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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). Five hundred thirty (530!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 152
Latest Activity: 19 minutes ago

Discussion Forum

Future rides 57 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 Apr 26.

Post your favorite local beers here! 12 Replies

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

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Steve A Sep 16, 2015.

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 Jared 19 minutes ago

Eventually the Benjamin Beer Co. is going to open in downtown Racine.  We could ride Metra to Kenosha then ride to Racine and hit breweries along the way to Milwaukee.

Comment by bob hsiung 27 minutes ago

also: Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 29 minutes ago

Neither 51st Ward nor Skeleton Key is open yet.

Comment by bob hsiung 35 minutes ago

according to serge's map: 51st ward, urban legend, emmett's, skeleton key, alter. pollyanna would make it 42 mi.

Comment by bob hsiung 39 minutes ago

is there beer in that direction? hinsdale, westmont, woodridge?

Comment by bob hsiung 41 minutes ago

this sat. rain > 40% from 10 am to 2 pm  :-(  i did have the idea of riding out to downers grove, a friend there is having people over starting at 6. let's see, 28 mi., i could leave @ 2 and still have time for a beer.

Comment by DerferMark 1 hour ago

Have other weekend plans but if anyone's interested and able, I'm leaving Uptown tomorrow Fri. ~1:30pm for a quick stop at Bulldog Brewing in Whiting, IN -50 mi. roundtrip.  Back home by 6pm-ish. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 1 hour ago

Not this Saturday. Sunday, maybe.

Comment by Dane G 1 hour ago

Any plans to ride this Saturday(5/7)? I was planning on riding to Lake Bluff, but open to other rides.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 2 hours ago

Definitely. Been planning to visit Milwaukee for a while.


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