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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: 7 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 7 hours ago

Cycling is one mode — in a compact city like Boston, anyway — that can benefit from rethinking the commute ... Cyclists have been hitting the streets in force. Boston’s BlueBikes bike-share system announced in early September that it had recorded its highest-ever single-day ridership of more than 14,400 trips. And that could make roads safer for bikers by fostering a new understanding of and appreciation for riders among those who’ve tried out urban cycling and then gotten back behind the wheel.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Sunday

Started too late for a round trip to LB. Or, rather, to get back before dark. Turned around at Ravinia, after a pint of Food Truck pils.

On the way back, on that narrow stretch of the trail just south of Golf Road, heard some yells behind me. What the?

Turned out, it was Alina, trying to determine whether it's me or some other Russian.

Pils helps.

Comment by bobweiser on Sunday

How was it? On zoom all day. :-/

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on November 20, 2020 at 5:54pm

Gonna ride to Lake Bluff and back via the North Branch trail tomorrow. Lemme know if anyone wants to pedal along.

Comment by bobweiser on November 15, 2020 at 10:28pm

lol there's a difference between from concentrate and still concentrated

Comment by djm on November 15, 2020 at 2:47pm

Isnt the concentrated stuff better?

Comment by bobweiser on November 15, 2020 at 12:37pm

Comment by bobweiser on November 14, 2020 at 12:08pm

ugh, now:

Winds W at 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.

fight our way straight W then fly back? i got curious about One Lake Brewing when looking into almost-century options.

Comment by bobweiser on November 10, 2020 at 5:05pm

sadly, missed the inauguration. how about this sun.?

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 54F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

15-25?! ride up and take the train back? unfortunately i'll be in a zoom until 10, leave after that?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on November 10, 2020 at 4:55pm

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