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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: 158
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

Future rides 57 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 Apr 26.

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 3 hour lupus awareness powrpoint yesterday
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov yesterday

Ah. Thanks, Chris ;)

Comment by Chris C yesterday

My point was that if you take the train home from Crystal Lake, you have the option of catching the fireworks before departing.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov yesterday

Hmm... Should one be afraid of noise or crowds or what, Chris?

Comment by Chris C yesterday

All of the cities along the Fox are hosting their fireworks on the 4th with the exception of Crystal Lake, which is on the 3rd, about 2 miles from the Metra station.

Comment by Jared yesterday

Probably prefer Sunday.

Comment by Rich S yesterday

I'm a strong maybe for Sunday. Won't be able to make any Saturday rides. 

Comment by bobweiser on Tuesday

High 77F-79F. Winds ENE at 10-E at 15 mph. so better to ride out to meet you, then train back.

Comment by 3 hour lupus awareness powrpoint on Tuesday

Its about 35 miles on the trail between Aurora and Crystal Lake.   Its around 40 to Two Bros Roundhouse but longer to Crystal Lake.

Comment by bobweiser on Tuesday

"easy" = about how far? it would maybe be +40 (each way) riding instead of taking the train? either sat. or sun. would work for me, at least right now.


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