Vintage Strong Beer Fest 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Noon - 5pm
2771 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL, USA 60614


Vintage Strong Beer Fest 2012 !!!!

Vintage Strong Beer Fest 2012. On Saturday, February 11th from Noon to 5pm, Delilah’s (2771 N. Lincoln – (773) 472-2771) hosts its Fourteenth annual vintage beer festival. More than one hundred beers, primarily strong ales and live beers, from over 50 breweries will be tasted – side by side, for the first time ever in Chicago – many in multiple vintages.

Regionally, Three Floyds, Goose Island, Capitol, Two Brothers, Half Acre, New Holland, Central Waters, Bell’s & Lakefront Brewing will be represented, and many of these brewers will be in attendance.

Strong ales have been traditionally brewed during and for the winter and early spring months and are quite suitable for aging – often being brewed a year before release. Many of the ales for this tasting will be sampled in vintage with a few vintage verticals and there will be an emphasis on barrel aged beers – the J.W. Lees Harvest Ale, for instance, will be available from the 2004 vintage aged in used Lagavulin Scotch Barrels. There will be a King & Barnes Festive Ale from 1997 plus ten vintages of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barley Wine.

A very unique experience to sample all these strong beers together – along with vintage dated brews including: Anchor Old Foghorn, Avery Hog Heaven, Thomas Hardy’s Ale, George Gale’s Prize Old Ale, Scotland’s Skull Splitter, Portland Brewing Adam Barley Wine, Dog Fish Head Immort Ale, Trois Pistoles & La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue, Malheur Brut, Capitol Blonde Dopplebock – multiple vintages, Two Brothers Bear Tree Weiss Wine, Maredsous 8, EKU 28, and the French Belzebuth, Rogue Ales Imperial Porter 2008. The cost is $20 for 20 sample tickets. Information concerning each product will be available. This tasting is a must. Feel free to call or email for more info.

Cost: $20

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