Registration for judging/stewarding at two of the largest competitions in the area has started.
The Drunk Monk Challenge is organized by our suburban friends in Urban Knaves of grain and is held at Two Brothers Roundhouse on March 10 and 11. Two Brothers is right next to a Metra station, so super easy to make a trip out to Aurora. Plus, you get free beer and lunch! You can get more info and register here: http://knaves.org/DMC/
BOSS will be holding the 26th annual Charlie Orr Memorial Chicago Cup Challenge on March 25th at Giovan's in Crest Hill. Again, free beer and lunch! They also have an awards dinner and this year's keynote speaker is John Mallet, head brewer at Bell's! Info and registration: http://www.bossbeer.org/competition.html
Even if you aren't into judging, these events are great ways to network with other homebrewers and homebrew clubs. Hope to see a big CHAOS showing at these events this year!