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Old 06-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Anyone know of any Homebrew clubs that may brew beer together? Or any homebrew clubs near Logan Square area of Chicago? Joining CHAOS sounds alright but I do not want to be surround by "Beer Aficionados" - ANYONE can drink beer but not everyone knows or is interested in brewing it.

 
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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You can try Square Kegs Homebrew Club in Lincoln Square. I know they were working on a group space a while back but I am not sure if they have one yet.

Are you looking for large group brew days? Or just a couple guys getting together and brewing?

I usually brew alone at home with my 4 kids around. I live between Andersonville and Lincoln Square on Foster if you are ever interested in a small group thing. I have a garage and propane burner but have to haul water from the house if I brew out there.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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Hi,

I'm a member of CHAOS, and I live in Logan Square. The great thing about CHAOS for me is that a majority of the equipment you need for going all grain (mill, burners, pots, MLTs) is available for use at the club. I do all of my brewing, fermenting, kegging, and bottling at the club's brewhouse, which is great given that I have limited space at home. The downside obviously is that you have to pay monthly to keep brewing at the brewhouse. It's worth it for me, but is certainly not for everyone. I suggest you check out our Open House on June 15, or you can just drop by the brewhouse this weekend, as folks will be brewing both Saturday and Sunday.

Is there anything specific about CHAOS that you would like to know? I'm not sure what you mean by "beer aficionados." We're all beer enthusiasts, and the majority of our members are brewers as well. We have a few members who are more into the social aspects of the club, rather than brewing, but CHAOS is first and foremost a homebrew club.

Let me know if I can answer any questions about CHAOS.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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You can try Square Kegs Homebrew Club in Lincoln Square. I know they were working on a group space a while back but I am not sure if they have one yet.

Are you looking for large group brew days? Or just a couple guys getting together and brewing?

I usually brew alone at home with my 4 kids around. I live between Andersonville and Lincoln Square on Foster if you are ever interested in a small group thing. I have a garage and propane burner but have to haul water from the house if I brew out there.
That sounds awesome! I would love to brew with you and some other people! How convenient...just moved out of Lincoln Square! Oh well...not surrounded by strollers anymore Just let me know next time you're having a brew day, then maybe after we can reward ourselves after a long strenuous day of brewing by going to Hopleaf!

 
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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That sounds awesome! I would love to brew with you and some other people! How convenient...just moved out of Lincoln Square! Oh well...not surrounded by strollers anymore Just let me know next time you're having a brew day, then maybe after we can reward ourselves after a long strenuous day of brewing by going to Hopleaf!
You sound like a reasonable man by all accounts! I left Lincoln Square proper almost 4 years ago. I hated that neighborhood for the same reason and I have kids!

What's your app location in Logan Square? I have a friend at Western and Armitage and I hang out down that way every once in a while.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #6
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Haha yep..right there! I'm assuming Map Room or Green Eye???

 
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Haha yep..right there! I'm assuming Map Room or Green Eye???
Map Room, Floyd's, Piece, Revolution...I don't discriminate. Been to all of those in the past 6 months.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #8
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Closest one is Revolution for me...and by FAR the best! Just applied to get a job there...hoping I get a position.

They just put on a beer called District North Line Lager that is obviously Lagered but has a grain bill of an IPA. WOW it is delicious!

I got kind of pissy with Maproom because of the seating AND they don't serve pretzels anymore! Ughhh.

 
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Anyone know of any Homebrew clubs that may brew beer together? Or any homebrew clubs near Logan Square area of Chicago? Joining CHAOS sounds alright but I do not want to be surround by "Beer Aficionados" - ANYONE can drink beer but not everyone knows or is interested in brewing it.
Chicago Home Brewers Group is more of a virtual club but we do get together from time to time at various bars both in the city and in the burbs. We usually get a pretty large gathering at my place on a quarterly basis during the massive group buy pickups that i coordinate. Feel free to check us out. Cheers!

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Old 06-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #10
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I'm new to the forum but have an AG setup and would be down to get together with some people. I also live in Logan Square.

 
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