The 16th annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers is almost upon us, and we continue our yearly tradition of geeking out about our favorite Chicago festival. We have five beers from brewers who will be pouring at this year’s fest while we also share some festival tips and breweries to seek out. Ryan also has done his homework as he subjects Craig to a few rounds of FoBAB history trivia. But we also review the bathrooms at the Google HQ, recklessly redefine the word “subtle”, enter the Apriverse, discover a new fetish, and get a little oxidation in our eyes. It’s more fun than you can fit in a...uh...some kind of….uh...liquid-holding vessel?
Cerebral Brewing - Deep Thought (Chardonnay barrel-aged saison)
Cruz Blanca Brewery - Paz Y Piña (Saison refermented on pineapples in Chardonnay barrels)
Cellador Ales - Seconds (Blended barrel-aged sour with apricots)
Indeed Brewing Company - Rum King 2015 (Rum barrel-aged imperial stout)
Revolution Brewing - V.S.O.J. (Blend of 2 and 3 year-aged bourbon barrel barleywines)