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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: 197
Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

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 Alina M on Friday

Sunday looks good to me.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

Same. Will see. I don't like the forecast so far.

Comment by bobweiser on Thursday

i always have a good time @ marz

Comment by bobweiser on Thursday

hmm, more cold, and less sun, but dumplings on sat.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Wednesday

Whiner? Marz?

Comment by bobweiser on Wednesday

this sun.?

Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 36F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Comment by bobweiser on January 28, 2020 at 5:47pm

Comment by bobweiser on January 26, 2020 at 12:57pm
Comment by bobweiser on January 26, 2020 at 11:02am

and rice noodle soup was the perfect ending :-)

Comment by bobweiser on January 26, 2020 at 10:50am

crushed salt instead of crushed limestone, power lines sizzling in the snow, ice fishing on wolf lake. couldn't finish poutine 2.0. stayed upright the whole 1.9-mile unplowed unsalted heavily-footstepped trail from cottage grove to glenwood thornton!


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