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

Summer BrewBQ 2016
Sat Aug 13, 2016 • 4:30pm - 10:30pm
2417 W. Hubbard St.

At the peak of Summer's awesomeness, we are gathering an array of crushable thirst quenching home brews for our annual Summer BrewBQ. Stay tuned for details!

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Upcoming Events

CHAOS Board Meeting Sun Jul 10, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
July General Membership Meeting Sun Jul 10, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
July Tuesday Brewsday Tue Jul 12, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
CHAOS @ Rivers Edge Festiv-Ale Sat Jul 16, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Chal... Sat Aug 6, 2016 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CHAOS Board Meeting Sun Aug 7, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
August General Membership Meeting Sun Aug 7, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
August Tuesday Brewsday Tue Aug 9, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Summer BrewBQ 2016 Sat Aug 13, 2016 • 4:30pm - 10:30pm
CHAOS Board Meeting Sun Sep 11, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm