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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: 4 hours ago

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 Alina M on Friday

Unfortunately I'm helping a friend move on Saturday. See everyone next time!

Comment by djm on Friday

If its not wet Saturday, perhaps Mexican lunch in Mundelein -> Bosacki's -> Lake Bluff?  NNE wind should keep it cooler by the lake in the afternoon.

Comment by bobweiser on Wednesday

tempted to ride down to see:

S LSD: Oakwood Blvd/39th St-47th St closed 11pm Wed 6/9 to 5am 6/10 for demolition of 43rd St Ped Bridge
Comment by djm on June 6, 2021 at 3:02pm

The company makes the ride.  After arriving home, I realized your return timing was tighter than I thought en route.  Glad you made it.

Comment by bobweiser on June 6, 2021 at 9:25am

dan thanks for a nice ride and the new route. made it home with 4 min. to spare!

Comment by bobweiser on June 5, 2021 at 9:10am

Time for coffee and a donut!

Comment by djm on June 5, 2021 at 8:48am

Running a few min late.

Comment by bobweiser on June 4, 2021 at 8:20pm

Comment by bobweiser on June 4, 2021 at 5:47pm

okie dokie

Comment by djm on June 4, 2021 at 5:42pm

There will be food @ Imperial Oak.  9a @ Wicker Park fountain?


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