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

Stout and Chili Night VIII
Sat Jan 26, 2019 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
2417 W Hubbard St

The ultimate winter warmer, over 30 dark ales and stouts to pair with a buffet of hot spicy chilis. Our 8th annual Stout & Chili Night features a new crop of CHAOS brewers, and we have confirmed guest taps from Aleman Brewing, Around the Bend Beer Co., and Marz Community Brewing. The Chili Cook-Off is open to the public, contact us if you want to compete. Titan Fun Key will be coming down from Wisconsin to rock our world 70s style, and Beer the Band will be spinning records between sets.

Upcoming Events

Ten Years Lager - 10th Anniversary... Sat Jan 19, 2019 • 8:00pm - 12:00am
Beer and Food Pairing Workshop at T... Wed Jan 23, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Stout and Chili Night VIII Sat Jan 26, 2019 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Packaging (Bottling and Kegging) Wo... Tue Jan 29, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Drink Jon Phillips' Tropical S... Thu Jan 31, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Trappist Calibration Wed Feb 6, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Competition Bottle Drop off due dat... Tue Apr 23, 2019 • 7:30pm - 7:30pm
CHAOS & Goose Island Competitio... Fri Apr 26, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm