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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: 161
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Discussion Forum

Future rides 57 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 Apr 26.

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 on Tuesday

lol, thanks for the link

Comment by Steve A on Tuesday
Comment by bobweiser on Tuesday

forbidden root:

it's not normal! 32 bikes on one super duper heavy duty industrial strength bike rack:

second Octoberfest last weekend:

Comment by bobweiser on Tuesday

maybe it's less boring going south? or maybe it was the users i was with.

summer seems to be over. looking ahead: F-12 Oct Alternative fri. 10/14, Tenth Step Ride sat. 10/22.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Tuesday

Agreed, Jared.

Comment by Jared on Tuesday

Skokie Valley Trail may be the most boring trail I've been on.  I guess its good if you don't want many interruptions, either road crossings or other users.

Comment by bobweiser on Tuesday

jared up GBT to lake bluff, then back on SVT. everyone else stopped at Sketchbook, i didn't have time.
chris 2 isn't 2 many, we went 2 2 on sat. and it was fun 2 compare & contrast.

Comment by Chris C on September 12, 2016 at 1:12pm

Noon Whistle's Octoberfest is Sat 24th.

Glendale Heights' Octoberfest is 15th-25th.


Too many Octoberfests in one day?  I'll let you know.

Comment by Jared on September 12, 2016 at 10:03am

So where did you guys end up going?

Comment by bobweiser on September 11, 2016 at 10:42pm

thanks for coming, what a beautiful day


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