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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: 1 hour 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 Serge Lubomudrov on June 6, 2013 at 3:35pm
Just a friendly reminder: the next official ride will happen on June 15th (
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 31, 2013 at 2:07pm

I'll ask whether Flesk is going to be opened . . . But local places should be fine, too. Dryhop will be opened by then, for example.

Comment by Rich S on May 31, 2013 at 2:03pm

So this is getting a little ahead but is anyone else taking or have the day off on Friday July 5th and up for a ride?  I have no idea where or how far so open to suggestions if there's interest.  It can even be local spots like Revolution's Tap Room.  

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 31, 2013 at 9:52am

Swans were considered a delicacy by (and for) the nobles in Middle Ages, but I don't think people eat 'em anymore, especially if there are tasty ducks and geese around ;)

Comment by JustWill on May 31, 2013 at 9:44am

Last year when we did this there were a lot of Mute Swans and possibly some Trumpeter (unlikely) Swans as well. I'll be bringing binoculars this time. Bring your appetite and space to carry back some beer from the pub.

Swans for lunch with beer? Sweet!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 31, 2013 at 9:10am

Great! If I'm not too tired after riding to the Pig Minds and Carlyle the day before, I'll go.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 29, 2013 at 7:46am

This is how we got there, if anyone's interested.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on May 27, 2013 at 8:48pm

good stuff today serge, we will have to do it again. okski...

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 24, 2013 at 7:20pm

OK, it's shaping up: I'll be at the CTA Addison Blue Line station at 9 in the morning, will take the train to Cumberland, and ride from there. Whoever wants to join us, either meet us at Addison or at Cumberland.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 24, 2013 at 4:35pm

Aha! Great. Hopefully, I'll not have to work (there's very little chance that I'll be needed, as it stands now).

Just in case, my no. is seven sever three seven three three 1961.


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