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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 thirty four (434!) so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 131
Latest Activity: on Friday

Discussion Forum

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 on Friday.

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.

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 on Friday

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 Friday

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 Tuesday

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

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Tuesday

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

Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on Tuesday
Liquid lunch?
Comment by Rich S on Tuesday

18th Street's bottle shop is sold out from last weekend's event and they're not filling growlers ... so lunch at Half Acre it shall be. 

Comment by Rich S on December 15, 2014 at 2:48pm

Just say you're contagious and need the rest of the week off!

Comment by JustWill on December 15, 2014 at 2:24pm

Damn! I had already planned on playing hooky from work for Friday with Shay

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on December 15, 2014 at 1:44pm

I wish…

Comment by Rich S on December 15, 2014 at 1:20pm

If anyone else is off Wednesday ... I'm thinking of taking South Shore line over to 18th St Brewing. Or maybe just be lazy and have a few at Half Acre. Message me if anyone would like to join! 


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