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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: 10 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.

Comment Wall


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Comment by bobweiser 10 hours ago

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 18 hours ago

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

Comment by bobweiser 19 hours ago

this weekend?

Comment by John Panko on Wednesday
I think I saw the New Glarus Jersey as well. What an awesome day.
Comment by Samuel Johnson on Wednesday

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 Sunday

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.

Comment by Samuel Johnson on September 16, 2018 at 8:10am

I’m on my way there now! I’ll be cruising along wearing a RevBrew jersey. Probably won’t be checking my phone much to conserve power but say hi if you see me! I’m on a green Co-op bike from REI.

Comment by bobweiser on September 15, 2018 at 10:32pm

last-minute, i know, but anybody else riding the north shore century tomorrow?

Comment by bobweiser on September 1, 2018 at 5:55pm

and, such a convenient starting point!

Comment by Steve A on September 1, 2018 at 5:20pm

Consider it twisted.  Plan was to ride Monday, but 3F is closed for the holiday.


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