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.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 203
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Post your favorite local beers here! 15 Replies

Did you just try a local beer that you thought was exceptional?  Post it here!  Continue

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Boonji Dec 24, 2023.

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, 2021.

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 LarryN on May 26, 2023 at 1:05am

Where is the start?

Comment by Alina M on May 25, 2023 at 3:48am

Riding Sunday at 11 with Bob if anyone is interested! Thinking of going NW to Une Année and possibly elsewhere after.

Comment by bobweiser on May 25, 2023 at 3:20am

Comment by bobweiser on May 8, 2023 at 6:23am

so much to see!

Comment by bobweiser on April 27, 2023 at 4:42pm

posted! leaving at 10 from Intelligentsia Broadway.

Comment by bobweiser on April 22, 2023 at 4:48am

happy earth day!

can anybody take a long weekend next week? 4th Step on Fri. 4/28?

Comment by bobweiser on April 15, 2023 at 6:24am

train forced me over to hohman, got to see the extension being further extended. then on the way back, something uncanny.

Comment by chiearthrider on April 6, 2023 at 7:28am

Today is the first ride of the Earth Rider brewery series.  Starting today, and every other Thurs. starting at 6pm we are biking from the bike shop in Bucktown to a different microbrewery.  Today it is Metropolitan Brewing in Avondale.  Join us today or on another Thurs. evening ride with your new friends and some fresh brews.    

Comment by bobweiser on March 25, 2023 at 7:34pm

ugh Chance of rain 70%. Thunder possible. rescheduling to tue. 3/28. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 44F.

Comment by bobweiser on March 24, 2023 at 4:43am

Third Step Ride posted and awaiting approval. this sun. 3/26 leaving from Intelligentsia Broadway at 9. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 41F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. 15%. Nice!


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