CBS First Thursday is back and better than ever – and back to our roots.

Moving forward, our monthly First Thursday gathering will focus on homebrewing, brewing topics and other subjects relevant to homebrewing and the local Chicago beer community. We will continue to be a forum for local homebrewers to share their labors and receive input from those who love beer as much as they do.

We will convene in the cellar room (downstairs from the main bar) or the Siebel Room (just inside the parking lot entrance) at Goose Island Clybourn at 7:30, with a presentation starting at 8:00. Please bring a homebrew or two to share with the group and receive comments and insights from fellow homebrewers and esteemed CBS members. As always, guests are welcome.

Here’s our upcoming schedule of guest speakers and/or special First Thursday events:

  • Jan 2nd, 2014 – Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Vertical
  • March 6th, 2014 – (GI Clybourn)  – Ray Daniels will joining us to speak about “Balance and Carbonation in Recipe Formulation” 
  • June 5th, 2014 – (GI Clybourn) – This month, our guests will be the crew from a new local startup brewery, Rude Hippo Brewing company.
  • July 10th, 2014 – (GI Clybourn) – Please note the date change.  This month we will be hosting First Thursday on the second Thursday of the month due to the holiday.

The Goose Island Brewpub is located at 1800 N Clybourn, Chicago. Closest CTA stops are North/Clybourn (Red Line) and Armitage (Brown Line). Cabs are easily available on Clybourn Avenue.