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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 seventy two (472!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 136
Latest Activity: on Sunday

Discussion Forum

Post your favorite local beers here! 11 Replies

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

Started by Rich S. Last reply by bob hsiung Dec 30, 2014.

Future rides 48 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 Dec 19, 2014.

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 bob hsiung on Sunday
Proprietor's BCS for $6 for 10 oz!
Comment by bob hsiung on Saturday

thinking i'll ride my bike to the Beers for Beard Craft Beer Tap Takeover at Bub City, anybody else?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

Ride for this Sunday, May 3rd, is waiting for approval. A new brewery, of course: Blue Island.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Wednesday

Tribes Beer Company is opening in Mokena on May 7th. Here's a new ride (waiting for approval).

Comment by Yann Perrod MANsplains it all on April 29, 2015 at 8:03am
Comment by Rich S on April 28, 2015 at 3:09pm

I live right in that guy's path home! I'll be keeping an eye out. And if I find it I'll offer full return of all the bag's contents so long as he cracks open that dark lord with me. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on April 28, 2015 at 2:48pm

Ha! At least this guy didn't break any bones ;)

Comment by djm on April 28, 2015 at 2:43pm

Treasure hunt?

I had way too much to drink at a beer festival on Saturday and lost my bag, I have no idea how I got home but believe I walked from Addison and Elston all the way to Western and Foster if you find it please let me know. I may have even put it in a trash can or stashed it to come back for it somewhere because it was too heavy and making it hard to walk. Thanks for helping a drunk idiot.....

Yup made it home with darklord but the barrel aged darklord and my tshirt are in this bag along with some other super rare beers.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on April 17, 2015 at 1:35pm

The long ride for the second weekend of July (Wednesday the 8th to Sunday the 12th) is ready for your review.

Comment by bob hsiung on March 21, 2015 at 2:06pm

Just posted the Third Step Ride for March 28.


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