Our events include:

  • Hazy Days of Summer (07.13.19) – celebrating all things hazy!
  • Chicagoland Brewpub & Microbrewery Shootout (April 27, 2019), the region’s premier beer and food event.
  • Day of the Living Ales (March), a celebration of real ales featuring 40+ casks.
  • Big Brew A chance for homebrewers to get together and brew and help answer questions for those looking to brew. Outdoors, rain or shine. (May 6th Rain or Shine!)
  • Curds & Ale – a celebration pairing craft beer & artisan cheese (with some sweet surprises!)
  • Day Trip to Madison’s Great Taste of the Midwest (August), board one of two chartered buses for a splendid day at one of the country’s best beer festivals.
  • Umpteenth Annual Picnic (September), 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.
  • Spooky Brew Review Homebrew Competition (October 26th). Spooky 2019 currently in planning stages but will be returning to Motor Row Brewing on Oct 26.  Stay tuned for more details.
  • Fall Tasting & Dinner (November/December), held annually since 1977, the country’s oldest ongoing blind tasting where the public picks the winners.
  • First Thursdays and other Social Nights: CBS (1996 AHA Homebrew Club of the Year, runner-up in 1997 and 1998) hosts a homebrewers gathering on the First Thursday of every month. Traditionally these meetups take place at Goose Island Clybourn, but occasionally we 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.
  • The Third Wednesday of each month is our regular social night at Map Room, one of the country’s best beer bars.