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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 seven (407!) breweries so far.

Location: Chicago and around
Members: 127
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

Discussion Forum

Beer-, but non necessarily bike-related events 37 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 Rich S Aug 5.

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 Serge Lubomudrov 1 hour ago

Exactly, Herr Panzerkampfwagen! ;)

Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan 8 hours ago
14 miles, then 19 miles. Hmmm...
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 13 hours ago
Robert: Boo!
Larry and Benji: Yey!
Comment by bob hsiung 13 hours ago

also out of town this weekend. hope you have a good ride and good beer!

Comment by LarryN 14 hours ago

I'm interested...

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 14 hours ago

That is sad news, Dan and Rich!

Still… Here's the timeframe:

Union Station to Clarendon Hills (BNSF): 10:40 a.m.–11:17 a.m.

~14 miles to Pollyanna.

~19 miles to 350.
Tinley Park (RI) to LaSalle: 4:46 p.m., 6:46 p.m., 8:46 p.m.

Comment by Rich S 17 hours ago

I'm in the same position as Dan ... would love to but can't make it. 

Comment by djm 20 hours ago

Interested but cannot make it this Sunday.

Comment by Boonji 21 hours ago
I might be able to ride this Sunday.
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 21 hours ago

…Oh, this Saturday I'm out, so it will be Sunday the 5th.


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