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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 eighty three (483!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 143
Latest Activity: yesterday

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.

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Comment by Rich S on August 17, 2015 at 1:54pm

Ride the River DPRT ride posted for Oct 24. Stops are Tighthead and Only Child Brewing with potential for bonus stop at Zumbier! 

Hoping for a repeat of last year's superb weather and trail conditions. 

Comment by bob hsiung on August 13, 2015 at 12:44am

a long ride on sun. with a stop (at a store) for beer available only in wisconsin sounds good to me. anybody else?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 4, 2015 at 11:14am

Anyone been to Miscatonic Brewing in Darien? How about riding there this Saturday the 8th?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 29, 2015 at 1:25pm

The ride is posted.

It's Saturday for sure, as I haven't heard from the Blue Nose brewer about Sunday yet. Worse case, we'll ride again Sunday to BuckleDown and Exit Strategy only.

...And yes, Saturday weather looks good; 50% chance of thunderstorms Sunday afternoon.

Comment by bob hsiung on July 29, 2015 at 12:26pm

weather should be good on saturday...

Comment by bob hsiung on July 29, 2015 at 12:25pm

there's an imax in hodgkins, too. which i've actually ridden to. (i wouldn't call it scenic.) there seem to be more votes for sun., so i might just pre-ride my change of pace ride on sat. and try to be back for (the beginning of) tiny tiki. anybody want to come with?

Comment by Rich S on July 29, 2015 at 9:38am

Doing the Tiny Tiki ride with Su on Saturday. Don't think I can make Sunday either. 

If you guys ride back from Hodgkins Saturday then stop at the Paradise Club on Belmont and Harlem to join us for a few drinks. We expect to get there about 7. It's the best Polish Tiki Dive bar in Chicago!  

Comment by Jared on July 29, 2015 at 9:25am

Hodgkins has a UPS sorting facility and less than 2,000 residents.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 29, 2015 at 8:44am

Gee, I forgot to specify the day... Oh, well, probably will ride both Saturday and Sunday. Why not? ;)

Comment by Jet fuel can't melt steel beams on July 29, 2015 at 7:40am

Sunday is better for me.  Never even heard of Hodgkins.


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