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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: 199
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.

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 August 21, 2021 at 7:53am

have to take someone to the airport tomorrow. her flight's at 11:30. i should get her there by 10? i could maybe be back by 10:45?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 19, 2021 at 4:17pm

Less ambitious plan for Sunday. Starting 9:30. Most places are new to me.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 18, 2021 at 3:28pm

Saturday: 40% change of storms.

Sunday, perhaps?

Comment by bobweiser on August 16, 2021 at 6:49pm

Comment by bobweiser on August 14, 2021 at 8:34pm

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 14, 2021 at 8:46am

Leaving now.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 13, 2021 at 6:58pm

I'm departing from home.

Those who want to join me could meet me on the route. I'll keep to it.

Comment by djm on August 13, 2021 at 6:02pm

Last time I left before dawn to intercept the morning South Shore train at Dune Park with time for a coffee stop en route, but thats not necessary tomorrow.

I cant ride w Bob tomorrow due to work commitments.  Where are you departing from Serge?

Comment by LarryN on August 13, 2021 at 5:37pm

Dan - define an early start

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 12, 2021 at 6:25pm

If anyone would like to ride West, here's the route. Multiple options (More or no More, Hound Red or not, with Merta close enough to cut the ride short, if needed).

More opens at 11 a.m., so I'll be leaving shortly before 9.

Let me know if...


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