Beer Meets Wood

What: Beer Festival (a BeerAdvocate Event)

When: Saturday - September 23, 2017 @ 12:00PM to Saturday - September 23, 2017 @ 09:30PM

Where: 58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine
BeerAdvocate Announces: Beer Meets Wood

New Festival Brings Hundreds of Wood-Aged Beers to Portland, Maine

(February 6, 2017) Be it fresh or toasted oak, American or French, bourbon or wine-soaked, aged for months or years, or all funked up with wild yeast and bacteria, there’s just something mysterious and magical about introducing beer to wood. To celebrate this union, BeerAdvocate (BA) is stoked to announce the first installment of its Beer Meets Wood festival series, featuring some of the country’s best brewers dedicated to the craft of maturing beer in wooden vessels.

The one-day, two-session event will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 58 Fore Street in Portland, Maine, and will feature hundreds of beers matured and changed by wood-aging. Once again, we're honored to be sponsored by Allagash Brewing Company.

"Those who attended our early Extreme and Belgian Beer Fests in Boston might recall our special Night of the Barrels and Night of the Funk Friday evening events. We're essentially resurrecting and combining the two, and requiring that all beers be barrel-aged," explains BA co-founder Todd Alström.

"Whether brewers are dabbling with spirit or wine barrels, using foeders, or even adding wood spirals, it all elevates beer to a new level," adds BA co-founder Jason Alström. "Beer Meets Wood will be a clear snapshot of the diverse world of aging beer in wood."

Mission and Approach
Beer Meets Wood aims to bring greater awareness to the centuries-old practice of aging beer in wooden barrels, a method that’s currently surging in popularity. Brewer attendance is required to ensure the highest level of representation and education. And, as always, BA pays for the beer.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 4 at noon ET for $55 per person (plus fees) and include all beer tastings and access to one of two sessions on September 23 (12–3:30 p.m. and 6–9:30 p.m.). All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID.

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