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 Harvest Fest IV
Sat Oct 18, 2014 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
2417 W Hubbard St.

CHAOS Harvest Fest will feature our usual outstanding lineup of 20+ home brews and ciders. You can also learn how yeast contributes to the flavor of beer at our Yeast Lab, which will be eight SMASH beers brewed with the same recipe, but fermented by different yeast strains. We'll also have awesome raffle prizes, music, and a Thanksgiving buffet.  

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Upcoming Events

Rock Bottom Homebrew Contest Tue Sep 23, 2014 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CHAOS Workshop - Kegging 101 Thu Sep 25, 2014 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hoppy Hour at Fountainhead Tue Sep 30, 2014 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
GABF Denver Thu Oct 2, 2014 • 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Open Mic/Ro Night Thu Oct 2, 2014 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
CHAOS Family BBQ & Bottle Share Sat Oct 4, 2014 • 11:00am - 3:00pm
Board Meeting Sun Oct 5, 2014 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CHAOS Meeting 41 Sun Oct 5, 2014 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Deadline for Nielsen-Massey 2nd Ann... Sun Oct 5, 2014 • 11:30pm - 12:00am
Hoppy Hour - Horse Thief Hollow Tue Oct 7, 2014 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm