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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 Sunday

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.

Comment Wall


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Comment by djm on October 8, 2020 at 10:32pm

@bobweiser: Glow in the dark beer

@Alina M: Im up for Saturday - 1090 - K & C.

Comment by Alina M on October 8, 2020 at 9:46pm

Saturday and Sunday both look nice. Wind from the north Saturday afternoon. Anyone wanna go to Macushla/1090? Kings and Convicts?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 8, 2020 at 11:46am

Looks halloweeny.

Comment by bobweiser on October 7, 2020 at 10:30pm

7728 beers, you think you've seen everything, and then 7729 comes around:

Comment by bobweiser on October 6, 2020 at 10:42am

mark, thanks, i guess i was looking at their fri-sun hours. ended up being lazy, anyway. :-/

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 6, 2020 at 8:49am

Interestingly enough, I'm tied to a company laptop from Monday to Friday...

Comment by DerferMark on October 6, 2020 at 8:09am

FYI, Tues-Thurs they open at 4pm Bob. (if you're talking about 1090)

Comment by bobweiser on October 5, 2020 at 11:30pm
Tomorrow 10/06
0% / 0 in
Mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

i have a zoom at noon, maybe i could do it from there? leave at 10?

Comment by bobweiser on October 3, 2020 at 11:22pm

tomorrow: Sunshine and clouds mixed. Slight (20%) chance of a rain shower. High 54F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

1090? they open at noon. leave around 10:30? too bad they don't say online what's available there. :-/

Comment by djm on September 27, 2020 at 6:52pm

Thanks for instigating the progressive Oktoberfest.


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