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.”

In addition to 42 North, this year’s line-up includes Wild East, Eli Fish, Prison City, Meier’s Creek, Jack’s Abby, Brewery Ardennes, Community Beer Works, Buffalo Distilling, Ellicottville Brewing Company, 1911 Cider, Clarksburg Cider, K2 Brothers, and Boulevard Brewing.

Some of the featured beers include:

● Eli Fish Brewing Company, Barrel Aged Autumn Maple, 12.5% ABV
● Jack’s Abby, Barrel Aged Framinghammer, 10% ABV
● Jack’s Abby/Human Robot, Kellerbier, 5% ABV
● Boulevard Brewing Company, Bourbon Barrel Quad, 12.2% ABV
● K2 Brothers, Buffalo Trace Winter Warmer, 12% ABV
● 42 North, Krupnik Barrel Quad, 13% ABV

In addition to the barrel aged beers, the event features a Rail Jam ski/snowboard competition hosted by Holiday Valley with a ramp and rail set up in the alley behind the brewery. Following the beer sampling, the rock-blues sounds of Ithaca-based Soul Benders will hit 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.”

Tickets start at $35 and include three hours of beer tasting, live music, and a complimentary tasting glass. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be sold that offer festival attendees an additional hour of tasting. Tickets are now on sale via EventBrite or at 42 North Brewing Company.

For more information, visit www.42northbrewing.com.