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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 bobweiser on May 2, 2021 at 1:28pm

thanks for coming! i'm glad you didn't wipe out. the special gift was sitting outside again, in the sun, in short sleeves, with interesting beer, and buddies.

Comment by djm on May 1, 2021 at 4:45pm

Thanks for the ride, Bob, et al., and the Special Gift.  What a nice way to start the season.

Comment by bobweiser on May 1, 2021 at 1:25am

let's say fullerton & LFT @ 9. sorry to be posting this so late, got distracted.

Comment by djm on April 30, 2021 at 4:46pm

Where & when shall we meet?

Comment by bobweiser on April 29, 2021 at 10:49pm

Imperial Oak (the original location) on Sat.? High 78F! however:

Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

so it could take us some time to get there. but coming back should be a breeze. :-)

Comment by bobweiser on April 20, 2021 at 8:16pm

Comment by bobweiser on April 18, 2021 at 7:15pm

Comment by bobweiser on April 18, 2021 at 11:51am

Comment by LarryN on April 18, 2021 at 9:04am

Am I late?

Comment by bobweiser on April 17, 2021 at 11:49pm

Fourth Step Ride finally posted! leaving from Intelligentsia Broadway 3123 N Broadway @ 9 tomorrow. lunch inside @ 18th Street on the way down.


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