HB630 IS LAW!!!!

PALE, I just received a call from Senator Holmes Office and they stated that Governor Quinn was signing HB630 into law TODAY, July 5, 2013!

The ILGA website should be reflecting that sometime in the next day or so.

Ladies, Gentlemen, Thank You for all your help with this.

…and in case you are unclear about that this means…

– We can LEGALLY have Homebrew at our private Club meetings.

– We take LEGALLY take our homebrew to our private picnic at the end of this month.

– …and most importantly, PALE is bringing Homebrew BACK to the Midwest Brewers Fest!!!!

We will announce details about volunteering for the PALE Homebrew Booth at the Meeting, as well as information on donating beer to the event!


The PALE Toast Contest has entered the voting portion. Go visit the Forums, login, and vote for your favorite toasts… You can vote for up to five (5). The Top Five will be read-aloud at the July 11th meeting, with the winner becoming the official PALE Toast to be recited at every meeting.  You must be a PALE Member to vote.

The PALE Project for the July 11th meeting is the PALE Pale contest. Bring in your best Pale (India, English, American, Belgian, etc.) and compete against your fellow club members. The favorite beer, as chosen by your fellow club members, will become the official PALE House recipe for 2013 and will be posted to the Forums for all to recreate (if they wish). The best part, PALE will pay you to re-create a 5-gal batch of your winning homebrew, so it will be the showpiece homebrew at the PALE Tent during the Midwest Brewers Fest!

July Meeting Date & Location

Just a reminder that the July meeting will NOT be held on the first Thursday of the month as that lands of July 4th.  The meeting has been moved back a week to Thursday, July 11th and the Bolingbrook Golf Course.

Do not forget to the PALE Pale contest will be held before the regular meeting.  Show up with your favorite Pale Homebrew and compete against your fellow Club members.  The homebrew chosen to be the favorite by the members in attendance will become the PALE House recipe for 2013.  PALE will also pay for you to recreate the beer so it can be featured at the PALE Homebrew tent during the Midwest Brewers Fest!

June Meeting

Just a reminder to everybody that the June Meeting is happening this Thursday!  (check the count-down clock to the right)

This will be a busy meeting, so if you can, please arrive early, order a bite to eat, maybe something to wash it down with, and then we will get through normal business as quickly as possible!

Embroidered PALE Club Shirts

Last evening, we launched the new PALE Club Shirts.  We are still taking orders for the June meeting.

Please visit THIS LINK to see the options and prices available.  You must be a PALE Homebrew Club Member to see the link.  If you are a member are you are having problems getting to the site, please email us at tech@PALEBrewers.org and we will help you out!