About us

Square Kegs is a homebrew club based in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago

We meet at 7pm on the last Thursday of every month at Half Acre Brewery. Stop by to meet some local homebrewers and share some suds. 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.

Latest news

This month’s meeting will be a week earlier then originally expected. Time […]
Winterbrew is our annual, BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition! The competition was established […]
For the June 2019 meeting we will be meeting at District Brew […]


Meetings are typically at 7PM the last Thursday of every month at Half Acre on Balmoral 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.