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Chicago Events - Festival of Barrel Aged Beers, Cider, and Mead
07 Nov 2017
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Chicago Events - Festival of Barrel Aged Beers, Cider, and Mead

FOBAB: Festival of Barrel Aged Beers in Chicago

Celebrating rare wood and barrel aged beers, ciders, and meads, this beer lover’s festival is a two-day tasting event. Taking place on November 11-12, the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers (or FOBAB, for those in the know) honors the timeless art of brewing. You’ll encounter heavy, strong brews from more than 90 breweries.

What Kinds of Beers Are at FOBAB?

The Chicago Festival of Barrel Aged Beers isn’t for lightweights. Awards will be given out in the following categories:

  • Classic Beer
  • Barleywine and Wheatwine
  • Strong Porter and Stout
  • Specialty Strong Porter and Stout
  • Strong Pale Beer
  • Strong Dark Beer
  • Fruit Beer
  • Specialty and Experimental
  • Wild Beer and Brett
  • Wild Beer (Acidic) Sours
  • Wild Beer (Acidic) Sours with Fruit
  • Cider, Perry, and Mead

Chicago Tickets to FOBAB 2017

Tickets cost $85 per person for a four-hour tasting session, which includes admission, a complimentary tasting glass, a FOBAB booklet, and 20 samples. UIC Forum is situated at 725 W. Roosevelt Road, just two miles from our River North Hotel. Our central location is ideal for exploring the best Chicago events and attractions – and we offer an exceptional array of modern amenities designed to enhance your trip. Book your stay today!