Friday 16 April 2021
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The Big City Blog: The Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer is happening in Chicago Nov. 8-9

By Trent Modglin

Barrel-aged beer fans are in for some fun this weekend, as the Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer (FoBAB), North America’s largest and most prestigious barrel-aged beer festival and competition, returns to the University of Illinois-Chicago Dorin Forum.

Guests can expect more than 200 craft breweries from coast to coast, pouring 400 of their rarest, most exclusive wood- and barrel-aged beer, cider and mead.

General admission tickets are $85, and FoBAB 2019 offers three different tasting sessions: Friday, Nov. 8 from 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 9 from 1-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 6–10 p.m. 725 W. Roosevelt. Visit for ticket information.