The Urban Knaves of Grain

Urban Knaves of Grain (UKG) meet the last Wednesday of every month
at Alter Brewing, Downers Grove, Illinois.

The Urban Knaves of Grain (UKG) are the oldest and largest homebrew club in DuPage County, Illinois. We are dedicated to the art of brewing great beer, mead, and cider at home.

We offer a variety of activities and resources for homebrewers at all levels, from beginner to experienced, not to mention just plain fun stuff. Workshops, picnics, outings, competitions, meetings, pub crawls, brew-ins...even a song...we have them all.

Our Club Motto: "UKG... Because home is where great beer is brewed!"

In 1999, we were co-winners of the American Homebrewers Association's Homebrew Club of the Year award.  This award is presented every year to the homebrew club whose members score the most points in the AHA's National Homebrew Competition, the largest homebrew competition in the world.

Our very own homebrew competition, the Drunk Monk Challenge, is held every year in March. Each year it attracts around 800 entries from all over the country, making it one of the largest competitions in the USA.  Check out the Drunk Monk Challenge winners here.

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