Congratulations to our brewers for winning gold at the 2016 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FOBAB) for Traverse City Barrel Aged Jupiter in the Strong Dark Beer category!
FOBAB annually honors the best barrel aged beers in Chicago. This year, 422 beers from 179 brewers competed in 12 judging categories.
This version of Jupiter, an Imperial Brown Ale brewed with seven different varieties of malt, was aged in barrels from Traverse City Whiskey Company. With an ABV of 10%, it features notes of oak, bourbon, toffee and soft vanilla.
Jupiter was originally released as part of our Planets series, seven beers inspired by Gustav Holtz's orchestral suite, from Mars to Uranus.
Previous Bell's winners at FOBAB
2015: Traverse City Whiskey Barrel Aged Expedition Stout - silver medal
2013: Le Bretteur - Best of Show and gold medal