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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). Three hundred and ninety two (392!) breweries so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 124
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

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.

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 33 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 Apr 21.

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 Serge Lubomudrov yesterday

Have fun in MI, Rich, and don't stay at that distillery for too long ;)

As for Rockford, here are proposed routes: 1) to and 2) from.

Comment by Rich S yesterday

I'd like to do another ride out that way this year but I'll be in Michigan this weekend. 

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov yesterday

This Saturday I can't (and the weekend after this one is 'Palooza), so it leaves Sunday the 27th. Anyone's interested in riding from Harvard Metra to Rockford, to try Rockford Brewing? (~38 miles one way.)

Comment by LarryN on Sunday


Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Sunday

Cool! Let's meet at the Forest Park Blue Line at 8:30 a.m. I'll probably ride there from home (like this).

Comment by LarryN on Sunday

Still planning on this? I'll go

Comment by djm on Friday

Would if I could — out of town next couple weekends.  Enjoy!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday

OK, then . . . How about that ride to Sycamore this Sunday? Anyone?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 15, 2014 at 3:09pm
You were on safari ;)
Comment by Kevin C on July 15, 2014 at 2:24pm

It's new to me. Why wasn't I informed?


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