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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: 202
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

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.

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 yesterday

Nope, not posted.  Unfortunately Im on-call this weekend so I cant get away for the day.  Have a good ride!

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

posted! leaving from Intelligentsia Broadway tomorrow at 9 am. 96 miles, 2 hills, 7 breweries, 2 oktoberfests!

Comment by bobweiser on Thursday

a blast from the past! the good old days!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Wednesday

You got to click on da link to find out!

Comment by bobweiser on Wednesday

what was almost 9 years ago?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Tuesday
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 19, 2022 at 7:32am

Flew back last Saturday the 17th. And it was ah-mazing.

Comment by bobweiser on September 18, 2022 at 11:54pm

and RevBrew Oktoberfest! (ticket required)

Comment by bobweiser on September 18, 2022 at 11:46pm

save the date! this sat. 9/24 for 9th Step + Imperial Oak-toberfest!

Comment by bobweiser on September 18, 2022 at 11:44pm

how was it? and how was the food? are you still there?


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