From Firkfest Founder Greg Nagel @OCBeerBlog:
I can’t believe we’re doing a fifth Firkfest! This festival aims to highlight the best SoCal breweries with a twist: they bring one of kind cask ales that are only available at the event! Last year we took inspiration from the cocktail world, throwing out a fun Tiki-vibe. This was such a success we’re bringing it back!
Some beers in 2017 were tropical takes on their base beer, some were tiki-cocktail inspired. Some brewers said screw that, we’re only bringing casks of British-inspired real ale that are worthy of CAMRA (the UK’s Campaign for Real Ale).
The other goal of the festival is to raise real money for real non-profits. Thus far we’ve raised over $40,000 for industry-specific groups like Inspire Artistic Minds and the OC Brewer’s Guild. Switching gears, Firkfest 2018 will be benefiting a 93 year Anaheim tradition: The Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade. I have a strong bond with Anaheim and its history and am stoked to support such a great non-profit and its hearty volunteers I live near.
Greg & Erin Nagel