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Episode 94 – Furthermore – Oscura vs Furthermore – Fatty Boombalatty

Complete FOBAB coverage featuring audio from the event. Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers. Many special guests including:

Andy Wedge, from the great state of Tennesseee
Charles Stanley, Upland Brewing Company
Rory Nolan, friend of Upland
Chris Knight, friend of BeerDownload
Adam Galvan, Ratebeer.com
Jessica Brown, friend of Ratebeer
Chris Quinn, The Beer Temple
Ryan Penke, Dilorenzo-Penke Distributing for Upstream Brewing
Jess Straka, Metropolitan Brewing
Mike “BBB”, friend of BeerDownload
Brad and Ken, Hop-Cast
John Hall, Goose Island

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Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers Winners (FoBAB)

These are the 2011 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers Winners (FoBAB)

Category 1 – Classic Porter/Stout – 14 Entries

1st – Flossmoor Station – Pullman Brown Reserve
2nd – Revolution Brewing – Barrel Aged Black Powder Oatmeal Stout
3rd – Revolution Brewing – Barrel Aged The General Molasses Porter

Category 2 – Strong Porter/Stout – 28 Entries
1st – Goose Island Beer Co – Bourbon County Brand Stout
2nd – Unita Brewing Co – Labyrinth
3rd – Miller Valley Brewery – Celebration Porter

Category 3 –  Barleywine/Wheatwine – 18 Entries
1st – Goose Island – Wrigleyville – Honey B (Best of Show)
2nd – Goose Island – Wrigleyville – Broadshoulders Barleywine
3rd – Piece Brewery – Mooseknuckle

Category 4 – Classic Styles (not higher than 7% abv.) – 15 Entries
1st Rock Bottom – Cincinnati – Sarah’s Two Headed Buffalo
2nd Finch’s Beer Co – Dirtier Bird
3rd Two Brothers Brewing C0 – Resistance

Category 5 – Strong/Double/Imperial Pale Beer – 14 Entries
1st Rock Bottom – Chicago – Sled Dog Imperial Red
2nd Nebraska Brewing Co. – Melange a Trois
3rd Moylan’s Brewin Co. – Hopsickle 2011

Category 6 – Strong/Double/Imperial Dark Beer – 15 Entries
1st – Upstream Brewing Co – Old Market – Kurgan
2nd – Rock Bottom – Des Moines – Barrel Reserve Illuminator Dopplebock
3rd – Sun King Brewing Co. – Pappy Van Muckle

Category 7 – Fruit Beer – 17 Entries
1st – Three Floyds Brewing Co. – Kinder Beer
2nd – Rock Bottom – Chicago – Fallen Angel Abbey Ale
3rd – Haymarket Pub and Brewery – Clare’s Thirsty Ale

Category 8 – Experimental Beer – 23 Entries
1st  - Goose Island – Clybourn – XOCOLATL
2nd – Flossmoor Station – Dark Matter Imperial Stout
3rd – Haymarket Pub and Brewery – Steve it to Bieber

Category 9 – Wild Beer – 18 Entries
1st – Upland Brewing Co – Gilgamesh (Best of Show Runner Up)
2nd – Lagunitas Brewing Co. – Chocolate Raspberry Brett Bourbon Barrel Aged
3rd – Leelanau Brewing 0 Good Harbor Golden

Category 10 – Wild Acidic Beer – 18 Entries
1st Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey – Veritas 2010
2nd Destihl – Normal – St. Dekkera Reserve Flanders/Oud Bruin
3rd – Bear Republic Brewing Co.  - Tartare

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FoWBaB (FoBaB) Preview

Everyone getting excited for FoWBaB (FoBAB) tomorrow? That is the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers – being held at the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers’ Local Union 130 Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium (that’s a mouthful). BeerDownload will be there covering the event and we hope to talk to a lot of people about wood and barrel aged beers.

Lost Abbey’s Red Poppy was a big hit last year (winning best of show) along with local favorite Piece showing off two beers including Jockey Full of Bourbon. The Rock Bottom chain was well represented taking home four awards, but we would have to think that they simply won’t do as well this year. All of last years winners are here (courtesy of Mark McDermott).

We are really looking forward to seeing Goose Island‘s massive offerings. John Laffler (who run’s Goose’s barrel program) stars in this video giving a preview of the 10 different beers they will be presenting at FoWBaB. It is clear that Goose is in it this year to dominate the competition in many categories. Check out the video:

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Episode 93 – Ale Asylum – Satisfaction Jackson vs Ommegang – Three Philosophers or New Glarus – Moon Man

Special guests Chris and Margret Quinn from The Beer Temple. Chris and Margret tell us all about The Beer Temple project. We also chat about Surly Darkness price gouging and we dub new BeerDownload Superfans.                                                                                         -

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Episode 92 – Harpoon – Docesna vs Pelican – Tsunami Stout

Happy Halloween! Wisconsin Beers. Kirin Free. Episode 7 recreation. Firestone Walker embrace of secondary beer market.                                                                                         -

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Episode 91 – Firestone Walker – Double Jack vs Half Acre – Double Daisy Cutter

Special guest: Lauren Colmar. Episode truncation issues? West Lakeview Liquors Pig Roast. Straightdope.com article on brown vs green vs clear bottles.                                                                                          -

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Are you a beer trader? Watch this video.

We love our beer trading friends. Heck, we have been known to do a bit of cellaring ourselves. But we can easily see how this kind of thing could get out of hand. Just watch the video…

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Episode 90 – Eel River – Organic Porter vs Firestone Walker – Union Jack IPA or New Belgium – Hoptober

Decade episode recap. Beer blending. Founders CBS at Sheffield’s. BEER!                                                                                           -

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Randy Mosher Recipe Development for 5 Rabbit

The folks over at Pintly did an excellent job of showing how the guys behind 5 Rabbit develop their brew recipes. Featuring Randy Mosher, author of Radical Brewing, and his mad scientist basement brewing setup.

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Episode 89 – Founders – Harvest Ale vs Haymarket – Saison

Invitational and disqualified beers report. Bike the breweries report. CBS prices on eBay. Smokehouse Brewpub in Minneapolis.

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