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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: 16 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 Allan on June 28, 2019 at 10:57pm

One last update about Howard Street Brewery: someone from that brewery responded to some comment on their facebook page, and he said they were shooting for a September 2019 opening. No exact date posted yet, when their taproom will open up.

Also speaking of new breweries, I see One Lake Brewing(at Oak Park, on the southwest corner of Lake and Austin) has now done at least their soft opening in late May. Not sure if food is being served yet, or just beer. Was skimming over their facebook page, just now:

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 28, 2019 at 9:34am

Not this Saturday, Robert. Nor the next one.

Comment by Allan on June 28, 2019 at 3:09am

Yep Jared, I also looked on the facebook page for Howard Street Brewing, and didn't see any official posts that absolutely confirmed their taproom was now open. That said, I hadn't revisited North Shore Cider Company, since they were in their 'soft opening' phase. I am WAAAAY the heck overdue to visit both there, and Peckish Pig(only done one visit there, a year or 2 after they opened?) myself!

Comment by bobweiser on June 27, 2019 at 9:52pm

it's a long story.

i'd like to get back in the saddle. this saturday?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 22, 2019 at 10:15pm

Jesus! What happened?

Comment by bobweiser on June 22, 2019 at 2:13pm

Please wish Steve A a speedy recovery. And be careful out there.

Comment by bobweiser on June 21, 2019 at 4:27pm

the weather gods may smile upon us! now only: "a few showers in the morning"

Comment by bobweiser on June 21, 2019 at 3:16pm

Comment by djm on June 21, 2019 at 2:01pm

Bob is the Wild Thing.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on June 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

Met any wild things? ;)


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