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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: 182
Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Post your favorite local beers here! 14 Replies

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

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Allan Oct 3.

Bikes, Bites and Brews - North Mayfair Festival 1 Reply

North Mayfair Improvement Association (NMIA) is pleased to announce “Bikes, Bites & Brews”, a neighborhood festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017.  Fest-goers can look…Continue

Started by Matthew J. Robertson. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 30.

Future rides 65 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 bobweiser Apr 19.

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.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 13 hours ago
I'm glad you get my jokes, Dan ;)
Comment by djm 14 hours ago

Hope not. :-)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov 16 hours ago
Rabid Saturday?
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 10, 2017 at 8:16am

That's right. They started in Lombard, production only. I've never made it there, but on one of the Salt Creek rides, led by either Alex or Rich, you paid the Flesk a visit.

Comment by Jared on October 9, 2017 at 7:55pm

Rode to Barrington for Flesk yesterday and then on to Crystal Lake.  Overheard at Flesk that they had started out in Lombard.  Did we visit that a few years back?  I seem to remember a tour somewhere in Lombard a few years back (don't believe they had an actual tap room at that point).

Comment by LarryN on October 6, 2017 at 5:55pm

Sunday looks good

Comment by Steve A on October 6, 2017 at 9:27am

Sunday maybe a possibility for me too.  Changing my bottom bracket Saturday.  Hopefully bike still works on Sunday.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 5, 2017 at 10:42pm

The forecast promises rainy Saturday. Sunday, perhaps?

Comment by LarryN on October 5, 2017 at 9:32pm

I might be able to do a ride this weekend.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 4, 2017 at 2:52pm

...Add MyGrain in Joliet to the list of not-yet-visited.


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