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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: 200
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

Future rides 69 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 Serge Lubomudrov Oct 31, 2018.

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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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 bobweiser yesterday

went ahead and posted the one next month, too, since it's rain-or-shine :-)

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

finally posted! hope you can make it. special menu looks great. weather should be great. beer is always great. :-)

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

Save the date! Will post it asap.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Friday


Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Thursday


Comment by bobweiser on Thursday

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on April 12, 2019 at 3:18pm

Anyone would like to ride tomorrow to Exit Strategy? They are celebrating their fourth anniversary.

The brewery opens at 11. I'll leave at 9:45 from home. Let me know if you want to join and we'll set the meeting point.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on April 6, 2019 at 7:52am

Will start at the Totem Pole at 11.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on April 5, 2019 at 10:35pm

Oh, boo!

Comment by bobweiser on April 5, 2019 at 10:32pm

i have to work :-(


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