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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 DerferMark on October 19, 2017 at 12:06pm

Looks fun Serge but I'll be checking out Macushla on Sat.  If anyone's interested, join us:

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 19, 2017 at 11:11am

Not to mention: Rabid is closed on Sunday.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 19, 2017 at 11:10am

Comment by bobweiser on October 19, 2017 at 11:06am

Sun. instead of Sat.?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 18, 2017 at 1:22pm

Something like this, with a lunch at ByWay, and a stop at the Pony. ByWay opens at 11.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 17, 2017 at 8:20pm
I'm glad you get my jokes, Dan ;)
Comment by djm on October 17, 2017 at 7:44pm

Hope not. :-)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on October 17, 2017 at 5:33pm
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).


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