Square Kegs Homebrew Club

Meetings

Meetings are typically at 7PM the last Thursday of every month at the Empirical Brewing on Foster Ave in the brewery space. Feel free to bring anything you have brewed to share or just come with questions/interest in learning more about the hobby.
November 21, 2019
  • Monthly Club Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 21, 2019 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Empirical Brewery, 1801 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA


December 26, 2019
  • Monthly Club Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: December 26, 2019 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Empirical Brewery, 1801 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA


January 11, 2020
  • Winterbrew 2020 Competition
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: January 11, 2020 - 4:00 pm


About Us

Square Kegs is a homebrew club based in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.
Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew.
- Charlie Papazian

We meet at 7pm on the last Thursday of every month at Empircal Brewery. Stop by to meet some local homebrewers and share some suds. Meetings typically include guest speakers or an educational presentation. Bring a couple bottles of something you brewed or just something you enjoy drinking. Meetings are a great way to get feedback on your latest batch and learn from some experienced brewers and judges.


The club hosts several events throughout the year. During the summer we typically organize some group brews where one club member invites others to stop by during one of their brew sessions. It’s a great way to learn another approach at brewing and pick up some tips and tricks. We sometimes organize public brew demonstrations at nearby events, enter club group brews into competitions, and pour at beer fests or charity events. Our biggest event of the year is Winterbrew, a BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition. Check out the club calendar and Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest events.

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