List of 2021 Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers Winners
Monday at 11:59 pm
I have so much to write right now, that I’m just posting this quick list of the medal winners in the 2021 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers, also known simply as FoBAB (but not FoWaBAB, which may be a good thing).
The 19th edition of the festival took place November 12 and 13 at Chicago’s Credit Union 1 Arena. Although attendance was limited and the event was kept to just two sessions, over 160 breweries from across the country have submitted their rarest, most exclusive wood and barrel-aged beer, cider, mead and perry for judging.
The event is held as a fundraiser for Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. Winning brews were determined by a panel of industry leaders and certified judges evaluate all beer, cider, mead, and perry featured at FoBAB, awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals, and Best of Show.
Medals were awarded in 11 categories, all featuring libations dispensed by gravity from casks, instead of force carbonation.
Best of Show
Strong Porter Stout
Specialty Strong/Porter Stout
Other Pale Beer
GOLD 10 Barrel Brewing (Bend – West Side) (OR)Peach DefaceSILVER Pollyanna Brewing Co. – Lemont Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Orenda Volume 03BRONZE Black Horizon Brewing Co. Gin Barrel Aged Stand and Deliver