19th Annual Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer
Credit Union 1 Arena
525 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
The 19th annual Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer returns to Chicago November 12th and 13th.
This year, FoBAB will take place at the Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago. Two limited attendance tasting sessions and a larger venue will enable greater social distancing and a more intimate festival experience. Brewers will be staged throughout the main floor, around the concourse and outdoors, and expanded food options will be available throughout the venue.
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the festival will be required upon entry for all staff, volunteers, and attendees. Masks are required indoors unless patrons are actively eating or drinking. For our out-of-town guests, please review Chicago’s current travel advisories for applicable quarantine/testing requirements.
Credit Union 1 Arena
525 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607
Session 1 | Friday November 12th
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Session 2 | Saturday November 13th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets | $85 plus processing
This year, approximately 125 craft breweries from across the country will submit nearly 200 of their best wood and barrel-aged beer, cider, mead and perry for judging. A panel of expert judges and stewards will evaluate FoBAB entries, awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals as well as ‘Best in Show’ honors across 14 style categories. The award ceremony will be hosted during Session 2 as well as livestreamed.
1. Strong Porter Stout
2. Specialty Strong/ Porter Stout
4. Classic Styles
5. Other Pale Beer
6. Other Strong Beer
7. Fruit Beer
9. Wild Beer/Brett
10. Wild Beer/Brett w/ Fruit
11. Wild Beer-Mixed Culture (Acidic)
12. Wild Beer-Mixed Culture with Fruit (Acidic)
FoBAB Brewery Lineup
The full list of participating breweries will be announced closer to the festival.
Tickets are limited and, once they are sold, no additional tickets will be available. Attendees must present a valid ID for entry to the festival.
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