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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.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/cbeeres
Location: Chicago and around
Members: 197
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

Future rides 70 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 djm Oct 16, 2019.

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 Serge Lubomudrov on October 8, 2013 at 4:01pm

KWAKtoberfest starts tonight at 7 at Bar on Buena. Meet me there, if you like ;)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 7, 2013 at 5:33pm

To something like that no South Shore (or Metra) conductor will object.

I want one, with a bike inside ;)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 7, 2013 at 5:22pm

Let's wait until the Crooked Ewe is opened, then plan it. Unless we can procure folding bikes (I don't have one) for this trip, we must either walk or rely on the local bus, which does not operate on Sundays.

Comment by Adam Herstein on October 7, 2013 at 5:05pm

Oh, right. I'd be interested in that.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 7, 2013 at 5:05pm

Though, if you have a foldie in a bag . . .

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 7, 2013 at 5:04pm

That's why I mentioned walking and bus, but not bikes . . .

Comment by Adam Herstein on October 7, 2013 at 5:03pm

AFAIK the South Shore line does not allow bikes.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 7, 2013 at 5:02pm

There's more in Indianapolis than Sun King. So, yes, either rail or bus trip there would be interesting.

Still, we might try something closer that does not require overnight stay. Like South Bend. Four Horsemen and (soon to be opened) Crooked Ewe. Tried them both: very good. Both breweries are within (a bit long) walk from the South Shore Line station (5 miles) or the Amtrak (3.5 miles). There's also (would you believe it?) bus in South Bend.

Comment by Adam Herstein on October 7, 2013 at 11:42am

Rail trip to Sun King in Indianapolis?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 7, 2013 at 11:30am

I wish I can do it, Dan, but not this year.

As for "Chicagoland" as it is defined here, it is, obviously, an arbitrary thing: it is an area within approximately 140 miles radius from the city, which is (or so I think) roughly a two days ride.

By the way, Upland is now (like, right now) is being introduced to the Chicago market, and there are several events around the town and in the 'burbs related to that.

 

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