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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: 181
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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.

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Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 6, 2013 at 2:52pm

Looks like you want to keep it withing the Chicago city limits, no?

Local Option is a brewpub (I haven't been there, would like to), those listed in the article are just pubs or bars or restaurants.

There are also Spiteful, Pipeworks, Moonshine, New Chicago, Publican (I think this one requires reservations), South Loop and Broad Shoulders to chose from (those I also haven't visited yet).

Comment by John on February 6, 2013 at 2:41pm


Comment by Kevin C Dormant on February 6, 2013 at 2:37pm

I'll add my vote for 2/16...

Comment by bobweiser on February 6, 2013 at 2:29pm

ok, that's 0 votes for 2/9 and 2 for 2/16 so far.

any suggestions as far as where to go? what do you all think of what chicago magazine considered The 6 Best Craft Beer Havens? i liked starting with breakfast at 2 sparrows, and was disappointed we didn't make it to local option, last year.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 6, 2013 at 2:15pm

Where to, Robert?

Comment by JustWill on February 6, 2013 at 2:13pm

2/16. I'm out of town this weekend. But would love to go the following weekend.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 6, 2013 at 2:04pm

This Saturday, Feb. 9th, I am on-call at work, and then I'm volunteering at Winter Brew 2013.

Comment by bobweiser on February 6, 2013 at 1:50pm

thinking about putting together another winter beer ride. this sat. 2/9 or next sat. 2/16? would rides on both 2/9 and 2/10 be too much?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 6, 2013 at 12:05pm
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on February 6, 2013 at 11:24am

I'm creating the ride to the Horse Thief Hollow. Will be up as soon as it's approved by the authorities ;)


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