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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: on Saturday

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 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?

Comment by bobweiser on September 21, 2018 at 10:12pm

i need to train for the upcoming Ninth Step Double-Oktoberfest Almost-Century. maybe a long ride sun., looks like it will be nice.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 21, 2018 at 1:44pm

I need to train for the upcoming marathon. Maybe a short ride Sunday afternoon...

Comment by bobweiser on September 21, 2018 at 12:23pm

this weekend?

Comment by John Panko on September 19, 2018 at 11:53am
I think I saw the New Glarus Jersey as well. What an awesome day.
Comment by Samuel Johnson on September 19, 2018 at 11:00am

It was gorgeous! Having only owned the bike for a few months now I opted for the metric century. I saw a New Glarus jersey as well, and ate maybe too many incredible rest stop snacks. Celebrated when I got home with Two Brothers Atom Smasher. Catch you out there next time!

Comment by bobweiser on September 16, 2018 at 4:59pm

saw a new glarus jersey not a revbrew one. what a beautiful day! how far did you ride? my first century of the year. an egg mcmuffin, potato soup, a hot dog, pizza, but no beer! having a prairie birthday bomb! now.


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