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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 twelve (412!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 127
Latest Activity: 18 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 41 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 Oct 14.

Future rides 45 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 Jun 22.

Post your favorite local beers here! 9 Replies

Did you just try a local beer that you thought was exceptional?  Post it here!  Continue

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Rich S Feb 14.

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Comment by bob hsiung 18 hours ago

i could probably be convinced to stop @ pony.  :-)  forecast for next weekend looks good.

i have a St. Arnold i picked up in austin that i've been saving.  :-)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

BTW, for those who would like to ride this weekend and haven't been to the Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin yet: they're having the Grand Opening tomorrow the 18th, starting at 3 p.m.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

But of course! Not as many as here in CHI, and probably will take 'em quite a bit to catch up, but there are a few places visit. St. Arnold, 8th Wonder, Buffalo Bayou—three breweries within a short distance from Downtown (been to all three of them). Plus, of course, the Flying Saucer, where I usually re-hydrate after running, and other drinking establishments with good cerveza.
…No Pony stop next Sunday? On the way to Flossmoor?

Comment by bob hsiung on Friday

i know there's food in houston, how about beer? next sun. 10/26 i'm thinking 3f and then flossmoor and then my mother's.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

Would love to, Kevin, if I were in town…

Comment by KevinM on Friday

Anyone want to get out for a ride/beer on sunday? 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

Actually, it looks like my employer is sending me to Houston again this weekend, so I'll have to apologize to the CAF.

Next weekend looks good, so far. Just 3F? ;)

Comment by bob hsiung on Friday

not this sun., going to the film festival. 3f next sun. 10/26?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 14, 2014 at 7:49am

Gee, Robert! I'm volunteering for the Open House Chicago this Sunday (at the Pritzker Pavilion, to be exact).

Comment by bob hsiung on October 14, 2014 at 1:42am

sun. should be nice. trails all the way to/from lake bluff this time?


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