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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: on Friday

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 on Friday

The route has been reviewed and finalized.

Don't forget to eat breakfast, as the first brewery, Holzlager, had no food.

There's food at the next one, ShadowView.

No comida at neither Sew Hop'd nor Black & Gray, but there's a nice BBQ joint just south of the latter.

And yet another place to eat something right next to the Elgin Metra, el Camaroncito Loco.

Comment by bobweiser on Thursday

i'm out this time, enjoy!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on Thursday

Yeah, I think I prefer this route: start in Woodstock, finish in Elgin (or continue south along the river to Geneva?).

Those who'd like to join me, let's meet at the OTC at 10 a.m.

UP-NW (Harvard line) leaves at 10:30.

Comment by bobweiser on September 8, 2019 at 12:12am

Comment by bobweiser on September 7, 2019 at 1:10pm

Comment by LarryN on September 7, 2019 at 7:00am

Bob are you there?

I’m leaving now ...

Comment by bobweiser on September 6, 2019 at 11:49am

let's see, 8:40 arrives geneva 9:47. 41.1 miles by bike = 3 h 46 m says google. actually maybe more like 2 h 52 m? which would mean leaving 6:54. sunrise 6:21. wind 5 mph WNW. hmm, anybody else?

66.1 miles total. add another half to make it 66.6?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 6, 2019 at 9:50am

Aquí. Still need to check the cues, though.

Comment by bobweiser on September 6, 2019 at 7:24am

ah, a loop

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on September 6, 2019 at 1:10am

Geneva. If you will take the train back from Aurora, it will be, roughly speaking, 25 miles. If you ride back to Geneva to catch the train there, less than 20. The whole loop should be ~50.


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