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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: 3 hours ago

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 JustWill on May 24, 2013 at 11:34am

But then again, we have one coming up next week too, don't we? The Not Exactly Swizerland ride?

So, maybe I'll wait. We'll see

Comment by JustWill on May 24, 2013 at 11:32am

Me too! I've been itching for a long ride

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 24, 2013 at 10:56am

I don't want to create an official event for this, 'cuz I'm on call Monday the Memorial Day. If the company doesn't need me . . . would anyone be interested in riding to Algonquin along this route, with the ultimate destination at The Village Vintner (they'll be open)?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 21, 2013 at 11:11am

ABC was great. I tried all the beers I wanted to try, and managed not to get too drunk for a ride back home ;)

Comment by bobweiser on May 21, 2013 at 3:09am

btw, that goose island event was really fun. how was abc?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 13, 2013 at 11:16am

Jared, you're probably right. Knocking off the Arrowheads . . . Will post soon.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 13, 2013 at 11:15am

The big beer ride (in distance if not number or riders), Morgan, will happen this Saturday . . . Just sayin' ;)

Comment by OLB 0.1 on May 11, 2013 at 10:01pm
I would be up for that in mid-July (other than July 13th - Tour due fat)
Comment by Jared on May 11, 2013 at 9:19pm

Sounds good.  I'd knock off the Manhattan one and save that one for when we visit the one in Bourbannais (it seems like it would be on the route).

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 10, 2013 at 5:59pm

A possible future ride (late June? Mid-July?): Three Angels, Nevin's, Chicago Brew Werks, Arrowhead Ales.

Take Metra to Aurora Saturday morning, the pedal along this route. Last train to Chicago from Manhattan leaves at 4:40 p.m., so it would probably be better to backtrack the last leg to Joliet.

Any thoughts?


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