CHAOS, the Chicago Homebrew Alchemists of Suds, is a coalition of home-brewers, beer aficionados, and enthusiasts in the Chicago, IL area that strives to cultivate appreciation of the science and culture of beer through education, exploration, and community. As a club, CHAOS is unique in that it also offers a permanent space that allows members the ability to hone their craft in a community setting. Tune in to learn about this fascinating project from its president, Ken Getty. Mary Izett hats with Ken on this episode of Fuhmentaboudit! about the homebrewing community, the challenges of brewing in small spaces and the evolution of CHAOS. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.
“It’s very difficult to homebrew in an apartment. The idea behind [CHAOS Brew Club ] was to find a space, keep the equipment in one location. That idea grew like wildfire and in 7 months we went from a small basement under an art studio to renting out a 900 square foot space which became a 1300 sq foot space. We are the first and really only communal brew space model.” [05:00]
–Ken Getty on Fuhmentaboudit!