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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). Four hundred and three (403!) breweries so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 125
Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 34 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 13 hours ago.

Future rides 45 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 Serge Lubomudrov Jun 22.

Post your favorite local beers here! 9 Replies

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

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Rich S Feb 14.

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Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 18 hours ago

Would love to, but I'll be flying back to ORD from HOU that afternoon . . .

Comment by Rich S 21 hours ago

I can't make it out to the Hobo ride this Saturday but I'm thinking of riding up to Temperance Saturday afternoon for a few cold ones. I'd be happy to have some company if anyone else wants to join. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 22, 2014 at 3:42pm

Have fun in MI, Rich, and don't stay at that distillery for too long ;)

As for Rockford, here are proposed routes: 1) to and 2) from.

Comment by Rich S on July 22, 2014 at 1:22pm

I'd like to do another ride out that way this year but I'll be in Michigan this weekend. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 22, 2014 at 1:15pm

This Saturday I can't (and the weekend after this one is 'Palooza), so it leaves Sunday the 27th. Anyone's interested in riding from Harvard Metra to Rockford, to try Rockford Brewing? (~38 miles one way.)

Comment by LarryN on July 19, 2014 at 10:23pm


Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 19, 2014 at 10:11pm

Cool! Let's meet at the Forest Park Blue Line at 8:30 a.m. I'll probably ride there from home (like this).

Comment by LarryN on July 19, 2014 at 9:59pm

Still planning on this? I'll go

Comment by djm on July 18, 2014 at 10:13am

Would if I could — out of town next couple weekends.  Enjoy!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 17, 2014 at 9:19pm

OK, then . . . How about that ride to Sycamore this Sunday? Anyone?


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