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• What’s a frickin’ Firkin? Beer drinkers should know

What’s a frickin’ Firkin? Beer drinkers should know

You may not be aware of this, but not all beer comes in bottles or kegs. Some beer is served up in a special container called a firkin. A firkin, which is derived from the Middle Dutch word vierdekijn (meaning fourth), is actually a small barrel of beer that is one-fourth the size of a […]