Barrel Aged Brew Fest Benefits Local Kids and Fans of Beer

Journeyman Distillery will host its annual festival of small-batch brews on Saturday, October 16th, from 1:00–5:00pm (ET). Proceeds benefit local 501c3 nonprofit, Islay’s Barrel.

Featuring barrel-aged beverages from dozens of breweries, wineries, and cideries in friendly competition for bragging rights and the coveted Golden Barrel trophy, the event draws fans of craft brewing from Chicago and beyond. “It’s an opportunity for area makers to get creative and connect with fans,” notes Journeyman Production Manager, Tom Balich.

This year’s list of competitors reads like a who’s who of local brewers and makers—18th Street Brewery, Burn ‘Em Brewing, Crooked Ewe Brewery, Great Mead Hall & Brewing Co., Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, The Livery, Exit Strategy Brewing, Whiner Beer Co., Haymarket, Misbeehavin’ Meads, Wolf Den Brewing, Odd Side Ales, Seedz Brewery, Greenbush, River St. Joe, Blockhead Beerworks, Two Toms Brewing, Dablon Winery, and Virtue Cider. (subject to change without notice).

General admission tickets include a Barrel Aged Brew Fest glass to take home, plus 6 tasting tickets. Early access VIP tickets to get in before the doors open! Includes an extra hour of tasting starting at noon, Barrel Aged Brew Fest Gift, Barrel Aged Brew Fest Glass, and 8 beer tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available at the festival—along with hot food, music, and more. Designated Driver tickets are available as well.

The Barrel Aged Brew Fest will be held on Saturday, October 16th at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks Michigan. Doors open at 1:00 pm. VIP ticket holders will be admitted at noon. 100% of ticket sales benefit local kids. Visit or @JourneymanDistillery on Facebook for event details and tickets.