Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. will hold a special firkin tapping at 5 p.m. Thursday at its tasting room. For the first time, the Akron brewery will use its restored 1957 mahogany-finished dual beer engine to tap a cask-conditioned saison. The beer engine was rescued from the original Peninsula Night Club, which is now a Winking Lizard Tavern in Peninsula. Society of Akron Area Zymurgists member Jim Lucas donated the beer engine to the brewery last year, Thirsty Dog co-owner John Najeway said. The saison was dry-hopped and is 8 percent alcohol. Thirsty Dog produces about 100 cask-conditioned firkins each month, Najeway said.