Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer Medals Awarded

Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer Medals Awarded
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The Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer Competition took place this weekend. Under reduced circumstances, with little to no public participation, but with judging and medals award nonetheless.

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild hosted judging for more than 300 beers, submitted from 162 breweries from across the country. The awards ceremony was livestreamed, while random six-packs of entered bottled beers were sold to give fans the chance to “FOBAB @ Home.”

Fir the first time since competition medals were awarded beginning in 2004, a barrel-aged cider was named Best of Show: the winning brew was Malus at the Palace from Tin City Cider Co. of Paso Robles, CA. Whiskey Hill Brewing Co. of Westmont won runner-up with their Specialty Strong Porter+Stout, Barrel-Aged Seismic Overlay.

Following is the list of medalists in all categories.

Strong Porter Stout

GOLD Mikerphone BrewingSir Blends-A-Lot • Elk Grove Village, IL

SILVERMore Brewing Co.Mehndi 2020 • Huntley, IL

BRONZETangled Roots Brewing Co.Fancy Feline • Ottawa, IL

Specialty Strong/Porter Stout

GOLD Whiskey Hill Brewing Co.Barrel-Aged Seismic Overlay • Westmont, IL

SILVERStreetside BreweryHorchata Demogorgon • Cincinnati, OH

BRONZEMaplewood Brewery & DistilleryBarrel Aged Cuppa: Coconut Peanut Butter • Chicago, IL


GOLD Verboten Brewing and Barrel ProjectCognac Grow Old With You • Loveland, CO

SILVERReuben’s BrewsThree Ryes Men • Seattle, WA

BRONZESpiteful BrewingBarrel-Aged Belligerent Bob • Chicago IL

Classic Beer Style

GOLD Nebraska Brewing Co.Blanc Is the New White • La Vista, NE

SILVERChurch Street Brewing Co.Holy Moly • Itasca, IL

BRONZESoundgrowler Brewing Co..Tequilla BA Tortilla Hands • Tinley Park, IL

Strong Pale Beer

GOLD Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co.Wrenly Rose • Chicago, IL

SILVERAllagash Brewing Co.Allagash Curieux • Eugene, OR

BRONZEPollyanna Brewing Co. – Lemont • Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Orenda Volume 03 • Lemont, IL

Dark Strong Beer

GOLD Wellspent Brewing CompanyBAQ 2 BAQ • Saint Louis, MO

SILVERHalf Acre Beer Co.Orin • Chicago, IL

BRONZEUrban Brew LabsABBA G.O.A.T  (Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Doppelbock) • Chicago, IL

Fruit Beer

GOLD Revolution BrewingTen Year Beer • Chicago, IL

SILVERDerive Brewing Co.Sins of the Flesh with Raspberries • Columbus, OH

BRONZETwo Brothers Brewing Co.Quadrical! • Warrenville, IL


GOLD Off Color Brewing – Mousetrap • Rum Barrel Aged Sun Also Rises • Chicago, IL

SILVERMadTree Brewing Co.Cuvee 2020 • Cincinnati, OH

BRONZE • MadTree Brewing Co. • Joon – Chamomile & Elderflower • Cincinnati, OH

Wild Beer/Brett

GOLD Alesong Brewing and BlendingTouch of Brett • Eugene, OR

SILVERWolf’s Ridge BrewingTerre du Sauvage Green • Columbus, OH

BRONZESierra Nevada Brewing Co.Alpha Hop Society Brett Saison • Chico, CA

Wild Beer (Acidic) Sours

GOLD DESTIHL BrewerySt. Dekkera Reserve Series Flanders Oud Bruin • Normal, IL

SILVERImperial Oak BrewingSavage Oak – Gold • Willow Springs, IL

BRONZEHalf Acre Beer Co. – Lincoln AveCliffs • Chicago, IL

Wild Beer (Acidic) Sours with Fruit

GOLD The Lost AbbeyPale Horse • San Marcos, CA

SILVERPenrose Brewing Co.Wild 26 • Geneva, IL

BRONZE10 Barrel BrewingSir Bois • Bend, OR


GOLD Tin City Cider Co.Malus at The Palace • Paso Robles, CA

SILVERSuperstition MeaderySan Simón • Prescott, AZ

BRONZEHaymaker MeaderyHeavy Cherry • Perkasie, PA

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