What’s a Firkin?

Author: ufor360

You are probably asking, “What the bloody hell is a Firkin?” Well…

Firkin (fûr’kĭn) —
A Firkin is an old English unit of volume. The name is derived from the Middle Dutch word vierdekijn, which means fourth, i.e. a fourth of a full-size barrel. For beer and ale a firkin is equal to nine imperial gallons or a quarter of a barrel (40.91481 litres). Casks in this size (themselves called firkins) are the most common container for cask ale.

Modern Day Firkin

Modern Day Firkin

Scooter [skoo-ter] —A scooter is a vehicle with step-through architecture and either a platform for the operator’s feet or footrests integral with the bodywork. Elements of scooter design have been noted in some of the earliest motorcycles, and motorcycles identifiable as scooters have been made from 1914 or earlier. Regional developments were made in Europe and the United States between the World Wars. The global popularity of scooters dates from the post-World War II introductions of the Vespa and the Lambretta. Economic and political factors, including competition from other vehicles, have shaped the evolution of scooters and have caused the development of different variations of scooter. Courtesy of Wikipedia

Lambretta

Lambretta

Firkin Scooter Club —
A gaggle of South Sound Scooter enthusiasts who also enjoy a healthy penchant for brewed hops, barley and yeast.

Firkin Club House

Firkin Club House

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