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Brewing beer in the heart of Evanston since 2014.

We enroll new members 4x a year: and one of those times is Now! Click here to join! Note that sometime in 2020, our CSB members will have a choice—fill your growlers in Evanston, or in our new Skokie Tap Room!

Sketchbook is a community supported brewery (CSB) with over 400 active members.  This special business model means we have a dedicated group of loyal patrons excited about what we're doing and ready to share in our adventures.  Our CSB program creates the 'family' vibe many customers notice when they're in the Tap Room.  Members have our back--and we show our appreciation every day, with savings on beer, merchandise, and invitations to exclusive member parties.

What is a CSB membership? 

CSB members prepay for monthly growler and howler fills at a discounted rate.  Plans include one or two growler fills a month for 6 or 12 months.

How much does it cost? 

1 growler fill a month for 6 months          $81 ($13.50/growler)

2 growler fills a month for 6 months      $155 ($13/growler)

1 growler fill a month for 12 months       $155 ($12.50/growler)

2 growler fills a month for 12 months     $299 ($12.50/growler)

Are there other discounts?

Members receive an 10% off all additional beer purchases and 20% off merchandise.  

I thought I heard something about parties?

A few times a year we shut down to the general public and invite members for exclusive parties.  Grab a beer and come hang out in the brewery with us for a few hours.

What happens if I fall behind in my growler fills? 

Sketchbook asks our members to claim their monthly fills within 90 days (or three months).  For example, when you come for a fill in January, you have three choices: claim your November fill, your December fill, or your January fill. If you have not yet claimed your October fill, that one is NOT available to you anymore.  This represents a new policy for Sketchbook, and begins January 1st, 2018.  

What is a growler and how do I get one? 

A growler is a 64 oz jug that holds your beer.  We'll give you one when you sign up, and if you have some around already we'll fill those.   We'll also fill 32 oz howlers,

Can I fill two howlers instead of my monthly growler?


How long does a Growler stay fresh?

According to the Brewers Association: "While fresh beer is at its best right after opening a bottle or can, we have reports that if kept refrigerated and unopened a growler is at it's best within a week. Once opened, the beer should be consumed within 24 hours."

How do I join?

We open membership for a limited window four times each year.  Sign up through our website or in the taproom.

Still have questions?

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