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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.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 205
Latest Activity: yesterday

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, 2021.

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 yesterday

Sun. 6/25 for 6th Step?

Humid with times of sun and clouds
Wind NE 8 mph
Probability of Precipitation 25% Thunderstorms 4%
Cloud Cover 70%

Comment by bobweiser on Sunday

I meant FFF, not joining the ride! What a nice day. And a Greek beer!

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

alas, it's not meant to be

Comment by DerferMark on Friday

I would if it was just me. You can peel off and stock up your to-go bag and we'll save you a seat at 18th St. patio.
EDIT:  You can go on your own AFTER 18th St. if you join us as FFF doesn't open until Noon.  We'll arrive to 18th St. ~11am when they open. :)

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

let's swing by and ask them :-)

Comment by DerferMark on Friday

LOL Bob, 1 brewery enough for WCCC group.  Will FFF ever open up brewpub again?

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

Cat Date 4pk Cans

A categorically big Double IPA brewed to honor our little friends and their clandestine meetings. Intensely bitter with notes of citrus, grapefruit, and orange marmalade.

9.4%, IBU 89

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

whoa so close to FFF without visiting? :-)

Comment by DerferMark on Friday

Leading a ride to 18th Street if anyone interested tomorrow.

Comment by Alina M on May 26, 2023 at 12:59pm

Intelligentsia I guess


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