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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 forty five (445!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 132
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2014

Discussion Forum

Post your favorite local beers here! 11 Replies

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

Started by Rich S. Last reply by bob hsiung Dec 30, 2014.

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 Rich S on December 25, 2014 at 8:01am

Penrose was crowded! I got there an hour before open and was about 130th in line. The wilds on tap were sold out by the time I made it to the tap room but I did get to have a few glasses of other goodies and bring the max 2 bottles home.  

Comment by bob hsiung on December 24, 2014 at 10:50pm

rich, how was penrose? we'll miss you this sat.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on December 22, 2014 at 4:21pm

Me? Excuses?! What?!!!

Comment by Rich S on December 22, 2014 at 4:07pm

Was going to try to make the 12th step but alas won't be able to make any rides this weekend. Enjoy either way. And don't think of using this ride as an excuse to skip any samples Friday night!  ;)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on December 22, 2014 at 3:35pm

I know, I know, there's the 12th Step scheduled for this upcoming Saturday the 27th… But! Would anyone like to ride from Forest Park CTA to the Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard (~11 miles; opens at noon) and then to the Dry City Brewing in Wheaton (approx. another 8 miles; opens at 2 p.m.)? Metra from Wheaton back (4:54 p.m.).
Here's the route (subject to change). The weather promises to be chilly but dry and even with some sunshine in the afternoon.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on December 19, 2014 at 11:21am

Would love to, but have to pass on this.

By the way, another brewery is opening tomorrow: the Noon Whistle in Lombard. We should visit it soon ;)

Comment by Rich S on December 19, 2014 at 11:10am

Riding out to Penrose tomorrow for their Wild V and VI release if anyone wants to join. Leaving California Park at 7am sharp and hauling ass to get there by 10. 

Comment by Rich S on December 16, 2014 at 4:12pm

Ha! Yeah taking the day off so why not. But planning on bringing some solids too. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on December 16, 2014 at 3:14pm

With your doctor's permission, you can bring solid food with you, Ryan ;)

Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on December 16, 2014 at 2:41pm
Liquid lunch?

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