Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer - Session One

Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 1:00-5:00PM
Chicago Journeyman Plumbersí Auditorium
1340 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL, USA 60607


The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild invites you to the Eighth Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-aged Beer, spotlighting beer that has been aged in a wooden barrel or in contact with wood. Enjoy a sampling from our selection of beers, which may or may not be available commercially from breweries Coast-to-Coast. You will be treated to a vast array of exotic flavors from some of the rarest beers you will ever find!

Enjoy beers aged in new or used wine, whiskey or Bourbon barrels that take on many of the characteristics of that libation. Brewers of traditional or not-so-traditional Belgian-inspired beers often prefer used barrels so different resident microorganisms will impart a refreshing tart and acidic character. Fruit, spices, coffee and syrup may compliment the already complex character of wood-aged beers.

Long before the advent of stainless steel, the use of wooden barrels imparted many unique characteristics to beer. In many ways, the U. S. craft brewer has come full circle, returning to the roots of brewing while demonstrating a creativity unmatched anywhere in the world!

Cost: $35 til 10/1, $40 after

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I hope they bring some nice beers.
        Cornfield, 11/4/2010
<-- getting thirsty
        SrSilliGose, 11/3/2010
IMBIBE is where itís at.. Inaugaral free entry and early session.. always fun.
        TheAlum, 10/31/2010
Anyone with one extra session one ticket and one DD ticket, could you please BM me? Have a friend and his (driver) fiance who want to go.
        phaleslu, 10/20/2010
Iím in for the IMBIBE session!
        drewbeerme, 10/18/2010
See ya boys there for the IMBIBE early hour!
        Davinci, 10/16/2010
In for the 1st session and the members early entrance.
        thatguyryan, 10/13/2010
Session #1, see ya then
        BBB63, 10/10/2010
Everybody needs an extra hour, itíll only be noon! So who all is in for the IMBIBE session?
        NobleSquirrel, 9/24/2010
Even though I probably donít need an extra hour, I should be there for the IMBIBE session.
        chicagodri, 9/23/2010
The link keeps taking me back to this page! ARG!
        mowz, 9/13/2010