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.