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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.

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Comment by bobweiser on May 25, 2023 at 9:20am

Comment by bobweiser on May 8, 2023 at 12:23pm

so much to see!

Comment by bobweiser on April 27, 2023 at 10:42pm

posted! leaving at 10 from Intelligentsia Broadway.

Comment by bobweiser on April 22, 2023 at 10:48am

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 12:24pm

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 1:28pm

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 26, 2023 at 1:34am

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 10:43am

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!

Comment by chiearthrider on March 18, 2023 at 7:29pm

Get ready for Spring brewery rides!  I am leading 16 rides to microbreweries on the NW side of Chicago, every other Thurs. evening starting April 6, rolling out at 6pm.  All start at Earth Rider Cycling, 1873 N Milwaukee Ave, with routes of 10-15 miles on bike paths or low traffic streets.  Check out the schedule and RSVP

All rides are free but bring cash or credit for beer and/or food. At the end of the series in Oct. we'll vote on our favorite so join us for as many as you can.  

- Sharon

Comment by bobweiser on March 18, 2023 at 12:05pm

in group A! which is already full :-O


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