Each fall, Chicago holds one of the best beer fests in the country, so don’t blame us for getting all giddy about it. We talk a lot about what we’re excited for at the 15th Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) and review beers from some of the better breweries set to pour.Yes, a lot of the FoBAB talk has a bit of a relevancy expiration date, but there’s a lot more general beer and festival discussion as we sip five impressive barrel-aged beers. But also, we answer humanity’s best question, take sides on two late 90s teen movies, reveal Craig’s jelly aversion, and get ready for some hot Jeff-on-Jeff action.
Beers Reviewed // FoBABlin’ Segments
pFriem Family Brewers – Pruim (Lambic-inspired ale w/ plums aged in French Oak) // Festival Tips
Atom Brewing Company – Raspberry Harvest (Oak barrel-aged raspberry ale) // Little known breweries to try
Fremont Brewing – Bourbon Barrel Dark Star Coffee Edition (Imperial oatmeal stout) // Known breweries not to miss
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery – Wooden Hell 2017 (Bourbon barrel-aged barleywine) // Locals & potpourri
Off Color Brewing – Papillon (Gin barrel-aged wild ale) // Festiquette