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Wood Barrels. Celebrated Styles. Aged to Perfection. This is FoBAB 2018.


The Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer, the world’s largest and most prestigious barrel-aged beer festival and competition, returns to Chicago Nov. 16-17 at UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd.). More than 200 craft breweries from across the United States will showcase their rarest, most innovative wood and barrel-aged brews, competing for top honors in The National Barrel Aged Beer Competition.

Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer


Want to be a part of history, among the first (and sometimes only) to experience some of the most exotic barrel-aged beers on Earth? We thought so.

Admission + Ticketing | General admission are $85 and go on sale Sept 12th. Tickets are available for three tasting sessions:

  • Friday Nov. 16 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Nov. 17 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Nov. 17 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.


Follow @FoBABOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information, updates, and details about the new mobile app, which will help you plan for the most exciting FoBAB yet.

2018 FOBAB BREWER ROSTER


The full list of participating breweries will be announced in September.

The Road To FOBAB


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