Urban Knaves of Grain (UKG) Meetings
UKG monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month. In
November and December, the meeting is usually moved 1-2 weeks earlier due to the holidays.
The meeting location is
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 28256 Diehl Rd. in Warrenville, IL;
map here. Rock Bottom is conveniently located across the parking lot
from the movie theaters at the corner of Diehl Rd. and Winfield Rd., adjacent to
the Winfield Rd. exit of the I-88 tollway. We meet in the upstairs loft
The meetings begin at 8:00 p.m. with brief announcements and/or a discussion of club business.
Sometimes, we'll have a scheduled event such as a speaker, or a mini-competition to
select a club-only entry for a larger competition.
But, most of the time, the rest of the meeting is unstructured. We socialize,
meet new friends and old ones, taste each other's latest brews, and trade
Everyone, members or not, is welcome at our meetings. You don't have to be
a homebrewer! Even if you're only thinking of brewing your first beer, stop
by and let us help you get started.
UKG technical meetings are held on the 2nd
Thursday of the month starting at 7:30pm at
John's Buffet, 27W482 Jewell Rd. in Winfield;
Each one focuses on a single technical topic and lasts
about 1 hour. The topic varies from month to
month, and may include brewing equipment/techniques,
troubleshooting, beer styles, or beer judging practice.
Topics are announced on the website calendar and on the UKG
email list a week or two before the meeting. After
the meeting, there's time to enjoy John's outstanding
selection of draft beers.
There is only one VERY IMPORTANT rule:
absolutely NO commercial beer may be brought to the
monthly and technical meetings. You can bring all
the homebrew you want, but no commercial brews. Check out
John's and Rock Bottom's tap lineup
UKG Social Nights are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month at
7:30 p.m. The location changes from month-to-month and is announced on our calendar and at the monthly meeting. We look for brewpubs and draft beer bars with outstanding selections
all around DuPage, Eastern Kane, and Western Cook counties. Occasionally, we
will substitute another event, such as a pub crawl, for Social Night.
UKG board meetings are held periodically, depending on the business
at hand. Most often they're at Rock Bottom an hour or so before the club
meeting. Board meetings are open to all members but, in order to help move
things along so we can all go have a beer, we ask that non-board-members only
attend if they have an issue to bring before the board. Please for more information.