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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: 197
Latest Activity: Aug 2

Discussion Forum

Future rides 70 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 djm Oct 16, 2019.

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.

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Comment by djm on August 2, 2020 at 6:17am

Already have plans.  Next time?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 1, 2020 at 11:28pm

Hmm... Tempting. But, I'm afraid, I'll have some stuff to do at home :(

Comment by bobweiser on August 1, 2020 at 10:02pm

i'd like to get out tomorrow. anybody else?

looking at the forecast, 11 am wind NW, 3 pm wind SE, an opportunity for a tailwind both ways?

Comment by Steve A on July 30, 2020 at 2:19pm

Oops. Just remembered I have a Zoom meeting at 12:00.  I'll miss the inaugural event, but it is so close to my house, I'll add it to my regular circuit.  Have fun being Customer #1.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 29, 2020 at 10:04pm

Great. Hope you will, Steve.

Comment by Steve A on July 29, 2020 at 5:59pm

Might meet you there.  Can't promise.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 27, 2020 at 9:33pm
Comment by bobweiser on July 26, 2020 at 1:22am

thanks for coming, those of you who did. secret spot next time!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 21, 2020 at 3:01pm

Got other plans...

Comment by bobweiser on July 21, 2020 at 2:46pm

take it easy this sat.! Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.


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