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

CHAOS Summer Brew-BQ II
Sat Aug 9, 2014 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
2417 W Hubbard St.

CHAOS' Second annual Summer Brew-BQ will take place on Saturday, August 9, 2014. We'll have more than two-dozen batches of beer and cider by CHAOS members, barbecue from Burnin' BBQ (plus veggie options), music and a raffle for prizes from our partners and friends.

Upcoming Events

July Hoppy Hour @ Kaiser Tiger Tue Jul 29, 2014 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Supervised Brew Day! Wed Jul 30, 2014 • 8:00am - 6:00pm
Highwood Craft Beer Festival Sat Aug 2, 2014 • 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Chal... Sat Aug 2, 2014 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Board Meeting Sun Aug 3, 2014 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CHAOS Meeting 39 Sun Aug 3, 2014 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Beermiscuous "Open Mic-ro Nigh... Thu Aug 7, 2014 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Great Taste of the Midwest Sat Aug 9, 2014 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm
CHAOS Summer Brew-BQ II Sat Aug 9, 2014 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
CHAOS Workshop with Lance Shaner of... Thu Aug 14, 2014 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm