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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.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 203
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Discussion Forum

Post your favorite local beers here! 15 Replies

Did you just try a local beer that you thought was exceptional?  Post it here!  Continue

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Boonji Dec 24, 2023.

Future rides 71 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 Brett Miller Apr 28, 2021.

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 bobweiser on Tuesday

2nd Step tomorrow tuesday 2/20 posted and awaiting approval. meeting between 8:30 and 9 at Intelligentsia Broadway, leaving at 9.

Plentiful sunshine! High 53F! Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Comment by bobweiser on Saturday

got in! in 1m33.464s.

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

(also: High near 50F :-)

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

save the date! 2nd Step tentatively next tuesday 2/20. (no good saturdays for me this month.)

Comment by bobweiser on January 29, 2024 at 12:28am

finally did the FFF math!

% of route on trail:
67 out
69 back

Comment by bobweiser on January 28, 2024 at 11:06am

Comment by bobweiser on January 27, 2024 at 1:39am

posted and awaiting approval! depart Daley Plaza at 10:30 AM and collect riders at Promontory Point at 11:15 AM.

Comment by bobweiser on January 22, 2024 at 1:29pm

save the date! 1st Step will probably be this Sat. 1/27.

"Cloudy skies. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph."

Comment by bobweiser on January 1, 2024 at 4:41pm

Comment by DerferMark on December 26, 2023 at 1:39pm

Great shots Bob, luv the trees reflecting on water!


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