The 13th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers

FOBAB 2015 In our humble opinion, this is Chicago’s finest hour. FOBAB is a national competition that offers the widest collection of wood & barrel aged beers available anywhere. UIC Forum was once again home to the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild signature event. This festival is a tradition like no …

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The 2014 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers

The 2014 edition of the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers was the largest to date. An unprecedented event at UIC Forum which included 3 sessions over 2 days with nearly 5000 attendees. For the second straight year an American Wild Ale took home Best Of Show. In 2013 …

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Good Beer Wins at BUG

  Spring 2014 was not kind to us. It tried hard to ruin our favourite activities with unusually f*#ked up weather. The kick off to Chicago Craft Beer Week was no exception. Just days before the event Garfield Park Conservatory announced its decision to move Beer Under Glass completely outdoors …

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Chicago’s Finest Hour

  I think our guy Beer Dude Phil described it best when he said The Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers is both our Christmas and our Family Reunion. In the modern day context (since Bourbon County Stout ’92), you could argue that the birthplace of barrel aging beers …

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