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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 five (405!) breweries so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 125
Latest Activity: 12 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 37 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 Rich S Aug 5.

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 bob hsiung 12 hours ago

rich, just listed it!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 14 hours ago

I'm out this weekend, anyway . . .

Comment by Rich S 20 hours ago

8th Step Ride this Saturday? Don't see it on the calendar but I'm thinking of riding down to 3 Floyd's Saturday just because I haven't been there in while. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov yesterday

Not only I'll be out of town this weekend, I am flying back to Chicago on the 30th. That mean I have to change the Crown Point ride AGAIN. Sorry about that. From the other hand, if some of you prefer to ride that Saturday, August 30, you're welcome to do so without me. I believe you have all info you might need.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

This upcoming Saturday, quite likely, I will be out of town. But if anyone would like to ride to the first anniversary party of the Chain O'Lakes, then to the two new breweries I just visited, then Penrose and, perhaps, Roundhouse, this is the route. 58 miles.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

Did I mention there wasn't a drop of rain? ;)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Sunday

Fantastic ride! 111.5 miles.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Sunday
I was just there!
Comment by LarryN on Sunday

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Saturday
Neither did I ;)

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