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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: 190
Latest Activity: 14 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.

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Comment by bobweiser 14 hours ago

it was great to have your company!

Comment by djm 14 hours ago

What a nice day for a ride!  Thanks, Bob.

Comment by djm yesterday

See you there, Bob.

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

Barry, every month! next month maybe the 2nd or the 16th?

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

planning to leave tomorrow @ 9 from fullerton & the LFT for imperial oak. anybody else? meet me there or somewhere on the way.

Comment by Barry G yesterday

Rode with some of you to Three Floyds last July.  Any rides planned to Three Floyds this summer?

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov yesterday


I'll have to swing, as you say, by my home to get my wallet, which I forgot today. A senior moment, nothing to worry about ;)

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

for you, $20

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov yesterday

Hmm... How much is the ticket?

Comment by bobweiser yesterday

got a ticket to the tropical closing celebration tonight, but can't use it, anyone interested?


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