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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 Saturday

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 bobweiser on March 21, 2020 at 11:27am

Comment by Christopher Newman on March 20, 2020 at 1:52pm

Yeah, it's bad.  Catastrophically bad.  There's no reason to suspect the same models that show 56% of Californians getting COVID19 will be any less relevant here, especially since 2/3 of the state lives roughly in and around Chicago.  Dense areas are desperate to keep the rate at which new cases arise as low as possible, and this is pretty much the last arrow in the quiver.  Not surprised.

Comment by djm on March 20, 2020 at 1:49pm

A virus doesnt recognize state borders.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on March 20, 2020 at 1:44pm

Gee, are we turning to California but the weather?

Comment by Christopher Newman on March 20, 2020 at 12:49pm

It sounds like there is going to be a news conference at 3 P.M. with Gov. Pritzker announcing 'shelter-in-place' effective on Saturday.  So 5 Rabbits probably won't be staffed.  I wonder if they'll police people riding bikes around to get exercise?  Anyway, I don't think it will be possible to stock up tomorrow...

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on March 20, 2020 at 11:19am

They open at 11, right?

I don't want to get up early, as I've been working long shifts for the last few weeks. Leave at 10, maybe?

Meet where?

Comment by Christopher Newman on March 20, 2020 at 11:01am

I've been to 5 Rabbits and the website says they are doing beer-to-go.  There aren't any great ways to get there, but maybe Archer and Cicero aren't as terrible as they usually are during a pandemic.  District is right in my backyard so that one is easy.  What time were you thinking of heading out.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on March 20, 2020 at 9:29am


I was thinking of, perhaps, use this low-traffic times to finally pay a visit to 5 Rabbit. If they're open tomorrow for a curbside pickup, or whatever its called.

And I'd like to get some cervejas at the District Brew Yards.

How does that sound? Any other suggestions?

Comment by Christopher Newman on March 20, 2020 at 8:35am

I would be interested

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on March 19, 2020 at 11:41pm

Anyone would be interested in riding to a couple of breweries this Saturday to get some cans and/or bottles to stock up a bit?

While keeping that social distance, obviously ;)


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