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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: on Sunday

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 Kevin C Dormant on June 24, 2013 at 12:41pm

The lazy option seems appealing to me. Is the Lagunita's brew pub opening delayed again? I thought it was supposed to open in June.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 24, 2013 at 12:30pm
I will ask the owner of yet another brewery, may be he'll be open for the idea of us paying him a visit . . .
Comment by Rich S on June 24, 2013 at 12:27pm

Ah good to know Lunar isn't so hot.  I won't visit Solemn Oath on account of their refusing to fill growlers from other breweries.  

I'm leaning toward lazy anyway since I want to try Dryhop and Revolution is oh so close.  

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 24, 2013 at 12:18pm
I don't know yet whether I'll be off that Friday.
If yes, and if Carol is also off, the lazy version would be preferable.
If she's working, I'll go to Church ;)
. . . Not sure I want to re-visit LunaR, though.
Comment by Rich S on June 24, 2013 at 12:08pm

I'd like to plan something for Friday July 5th and want to see if anyone's interested in either option:

Ride Option --> IPP to Lunar Brewing and Church Street Brewing (tap room only open on Fridays)

Lazy Option --> Lunch at Dryhop then head over to Revolution's Tap Room which should be re-opened by then.  

Anyone interested in either?  

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 21, 2013 at 6:14pm
Pecatonica Prairie Path update. The Winnebago County part of the trail (from Rockford to just west of Pecatonica: is about to be completed. From that point to Freeport . . . not yet, and it is unknown at that point when anything will be done there.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 21, 2013 at 5:37pm
Our plans have been mentioned in the latest Trails for Illinois News issue:
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 21, 2013 at 12:33pm
Something for fellow beer-cyclists:
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 20, 2013 at 1:17pm
This Sunday:
To wash smoked (or salted dried) fish with beer is very popular in Russia and Ukraine.
Now you can enjoy One Trick Pony Russian style! ;)
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 19, 2013 at 8:33am

Always fun . . . but not this time.


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