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.

Recent Forum Topics

FermcapGeneral discussion
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#w00tstoutBarrel Aging
CHAOS needs you to be an ambassador!...Beer Competitions and Events
James, about your nylon bag...General discussion
Outdoor Storage CabinetFor Sale / Trade
Packed Fermroom!General discussion
Next Gino's/CHAOS Beer!Beer Competitions and Events
New ThermometerAnnouncements
Door Code Changed!Announcements

Membership Appreciation Party

CHAOS Harvest Fest
Sat Oct 31, 2015 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
2417 W. Hubbard



CHAOS invites you to a ghoulish good time this Halloween as their annual Harvest Fest falls on October 31st and becomes haunted!

Come, taste 25+ beers and ciders befitting the day (brewed by CHAOS members at the CHAOS community brew space) plus beers from guest Chicago breweries (TBD). Come in costume for our costume contest in addition to entering our raffle for items from Lagunitas, Beermiscuous, Brew & Grow, and more.

Upcoming Events

Aged to Perfection Thu Oct 15, 2015 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival Fri Oct 23, 2015 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm
CHAOS Harvest Fest Sat Oct 31, 2015 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Nat'l Learn To Home Homebrew D... Sat Nov 7, 2015 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
CHAOS Board Meeting Sun Nov 8, 2015 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Monthly Meeting 51 Sun Nov 8, 2015 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gino's Dubbel Judging Fri Nov 13, 2015 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm
December Open Mic/Ro Night Thu Dec 3, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CHAOS 3rd Annual Nielsen-Massey Hom... Sat Dec 12, 2015 • 8:00am - 12:30pm
CHAOS Board Meeting Sun Jan 10, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm