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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: Jun 23

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 Rich S on November 7, 2013 at 2:30pm

Revised start time, location, and route for this Saturday's Prairie Fox ride. Please see the ride listing for details. Hope to see a few of you on the ride! 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on November 1, 2013 at 5:33pm

Indeedy ;)

Comment by bobweiser on November 1, 2013 at 5:26pm

It's not often you can get 5 beers rated 100 (Permanent Funeral, Dreadnaught, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Alpha King, and Zombie Dust) on tap!

Comment by bobweiser on October 31, 2013 at 1:08am

in case you didn't get an invite: the Eleventh Step Ride is this sat.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 28, 2013 at 2:27pm

Was great! Coffee . . . er . . . bier has been sampled in large amounts. Weather held, despite predicted rain. 70 degrees F in Brussels! If not for the lost phone in Amsterdam, it would be perfect ;)

Comment by Rich S on October 28, 2013 at 1:49pm

Welcome back Serge! Hope you enjoyed the coffee shops I mean pubs while in Amsterdam!  :)  

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 28, 2013 at 1:14pm

I'm back! ;)

Comment by Marcusn on October 24, 2013 at 2:17pm Bikecitement Night!

$50 gets you in for a tour of Revolution Tap Room, beer and Hor's d..

Great fundraiser too. 

Comment by bobweiser on October 24, 2013 at 2:13pm

can you get away tomorrow afternoon? if so, join me at 3 at local option for rare and evil offerings from Cantillon (Belgium), Prairie (Oklahoma), Struise (Belgium), The Monarchy (Germany), Scratch (Ava, IL), and themselves (Top Fuel, a barley wine aged on Four Roses barrels).

Comment by bobweiser on October 17, 2013 at 12:40pm

just wanted you all to know i rescheduled the Tenth Step Ride for sat. 10/26. should be a beautiful fall day.

also, it should be fun at fountainhead tonight. planning to go over after dinner. hope they still have beer left. meet me there if you like  :-)


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