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Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society


Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society

Every member of the Society (CBES) should aspire to have a beer at every brewery or brewpub located in a day or two bicycle ride distance from Chicago (and, of course, within the city limits).

Naturally, preferable way of getting to is by bike, as for riding back . . . whatever is available, train, bus, horse and buggy, depending on amount of beverages consumed at the destination.

Routes on Ride with GPS, here.

On Facebook, here.

On Twitter, here.

Lists of breweries and brewpubs (and other beer things): on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Up-to-date map (with a list, postal- and web-addresses and phone numbers, where available). Five hundred thirty (530!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 200
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

Future rides 71 Replies

Please post suggestions, ideas and discuss 'em here.Continue

Tags: beer rides, brewery rides, future rides, CBES

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Brett Miller Apr 28.

Post your favorite local beers here! 14 Replies

Did you just try a local beer that you thought was exceptional?  Post it here!  Continue

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Allan Oct 3, 2017.

Bikes, Bites and Brews - North Mayfair Festival 1 Reply

North Mayfair Improvement Association (NMIA) is pleased to announce “Bikes, Bites & Brews”, a neighborhood festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017.  Fest-goers can look…Continue

Started by Matthew J. Robertson. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 30, 2017.

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 43 Replies

Post here a beer-related event you'd like to attend and invite others.Continue

Tags: beer events, events, beer

Started by Serge Lubomudrov. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Dec 11, 2014.

Comment Wall


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Comment by bobweiser yesterday

beer isn’t just for people!

Comment by bobweiser on Saturday

approved! :-)

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

posted (and hopefully soon to be approved): Ninth Step Oaktoberfest and Closing Night Almost-Century Saturday, September 25, leaving from Intelligentsia Broadway at 9 am.

Comment by bobweiser on Thursday

save the date! 9th Step Oktoberfest Almost-Century sat. 9/25!

and this sun., anybody else riding the 36th annual North Shore Century?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 10, 2021 at 10:27am

Who hasn't been to Illuminated?

I'll probably ride there tomorrow, with breakfast at 9am in Roscoe Village first, and re-visit of the Printers Row.

Something like:

Let me know if...

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 2, 2021 at 10:40am

Nine years ago!

Comment by bobweiser on August 28, 2021 at 1:43pm

Comment by bobweiser on August 28, 2021 at 8:15am

go east, young man!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 27, 2021 at 7:18pm

So... if anyone would like to join me, lemme know.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 27, 2021 at 7:06pm

And I'm thinking of maybe taking the first train out of OTC at 8:20 to Wheaton (just to avoid the least pleasant part of the usual route), then riding to Aurora, stopping for lunch at Two Brothers, then to Brother Chimp, then, perhaps, Art History again... The new Alter in St. Charles? Back to the city from Geneva Metra.


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