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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: 145
Latest Activity: Oct 29

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.

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 Serge Lubomudrov on October 29, 2015 at 1:43pm

Great! Thanks, Rich. I'll probably pay them a visit Friday after work ;)

Comment by Rich S on October 29, 2015 at 1:38pm

Empirical Brewing Tap Room in Ravenswood is opening this Friday. I may pay them a visit on Sunday if they're open. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 21, 2015 at 2:04pm

OK then...
Unfortunately, I'll be otherwise engaged this Saturday (sorry, Rich).
But I'd like to ride Sunday and visit that Small Town Brewing, even though I don't really care for root beer, your father's or uncle's or aunt's. Plus, of course, the usual.
Ride is waiting for approval.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 20, 2015 at 3:03pm

Aha! Cool. Thank you, Mark! :)

Comment by DerferMark on October 20, 2015 at 2:53pm

FYI, New taproom in Wauconda opens Sat.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 1, 2015 at 9:09am

I'm out of town again, trying to explore, as much as I can, local breweries. This time—Indianapolis ;)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 17, 2015 at 2:03pm

Ha! Thanks, Mark.

Comment by DerferMark on September 16, 2015 at 10:27pm

FYI...  Since I live just a couple blocks away, I plan to stop by to check it out and have a Vienna Lager.

Comment by bob hsiung on August 28, 2015 at 10:49pm

had a nice ride, 3 new beers, and the market vegetable pizza: cauliflower parmesan cream, apples, roasted peppers, pickled corn, and ipa poached brussel leaves, yum

Comment by bob hsiung on August 27, 2015 at 11:17pm

might ride down to fff tomorrow = fri. "More clouds than sun. High 78F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. 10% Precip." anybody want to come with?


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