FoBAB celebrates the brilliance of barrel-aging beer on wood, and a panel of experts with the National Wood Aged Beer Competition judges the reflection of the underlying style of beer within the wood and/or barrel character. This event is orchestrated by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. This is the countrys largest celebration of wood and barrel aged beer, highlighting styles of beer that have been aged in a wooden barrel or in contact with wood. Enjoy sampling from our selection of beers, which may not be available commercially from breweries across the country.
Over 90 breweries and 300 individual beers will be pouring at tables spread within an expanded space. The #ICBG will also introduce a very rare project for the very first time. Barricale features barrel-aged beers from more than 20 Illinois craft breweries. Wild Turkey barrels are the variable this year, as brewers filled empties with their craft beer of choice.
Catering services and food trucks will be on-site as well.
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