42 North Brewing Company will host one of the region’s most unique beer festivals with its annual Barrel Jam on Saturday, January 27 in East Aurora, NY.

The festival celebrates the art of barrel-aging beers with beer samplings, live music, and winter sports activities around the brewery’s “campus.” Over a dozen breweries and cideries will join 42 North and feature their barrel-crafted offerings for festival goers to taste in their complimentary glasses.

This year’s lineup includes Brewery Ardennes, Eli Fish Brewing Company, K2 Brewing, 1911, Clarksburg Cider, and more.

Other popular features of the event include a Rail Jam ski/snowboard competition hosted by Holiday Valley with a ramp and rail set up in the alley behind the brewery. The event featured a DJ in the beer garden, followed by the rock-blues sounds of Ithaca-based Soul Benders hitting the stage inside the brewery at 5 pm.

“This is one of our favorite events of the winter,” states 42 North Founder John Cimperman. “It’s a great opportunity for beer lovers to stretch their boundaries with some of the most unique barrel aged beers in the country.”

The event runs from 2pm until 5pm. A limited number of VIP tickets offer festival attendees an additional hour of tasting. More information and VIP tickets are on sale via EventBrite or at the brewery.

For more information on 42 North Brewing Company, visit www.42northbrewing.com.