August 11, 2013 - 12pm
The Firkins are back! After some retooling, writing some new songs, brushing up on the mandolin, learning how to play a lap steel guitar, adding our cousin Danny on guitar and Tino on drums we are back and ready to play some Ale Rock, BrewGrass or good old Cosmic American Music. With the addition of Danny and Tino and a more acoustic sound I was thinking about renaming The Firkins "The Foeders" but we'll see.
Join us on Sunday August 11 for Blue Palms Brewhouse's 5th Anniversary Celebration. The Taplist is insane (as always).
Confirmed beers as of July 24th:
The Firkins will be playing with Yeah, Brother and The Traveling Bier Bellies. Hope to see you there.
More info below (from Bootlegger's website)
Bootlegger's Music & Beer Fest at The Muck: Celebrating 5 years!!!
Sunday, April 28th We will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary with Bootlegger's Music & Beer Fest at The Muck: Celebrating 5 years!!! The celebration will be held from 1-5pm at the historic Muckenthaler Center in Fullerton. Tickets can be purchased here or they can be purchased at Bootlegger's Tasting Room & Pilot Brewery at 130 S. Highland Ave in Fullerton ahead of time to avoid the online service charge. Additional tickets may be available at the door for $40, but will depend on availability.
We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the session to allow for check-in to the event.
Included in the ticket price will be:
- 10 taster tickets (additional tickets will be available for purchase)
- Commemorative tasting glass
- Live bands performing on stage
- Over 30 house beers on tap including several barrel aged rarities and sour beers
-local guest brewery beers
- Access to The Muckenthaler Gallery exhibit showroom. The featured gallery will be: Vintage Travel
- Mechanical bull ride, Bocce ball, a dunk tank, and MORE!!
In addition, there will be 3 gourmet food trucks: Dos Chinos, TJs Woodfire Pizza, and The Viking Truck as well as Brew Haw BBQ and desserts by Brew Cakes available there for you to purchase. We will also be unveiling our 80th Anniversary Ale. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards The Muckenthaler Cultural Center! For additional info on the Muckenthaler Cultural Center visit:http://themuck.org
Tentative Beer List:
Rustic Rye IPA
Palomino Pale Ale
Old World Hefeweizen
79 anniversary aged in red wine barrels
Cask 80 anniversary on cocoa nibs
Lupulin Thrill IPA
Black Strap Porter
Breaking Rad Brown
Knuckle Sandwich DIPA
Far Out IPA
Lambic # 2
Bourbon Barrel 78
Sour #1 w/kombucha culture
Imp. Phoenix 2yr barrel
Cuvee de Evan
BP aged on old forester oak chips
Dry hopped ESB
Sour 78 with cherries
Olallieberry Acai Tart
Galaxian Barleywine Bottles
We are looking forward to celebrating our 5 year anniversary with all of our supporters, fans, and customers!
April 10, 2013 -
Beachwood has been one of our favorite drinking spots since they opened the doors.
Lena, Gabe, Kyle, Merrit and the entire Beachwood staff have been nothing but AWESOME to Gloria and I since we first stepped foot through the doors.
We have also met so many cool people while sitting at the bar or holding up the wall and drank some of the worlds finest beers at Beachwood including The Bruery's Melange #4 which my friend Jon (Halcyon Days) said it looked like a gravel sample (I agree) but tasted like heaven. And I can't forget all those wonderful thursdays with Glenn and ALL the Long Beach Hop Heads.
Come out, have a few pints and enjoy some of the best cooking you'll ever have and don't forget to try Lena's Fried Pickles. Hope to see you there....
Jan 28, 2013 -
The Firkins have been on hiatus most of 2012. With the passing of my father I just didn't have it in me to sing about beer. I sure drank a lot of beer in 2012 but didn't do much singing about it. Towards the end of 2012 when the world was preparing for the mayan doomsday I was getting inspired to pick up my guitar and start making music again. I recorded a bunch of dark instrumental tunes and quite a few of my old Green Fiend and People are Sheep songs.I also started working on finishing The Firkins long awaited full length CD entitled " Drinking Beer to Make Music to Drink Beer to".95% of the tracks are recorded. The backing vocals and a few tweaks here and then I can start mixing it down. It has been a long slow road getting this CD recorded but we are one step closer.This coming weekend Gloria and I are heading up to Santa Rosa, California for the Pliny the Younger release. We missed the release a few years ago (growler fiasco) but had attended the prior 4 years and all the releases since. I love that beer because it has everything I like in an IPA, lots of hops and lots of alcohol.
Why yes that is a Toronado 20th Anniversary Ale Gloria and I are drinking
|This year is a special occasion for me, you see last year when Gloria, my son Mark Jr and my nephew Bryon and I were at Russian River Brewing Company enjoying our hoppy elixir I got a call from my family back home telling me that my father was in the hospital. I knew it wasn't good. My father had his last rights read to him 3 times in front of me and I knew another spell in the hospital wasn't a good sign. Being that we were 400 miles away from home we all decided to stay the rest of our planned weekend even though we all knew the reality which awaited us when we got home 2 days later. The following day (sat) we ended up at Beer Revolution for their anniversay party and our good friends Arne Johnson and Bee had us over to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. After the mini barleywine fest/super bowl party at Arne's house we headed back to Russian River Brewing Co (50 miles north) for one last taste of Pliny the Younger before we turned around and drove south towards Los Angeles.|