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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: 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 May 25, 2020 at 8:54pm

Been thinking...

If everything goes OK, anti-virus-wise and all, perhaps, another WI beer expedition? In July.

Something like, Metra to Harvard, Harvard to Janesville (1 night), Janesville to Madison (2 nights, as there are quite a few places to visit, and I've never been there, except for one blizzard overnight in some hotel), Madison to Delafield (1 night), Delafield to Milwaukee (1 more night, or just Amtrak back to the city).

If anyone's interested, let me know.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 22, 2020 at 7:42pm

Tomorrow is promised to be rainy, so I'll probably only go to the Alarmist (they recently made sehr gut German pils) and (just to add some miles to it) to the District Brew Yards.

If anyone wants to be anti-social, lemme know.

Comment by bobweiser on May 21, 2020 at 8:16pm

thanks, and whew!

Comment by DerferMark on May 21, 2020 at 6:47am

@bobweiser, the Tribune also had: "The brewpub eventually will reopen perhaps in a year or even two, 'in the future when it’s safe,' brewery founder Nick Floyd said Tues. The brewery and distillery continue to operate, he said, refuting speculation that Three Floyds is being sold."

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 20, 2020 at 11:07pm

Same racks as in the bike room at 311 S Wacker ;)

I didn't read the Trib article, Robert, as I'm not interested in FFF as you are. But there was an "official" FB FFF post with rather short explanation.

Comment by bobweiser on May 20, 2020 at 10:41pm

Comment by bobweiser on May 20, 2020 at 10:39pm

Serge what did that one say? I’ve reached the “free article limit” the Tribune uses to decrease its readership.  

Comment by JustWill on May 20, 2020 at 10:01am

I have an in with a restaurant owner and she said that they are making more money with higher margins with curb-side and to-go orders only because they are saving on rent and staffs costs (really minuscule profits on restaurants - only making it up with drinks). She said she's going to be changing her business model. She'll do more pop-ups and collaboration with other business for advertising her food.

I'm guessing that's the same with brewpubs that has restaurants. However you want to view it, it's just simply capitalism for business owners.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 20, 2020 at 9:02am

Here's more, Robert.

Comment by bobweiser on May 20, 2020 at 6:38am

Ouch! I didn’t see that that was a link! I’ll ask them about it the next time I’m there. Maybe Friday? Anybody else up for a beer run?


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