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Twelfth Step Ride


Twelfth Step Ride

Time: December 24, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: The Clock Tower
Street: 3700 N. Recreation Drive
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bobweiser
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2017

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No, this isn't about trying, after having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, to carry any message to alcoholics, or to practice any principles in all our affairs.

It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! Now there's a consistent schedule -- the 4th Saturday of every month -- others have opportunities to lead (I can't make it every time), and you can qualify for the F-12 Award.

The ride takes the lakefront trail south from the Clock Tower. You can join up anywhere along the trail. Just let the group know where so they can look for you.

45 miles total if you ride to Flossmoor Station and take the Metra, 50 if you ride to 93rd and take the Metra or to 100th and take the J14, 55 if you ride to 71st and take the J14, 70 if you ride all the way. 14-17 mph. I like to get there before they open at 11:00 (it's still the fourth-best brewery in the world, so sometimes there's a line). Bring money, government-issued ID, a lock, lights since the day is short, water and snacks to have en route, and panniers for beer you can't get in Chicago.

Online resources:Google map, cue sheet, Metra Electric train schedules, Jeffrey Jump (J14) bus schedule, Bikes on the Metra, Bikes on the Bus, and, to save a minute at the start, the nifty online CCC waiver.

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Comment by bobweiser on December 23, 2016 at 8:54pm


  • BA Permanent Funeral
    10.5% ABV $7 Perception

    Permanent Funeral aged in Few Gin barrels

  • Warpigs Iron Dice
    5.1% ABV $5 imperial pint


  • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    5.7% ABV $5 Half Pint

    This collaboration with Kaldi’s Coffee uses the cold toddy method of extraction for the coffee. We mix it with Oatmeal Stout for an exceptionally delicious beer.

  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunter Stout - Milk / Sweet
    11% ABV
    HUNTER BOURBON BARREL AGED, the 6th in our 8 part HUNTER VERTICAL SERIES. Nestled inside a bourbon barrel until just the right moment, we will unleash our 11% Double Milk Stout into the world with cocoa nibs, lactose sugar, dark malts and oaky wood flavor that won’t soon be forgotten.

  • Barrel Aged Bear The Guard Bière de Garde
    11% ABV
    Biere de Garde Aged 11 months Heaven Hill Barrels

  • Solemn Oath Sybil's Revenge
    no more

  • Barrel Aged Hunter Chili Pepper
    no nore
Comment by bobweiser on December 18, 2016 at 7:17pm

and a nice day!

Saturday 12/24 20%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 34F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Comment by bobweiser on December 18, 2016 at 7:14pm

and at 18th street:

  • The Fluff Stout - Oatmeal
    7.5% ABV
    *From our small-batch series, IN THE SHADOWS* An Oatmeal Stout with Marshmallow Fluff and Cocoa Nibs added.
    13oz Draft $6.00
    5oz Draft $3.00

  • Solemn Oath Sybil's Revenge Saison / Farmhouse Ale
    11% ABV
    75 IBU
    Imperial Black Saison aged 16 months in a Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel.
    6oz Draft $6.00

  • Twisted Engagement Stout - Russian Imperial
    12% ABV
    Russian Imperial Stout with Darkmatter Coffee and cocoa nibs added. Three-year anniversary beer for 18th Street Brewery.
    6oz Draft $6.00
    22oz Bottle $25.00

  • Barrel Aged Hunter Chili Pepper Stout - Milk / Sweet
    11.5% ABV
    HUNTER, our Double Milk Stout with Cocoa Nibs and Lactose may be smooth & sweet, but it is no chump. The addition of chili peppers & cinnamon brings a subtle sexy spiciness that lends a touch of fire to the mix.
    6oz Draft
Comment by bobweiser on December 18, 2016 at 7:01pm

new since last time:

  • Floydivision 4
    7.5% ABV 85 IBU $5 Imperial Pint

    Try to cry out in the heat of the moment. Possessed by a fury that burns from inside. Fourth in a series of Experimental Hops.  IPA

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