Since 1999, the BABBLE Homebrewers Club of Lake County has brought brewing 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.
BABBLE members also participate in local craft beer festivals as consumers and servers, pouring their home brews to attendees to promote the hobby. Once a year we host the BABBLE Brew-Off, providing home brewers from all across the country the opportunity to test their wares against the BJCP style guidelines.
Past members of BABBLE have moved on to professional brewing both as owners and brewmasters. Some current members are in the process of turning pro. We encourage local brewing through a combination of guest speakers, field trips to breweries in the Chicago area, and periodically holding club meetings at Lake County breweries and beer-related businesses. Our biggest excursion is a chartered bus trip to The Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin every August. BABBLE also organizes occasional group buys so club members can take advantage of the economies of scale afforded to local brewers and retailers for grain and other products.
Check out the club calendar to find our next meeting or event. Drop by to see what we are babbling about. If you’d like to join, use the PayPal link below. Benefits include participating in club organized tours, an annual Holiday party, the opportunity to pour your beer at local brew fests as a club participant, and more.
Join us on our grand journey to BABBLE on and on and on…
Yearly dues for the first member of a household are $36. Each additional member of the same household is $24. The club also offers a $12 participation rebate to members who volunteer their time, talent, and beer at promotional events on behalf of the club.
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