This site is dedicated to my brewing avocation - I make and bottle small batches of handmade beer for my family and friends. You'll find blog entries about brewing and related topics, as well as recipes and information about current and previous beers.    ​​

I'm Jim, I live in Chicago and am a member of two homebrew clubs - CHAOS (where I currently brew and have served as treasurer) and BOSS (where I've served on the board). One of the many joys of my life is that my oldest adult son, Hugh, brews with me so most of what you see here is a joint effort. 

A BJCP National judge, I judge at more than a dozen competitions a year. I've also organized competitions, including small single-style competitions at CHAOS and as the judging director at BOSS's Chicao Cup competition. Online, I serve as a moderator at the largest homebrewing forum, I've organized and led brewing related workshops, administered BJCP exams, led classes prepping for the exam, led beer and food pairing events and taught a brewing class at the City Colleges of Chicago.   

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