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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: 196
Latest Activity: yesterday

Discussion Forum

Future rides 68 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 Sep 24.

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 Serge Lubomudrov yesterday

On call, me... :(

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

this sunday!

Comment by bobweiser on October 1, 2018 at 2:06am

next month, another special treat, the Tenth Step Liquid Dreams Ride

Comment by bobweiser on October 1, 2018 at 2:03am

the beer and food and company were great, i liked the route tweaks, somehow the hills didn't seem so long this year, i didn't bonk, the weather in the morning was beautiful and it didn't rain until i was inside revolution and after i left it only sprinkled, and old opcc friend of mine joined us on his pedersen.

Comment by bobweiser on September 28, 2018 at 11:14pm

all set, i think, for the Ninth Step Double-Oktoberfest Almost-Century tomorrow. starting time (pushed back to 8) and location, route, beers, found my light gloves. looking forward to seeing some of you!

Comment by bobweiser on September 23, 2018 at 2:55pm

Comment by bobweiser on September 22, 2018 at 11:48pm

ok, leaving @ 8:30 from fullerton & the lake for FFF. maybe then for a change of pace W as if to flossmoor, but then down the thorn creek trail to the old plank trail all the way out to wolf rd and up to tribes, only 2 blocks from the rock island @ 2:30 and 4:30. 33 to FFF + 28 to tribes = 61 total.

Comment by bobweiser on September 22, 2018 at 9:08pm

wait, that's backwards

Comment by bobweiser on September 22, 2018 at 4:30pm

they open @ 11. leave @ 8 from fullerton & the lake? then easy peasy fullerton to thatcher to washington to prairie path to fox river to there? headwind out, tailwind back. 43 each way = 86 RT.

bnsf out and ride back could be a more fun alternative, but timing isn't great, arrivals @ 10 and noon. ride out and bnsf back? departures @ 12:20 and 2:20.

Comment by bobweiser on September 22, 2018 at 4:01pm

2 brothers roundhouse? 2 which i've never been?


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