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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: 185
Latest Activity: 19 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Future rides 67 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 Apr 5.

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 19 hours ago

mmm, delicious:

В 2017 году Mikkeller сварили специальное пиво для
России - русский имперский стаут Black Bear.

Этот сорт стал очередным шагом сотрудничества ребят,
работающих с пивоварней в России, и легенды европейского крафтового пива.
Идея сделать специальное пиво родилась в конце 2016
года, когда представитель пивоварни Миккель Вестергаард посетил Москву с дружеским визитом. Мы, как импортер, специально не влезали в рецепт пива и полностью доверились Миккелю Боргу Бьергсё и его команде - согласовали только что это будет имперский стаут, ну и что надо добавить золота на этикетку )
Уже в мае мы увидели первый концепт этикетки с
медведем и куполами, а в июле ребята пробовали
первый результат еще не дозревшего, но уже уверенно
набиравшего обороты Black Bear.
2 августа этого года пиво было разлито, и вот сейчас, в
канун Нового года вы можете успеть попробовать
результат этого проекта.

21 декабря, в четверг, мы представим это пиво на кранах лучших баров!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

Here is July route in two different formats, for those who is not on RwGPS:



Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

Aren't you my GPS friend, Dan?! :O

Comment by djm on Monday

RwGPS says "The route you are trying to view is not public." for the July ride.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

Also, I'm all set for my 3-week ride in June, just putting final touches, checking hours, etc. Still not too late to join me, if only for a (any) part of it.

And! I've also planned another ride for July, just over a week long (14th–22nd). Take a look-see and let me know if you're interested:

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Monday

Unfortunately, I'm again on-call next weekend, but... Hopefully, the weather will be better on the 28th, because this.

Comment by bobweiser on March 31, 2018 at 8:38am

4:00'02 round-trip

Comment by bobweiser on March 31, 2018 at 8:37am

plus, i'm glad i'm not out there today, even if it's going up to 55.

Comment by bobweiser on March 31, 2018 at 8:33am

we had good karma, a tailwind each way!

Comment by bobweiser on March 30, 2018 at 8:01am

ugh, work! hope to see you next time then, i shouldn't be so squeezed next month.

is everyone ready to try for TICKETS?


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