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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) craft beer fans to experience the most exotic barrel-aged beer, cider, mead, and perry on Earth? We thought so.

Admission + Ticketing | General admission are on sale now for $85. 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. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday Nov. 17 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.


Introducing the ICBG Mobile Application


Make the most out of your FoBAB experience with the all-new mobile app from the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. Purchase tickets, scan the full list of participating breweries, and be the first to see the FoBAB beer lineup (just as soon as the National Barrel-Aged Beer Competition judging is complete).


Get it on Google Play
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2018 FOBAB BREWERY LINEUP


10 Barrel Brewing
18th Street Brewery
2 Towns Ciderhouse
21st Amendment Brewery
2nd Shift Brewing
3 Floyds
3 Sheeps Brewing
4 Noses Brewing Company
5 Rabbit Cervecria
Alter Brewing Company
Angry Orchard
Arclight Brewing Company
Around the Bend
Atom Brewing Company
August Schell Brewing Company
Avery Brewing Company
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Barn Town Brewing
Beachwood Blendery
Begyle Brewing
Bell's Brewery
Bent River Brewing Co
Black Horizon Brewing Company
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Blue Blood Brewing Company
Blue Island Beer Co
Bottle Logic Brewing
Braxton Brewing Company
Breakside Brewery
Brewery Bhavana
Brickstone Brewery
Brickstone Restaurant and Brewpub
Brooklyn Brewery
Bruery Terreux
BuckleDown Brewing
Buffalo Creek Brewing
Burn 'Em Brewing
Byway Brewing Co.
Cahoots Brewing
Casa Agria Specialty Ales
Cascade Brewing
Casey Brewing and Blending
Cellador Ales
Cellarmen's
Central State Brewing
Central Waters Brewing Company
Cerebral Brewing
Church Street Brewing Company
Cigar City Brewing
Collective Arts Brewing
Confluence Brewing Company
Coppertail Brewing Company
Crooked Handle Brewing Co. & Hairless Hare Brewery
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Cruz Blanca Brewery
DC Brau Brewing Company
DESTIHL Brewery
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works - Champaign
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works - Normal
Dovetail Brewery
Empirical Brewery
Eris Brewery and Cider House
Exit Strategy Brewing Company
Farmhaus Ciders
FiftyFifty Brewing
Finch Beer Co
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Flix Brewhouse - Carmel
Flossmoor Station Brewery
Forbidden Root
Four Fathers Brewing LLC
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Free Will Brewing Co.
Fremont Brewing
Funk Factory Geuzeria
Funkwerks
Galway Bay Brewery
Goose Island Beer Co
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Greenstar Brewing
Hacienda Beer Co.
Hailstorm Brewing Co
Half Acre
Haymaker Meadery
Haymarket Brewery & Taproom
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Hopewell Brewing Company
Horse Thief Hollow
Horus Aged Ales
Imperial Oak Brewing
Indeed Brewing Company
Jefferson County Ciderworks
JT Walker's Brewery
Karetas Brewing
Kinslahger Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Lake Effect Brewing Company
Lakefront Brewery
Land & Labour
Lil Beaver Brewery
Listermann Brewing Company
Lo Rez Brewing
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Lost 40 Brewing
Lunar Brewing Company
Lupulin Brewing Company
Maidens Brewery & Pub
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Marble Brewery
Mark Twain Brewing Company
Metal Monkey Brewing
Metropolitan Brewing
middle brow beer co.
Mikerphone Brewing
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Misbeehavin' Meads
Miskatonic Brewing Company
MKE Brewing Co.
MobCraft Beer Inc
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
More Brewing
Mother's Brewing Company
Nebraska Brewing Co.
New Braunfels Brewing Company
New Holland Brewing Co.
Noon Whistle
Oak Park Brewing Company
Odd Side Ales Brewery
Off Color Brewing-Mousetrap
Off Color Brewing-Dickens
Old Irving Brewing Co.
On Tour Brewing
Only Child Brewing Co.
Open Outcry Brewing
Oswego Brewing Company
Penrose Brewing Company
Perennial Artisan Ales
Perrin Brewing Company
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Pollyanna Brewing Company
Prairie Artisan Ales
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Revolution Brewing - Brewpub
Revolution Brewing - Kedzie
Rhinegeist Brewery
Rivertown Brewing Company
Roadhouse Brewing Co.
Rock Bottom Brewery - Portland
Rock Bottom Brewery Orland Park
Rock Bottom Chicago
Rogue Ales & Spirits
Roling Meadows Farm Brewery
Samuel Adams
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Schlafly Beer (The Saint Louis Brewery)
Scorched Earth Brewing Co.
Shoreline Brewery
Short Fuse Brewing Co.
Short's Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sketchbook Brewing Co
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
Solemn Oath Brewery
Sour Note Brewing
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Speciation Artisan Ales
St. Francis Brewery and Restaurant
Starcut Ciders
Sun King Brewery
Sun King Small Batch Brewery
Surly Brewing Co.
Taxman Brewing Company
Temperance Beer Company
Ten Ninety Brewing Co
The Blind Pig
The Bruery
The Collective Brewing Project
The Dayton Beer Company
The Lost Abbey
The Lucky Monk
The Rare Barrel
Tighthead Brewing Company
Transient Artisan Ales
Tribes Beer Company
TRVE Brewing
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Two Roads Brewing Company
Union Craft Brewing
Upland Brewing Co- Brewpub
Upland Brewing Company
Upstream Brewing Company
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Urban South Brewery
Verboten Brewing
Virtue Cider
Voodoo Brewery
Warped Wing Brewing Co.
Watermark Brewing Co.
Werk Force Brewing Co
West Sixth Brewing
Whiner Beer Company
White Oak Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
Wild Onion Brewery
Will County Brewing Co.
Witch's Hat Brewing Company
Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Woodfour Brewing Co.
Wren House Brewing Company
Wyldewood Cellars
Zaftig Brewing Company

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