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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: 199
Latest Activity: 20 hours ago

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 Deet 4.5mi on January 14, 2013 at 9:04am

fair enough Duppie, it would be cool if we could establish a monthly thing, possibly keep a bit more local until the weather warms up a bit. 

Comment by Duppie on January 14, 2013 at 8:47am

@Deet, are you talking about Two Brothers?

Winter/early spring may not be the best time. The IPP often does get very soggy, especially after a thaw. So while the temps may be nice, riding on the IPP will not be.

Better to wait until it dries out later in spring (i.e. April).

My $0.02...

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 14, 2013 at 8:31am

Sure, why not. Depending on weather. I'd suggest to take Blue Line train all the way to Forest Park and start from there. Or even take Metra to Lombard or Wheaton.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on January 14, 2013 at 8:05am

What do you guys think about setting up a ride out there in the first or second week of Febuary?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 13, 2013 at 3:51pm
Not only Dos Hermanos doable, but have been done and surely must be visited again.
Comment by globalguy on January 13, 2013 at 3:11pm

SO EXCITING! 2 Bros is immensely doable, even the Aurora location. As are the locations along the Fox River between Batavia and St. Charles. Alan Lloyd and I did an +80 mile fiasco one Sat just to prove it! All Hail the IPP!  Also there's a new distillery in Riverside as well as one of IL's oldest taverns in Oak Brook; both accessible with the help of the Salt Creek Path.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on January 13, 2013 at 1:53pm

This looks like it could be cool, it seems that a route from downtown to 2 brothers seems rather do able, any thoughts?

Comment by Jared on January 11, 2013 at 11:25pm

Thanks.   Noticed they missed One Trick Poney in Lansing.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 11, 2013 at 11:00pm

This map is for reference only. I meant to provide the source, which is The Beer Mapping Project.

Comment by Jared on January 11, 2013 at 10:33pm

I can enlarge the map but can't see much more detail.  What is the difference between red and blue?


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