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Festival of Barrel Aged Beer (#FoBAB) 2017 Awards

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The world’s largest barrel-aged beer competition — The Illinois Craft Beer Guild‘s Festival of Barrel Aged Beer (#FoBAB) in Chicago — is currently satisfying hoards of beer lovers. For breweries, it’s also a chance to see if their beer stood-out among the sea of special beers. The awards have been announced and our Chicago/Midwest editor, Mike Zoller, relayed the information as it happened. Here are the results — Congrats not only to the winners, but also every brewery that took the time to offer their beer to a thirsty, enthusiastic beer crowd.

#FoBAB Best in Show


Gold: Angry Orchard

Silver: Virtue Cider Percheron

Bronze: Tin City Cider

Fruit Beer

Gold: Shoreline Brewing

Silver: Werk Force Brewing

Bronze: Alter Beer

Specialty Strong Porter/Stout (> 7% ABV)

Gold: More Brewing

Silver: Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Bronze: Mikkeller


Gold: Fremont Brewing

Silver: Short’s Brewing

Bronze: Revolution Brewing

Other Dark Beer (>7% ABV)

Gold: Zaftig Beer

Silver: Rhinegeist

Bronze: Pollyanna Brewing

Other Pale Beer (> 7% ABV)

Gold: Warped Wing

Silver: Mother’s Brewing

Bronze: Nebraska Brewing

Strong Porter/Stout (>7% ABV)

Gold: Coppertail Brewing

Silver: WeldWerks Brewing

Bronze: Surly Brewing 

Specialty/Experimental Beer

Gold: Listermann

Silver: Lakefront Brewing

Bronze: Avery Brewing

Wild Beer/Brett (Non-Acidic)

Wild Beer/Sours (Acidic)

Gold: Upstream Brewing

Silver: Trve Brewing

Bronze: Rivertown Brewery

Wild Beer/Sours (Acidic with Fruit)

Gold: Upstream Brewing

Silver: Jester King Brewery

Bronze: Wicked Weed


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