BEER Societies, Organizations & institutes

There are thousands of different groups and beer organizations across the country and the world. Here are just a few that we love and respect.

The Chicago Beer Society – Over 35 years of great beer!

The Cicerone Certification Program certifies and educates beer professionals in order to elevate the beer experience for consumers. Based here in Chicago! Adam is a Certified Beer Server, and hopes to become a Certified Cicerone by the end of the year. It's such a cool process!

The Siebel Institute of Technology and World Brewing Academy have been an important part of international brewing history for over 140 years, and look forward to welcoming the future generations of brewers to their home in the heart of Chicago.

Great LoCAL Places to get your Beer

The Beer Temple
The best bottle shop in Chicago! We really enjoy his video blog as well.

Beer Shop
Great new craft beer shop in Oak Park, IL. Rodney's favorite!

Fischman's Liquors & Tavern
An awesome neighborhood shop in the Jefferson Park area of Chicago, and also a great bar with lots of craft beer events.

Capone's Liquor
Great little place in a small strip mall on Elston Avenue in Chicago. A total hidden gem!

Binny's Beverage Depot
We've heard that if it's not at Binny's then it's not worth drinking.


There are a few great places to get brewing supplies locally and online.

Brew and Grow
This place is great. They've got several convenient Chicago-land locations.

Brew Camp
Smaller with one location in Chicago, but awesome with really knowledgeable staff.

Chicago Brew Werks
Out in Plainfield, serving the western suburbs. Also WerkForce Brewing Company!

Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply
Adam got to go to one of their locations in Minnesota and he almost lost his mind. Loved it!

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