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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: 198
Latest Activity: Jan 10

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 November 19, 2021 at 2:53pm

Comment by bobweiser on November 19, 2021 at 2:17pm

Comment by bobweiser on November 19, 2021 at 2:10pm

mmm the blackberry and the rum are the standouts. nicely complemented by the Japanese tacos. 

Comment by bobweiser on November 19, 2021 at 12:24pm

ok, next time! i have in mind 12th Step, date TBA, and Weather Be Damned, New Year's Day. anybody else?

winter boots were a game-changer for me, because now my feet stay dry. before, wintry mix would get in through the holes in my booties for my cleats, and then into my (summer) shoes through the holes for ventilated.

Comment by Kate Kliner on November 19, 2021 at 9:36am

Ah shoot, unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to get away. But enjoy! I’m in for the next ride or meetup. Just bought a pair of winter boots for colder rides 

Comment by bobweiser on November 19, 2021 at 9:20am

wups, just learned / was reminded something else should've been in my calendar. now 1 is better for me. kate, would that work for you?

Comment by bobweiser on November 18, 2021 at 10:46pm

they said:

For Deep Wood Series releases, our Taproom opens at 12pm to accommodate the crowd. Feel free to come by anytime after that!

the crowd! let's aim for 2?

Comment by djm on November 18, 2021 at 3:07pm

The public preorder for these beers will begin on our webstore starting Tuesday, November 16 for pickups starting Friday, November 19. Curbside and walk-up pickups begin Friday at noon, where the Taproom will be pouring the featured beers and exclusive draft variants. The Revolution Brewpub will also be pouring all three release beers when it opens at noon on Friday.

Comment by Kate Kliner on November 18, 2021 at 12:33pm

I could probably do either, 2 might be a bit better. Let me know what they say!

Comment by bobweiser on November 18, 2021 at 12:08pm

great! but now i'm unclear when they're opening. the first link says 12 p.m., but usually they don't open until 2. i just emailed them, let's see if they get back to me. 1 if they open early, 2 otherwise? what would be good for you?


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