Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its Firkin Fridays series by tapping its “Summer Crush” firkin at 3 p.m. Friday at its downtown brewpub.
Steamworks’ Colorado Kölsch served as the base for the firkin, said head brewer Ken Martin, in a news release. Steamworks’ Colorado Kölsch is a light crisp ale with a hint of sweetness.
“I then made a simple syrup with fresh ginger, fresh mint and pure lemon juice to prime the firkin,” said Martin. “It’ll be very tasty, but admittedly it is a simple recipe – but shouldn’t life be simple in the summer?”
A firkin is an old English unit of volume, typically a wooden cask equal to approximately one-quarter of a regular barrel, or nine-tenths of a gallon. The word “firkin” is derived from the Middle Dutch word “vierdekijn,” which means “fourth,” as in one-fourth the size. Firkin beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered, contains no preservatives and is served at cellar temperature – cool but not cold.
Steamworks, 801 East Second Ave., began its Firkin Friday series to introduce unusual, specialty craft beers to patrons and augment its regular offerings.
For more information, visit www.steamworksbrewing.com or call 259-9200.