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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.

Comment Wall


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Comment by bobweiser yesterday

be still my beating heart

  • coffee rubbed chicharrones 4

  • Cured Pork Loin red sauce, garlic, curly endive, fresh mozzarella, calabrian chile oil 15

  • carolina style smoked pork 1/2#, tangy BBQ sauce, spicy pickles, white bread 14

  • 14 hour smoked beef brisket 1/2#, pickles, BBQ sauce, white bread 15

  • carne asada marinated flank steak, salsa verde, charred ramps, radish, cilantro, corn tortilla 14

Comment by bobweiser on Saturday

i hope if we get the scattered thunderstorms that are predicted next saturday for the sixth step that they're scattered far and wide

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

Reached the Promised Land! The rack only accommodates 1 bike, but oh well. 

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

Comment by bobweiser on Friday

Comment by bobweiser on June 8, 2019 at 12:06pm

attention beer nerds: Bourbon County Proprietor's (2017) on tap @ Goose Island Fulton St!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 6, 2019 at 2:34pm

Anyone'd like to ride to Howard Street brewery today after work? It's been officially opened already.

Opens today at 4.


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