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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: 180
Latest Activity: on Monday

Discussion Forum

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.

Post your favorite local beers here! 13 Replies

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

Started by Rich S. Last reply by Chris C May 29.

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 September 8, 2017 at 9:01am

I'm all set for Milwaukee tomorrow.

But Sunday...

There's another new brewery opened just couple of weeks ago in Glenview, Macushla. Just sayin' ;)

Comment by bobweiser on September 7, 2017 at 10:17pm

lake bluff tomorrow, anyone?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 7, 2017 at 3:05pm

Christopher and Jared: I'll be out of country that weekend.

Comment by Christopher Newman on September 7, 2017 at 2:29pm

Yup, and I'll be there that weekend with friends (22nd-24th) for Lakefront Brewery on Friday night (fish fry / polka), Saturday biking around to various breweries and the Cubs/Brewers game in the evening, and Sunday back.  Taking the 5:08 Hiawatha out on Friday from Union and the 5:45 P.M. back on Sunday in case any CBES members find themselves up north that weekend as well.

Comment by Jared on September 7, 2017 at 2:00pm

Serge, if you wait two weeks it will be Doors Open Milwaukee (their version of Open House).

Comment by DerferMark on September 7, 2017 at 11:40am

Thanks Jared. Just mapped it to pass right by Penrose!

Comment by Jared on September 7, 2017 at 9:23am

Mark, that would be Penrose, never been to the other but people that have don't seem to speak to highly of it.

Comment by DerferMark on September 7, 2017 at 8:43am
Comment by DerferMark on September 7, 2017 at 8:42am

Have fun Serge! (btw, your route is not public). I'll be camping out near Dixon, IL and plan to bike home on Sun. (+Metra). I assume Forge Brewhouse in Sycamore is worth a stop?  And I hope to have time for a pint before train. Which is best recommended in Geneva, Stockholm's or Penrose?

Comment by bobweiser on September 6, 2017 at 10:39pm

it went well, thanks for asking. archer is so much more pleasant with the wind at your back.  :-)


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