It’s exhilarating just to anticipate the annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FOBAB). I don’t know if it is the prospect of being surrounded by so many high ABV (alcohol by volume) beers that brings this out in me or the fact that there was only a virtual version last year. The sheer thought […]
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Chicago Craft Beer Week is no more; all hail Illinois Craft Beer Week
Illinois Craft Beer Week features a new festival, plus it’s short and sweet this year at only one week long.
Get FOBABed at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers
According to Reader Beer and Metal columnist Philip Montoro, “Not remembering shit is a common side effect of FOBAB.” That’s because a lot of the assertive beers poured at the annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer have been brewed to withstand the time they’ll spend languishing in repurposed liquor barrels prior to pouring. […]
Chicago craft beer explodes—and Chicago Craft Beer Week almost keeps up
The 11-day Chicago Craft Beer Week struggles to keep up with the city’s wild craft-beer boom.
The Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer: Still completely ridiculous, still definitely great
The 214 entries at this year’s FOBAB included beers aged in gin and Tabasco barrels, in what I’m pretty sure was a first for the festival.
Beer and Metal: The tenth annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
FOBAB showcases some of the most awesomely excessive beers in the world, which is pretty metal if you think about it
A fried-chicken-eating contest and more food and drink events this week:
A Templeton Rye documentary, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats, a survivalist’s supper, and more.
Steve It to Bieber and more at Haymarket Saturday
Pete Crowley’s Haymarket Pub & Brewery celebrates its first anniversary on Saturday
Recap: the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
Some of the best beers from the ninth annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer