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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: on Tuesday

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 bobweiser on Tuesday

 no gusts of 45 to 50 mph this saturday! ring in the new year on the 15th Annual January Three Floyds Brewpub Ride.

Comment by bobweiser on Monday

Comment by bobweiser on January 19, 2020 at 12:03am

Comment by bobweiser on January 18, 2020 at 10:46am


A strong arctic cold front will move through the area this
afternoon. A brief one to two hour period of westerly wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph is likely behind the front. The strongest winds will likely occur sometime between 2 and 5 pm. After the initial wind surge behind the front, winds will frequently gust to 40 mph through this evening.

so getting up there might not be so bad. plus, pollen counts are "very low".

Comment by bobweiser on January 18, 2020 at 10:19am

Full disclosure:


A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels.

A Heavy Freezing Spray Warning means heavy freezing spray is expected to rapidly accumulate on vessels. These conditions can be extremely hazardous to navigation.

But we can't just wait for spring!

Comment by bobweiser on January 15, 2020 at 2:50pm

actually their web site says:

Saturday 10am – 3pm*, 4:30pm - 11:30pm
*On Saturdays and Sundays, the kitchen is closed between 3pm-4:30pm to switch from brunch to dinner service. The bar stays open.*


Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 15, 2020 at 6:13am

Their kitchen opes at 4:30, in case you want to eat there.

Comment by djm on January 14, 2020 at 10:53pm

Definitely maybe...if roads arent too messy.

Comment by bobweiser on January 14, 2020 at 10:46pm

anybody up for a jaunt up to peckish pig this sat.? meet at intelligentsia broadway @ 12:30, hopefully after all the rain and snow and wind has passed.

Comment by bobweiser on December 14, 2019 at 7:02pm


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