• Our History

    Learn more about the illustrious history behind the BUZZ club and more than you wanted to know about its founding.
  • Our Yearly Homebrew Competition

    Each year we host a homebrew competition. Go here to learn the dates, to enter, and to see the winners.
  • More Resources

    Links to useful sites, our favorite online merchants, and presentations from the monthly technical topic.

General Information

Monthly Meeting Info

The BUZZ club meets on the first Thursday of most months at 7:00pm. For the summer months the club will take advantage of the nice weather and meet at member's houses. Please see this website's forum under BUZZ Events>Meeting Notes for the upcoming meeting location. Beginners and new members are always welcome and you do not need to be a student to join, though you must be at least 21 years old to participate in any activities involving alcohol.

A meeting typically starts with a discussion of new business including upcoming events and social opportunities. Often there is a technical topic for the month that is also presented at the meeting. This topic may be a brewing technique, a specific style of beer, or a spotlight on a particular brewing ingredient. The meeting always concludes with a sampling of homebrewed beers, meads, and wines that members bring to the meeting. Every brewer has a chance to tell us about what they brought and then receives honest feedback about their creation. Meetings often finish with a tasting of rare or otherwise notable commercial creations.


Membership Info

Founded in 1993, the Boneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots is one of the oldest homebrew clubs in Illinois. Membership dues in the BUZZ club are $5 per year. BUZZ membership has many benefits:

  • The opportunity to interact with a large number of experienced brewers.
  • Constructive feedback about your brewing and the chance to taste a wide range of styles.
  • Participation in bulk purchases in which the members pool their orders for brewing ingredients or equipment and are able to get a substantial discount.

At the beginning of every school year, new officers are elected and dues are collected for the coming year.

Belly Up To The Bar


If you are interested in joining the BUZZ club, attend one of our monthly meetings. Until then, you can join our forum and start participating now.

From The Forum