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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.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Christopher Newman on March 19, 2021 at 2:39pm

I will be biking up to the Chicago Botanic Garden tomorrow with a couple friends in case your route happens to find you around Ravinia, Kings and Convicts, Lake Bluff, etc. (or the Macushla/Ten Ninety or Evanstonian breweries on the way back...)  

Comment by Alina M on March 19, 2021 at 12:30pm

Saturday works for me!

Comment by djm on March 19, 2021 at 8:33am

56F and sunny Saturday afternoon after a cold start to the day....

Comment by bobweiser on March 18, 2021 at 6:46pm

Comment by bobweiser on February 28, 2021 at 2:26pm

Comment by bobweiser on February 28, 2021 at 2:25pm

Comment by bobweiser on February 28, 2021 at 2:35am

posted! leaving from fullerton & LFT @ 11:15.

Comment by bobweiser on February 26, 2021 at 10:58am

hugely improved forecast for Sun.!

Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 44F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Comment by bobweiser on February 24, 2021 at 3:02pm

it felt like spring out this morning!

Comment by bobweiser on February 22, 2021 at 1:13am

ugh nice weather all week, but i can't get away. 2nd Step on Sun.? chance of rain. :-(


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