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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 19, 2020 at 11:57pm

Don't make me laugh, amigo, and better check out the link I posted earlier.

Comment by bobweiser on May 19, 2020 at 11:53pm

a big moment that we must meet with big ideas” got my hopes up. not only closing streets to cars, but also universal basic income? Medicare for all who want it?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 19, 2020 at 9:11pm

Alina, it would be a "critical mass" twice a day ;)


Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 19, 2020 at 8:54pm


Not good, especially for el señor Roberto...

Comment by Alina M on May 19, 2020 at 1:35pm

Hoping that this will promote a long-lasting cultural shift :)

Meanwhile, watch out for swerving newbies.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 19, 2020 at 1:09pm

Ha. No kidding.

Comment by bobweiser on May 19, 2020 at 12:39pm

delighted to see Turin in the article :-)

Comment by bobweiser on May 19, 2020 at 12:27pm

in the NY Times today: United States facing shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and desire to exercise has sent demand surging

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 17, 2020 at 5:59pm

There are many details that we either do not know or are getting distorted to a degree that it's equal to total lack of knowledge. Among other things, Sweden has been, just recently, put as an example of how a country should deal with the current pandemic. I'm no expert and never claimed to be—my opinion(s) is (are) based on several medical experts (mainly from Russia) who I believe to be most credible. (The NYT is certainly not among those.) Based on what I've learned from the aforementioned experts, I argued many times (though not here), that Swedish "success story" is BS. Which has nothing to do with this article about masks.

Comment by djm on May 17, 2020 at 1:54pm

With respect to Sweden, there is an article in todays New York Times that the number of deaths during the epidemic has increased 30% during the pandemic, similar to the US rate, and much higher than neighboring Scandinavian countries (e.g.: Norway and Finland are < 1%).


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