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The Festival of Barrel Aged Beers is finally here. A place where art meets brewing and wood meets beer. Each year the best barrel aged beer makes its way to Chicago, and is put on display for many to enjoy - sometimes for the first AND last times. See who will be awarded for their patience and hard work in this years Award Ceremony, streaming below.

Festival of Barrel Aged Beers


422

Beers

In categories ranging from ciders, perrys and meads to sours, classic styles and of course, Stouts and Porters!

179

Brewers

From all over Illinois, the United States and even the World!

12

Judging Categories

That means 12 tasting categories as well! Taste some from your favorites and see who takes a medal in these unique styles!

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Watch The 2016 Awards Live!


Awards


Below are winners from the Classic Beer, Barleywine/Wheatwine, Strong Porter/Stout, Specialty Strong Porter/Stout, Strong Pale Beer, Strong Dark Beer, Fruit Beer, Specialty/Experimental, Wild Beer/Brett, Wild Beer (Acidic) Sours, Wild Beer (Acidic) Sours w/Fruit, and Cider/Perry/Mead categories.

Barleywine/Wheatwine

FIRST PLACE
PIPEWORKS BREWING COMPANY
The Murderous
SECOND PLACE
MKE BREWING CO.
Prestige Worldwide Barleyine
THIRD PLACE
SPITEFUL BREWING
Belligerent Bob Barleywine

Classic Beer Style

FIRST PLACE
HORSE THIEF HOLLOW
Hilltop Weizenbock - Palo Santo wood aged
SECOND PLACE
WILD ONION BREWERY
Bourbon Barrel Aged Jack Stout
THIRD PLACE
REVOLUTION BREWING (BREWPUB)
SmOAKed

Strong Porter/Stout

FIRST PLACE
DESTIHL RESTAURANT & BREW WORKS
Dosvidanya Rye
SECOND PLACE
GOOSE ISLAND CLYBOURN
Impervious
THIRD PLACE
LAKE BLUFF BREWING COMPANY
Kosmonaut

Specialty Strong Porter/Stout

FIRST PLACE
5 RABBIT CERVECERIA
Inigo Montoya with Hazelnut
SECOND PLACE
LIONSTONE BREWING
Burnin' Love
THIRD PLACE
18TH STREET BREWERY
Vanilla Hunter (Listed as "Hunter" in Program/Floor Placement)

Strong Pale Beer

FIRST PLACE
SCORCHED EARTH BREWING
Exiled Angel
SECOND PLACE
MKE BREWING CO.
Louie's Resurrection
THIRD PLACE
SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.
Trip in the Woods Biere de Garde

Strong Dark Beer

FIRST PLACE
BELL'S BREWERY INC.
TC Jupiter
SECOND PLACE
HALF ACRE BEER CO.
Orin
THIRD PLACE
FREE WILL BREWING CO.
Ella

Fruit Beer

FIRST PLACE
WERK FORCE BREWING CO.
Beautifully Broken
SECOND PLACE
ALTER BREWING COMPANY
King's Blood
THIRD PLACE
SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.
Barrel-Aged Wheatwine with Lemmon

Specialty/Experimental

FIRST PLACE
LISTERMANN/TRIPLE DIGIT BREWING
Chickow!
SECOND PLACE
LAKEFRONT BREWERY
Lakefront Spiced Winter Lager
THIRD PLACE
EXCEL BREWING CO.
Mint Julep

Wild Beer/Brett

FIRST PLACE
HAILSTORM BREWING
Agnitio (Collaboration with Transient)
SECOND PLACE
SMYLIE BROTHERS BREWING CO.
Who The Funk is Brett Pulver?
THIRD PLACE
HOPEWELL BREWING COMPANY
Best Day

Wild Beer Sour

FIRST PLACE
FREE WILL BREWING CO.
Olly
SECOND PLACE
GRAND TETON BREWING
Grand Teton American Sour 2015
THIRD PLACE
TWO BROTHERS BREWING COMPANY
PhenomeNomNom

Wild Beer Sour w/Fruit

FIRST PLACE
ARCLIGHT BREWING COMPANY
Soursmith Kriek
SECOND PLACE
THE LOST ABBEY
Framboise de Amorosa
THIRD PLACE
TRANSIENT ARTISAN ALES
Foeder 2: Electric Boogaloo with Apricot

Cider/Perry/Mead

FIRST PLACE
Angry Orchard
Understood in Motion #1
SECOND PLACE
Seattle Cider Company
Red Wine Barrel Aged Berry
THIRD PLACE
Seattle Cider Company
Wild Fermented Heirloom