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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 (500!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 148
Latest Activity: 12 hours ago

Discussion Forum

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.

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 12 hours ago

"flossmore" reminds me of my dentist! Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph would mean a quick, if cold, trip down...

or i could get away next tue., anybody else?

also, how about lunch and collaborations with pipeworks @ local option this fri.?

Comment by Deet 4.5mi yesterday

with a 20 + mph north west wind. That would be some extreme riding. Def a trip to flossmore. 

Comment by bob hsiung on Monday

can't make the Second Step on 2/27, thinking about going down this sat. instead. but High 13F?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday
Comment by djm on Friday

New event pending for Saturday @ 9:30a:  Pollyanna -> Metal Monkey -> Two Brothers.

Comment by bob hsiung on February 1, 2016 at 12:39am

(and Harvey)

and did you see who's still the fourth-best brewery in the world?

Comment by djm on January 30, 2016 at 11:45pm

Imperial Oak and OTP (and Portillos).

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 30, 2016 at 11:39pm

Where did you go, after all? Curious.

Comment by djm on January 30, 2016 at 8:14pm

Thanks Bob, Dane & Joe for a great ride today!

Comment by bob hsiung on January 30, 2016 at 7:43pm

very fun, i'm glad this came together!


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