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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: 16 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 djm on Saturday

Sounds good.  I may not maintain my social distance from that heater.

Comment by Alina M on Saturday

I'm in! 

Comment by Steve A on Saturday

10/24  Ravinia and Macushla both have heaters for their outdoor seating.  Heading north to R, then loop south to M.  Leave from Clark and Devon at 12:15?  Slowish ride for the cycling challenged.

Comment by bobweiser on October 18, 2020 at 10:49am
Comment by bobweiser on October 17, 2020 at 5:52am

*sigh* open outcry?

Comment by djm on October 17, 2020 at 12:24am

Comment by bobweiser on October 17, 2020 at 12:16am
Tomorrow 10/17
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Overcast skies and windy. High around 65F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.

18th street and back?

Comment by bobweiser on October 16, 2020 at 8:38pm

Comment by Steve A on October 10, 2020 at 9:43am

See you at LFT at 10:30

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 9, 2020 at 12:17pm

  ¿Por qué no?


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