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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: 199
Latest Activity: Jul 20

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 on July 20, 2021 at 2:24pm

Seventh Step Take It Easy Pierogi Fest Ride this Sat. 7/24 leaving from Intelligentsia Broadway at 9! Pierogi Fest on the way back! 12-14 mph to take it easy!

Comment by djm on July 15, 2021 at 2:22pm


Comment by bobweiser on July 14, 2021 at 9:15pm

marz north! i'd like to check it out, anybody else?

Comment by bobweiser on July 9, 2021 at 9:59pm

Comment by Alina M on July 3, 2021 at 6:51am

I'm out of town. Enjoy and see you next weekend.

Comment by bobweiser on July 3, 2021 at 3:41am

(no worries if the ride doesn't work for me, i can also get in some miles with ccc)

Comment by bobweiser on July 3, 2021 at 3:39am

metra up, tailwind back? :-)

Comment by bobweiser on July 3, 2021 at 12:06am

sure, but 80 miles? need to be back for dinner.

Comment by djm on July 2, 2021 at 6:12am

Warm, dry and sunny tomorrow with NW winds.  Phase Three?

Comment by bobweiser on June 27, 2021 at 5:39pm

a couple fun divv-e stats:

  • actual range probably 40-70% > stated range (2 of 3 times rode further than app said i'd be able to)
  • average mph 16.9 (last leg: 22.23 mi. in 1h19m)

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