The Eighth Annual Festival Of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild invites you to the Eighth Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-aged Beer, 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 Coast-to-Coast. You will be treated to a vast array of exotic flavors from some of the rarest beers you will ever find!
Enjoy beers aged in new or used wine, whiskey or Bourbon barrels that 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 microorganisms will impart a refreshing tart and acidic character. Fruit, spices, coffee and syrup may 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 a creativity unmatched anywhere in the world!
NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
The event returns to the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers’ Local Union 130 Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL on Saturday afternoon and evening, November 6.
Tickets are $35 until October 1, $40 thereafter, and $50 at the door, if available. Afternoon Session: 1-5 PM. Evening Session: 6-10 PM. Admission includes souvenir tasting glass, program and 12 sample tickets. Additional sample tickets and food will be available for purchase. Designated drivers will receive complimentary soda. Every effort will be made to have all beers available at the start of both sessions. All ticket sales are final. Tickets are now on sale online at Brown Paper Tickets.
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