BOSS
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

BOSS is a club of home brewing hobbyists. Our meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at various locations around the South / Southwest Chicago Suburbs. We have members from Joliet to Crown Point, from Hyde Park to Kankakee.

You can learn more about BOSS
and see where our next meeting will be held in our
Latest Newsletter!
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Monthly Meetings

This month's meeting is Friday October 7th at Evil Horse Brewing, 1338 Main St., Crete, IL at 7:00 PM. We will not only be holding our regular meeting but also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of BOSS founder Marty Nachelís Homebrewing for Dummies. The style of the month is Amber Malty European lager - BJCP Styles 6A, 6B and 6C. Bring your best commercial and home brewed examples. See the October newsletter for directions and more details.

NOTE: This month's meeting RSVPs are being collected online here. Please RSVP ASAP so we can plan accordingly.

Competition

Registration is open for The 31st Annual Charlie Orr Memorial Chicago Cup Challenge. Click on the competition button or scroll to the bottom of this page for more information.

New Online Library

With the redesign of the web site, the BOSS library has evolved into a self-serve online knowledge base of information about the science and art of home brewing. Contained within the library are books and studies on a multitude of brewing topics, links to home brewing related web sites as well as historical books and publications. Check it out!

Videos

BOSS has it's own YouTube channel! New content is added weekly covering a full range of home brewing topics. Subscribe today!

Brew News

It's back and better than ever! Brew News aggregates beer news from all over the Internet into one convenient location for you to view. Keep up with all the happenings in the world of beer with just a click of your mouse. Please be patient, the feeds can take a few seconds to load.

Competitions Calendar

This calendar shows all of the AHA/BJCP sanctioned competitions. Check the calendar to find competitions in which to enter and/or volunteer and determine when you should brew. CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED

Google Groups

For those interested in staying up on the latest BOSS happenings, the BossBeer Google group is our official means of communication. The Google group is open to members and non-members alike. So if you're curious about the club, come and join us! Visit the BossBeer Google Group.

Registration Is Now Open

Participant, Judge and Steward registration for The 31st Annual Charlie Orr Memorial Chicago Cup Challenge is now open. Click on the competition button for more information. The deadline to register is October 21, 2022 5:00 PM. If you are interested in being a judge or steward for the competition, please indicate when you register for the competition.

BOSS Supporters

Without the help of our supporters, the Brewers Of South Suburbia could not exist. We'd like to thank them for their continued support.

Evil Horse Brewing

Hailstorm Brewing

BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

Blue Island Beer Co

SoundGrowler Brewing

Arrowhead Ales

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Orland Park

Goose Island Beer Company

Chicago Cup Challenge Results

The Charlie Orr Memorial Chicago Cup Challenge is our Annual Home Brew Competition.

2021 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2020 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2019 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2018 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2017 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2016 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2015 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2014 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2013 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2012 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2011 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2010 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
2009 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
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1999 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results
1998 BOSS Chicago Cup Challenge Results

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