CHAOS and Gino's Brewing Club-Only Competition

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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Chicago , IL



CHAOS’ Club-Only Competition:




Enter CHAOS’ Club-Only competition, sponsored by Gino’s Brewing Company - the winning brewer will get to brew an Altbier with Head Brewer Kevin McMahon at Gino’s Brewing!  

A BJCP accredited competition, you’ll get high-quality feedback from BJCP judges.   This is a one-style competition, all the beers entered will be judged as Altbiers, 7B in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.  According to the guidelines, an Altbier is:   

A well-balanced, well-attenuated, bitter yet malty, clean, and smooth, amber- to copper-colored German beer. The bitterness is balanced by the malt richness, but the malt intensity and character can range from moderate to high (the bitterness increases with the malt richness).



Monday, February 6, 2017: Entries due at the Brewhouse

Friday, February 10, 2017 6 pm - 8:30 pm:  Judging

Friday, February 10, 2017 8:30 pm:  Announcement of awards, sharing of entries, pizza party

TBD:  Tapping Party at Gino’s Brewing Company



  1. Participation is limited to members of CHAOS

  2. All entries must be brewed at the CHAOS Brewhouse

  3. One entry per brewer

  4. Enter your beer by clicking here

  5. Submit two 12-ounce bottles of your beer, in brown bottles with no distinguishing markings, with your name on a piece of paper rubber-banded to each bottle

Entering competitions like this is a great way to get feedback on your beers - the entries will be made anonymous by the competition coordinators so the judges won’t know who brewed which beer and the feedback will be unbiased.


You can brew for this in pairs, with co-brewers, if you’d like.   With a little more than three months notice, you can start planning your brew now and reserve a brew time.  For more info on Altbiers, take a look at Brewing Classic Styles (in the CHAOS library) and this BYO article.


Questions?  Ask the organizing committee:  Jim Vondracek, John Gammal, Kyle Nordquist

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