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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: 9 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 Serge Lubomudrov 9 hours ago


Comment by bobweiser 11 hours ago

i always have a good time at imperial oak. anybody else? 5th Anniversary Party 6/1

Comment by bobweiser 13 hours ago

that was in iowa. :-) went out for my niece's graduation. wind + rain + hills, going out, ugh, but coming back, whee!

Comment by djm 15 hours ago

Quite quick for a skinny guy in Chicago.  :-)

Comment by bobweiser 15 hours ago

photos unrelated, in case i got anyone worried :-)

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Comment by bobweiser 16 hours ago

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 18, 2019 at 7:40am

Last chance for the Fox River ride. Meet @ Lincoln & Cornelia, 9 a.m.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 17, 2019 at 3:50pm


Comment by bobweiser on May 17, 2019 at 3:41pm


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