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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 Tuesday

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.

Comment Wall


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Comment by OLB 0.1 on May 8, 2013 at 9:13pm
Hey Serge, I'll be at the same Noon session. I'll buy you a beer if I run into you. Try to pick me out without my mask on.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 8, 2013 at 8:35pm
Ticket's gone.
Comment by bobweiser on May 8, 2013 at 4:11pm

and i have an extra ticket ($75) to Goose Island Clybourn's 25th Anniversary Celebration that evening, 7pm - midnight

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 8, 2013 at 11:31am

Carolina has to work this upcoming Saturday the 11th, so I have an extra ticket ($40.00) for the first tasting session (noon to 4 p.m.) of the American Beer Classic at the Soldier Field.

First responder to this will get the ticket.

(You don't have to hang out with me and try all the beers I try, but you'll have to meet me to get the ticket, of course ;)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 5, 2013 at 7:42pm

Aha! Sehr gut! That means we can go on June 15th to Carlyle and the Pigs ;)

Comment by Rich S on May 5, 2013 at 11:51am
What a fun trail! It was in better condition than i expected. Next Saturdays ride is on and poppin!
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 5, 2013 at 8:00am

Good luck, Rich!

Comment by Rich S on May 5, 2013 at 7:47am
I'm heading out now to see what Des Plaines river trail conditions are like and planning on riding as far as Dundee. If conditions are good then next Saturdays ride will go as planned. If not plan b!
Comment by bobweiser on May 4, 2013 at 5:55pm

Chance of Precipitation: 10%!

Comment by bobweiser on May 2, 2013 at 10:12pm

no joke this time! but i might cancel if it's raining, or going to rain, so stay tuned.


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