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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: 167
Latest Activity: on Saturday

Discussion Forum

Future rides 59 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 Oct 17, 2016.

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 bobweiser on Saturday

leaving @ 10: Record High Ride

Comment by Chris C on Saturday

I did Alter, Skeleton Key, Miskatonic and Urban Legend with plenty of time to spare. So much so that I'm adding Pollyanna and Imperial Oak to the next ride. I don't think six breweries is too many and I don't like men who do.

Comment by Chris C on Saturday

I visited Skeleton Key recently. Good beer and tons of space. Lemont Road is dicey.

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

wups, i guess i did!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

Er... Have you missed the memo? I'm not in Chicago, for one more week.

Comment by bobweiser on Friday
then let's go tomorrow?
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

Nope. They opened last September, when I was a bit distracted.

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

i haven't, how about you?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

Have you been to the Skeleton Key yet? It's to the west of Chicago. Just sayin'...

Comment by bobweiser on Thursday

never made it out last weekend and don't want to miss this one: Saturday 02/18 Abundant sunshine. High 63F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph, so go west, return east? imperial oak? i see 5 rabbit has a couple interesting new beers, including one that might reduce signs of aging and prevent certain types of cancer, but i'll need to be back by 4:30.


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