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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: 199
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

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 21 hours ago

and save the date, imperial oak's oak-toberfest will be sat. 9/28, so ninth step will be, too

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

sun. ride posted!

Comment by bobweiser on Wednesday

from LHR

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Wednesday

Did you fly from or to SP?

Comment by bobweiser on Wednesday

are you sure? i didn't see her on my flight yesterday :-)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Tuesday

Not me. Carolina will be back from almost a week of working straight.

Comment by bobweiser on Tuesday

8th step this sun.?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 9, 2019 at 5:42pm

Sorry, guys... Just found I have to be on call this Saturday :(

Will ride this, probably, in a week or so.

My apologies.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 2, 2019 at 1:37pm

OK, I decided to ride to Glen Ellyn, to the newly opened Two Hound Red. Easy to ride back, even with that stupid 'Palooza happening. Want to be there at 11. If anyone wanna join me, let's meet at Roscoe and Damen at 8:45.

Comment by DerferMark on August 2, 2019 at 7:46am

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