Monthly Club MeetingStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: November 21, 2019 - 9:00 pmLocation: Empirical Brewery, 1801 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Monthly Club MeetingStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: December 26, 2019 - 9:00 pmLocation: Empirical Brewery, 1801 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Winterbrew 2020 CompetitionStarts: 8:00 amEnds: January 11, 2020 - 4:00 pm
- 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.
Winterbrew is our annual, BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition! The competition was established in 2011 and is open to entries from all homebrewers in all BJCP recognized styles. (We don’t have the judging pool to do meads and ciders.) Use the link below for the competition website and to register. http://winterbrew.squarekegshomebrew.com/ 2020 Details: Registration Opens: November[…]
For the June 2019 meeting we will be meeting at District Brew Yard to sample our recipe brewed in tandem with Burnt City Brewing. This is a social meeting so no agenda or homebrew samples, but plan on exploring the area with the club. July’s meeting will return to Empirical Brewery and the normal format.[…]
2019 Details: Registration opens: Nov 24th, 2018 Bottle drop-off deadline: Dec 28th, 2018 Judging: Saturday January 12th, 2019 Award Ceremony: January 26th, 2019 http://winterbrew.squarekegshomebrew.com/
Exciting news for this year’s Winterbrew homebrew competition! Empirical is pairing up with Square Kegs this year and offering a shot at getting your beer brewed at their facility and entered into this year’s Great American Beer Fest under the Pro-AM competition. We’ll award first, second, and third place Best of Show awards during judging,[…]
Save the date! Judging for our Winterbrew competition next will be held on January 14, 2017. Our competition page will go live soon. 2017 Details: Registration Window: November 18th, 2016 – December 30th, 2016 Bottle Drop-off Window: December 2nd, 2016 – January 6th, 2017 Judging: Saturday, January 14, 2017 Awards Ceremony: TBD
Come check out another great craft beer event in the neighborhood and support St. Matthias! Friends of the Craft is on September 30th, 2016 and you can get tickets at http://www.friendsofthegrape.org/. Our club will be there pouring homebrew alongside a lot of great local brewerys, including Alarmist, Burnt City, Middle Brow, Aquanaut, Begyle, Dovetail, Sketchbook, Revolution, Half[…]
Save the date! Judging for our Winterbrew competition next will be held on January 16, 2016. Check out our competition page for the latest updates. http://winterbrew.squarekegshomebrew.com/ 2016 Details: Registration Window: November 20th, 2015 – January 4th, 2016 Bottle Drop-off Window: December 4th, 2015 – January 8th, 2016 Judging: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Awards[…]
Come check out another great craft beer event in the neighborhood and support St. Matthias! Friends of the Craft is on October 2, 2015 and you can get tickets at http://www.friendsofthegrape.org/. A lot of great local breweries will be pouring including Ale Syndicate, Aquanaut, Pipeworks, Empirical, Atlas, Alarmist, Band of Bohemia, Lake Effect, Breakroom, Aleman,[…]
July Meeting Notes – 7/30/2015 Upcoming events – Great Lakes Brew Fest in Racine, WI – 9/19/2015 We need 30 gallons of beer to pour at the homebrew island Brad P is going to bring 10 gallons Paul G is going to bring 10 gallons Jim W is going to bring 5 gallons 5 more[…]
We’ve heard from far too many members that it’s hard to find basic info on the club, especially where and when we meet. In an effort to make things simpler and easier to find, we’re renovating the club site. We’re also looking to add more content as well, including features on club alumni, award winning[…]