The annual Festival of Barrel Aged Beers is rapidly approaching (Saturday November 8th). I'd encourage you guys to grab a ticket and come on out. Barrel aging beers is a unique way to handle beer. Both the wood and prior use of the barrel can create flavors unattainable through other methods.
Chicago is an important town in the history of barrel aging beer, and this years FOBAB will host more than 100 beers from some of the country's best brewers. The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, which Half Acre Beer Co is part, host the event and put on a good time.
You can read about it and buy tickets here.
See you there for some deep dark beers.
Half Acre Beer Co