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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: 137
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.

Comment Wall


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Comment by J. W. 6.3mi yesterday

Closest Metra stop to the Clock Tower is Ravenswood, on the same line as Lake Bluff.  Ride straight east on Lawrence to the Lakefront Path and after about 3 lights (Wilson, Montrose, Irving Park), follow the trail east just south of the softball fields.  You should see the Clock Tower from there.

Comment by Jared yesterday

Clock Tower is in Lincoln Park near the lake.  The actual park, not the neighborhood.  Its between Irving Park and Addison.  You can see it from the bike path.  Its a pretty big building.

Comment by Marcusn yesterday

I'll hopefully join the ride on Sunday. Living in Lake Bluff, I would take the Metra to meet at the start at 10am. Sure wish I lived near, or even knew where the clock tower is. Any help?? Beer's on me for the first correct answer.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov yesterday

Gee, Tominator, how do you know the dates I have something already planned for? ;)

Comment by J. W. 6.3mi yesterday

I'm probably in for Sunday.

Comment by Tominator yesterday

Sunday (May 31) ride from Clocktower to Lake Bluff Brewery. Who's in?

Leave around 10 a.m. Can train back (station right next to Brewery or ride back, depending on beer conditions).

Comment by Rich S on Monday

Thanks, Serge. Hope you make it next weekend!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

The ride there happened on September 13 of last year.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

But of course! Is very good :)

Comment by Rich S on Monday

Has anyone tried Scortched Earth? Just noticed that it's a mile or so out of the way from this weekend's Foxy Onion ride and thinking to stop there. 


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