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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: 16 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.

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Comment by Steve A on September 28, 2017 at 10:07pm

I'm pretty sure they did.  But after 95 miles and a long day of drinking, I was happy to just have a couple Octoberfests.  Plus I'm cheap.

Comment by bobweiser on September 28, 2017 at 5:46pm

ah, i see what you're saying. did they not charge for non-Octoberfest beers, too?

Comment by Steve A on September 28, 2017 at 3:45pm

I thought last year the $10 ticket got you unlimited Octoberfest beer, plus the stein.  Now it looks like the first one is $10, but after that it costs $8 for refills.  Free to get in - but what is getting in without drinking beer?????

Comment by bobweiser on September 28, 2017 at 12:56pm

steve, it's great that you'll be joining again. but didn't the price go down? i had the idea it was going to be free, though maybe they'd be accepting donations.

Comment by Steve A on September 28, 2017 at 8:22am

Definitely planning on attending.  Looks like the price at Revolution went up this year.

Comment by bobweiser on September 27, 2017 at 6:39pm

for some reason it's taking longer than usual to approve, anybody else up for a beer/food/miles/hills challenge this saturday? if so, join me for the Ninth Step Double-Oktoberfest Almost-Century

Comment by bobweiser on September 18, 2017 at 1:42pm

had a blast at the north shore century. which i somehow managed to finish with an average of 17.5 despite an Egg McMuffin® at the 2nd rest stop, a burger at the 3rd, a hot dog at the 4th, and pizza at the 5th.

actually it's no mystery, the key was getting pulled along by the fast packs roving the course. at one point i was drafting a guy, he was doing maybe 20, a pack came along, we went along with them, they were doing like 25, and then we hit a downhill. max speed: 31.1.

Comment by bobweiser on September 15, 2017 at 8:08am

got it. lots of UK beer? i had a great time at brewdog in berlin.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 15, 2017 at 6:44am

I'm out this weekend. We'll be getting ready for the UK trip :)

Comment by bobweiser on September 14, 2017 at 9:47pm

3f tomorrow, anyone? then north shore century sunday?


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