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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: Aug 9

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 August 9, 2019 at 5:42pm

Sorry, guys... Just found I have to be on call this Saturday :(

Will ride this, probably, in a week or so.

My apologies.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 2, 2019 at 1:37pm

OK, I decided to ride to Glen Ellyn, to the newly opened Two Hound Red. Easy to ride back, even with that stupid 'Palooza happening. Want to be there at 11. If anyone wanna join me, let's meet at Roscoe and Damen at 8:45.

Comment by DerferMark on August 2, 2019 at 7:46am
Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on August 1, 2019 at 10:27pm

Scheisse! Been reminded of 'Palooza...

Well, Energy City will  have to wait until September.

Comment by bobweiser on July 25, 2019 at 7:22pm

steve lol

Comment by Steve A on July 25, 2019 at 7:47am

 I’m currently occupied on Saturday as well. Have a good trip. 

Comment by djm on July 24, 2019 at 10:33pm

I would if I could but already committed on Saturday.  Enjoy.

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 24, 2019 at 9:42pm

Aha! Same place and same time then. Metra to Joliet leaves at 8:30 a.m.

Comment by LarryN on July 24, 2019 at 9:33pm

I’m in

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on July 23, 2019 at 11:38am

Anyone's up to a ride this Saturday to Wilmington (the event I planned for the last weekend of the Taste of Chicago)? Two still untried breweries to visit. The weather looks promising.


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