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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: 196
Latest Activity: 10 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 Alina M on October 30, 2020 at 5:24pm

Sounds good to me.

Comment by Steve A on October 30, 2020 at 3:02pm

Sounds like south first, then tailwind coming home. I was thinking to go to Calumet Park and turn around to get my 50 mile badge.  Anything around there except Calumet Fisheries?  Pick up some smoked fish?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 30, 2020 at 11:41am

Am on call this weekend...

Comment by djm on October 30, 2020 at 11:36am

Saturday forecast: 56F high, sunny, S wind gusting 35.

Comment by Chris C on October 26, 2020 at 8:29pm

I assumed it was a new ad for Oscar Meyer.

Comment by bobweiser on October 25, 2020 at 9:07am

it's only a matter of time before someone brews a propane beer

Comment by Alina M on October 24, 2020 at 10:25pm

Thanks Steve, great ride. I nominate Bob's pannier. I think he'd carry it if we told him it was a growler.

Comment by djm on October 24, 2020 at 10:14pm

Will this propane tank will fit in the pannier?  We may have to tow it.

Thanks for organizing, Steve.

Comment by Steve A on October 24, 2020 at 9:56pm

Thanks for the great ride.  Next time we bring some propane in Alina's pannier.

Comment by djm on October 24, 2020 at 12:00pm

Heading for Clark/Devon.


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