THREE OAKS — More than 500 revelers joined in the celebration of craft collab creation at Journeyman Distillery on Oct. 16 during the fourth annual Barrel-Aged Brewfest.
Over $20,000 was raised during the festival of small-batch brews to benefit Islay’s Barrel, which will send a lot of happy campers to camp next summer.
The Barrel-Aged Brewfest featured beverages from dozens of breweries, wineries, and cideries in a friendly competition for bragging rights and the coveted Golden Barrel trophy. 18th Street Brewery took home the trophy with their ‘Cinn-Again’ a Russian Imperial Stout with Cinnamon and Marshmallow barrel-aged in a Corsets, Whips & Whiskey barrel.
The top 4 runner-ups in no particular order were:
Haymarket Brewing: Gin Ricky Bobby – Blood Orange Blonde (aka B.O.B.) B/A in BA Bilberry Black Hearts Gin barrel.
2 Toms Brewing: Banana’s Foster B/A in a Featherbone Bourbon barrel.
Saugatuck Brewing Co: BBA Lux #13 B/A in a Featherbone Bourbon barrel.
Burn ’Em Brewing: 2021 Anniversary Ale – Belgian Quad with strawberries and cocoa nibs B/A in a Buggy Whip Wheat barrel.
The full lineup of competitors follows: 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, Virtue Cider, Two Toms, Blockhead, Dablon Winery, Silver Harbor Brewing, Saugatuck Brewing Co. and Tapistry Brewing.