A firkin is 10.8 gallons of cask conditioned ale (also known as real ale). What is cask ale, and what makes it so creamy and delicious? Cask Ale or cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered ale conditioned and partially fermented in the cask from which it is served. It also develops natural carbonation in the process. The end result is a “live” beer, full of unique flavors in its natural state. The ale is drawn from the cask with a pump, also called a beer engine. It is served at cellar temperature, which is 52 – 56 degrees.



Saugatuck Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting new and unique cask conditioned ale. We are happy to discuss possibilities of specialty firkins, but here is a look into some of the creative firkins we have done in the past:

  • Barrel Aged Darker Than Your Soul with Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon Sticks
  • Darker Than Your Soul Stout with orange zest & cocoa nibs
  • Bonfire Brown with Vanilla Beans
  • Pathfinder Pale Ale dry hopped with Mosaic hops
  • Barrel Aged Neapolitan Milk Stout
  • Neapolitan Milk Stout with cocoa nibs and Vanilla Beans