involving a kind of pulling, pumping action, "in a rhythmic repetition like a farmhand at a well." It's also served cool but not cold, ideally at about 55F degrees.

What you have with Firkin beer is truly "Crafted" flavorful beer.

Transportation: Triple Rock is just 3 blocks from the Shattuck BART station, and an easy walk.



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  • Tom M.

    Great time thanks

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing beers, Don't knw why I never went to one of these before, but it is on the "must attend list" now.

    2 · April 13, 2013

    • Cass

      I agree. There's always a great list of beers, generous pours, and it's for a great organization. One if my favorite events every year.

      April 13, 2013

  • katrina

    I can't find anyone in the group

    1 · April 13, 2013

    • Paul

      In front of the bar with name tags

      April 13, 2013

    • Marco

      What time will this event wind down?

      April 13, 2013

  • katrina

    I can't find anyone in the group

    April 13, 2013

  • Eric P.

    I hate to miss an event in my own backyard, but I have been called to the City

    April 13, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    Just a heads up I wasn't able to get I Love Beer stickers, so look for regular name tags to find the group.

    April 13, 2013

  • Shawn

    Hello Tanya, You can drive to the Millbrae BART station and take BART to the event instead of driving to Berkeley. The event is very close to the Downtown BART station.

    April 9, 2013

  • Tanya

    anyone live in palo alto surrounding areas wanna carpool?

    April 8, 2013

    • Tom

      Please keep in mind that just because someone is in this group it doesn't mean that they are known or vetted. When accepting a ride from someone from this group you don't know please take all of the precautions you normally would when riding with a stranger.

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Eric P.

    The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is a great cause.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should the tickets be bought beforehand or at the door is fine?

    March 28, 2013

    • Gareth M.

      I don't believe you can get advance tickets.

      March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok if i get there around 1:30? Will there still be people from this group?

    March 28, 2013

    • Gareth M.

      I should still be there then.

      March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice. Thanks.

      March 28, 2013

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