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

Cerveza de Mayo V
Sat May 7, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
2417 W. Hubbard St.

It's Spring! Time to put Cerveza de Mayo on your craft beer calendar. For our 5th annual taco and home brew fiesta, we will be delivering an amazing line up of CHAOS beers, along with a few guest taps. The CHAOS Beer School Series is bringing back the ever popular Hop School, which should pair awesomely well with our hot and spicy tamale and taco bar. Mash Tun Journal will be selling copies of their latest issue featuring CHAOS brewers that have gone pro, and raffle prizes will bestow a little brew magik for a few lucky winners.

Upcoming Events

Cheese making discussion Wed May 4, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cerveza de Mayo V Sat May 7, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Launch of the Chicago Brewseum!... Thu May 12, 2016 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Fastrack - 2016 Challenge! Sat May 14, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Board Retreat 2016 Sat May 21, 2016 • 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tentative: Brew Buddies Party Sat May 28, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm