Participating Brewers of FoBAB 2012!
Please click on the link below and follow the instructions on how to enter your beer for FoBAB judging, and festival participation!
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Presents:
The Tenth Annual
Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
The National Wood Aged Beer Competition
Skyline Loft – Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
1:00-5:00 & 6:00-10:00 P. M.
The Festival of Barrel Aged Beers is the country’s largest celebration of wood and barrel aged beer. The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is currently planning the 10th Annual FOBAB, spotlighting beer that has been aged in a wooden barrel or in contact with wood. Enjoy a sampling from our selection of beers, which may or may not be available commercially from breweries across the country.
Attendees will be treated to a vast array of exotic flavors from some of the rarest craft beers. Craft beers aged in new or used wine, whiskey or Bourbon barrels take on many of the characteristics of that libation. Brewers of traditional or not-so-traditional Belgian-inspired beers often prefer used barrels so different resident micro organisms will impart a refreshing tart and acidic character. Fruit, spices, coffee and syrup may also compliment the already complex character of wood-aged beers.
Long before the advent of stainless steel, the use of wooden barrels imparted many unique characteristics to beer. In many ways, the U. S. craft brewer has come full circle, returning to the roots of brewing while demonstrating creativity unmatched anywhere in the world.
2012 FoBAB is SOLD OUT!!
Thank you loyal craft beer enthusiasts!
ImBIBE Members — You MUST purchase a ticket for the 1PM session in order to receive the benefit of early access. Upon arrival, we will ask you for your ticket to the 1PM session, along with a valid state ID and your email address. If you are missing any of the previous information on November 17th, you will not gain early entry. Recap:
1. 1pm session ticket
2. A valid state ID
3. Registered ImBIBE email (you can print out your Paypal receipt and bring it with you, that works!)
Pictures provided by Julia Theil (Chicago Reader) and www.brewpublic.com