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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: May 2

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.

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Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 18, 2020 at 10:05pm

Interesting... Never heard of that one, Steve. They claim to be better than Google.

(I can't spell today, apparently.)

Comment by Steve A on August 18, 2020 at 3:34pm

I belong to a riding group that uses

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 18, 2020 at 2:57pm

Messaging apps, sure. I use (and like) Google Voice, for example. But, as some of our regulars (no fingerpointing here) are smart enough to stay away from their "smart" phones... ;)

I haven't used Google Groups actively for quite a while. Almost forgotten about it. Worth a (re)try, perhaps.

But, it seems, we don't have to rush.

And yes, Yasmeen, your post was indeed invisible, for some reason. Or, at least, delayed somehow.

Comment by Alina M on August 18, 2020 at 2:39pm

Okay thanks Yasmeen. 

As for other ideas, I think some messaging apps can be used on desktop browsers. 

Comment by Yasmeen on August 18, 2020 at 2:36pm

Ok, I guess my post was invisible...

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 18, 2020 at 2:33pm

Maintaining a group at Meetup is $24 a month (cheaper if you pay for 6 months). Just as an info, for now.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 18, 2020 at 2:33pm


There are alternatives.

I understand not everyone uses (even if owns) a "smart" phone, which allows to send/receive group SMS.


Any other ideas?

...Speaking of the upcoming weekend and the next one: I'm off this fin de semana, and I have Friday the 28th off. I'm pen for suggestions and will let you know if I come up with any ;)

Comment by djm on August 18, 2020 at 2:27pm


Any other ideas?

Google Groups works well for another ride group Im in (although riding solo these days).

Comment by Yasmeen on August 18, 2020 at 2:21pm

Nah, don't worry. I'm trying to think through how to support the group concept. Plus, this isn't going to happen tomorrow. Just worried about the vibe on the general forum and it'll take time to put something in place. 

Comment by Alina M on August 18, 2020 at 1:54pm

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