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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: 17 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 bobweiser on November 18, 2019 at 1:03am

Eleventh Step Distillery Ride this Saturday! High 41F!

Comment by bobweiser on November 17, 2019 at 10:32pm

that's not just any Bicycle Wheel :-)

Comment by Steve A on November 16, 2019 at 3:26pm

Must be too strong hands from lifting all that beer.  Need to be more careful.

Comment by bobweiser on November 16, 2019 at 3:01pm

Comment by bobweiser on November 10, 2019 at 4:37pm

just saw now Active Trans said:

Burnham Greenway Gap: The Burnham Greenway is a fantastic existing trail on the city’s south side, as it runs through the southeastern neighborhoods of the city and goes through southern suburbs, including Calumet City and Lansing, where it connects to the Pennsy Greenway. However, in between the city and southern sections is a 2.5-mile gap. Work on the northern section of the project should begin shortly. However, a bridge over the train tracks near Burnham and Brainard Avenues is necessary to finish the trail and coming to terms with railroad companies is slowing down that process.

sounds like progress!

Comment by bobweiser on November 4, 2019 at 8:42pm

tickets to 18th Street's 6 Year Celebration sat. 12/14 now on sale! snag one now for the full 12th Step experience. :-)

Comment by bobweiser on October 31, 2019 at 9:37pm

ok, good for them! do you want to let them know about yelp?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 31, 2019 at 3:37pm

I have not, but I see recent activity on their FB page, and other beer-related sites.

Comment by bobweiser on October 31, 2019 at 3:31pm

you've been back? yelp is wrong?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 31, 2019 at 3:09pm

It seems, Robert, rumor about the Whiskey Hill demise was a bit overblown.


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