Episode 508 – FoBABlin’ 5: Return to FoBABlin’
Chicago’s biggest, baddest and most-barreled festival is back in its 21st year, so we’re eager to FoBABble about it for the first time in four years as a lead-up to the competition. We also open four barrel-aged beers from breweries that have been FoBAB staples (and previous medal winners) to lubricate our discussions of new and returning breweries at this year’s fest, our “first pour” picks, festival attendee tips, sleeper breweries not to miss, and Fantasy FoBAB Power Rankings. Also, Ryan has a shameful admission about common bird identification, we ride the plot line of sniffs, and Craig’s getting the BabyBjörn ready for his unprepared podcast partner.
Off Color Brewing – Beer For Burgers: Prime Cut (Helles Bock aged in bourbon barrels blended with fresh Helles Bock)
Short Fuse Brewing Company – What The Night Brings (Imperial stout aged in bourbon and cognac barrels w/ dates and figs)
Half Acre Beer Company – Double Barrel Catch Hell (Double barrel-aged imperial stout w/ Madagascar vanilla and Saigon cinnamon)
Mikerphone Brewing – Sweet Drams (Double mash imperial stout aged in Pappy 15 bourbon barrels)