Barrel Aging and Blending Program

We also have a barrel aging program, where groups of members get together to learn about and try aging and blending of beers.

Classes and Education

CHAOS has ongoing classes ranging from our monthly beer style education and BJCP judging, to other odd topics such as stir plates, cider, and meadmaking.

Quarterly Member Parties

Our quarterly private events feature the homebrew of our members and allow everyone to showcase their recent creations while meeting and hanging out with other beer aficionados.

Dedicated Brewhouse

One of the unique benefits of the CHAOS brew club is access to our dedicated brew house, with all of the equipment you could ever need, as well as fun and knowledgeable company to help you brewing.

CHAOS Members

The club has an active membership that is constantly brewing and just hanging out enjoying great beer.

CHAOS, the Chicago Homebrew Alchemists of Suds, is a coalition of home-brewers, beer aficionados, and enthusiasts in the Chicago, IL area that strives to cultivate appreciation of the science and culture of beer through education, exploration, and community. As a club, CHAOS is unique in that it also offers a permanent space that allows members the ability to hone their craft in a community setting. Please feel free to register for our website and join in the discussion. To find out more about club membership click here. To find out more about the community brew house click here. CHAOS also has an active community with numerous gatherings, events, and classes ongoing. To see our upcoming events click here.

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Membership Appreciation Party

Cerveza de Mayo III
Sat May 3, 2014 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
2417 W Hubbard St

Join us at the CHAOS club brewhouse for our 3rd annual home-brew and taco fiesta. Over 30 homebrews from CHAOS members, and we are covering the taco spectrum from steak to vegan.

For the hop-heads looking to sharpen their palate, we are offering Hop School: 1 beer hopped 9 different ways. Know your Pacific Jade from your Wakatu? Nelson Sauvin from Sterling? A one night only taste test opportunity, it's time to get schooled... sign up today

Upcoming Events

Battle for the Paddle Thu Apr 24, 2014 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DARK LORD'S DAY Sat Apr 26, 2014 • 6:00am - 6:00pm
Brooklyn Brewery MASH Sat Apr 26, 2014 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday Brews Day Tue Apr 29, 2014 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Cerveza de Mayo III Sat May 3, 2014 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
CHAOS Meeting 36 Sun May 4, 2014 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Great American PIZZA & BEER... Fri May 9, 2014 • 7:00pm - 12:00am
American Craft Beer Week Mon May 12, 2014 • (All day) - (All day)
Brewing 101 - IPA Wed May 14, 2014 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Beer Under Glass at the Garfield Pa... Thu May 15, 2014 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm