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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: 197
Latest Activity: Jan 12

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 December 18, 2018 at 11:41pm

Twelfth Step Almost-Solstice Ride posted for Sat. Inspired by OPCC, starting from somewhere warm!

Comment by bobweiser on December 14, 2018 at 6:18pm

thanks  :-)

Comment by djm on December 14, 2018 at 12:07pm

Congrats, you devil!

Comment by bobweiser on December 14, 2018 at 10:05am


Comment by bobweiser on December 9, 2018 at 11:07pm

only had time for 2 of the 5 stops before i had to get back for dinner, but was introduced to and really liked More, learned a new way to Brixie's, and enjoyed the holiday cheer, and the salt creek trail on a sunny winter day.

how about sat. 12/22 for the 12th step?

next weekend there are a couple other beer events: the Mousetrap Double Release on sat. and the Collective Arts Origin of Darkness Release on sun.

Comment by bobweiser on December 7, 2018 at 7:04pm
Pardon the short notice, but the Oak Park Cycle Club's Holiday Cheer Ride is happening tomorrow. Please join us! OPCC membership not required.
10 am Meet at Counter Coffee for proper caffeination.
10:30 - 11:15 Ride to More Brewing, Villa Park 9 miles
12:00 - 1:00 Ride to Brixies, Brookfield 11 miles Lunch
2:15 - 2:30 Ride to Buckledown Lyons 2 miles
3:15 - 3:45 Ride to Flapjack Berwyn 4 miles Late Lunch
4:45 - 5:00 Ride to Kinslagher Oak Park 2 miles
Times are approximate, but in past HCRs we've managed to stick fairly close to the times as advertised. Total miles is right at 30. Join and leave the group as you wish - don't feel compelled to do it all. The forecast is for cold temps (30) but sunny. Plenty of opportunity to warm up between stops. Both Brixie's and Flapjack has food. Pace will be casual / no drop. The route is combination of path (IPP, Salt Creek), and street. Bike decorations and lights encouraged, bring a lock and wear a helmet.
Comment by bobweiser on December 7, 2018 at 7:02pm

link to route

Comment by Brad Field on December 7, 2018 at 6:02pm

I will be would be great if you would join us!

Comment by bobweiser on December 7, 2018 at 1:23pm

considering Oak Park Cycle Club's Holiday Cheer Ride tomorrow. anybody else?

Comment by bobweiser on December 1, 2018 at 6:21pm


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