Our events include:

  • JANUARY/FEBRUARY: Chicagoland Brewpub & Microbrewery Shootout – the region’s premier beer and food pairing event.
  • MARCH: Day of the Living Ales – a celebration of real ales featuring 40+ casks. NOTE: DotLA is currently on hiatus. If it returns we will be sure to let everyone know!
  • MAY: Big Brew A chance for homebrewers to get together and brew and help answer questions for those looking to brew. Outdoors, rain or shine.
  • JULY: Hazy Days of Summer – outdoor festival/competition celebrating all things hazy!
  • AUGUST: Day Trip to Madison’s Great Taste of the Midwest – board one of two chartered buses for a splendid day at one of the country’s best beer festivals. (2022 details coming soon!)
  • SEPTEMBER: Umpteenth Annual Picnic – featuring an amazing beer selection and hotly-contested food competitions.  This is a ticketed event, open only to Chicago Beer Society members and their guests.
  • OCTOBER: Spooky Brew Review Homebrew CompetitionSpooky 2022 currently in planning – stay tuned for more details.
  • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Fall Tasting & Dinner – held annually since 1977, the country’s oldest ongoing blind tasting where the public picks the winners.
  • Curds & Ale – a celebration pairing craft beer & artisan cheese (with some sweet surprises!)
  • The Third Wednesday of each month is our regular social night at Map Room, one of the country’s best beer bars.
  • First Thursdays – CBS hosts a homebrewers gathering on the First Thursday of each month. These meetups usually take place at The Beer Temple, but we sometimes take the show on the road for special “First Thursday Field Trips” to visit some of our favorite breweries in the city. Check the upcoming schedule for more information.


    Saturday April 27, 20241pm – 5pm TIX: CHIBEER.ORG/LOL This brand new event has been in the hopper for a while and we’re finally ready to spill the beans. Join us at Duneyrr Fermenta where we’ll be taking over all 3 levels of the building to feature a specially chosen selection of the best lagers around. –> Vote…

  • BPSO XXV: The 25th Annual Brewpub Shootout

    BPSO XXV: The 25th Annual Brewpub Shootout

    Saturday February 17th, 2024 // 1pm – 5pm Half Acre Beer Co. 2050 W Balmoral Ave Chicago, IL Come out and enjoy the best beers paired with the best food from Chicago-area brewpubs and microbreweries. Attendees will sample a wide variety of beers as well as each brewpub’s food items and vote for their favorite…

  • The 46th Annual Fall Tasting & Dinner

    The 46th Annual Fall Tasting & Dinner

    Saturday December 2nd 2023 | 4pm – 8pm Church Street Brewing Company1480 Industrial Drive #Unit CItasca, IL Chicago Beer Society is proud to announce the winners of the 46th Annual Fall Tasting and Dinner as chosen by you!! Third Place: #12) BubbleHouse Brewing Company – That Escalated Quickly – Belgian Golden Strong AleSecond: #11) Revolution Brewing – Eugene –…