2nd Place in Small Stouts
Apple Cider: A Brief How-To
Cat Hammer IPA
New Brew Equipment

Our Very Own Grain Mill!!


Grain Mill Operational! New Grain Mill! This beauty uses an electric motor for hands free operation Hopper will hold approximately 25 lbs of grain! It’s going to be a great summer. Like this:Like Loading…

Congrats to Werk Force Brewing!

http://plainfield.patch.com/groups/small-business/p/plainfield-homebrew-store-getting-ready-to-launch-brewery Congratulations to Brandon Wright and Amanda Wright at this monumental milestone! Chicago Brew Werks is our one-stop-shop for EVERYTHING homebrewing! The three of us couldn’t have progressed so quickly through our years learning to brew without folks like Brandon, Continue reading

Sourcing Barrels & Penrose Brewery Visit


Sourcing Barrels with The Barrel Broker – John Gill Is homebrewing with wood spirals, chips, or squares not exciting enough for you anymore?  Are you looking for that authentic barrel aged character that you can only get from a fresh, Continue reading

Beer of the Month – April

BotM - 2014 April

New Glarus R&D Very Sour Blackberry   Reviewed by Patrick on 4/2/2014 Brewed November 2010 and bottled August 2013.  Shared a bottle with a friend on 4/2/2014.  We each had a 8-9 ounce pour into a snifter. This beer was a Continue reading

Get Your DLD Tickets?


Did you get your Dark Lord Day Festival tickets? In preparation for tickets going on sale Monday at noon (yes, yesterday), my neighbor felt it would only be appropriate to have a bottle share on Sunday evening.  A couple of Continue reading

Barefoot Woodworking: Homemade Brewing Mash Paddles


Andrew Foote has taken his experience and passion in woodworking to another level by creating custom homebrewing mash paddles!  He uses 100% White Oak which creates a tough and resilient product for repeated use.  There are no dyes, stains, or Continue reading

2nd Place in Small Stouts

Drunk Monk Challenge medal

Stouterday Night wins at Drunk Monk Challenge The hardware! We won 2nd place in small stouts. There were 65 stout entrants overall in the Drunk Monk Challenge. We had 3 entries total and the judges has some great input for Continue reading

Wish us luck! Home brew competitions

Carbonated Cider

2014 will be the year of home brew competitions! We are planning and preparing to enter many home brew competitions this year. It doesn’t really matter if we win or lose (although of course we’d like to win), but the Continue reading