Brewers Of South Suburbia

We are dedicated to the art of crafting and quaffing fine beers through the sharing of ideas and experiences, the advocacy of brewing as a hobby and the responsible consumption of beverages containing alcohol

About BOSS

BOSS is a club of home brewing hobbyists. Our meetings are held once a month in club member's homes or at local brewpubs around the Southwest Chicago Suburbs. We have members from Joliet to Crown Point, from Hyde Park to Kankakee.

In addition, we host an annual homebrew competition, an club picnic in September, and a holiday party in December.

We also have a mailing list where members share their knowledge of various brewing techniques and their enthusiasm for the craft. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of BOSS to join the mailing list. To subscribe to the mailing list, send an email to

If you have never brewed beer, but are interested in learning how, or if you have been brewing for years, consider joining our club. Our membership ranges in experiences from beginning brewers to commercial microbrewers. All levels of experiences are welcome. We also welcome others who have an interest in brewing and quality beer.

Several Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) certified beer judges are active members and are available for direct feedback on your homebrew creations. We also have members who have gone on to become professional brewers and some who are authors of home brewing books, periodicals, and other published works.

For more information, please contact one of our club officers:

Steve Sikorski (President)
Scott Pointon (Vice President)
Dave Barrett (Treasurer)
Ed Bove (Education Czar)
Jim Todd (Webmaster)
Kevin Pyle (Secretary)
Mike Morel (at large)
Matt North (at large)
Mark Westmeyer (Past President)
Steve Kamp (emeritus)
Dick Van Dyke (emeritus)

Brewers of South Suburbia is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.