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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: 170
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Future rides 65 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 bobweiser Apr 19.

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 5 hours ago

wups, calendar wasn't up-to-date, new plan is to ride N to Grayslake. leaving around 9.

Comment by bobweiser 14 hours ago

thinking about getting back in the saddle tomorrow. anybody else? leave 8:30 for 3±1f?

Comment by djm on Monday

Or 3 ± 1 Floyds.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

Next time is will be Three (3) Floyds ;)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 14, 2017 at 5:29pm

That's what exploration is about, Allan, isn't it? ;)

Comment by Allan on May 14, 2017 at 5:25pm

I'm not sure how I missed that you were going to go to Suttons Bay, and Cedar. Good you are at least going to briefly go into that peninsula, northwest of Traverse City.

I also didn't know Itasca had another brewery opening up, besides Church Street. Interesting to learn!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 14, 2017 at 4:59pm


This :)

Comment by djm on May 14, 2017 at 4:53pm

Psst...can you now reveal the secret brewery?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 14, 2017 at 4:49pm

Are you sure you looked closely enough, Allan?...

Leelanau Brewing in Northport, as far as I know, has been closed, and I'm not aware of any breweries in Glen Arbor.

There is, however, a winery just west of Northport, which also has a brewery, but I decided to skip it.

Comment by Allan on May 14, 2017 at 3:51pm

I looked at the map, and also took a look at the Google document of the itinerary of places you're planning to visit on that trip. That sounds like it'll be a lot of fun to go through those northern Lake Michigan breweries and towns, have a great trip!

Surprised you aren't doing at least a few brief stops on the peninsula that's northwest of Traverse City, i.e. Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor, Lake Leelanau, etc. Ah well, I can't wait to see all your pics, when you come back from this trip!


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