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

Friendsgiving Feast
Sat Nov 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:30pm
2417 West Hubbard

At the start of our seventh year hosting seasonal parties, we are thankful that the CHAOS family of brewers and beer lovers continues to grow. Our gratitude for the support our Friend of CHAOS members provide is profound, so we are doubling down on the awesome to bring you a Friendsgiving Feast!

Upcoming Events

Beer Off-Flavors Workshop Tue Oct 17, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Group Bike Ride to 18th Street Brew... Sat Oct 21, 2017 • 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monthly Meeting Tue Nov 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Friendsgiving Feast Sat Nov 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:30pm
CHAOS Holiday Party Sat Dec 2, 2017 • 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Monthy Meeting Tue Dec 12, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Stout Night VII Sat Jan 27, 2018 • 6:30pm - 11:30pm