Since 1996, the BABBLE Homebrewers Club of Lake County has brought homebrewing enthusiasts across the region together to share their knowledge and passion for brewing. BABBLE members come from a wide range of skill levels, including extract, all-grain, HERMS, RIMS, and professional brewers. In addition to beer, members also produce meads, ciders, and the occasional bottle of wine as part of their brewing activities.
Our homebrew competition, Babble Brew-Off 2016: , will be held on March 5th, 2016 as will our silent auction at Only Child Brewing in Gurnee.
BABBLE meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month (2nd Thursday of the month in Nov. and Dec.) at 7:30PM.
The January meeting was held at Perfect Brew Supply in Libertyville on January 28th. Guest speaker from Fred Losch beverage distributers was present at the meeting, and handed out free beer. Thanks Fred.
The February meeting will be held at Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein on the 25th. Guest speaker Mike Tonsmeire aka "The Mad Fermentationist" will be speaking with the club via video chat.
We are also presenting "Blood, Sweat and Beer", a film by Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin about the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the dramatic journeys of two start-up breweries, on February 28th at 3pm. Q and A with Chip following the screening. Tightead will be hosting this event as well.
Feel free to stop by, introduce yourself, and check out what the club has to offer.
Have a question? Please contact us through the form below.
You can also join BABBLE instantly by sending $24 to the club's PayPal account:
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