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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: 20 hours ago

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 Yasmeen 20 hours ago

A few people declined but you were the only 'yes'. Thanks for understanding.

Comment by bobweiser 20 hours ago

we'll postpone, and the f-12 will remain possible:

If the ride is postponed into the next month (e.g., a 4/25 ride postponed to 5/2), the scheduled month (in this case, April) gets credit.

i can't say i was looking forward to that big wind, anyway.

Comment by bobweiser 21 hours ago

do you happen to remember, had anyone said they were coming? if so, did you notify them?

Comment by bobweiser 21 hours ago

I’m disappointed, but I understand. Better safe than sorry. I don’t know if it would work to ride with a mask. 

Comment by Yasmeen 22 hours ago

I realize you are all adults but there is concern and responsibility I feel about this and didn't feel right about having the event up. I do recommend you cancel to keep everyone safe and wait until it is safe to go on a group ride again. 

A good test for myself moving forward with events - I have asthma and am hiding out to keep myself safe. If I get this virus it would be very dangerous for me. Would I attend this event? No, it would not be safe for me to do so because the risk is too great. 

I do hope you continue to use this space to talk and connect and celebrate the day you can go on a ride together finally when it is all over. Stay safe.

Comment by Yasmeen 22 hours ago

Sorry, after sleeping on this and having a moderator I greatly respect reach out to me, I deleted the invite. Here is my worry - it's dangerous to ride in groups. Sure, you can try to get distance but god forbid anyone sneeze. God forbid anyone cough. Those are normal things to happen while you are riding and if someone is behind you, you can hit them with the spray and not even realize it. 

It is also not recommended, while this is going on, to have group rides of any kind. While this feels like a lot to ask of normally social cyclists, when I think of the health care workers and other workers forced into dangerous exposure every day while all we have to do is not be around each other, yes, it does give me pause. 

Comment by bobweiser yesterday
Comment by bobweiser yesterday

@Yasmeen how sweet, thank you. i just hope the governor and mayor don't over-react. the trick is staying between denial and panic.

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

wait now they're saying showers 9-11, might postpone to 11

Comment by bobweiser yesterday


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