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Episode 251 – Goose Island – Sofie vs Goose Island – Bourbon County Stout

Complete post-event coverage of the 2014 FoBAB. The Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers. Full results list posted here.                                                                               

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FoBAB 2014 Results

These are the results of the 2014 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers competition, the 12th anniversary of the event, held on November 14th and 15th, 2014. The event is run by the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild and held this year at the UIC Forum in Chicago. The National Wood Aged Beer Competition is judged by a panel of industry experts prior to the public sessions. Each beer is judged on the basis of how that underlying style reflects the expression of wood and/or barrel character. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded in 11 categories as well as “best of show.”

This year there were 275 entries from 112 different breweries.
In 2013 there were 213 entries from 95 breweries, 2013 results here.
In 2012 there were 173 entries, 2012 results here.
in 2011 there were some entries, 2011 results here.

Best Of Show
#1 – Port Brewing Company – Veritas 013
#2 – Perennial Artisan Ales – Barrel-Aged Abraxas

Category 1: Classic Porter/Stout – 11 entries (2013 was 11 entries, 2012 was 12 entries)

#1 – Saugatuck Brewing Co. – Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout
#2 – 5 Rabbit Cerveceria – Barrel Aged Yodo Con Leche
#3 – Perrin Brewing Companny – Lil’ Griz

Category 2: Strong porter/Stout – 36 entries (2013 was 33, 2012 was 21)

#1 – Pipeworks Brewing Company – The Jones Dog
#2 – Great Divide Brewing Company – Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
#3 – 4 Hands Brewing Company – Barrel Aged Bonafide With Cinnamon

Category 3: Barleywine/Wheatwine – 33 entries (16 in 2013, 2012 was 16)

#1 – Revolution Brewing – Straight Jacket
#2 – 4 Hands Brewing Company – Volume 2
#3 – Firestone Walker/Barrelworks – Abacus 2013

Category 4: Classic Styles (not higher than 7% abv) – 32 entries (2013 was 16, 2012 was 11)

#1 – Ei8ht Ball Brewing – Reintarnation
#2 – Glacier Brewhouse – Beam Marzen
#3 – Sun King Brewing Co. – Soul Shakedown Party

Category 5: Strong/Double/Imperial pale Beer – 15 entries (2013 was 21, 2012 was 21)

#1 – Revolution Brewing – Filibuster
#2 – Southern Prohibition Brewing – Barrel Aged Mississippi Fire Ant
#3 – Rock Bottom Chicago – Gin Blitz

Category 6: Strong/Double/Imperial Dark Beer – 32 entries (2013 was 29, 2012 was 24)

#1 – Milwaukee Brewing Company – Louie’s Resurrection
#2 – Sun King Brewing – Sympathy For The Devil
#3 – Glacier Brewhouse – Buffalo Trace Eisbock

Category 7: Fruit Beer – 26 entries (2013 was 11, 2012 was 14)

#1 – Off Color Brewing Company – Yuzu Er’d Og Begravet
#2 – Lake Effect Brewing Company – Cerise De Michigan
#3 – Goose Island Clybourn – Vainglorious

Category 8: Experimental Beer – 32 entries (2013 was 20, 2012 was 18)

#1 – Perennial Artisan Ales – Barrel-Aged Abraxas
#2 – Breakside Brewery – Aquavit Barrel-Aged IPA
#3 – Temperance Beer Company – Boulevardier Barrel Aged Might Meets Rights

Category 9:  Wild Beer (Brett) – 19 entries (2013 was 12, 2012 was 9)

#1 – Off Color Brewing – Papillon (AKA I Can Do This Too, Cory King)
#2 – Trinity Brewing Company – Easy Swinger Wild IPA
#3 – Oakshire Brewing – Hermanne 1882

Category 10: Wild Beer (Acidic) – 30 entries (2013 was 35, 2012 was 27)

#1 – Port Brewing Company – Veritas 013
#2 – Trinity Brewing Company – 365 Day Sour
#3 – AC Golden – Dark Kriek

Category 11: Cider/Perry/Mead – 9 entries (new category in 2013 with 9 entries)
#1 – Virtue Cider – Lapinette
#2 – Vermont Hard Cider Company – Wyder’s Reposado Pear
#3 – Vandermill – Champman’s Oaked

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Episode 199 – Founders KBS vs Moerlein OTR (Over the Rhine)

Coverage of the Hoptacular and FoBAB.

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Episode 147 – Sam Adams – Chocolate Bock vs Russian River – Blind Pig

Coverage of the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers (fobab). John Hall steps down from Goose Island. Strange Brew mess. Future of Marijuana beer? Beer sales on Amazon? Alesmith special releases.

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Fobab 2012 Results

These are the results of the 2012 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers competition, the 10th anniversary of the event, held on November 17th, 2012. The event is run by the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild and held this year at the Bridgeport art Center – Skyline Loft in Chicago. The National Wood Aged Beer Competition is judged by a panel of industry experts prior to the public sessions. Each beer is judged on the basis of how that underlying style reflects the expression of wood and/or barrel character. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded in 10 categories as well as “best of show.”

Category 1: Classic Porter/Stout – 12 entries

#1 – Oakshire Brewing – Bourbon Stout
#2 – Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub – Pretty Brown Eyes
#3 – Lakefront Brewery – Rye Barrel Aged Fuel Coffee Stout

Category 2: Strong porter/Stout – 21 entries

#1 – Goose Island Brewing Company – Bourbon County Stout
#2 – Haymarket Pub & Brewery – Indignant
#3 – Haymarket Pub & Brewery – Acrimonious

Category 3: Barleywine/Wheatwine – 16 entries

#1 – Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub – Fertile Crescent
#2 – Goose Island – King Henry
#3 – Central Waters Brewing Company – Bourbon Barrel Barleywine

Category 4: Classic Styles (not higher than 7% abv) – 11 entries

#1 – Sun King Brewing Company – Afternoon Delight
#2 – Grand Teton Brewing Company – Barrel-Aged Grand Saison
#3 – Atlas Brewing Company – Oak-Aged Monadnock Rye Ale

Category 5: Strong/Double/Imperial pale Beer – 21 entries

#1 – Cigar City – Humidor IPA
#2 – Solemn Oath Brewery – Ultramegahighfrequency
#3 – Shoreline Brewery – Rillo Rye P.A.

Category 6: Strong/Double/Imperial Dark Beer – 24 entries

#1 – Flossmoor Station Brewing Company – Imperial Schwartz
#2 – Sun King Brewing Company – Pappy Fog
#3 – New Holland Brewing Company – Charkoota Rye

Category 7: Fruit Beer – 14 entries

#1 – Goose Island Brewing Company – Cherry Rye Bourbon County Stout
#2 – Three Floyds Brewing Company – Ronaldo
#3 – Solemn Oath Brewery – Radth

Category 8: Experimental Beer – 18 entries

#1 – The Lost Abbey – Track #8
#2 – Perennial Artisan Ales – Barrel Aged Abraxas
#3 – The Lost Abbey – track #10

Category 9:  Wild Beer – 9 entries

#1 – Flossmoor Station – .357 Brett
#2 – New Belgium Brewing Company – Biere de Peach Barrel
#3 – Goose Island Brewing Company – Madam rose

Category 10: Wild Acidic Beer – 27 entries

#1 – The Lost Abbey – Track#9
#2 – Bear Republic Brewing Company – Cuvee de Bubba
#3 – New Belgium Brewing Company – Eric’s Ale

Best Of Show

#1 – Goose Island Brewing Company – Cherry Rye Bourbon County Stout
#2 – The Lost Abbey – Track #8

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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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Episode 42 – Stone – Russian Imperial Stout vs Southern Tier – Jah-va

Opening beers courtesy of Webmaster Ben, Dogfish Head Squall 90 Minute IPA and Regular 90 Minute IPA. More beers from FOWBAB. Review of Bangers and Lace. Beermenus.com. More about Firestone Walker. Two stouts go head to head in this week’s round.

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Episode 41 – Ska – Euphoria Pale Ale vs Ale Asylum – Hopalicious

Special Guest: Alyssa Arata. Unearthly and Oaked Unearthly taste test. FOWBAB results. Firestone Walker. Four Loko in Chicago? Hot Tub Time Machine. Plus the Beer Mile. Two nice IPAs go head to head in this week’s episode.

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