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Wood Barrels. Celebrated Styles. Aged to Perfection. This is FoBAB 2019.


The Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer, the world’s largest and most prestigious barrel-aged beer festival and competition, returns to Chicago Nov. 8-9 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, compting 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 $85 with three tasting sessions:

  • Friday Nov. 8 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Nov. 9 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Nov. 9 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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2019 FOBAB BREWERY LINEUP


10 Barrel Brewing
18th Street Brewery
2 Towns Ciderhouse
25 West Brewing
2Toms Brewing Co.
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4 Hands Brewing Company
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Afterthought Brewing Company
All Rise Brewing Co.
Alpha Brewing Co.
Alter Brewing Company
Angry Orchard
Arclight Brewing Company
Area Two Experimental Brewing
Argus Brewery
Around the Bend
Arrowhead Ales Brewing
August Schell Brewing Company
Avery Brewing Company
Beachwood Brewing & Blendery
Begyle Brewing
Bhramari Brewing Company
Black Horizon Brewing Company
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Blue Island Beer Co.
Bold Dog Beer Company
Bottle Logic Brewing
Branch & Bone Artisan Ales
Braxton Brewing Company
Braxton Labs
BrewDog Brewing Co.
Brickway Brewery and Distillery
Brooklyn Brewery
BuckleDown Brewing
Buffalo Creek Brewing
Burnt City Brewing
Call to Arms Brewing Company
Central Waters Brewing Company
Cerebral Brewing
Church Street Brewing Company
Collective Arts Brewing
Columbus Brewing Co.
Confluence Brewing Company
Coppertail Brewing Company
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Cruz Blanca Brewery
Crystal Lake Brewing
DeHop's Brewing Co.
Derive Brewing Company
Deschutes Brewery
DESTIHL Brewery
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works (Normal)
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works (Champaign)
Dovetail Brewery
DryHop Brewers
Elder Pine Brewing and Blending
Ellison Brewing Co.
Elmhurst Brewing Company
Empirical Brewery
Epic Brewing
ERIS Brewery and Ciderhouse
Exit Strategy Brewing Company
Farmhaus Cider Co.
Fifty West Brewing Co.
FiftyFifty Brewing
Flossmoor Station Brewing Co.
Forager Brewery
Forbidden Root
Forest City Brewery
Four Fathers Brewing
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Free Will Brewing Co.
Fremont Brewing
Fretboard Brewing Co.
Funk Factory Geuzeria
Garagiste Meadery
Goose Island Beer Co.
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Greenstar Brewing
Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Hacienda Beer Co.
Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Hairless Hare Brewery/ Dayton Beer Company
Half Acre Beer Company - Balmoral
Half Acre Beer Company - Lincoln
Half Day Brewing
Haymaker Meadery
Haymarket Brewery & Taproom
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Hidden Springs Ale Work
Hop Butcher For The World
Hopewell Brewing
Hopvine Brewing Company
Horse Thief Hollow Brewing
Illuminated Brew Works
Imperial Oak Brewing
Indeed Brewing Company and Taproom
Iowa Brewing Company
Jefferson County Ciderworks
JT Walker's Restaurant & Brewery
Karetas Brewing
Keg Grove Brewing Company
Kinslahger Brewing Company
Kros Strain Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lake Effect Brewing Company
Lakefront Brewery
Lil Beaver Brewery
Listermann Brewing Company
Lo Rez Brewing
Lost Forty Brewing
Lunar Brewing Company
Lupulin Brewing
MadTree Brewing Company
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Mark Twain Brewing Company
Marz Community Brewing
Metal Monkey Brewing
Metropolitan Brewing
Middle Brow
Mikerphone Brewing
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Misbeehavin' Meads
Miskatonic Brewing Company
MKE Brewing Co.
MobCraft Beer
Monday Night Brewing
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
MORE Brewing Company
MyGrain Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing
New Holland Brewing Co.
New Image Brewing
Noon Whistle Brewing
O.H.S.O. Brewery - Gilbert
Oak Park Brewing Company
Odd Side Ales
Off Color Brewing
Off Color Brewing - Mousetrap
Okcidenta
Old Irving Brewing Co.
On Tour Brewing Co.
Only Child Brewing
Open Outcry Brewing
Orpheus Brewing
Oswego Brewing Company
Penrose Brewing Company
Perrin Brewing Company
Phase Three Brewing
Pig Minds Brewing
Pipeworks Brewing Co.
Pollyanna Brewing Company
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Pretentious Barrel House
Pure Project
Ravinia Brewing Company
Revolution Brewing
Revolution Brewing - Brewpub
Rhinegeist Brewery
Rock Bottom Brewery - Bolingbrook
Rock Bottom Brewery - Chicago
Rock Bottom Brewery - Orland Park
Rock Bottom Brewery - Portland
Rock Bottom Indianapolis
Rockwell Beer Co.
Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rowley Farmhouse Ales
Samuel Adams
Saucy Brew Works
Scallywag Brewing Co.
Shoreline Brewery
Short Fuse Brewing Company
Short's Brewing Company
Side Lot Brewery
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Mills River)
Skeleton Key Brewery
Sketchbook Brewing Co.
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
Solemn Oath Brewery
Soundgrowler Brewing Co.
Spiteful Brewing
Starcut Ciders
Sun King Brewing Company
Sun King Small Batch Brewery
Superstition Meadery
Surly Brewing Co.
Taft's Brewing Co.
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
Taxman Brewing Company
Temperance Beer Company
The Bruery
The Butcher & The Brewer
The Collective Brewing Project
The Dayton Beer Company
The Explorium Brewpub
The Lost Abbey
The Lucky Monk
The Rare Barrel
Tighthead Brewing Company
Transient Artisan Ales
Tribes Beer Company
Twisted Hippo
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Two Doors Down Brewing
Two Roads Brewing Co.
Unpossible Mead
Untitled Art
Upland Brewing Co.
Upstream Brewing Company
Urban South Brewery
Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project
Virtue Cider
Warped Wing Brewing Co.
Watermark Brewing
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Werk Force
West Sixth Brewing
Whiner Beer Co.
White Oak Brewing
Wild Mind Artisan Ales
Wild Onion Brewery
Will County Brewing Company
Wolfden Brewing Company
Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Woodfour Brewing Co.
Zaftig Brewing Co.
Zaftig BrewPub Italian Village

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