Firkin? Entschuldigung?

Boundary Bay Brewery will be celebrating Oktoberfest today, and to prove I am not making this up, here is the official poster:

Now if you have more than just glanced over the poster, your eye will have no doubt been caught by an unfamiliar word: Firkin. You gotta admit that it’s fun to say (pronounce it ‘fur-kin‘) and perhaps even makes you giggle a little (‘Firkin? I hardly know him!‘). But what the heck is it?

Wonder no longer friends! Steve, Boundary Bay’s generously bearded brewer, is here to answer the question that has weighed so heavily on your minds since you started reading this blog entry tens of seconds ago. Via the magic of the internet, Boundary Bay Brewery presents Steve in, What is a Firkin?

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Boundary Bay Brewery heads to the Great American Beer Festival

Boundary Bay head honcho Ed Bennett (on the right) in Danny Williams’ (left) top secret beer storage facility somewhere outside of (or perhaps below?) Denver, CO.

The beer has been brewed, the beer has been delivered, the plane tickets have been bought, the reservations have been made and the fingers are now crossed as Boundary Bay Brewery sets course for Denver, CO and the Brewer’s Association Great American Beer Festival.

For those of you who are not in the know, the Great American Beer Festival is the premier craft beer festival and awards show in the country featuring over 400 Breweries doling out 1,500+ kinds of beer in one ounce samples to 30,000+ thirsty attendees over the course of 3 days (October 11-13.) HERE is an excellent video of last year’s festival, made by the good people at Basic Brewing, that may give you some idea of what goes down during those three magical days in Denver.

Boundary has entered a selection of beers in hopes of bringing home the gold! The winners will be announced Saturday, October 13 and Boundary Bay’s lovely general manager, Janet, will be sending us updates along the way.

Onward to Denver and to glory! DELICIOUS GLORY!!