2020 FOBAB – Odds to Win

Futures – Best in ShoW

Edited: A cider won Tin City Cider won Best in Show, marking the first time the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer was not won by a beer. Therefore the runner up, and default FOBAB Best Beer in Show is BA Seismic Overlay!

We love to mix our beer and our gambling over here (see March Madness for details,) so we’re back again with this years list of odds to win.

Last year Bottle Logic was an 4/1 favorite and would turn out to be the winning bet, with Arcane Rituals. As usual the brewery list of participants has been posted over on Fobab.com.

Opening line is the brewery’s line, beers sight unseen. I’m obviously not booking your action, so you’ll have to find another degenerate to bet your money and beers with. Have at it.

Brewery EntrantsOpeningUpdated
3 Floyds (Munster, IN)12/1
Afterthought Brewing14/1
Beachwood Blendery (Long Beach, CA)50/1
Begyle Brewing (Chicago, IL)30/1
Bottle Logic Brewing (Anaheim, CA)7/2
Central Waters Brewing (Amherst, WI)20/1
Cerebral Brewing (Denver, CO)9/1
Cruz Blanca Brewery (Chicago, IL)15/1
Firestone Walker Brewing (Paso Robles, CA)16/1
Forager Brewing (Rochester, MN)10/1
Foreign Exchange Brewing (Aurora, IL)15/1
Goose Island Beer Company (Chicago, IL)8/1
Hailstorm Brewing Co (Tinley Park, IL)22/1
Hidden Springs Ale Work (Tampa, FL)8/1
Horus Aged Ales10/1
Imperial Oak Brewery15/1
Lil’ Beaver Brewing (Bloomington, IL)11/1
Listermann Brewing Company  (Cincinnati, OH)6/1
Maplewood Brewing (Chicago, IL)15/2
Mikerphone Brewing (Elk Grove Village, IL)16/1
Moody Tongue Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)45/1
More Brewing Co. (Villa Park, IL)15/2
Off Color Brewing + Mousetrap (Chicago, IL)16/1
Old Irving Brewing Co. (Chicago, IL) 18/1
Phase Three Brewing (Lake Zurich, IL) 9/1
Pipeworks Brewing (Chicago, IL) 14/1
Pure Project (San Diego, CA)16/1
Revolution Brewing (Chicago, IL) 8/1
The Lost Abbey6/1
Transient Artisan Ales (Bridgman, MI)8/1
Whiskey Hill Brewing Company (Westmont, IL) -Runner Up12/1
Wolfden Brewing Company50/1
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus, OH)28/1
***Field*** Malus at the Palace – Tin City Cider5/1

Things to consider

  • Judging is blind
  • Breweries from the Midwest have a higher win rate, but also a higher participation rate in general
  • Wilds historically win less than dark beers
  • Last 4 winners have been Bottle Logic back to back, More Brewing and Listermann Brewing
  • Here’s a link to all past winners
  • Certain breweries have multiple locations that have submitted locations that will be totaled under one brewery selection.

Notable breweries absent from FoBAB 2020

  • 5 Rabbit (Gold Medalist in 2 categories in 2019)
  • Funk Factory
  • Fremont
  • The Bruery
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Untitled Art
  • Weldwerks

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