Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society

Chicago, Illinois, US

Every member of the Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society (CBES) should eventually have a beer or three at every brewery or brewpub in Chicago and nearby lands. With all the craft (mini, micro, nano, pico, etc.) breweries starting everywhere, it's not as simple as one might think.

The Society has originally been established by and for those who prefer bicycle as their primary way of getting to a brewery, but the Facebook branch of CBES welcomes every natural (that is, non-legal) person who would like to join the quest.

And, of course, a brewmaster who would like to invite the members to taste her or his brewskies, is always welcomed here.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/chirveja

The Most Comprehensive and Up-To-Date Map of Chicagoland Breweries (including some home-based), with an alphabetized list, postal-, web-addresses and phone numbers (where available): http://www.communitywalk.com/chicagoland_breweries/map/1575502

Pictures on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/chibrew/

Map image of a Route from May 18, 2018

Evil Horse

Chicago, IL, US
46.3 mi
669 ft

Map image of a Route from May  3, 2018

Off Square

Chicago, IL, US
70.3 mi
999 ft

Map image of a Route from April 15, 2018

More after Noon

Chicago, IL, US
46.6 mi
960 ft

Map image of a Route from December 13, 2017

Bavarian MKE

Milwaukee, WI, US
15.0 mi
364 ft

Map image of a Route from December  6, 2017

Density Day

Milwaukee, WI, US
10.8 mi
337 ft

Map image of a Route from September 12, 2017

Biloba Grain

Milwaukee, WI, US
59.9 mi
1,611 ft

Map image of a Route from September  8, 2017

Macushla

Chicago, IL, US
35.8 mi
541 ft

Map image of a Route from September  5, 2017

Mo'KE

Milwaukee, WI, US
30.9 mi
720 ft

Map image of a Route from August 29, 2017

1840 Eagle

Milwaukee, WI, US
46.8 mi
1,133 ft

Map image of a Route from July 17, 2017

Prairie Buffalo

Chicago, IL, US
45.3 mi
939 ft

Map image of a Route from July 12, 2017

More Horizon

Chicago, IL, US
44.7 mi
872 ft

Map image of a Route from May 30, 2017

PK

Chicago, IL, US
56.0 mi
917 ft

Map image of a Route from May 30, 2017

BBGB

Forest Park, IL, US
74.1 mi
1,337 ft

Map image of a Route from May 12, 2017

Flapjack–Buckledown–Church Street–Itasca (wet version)

Chicago, IL, US
42.6 mi
659 ft

Map image of a Route from May 11, 2017

Flapjack–Buckledown–Church Street–Itasca (dry version)

Chicago, IL, US
41.5 mi
629 ft

Map image of a Route from March 17, 2017

Mikerphone to home

Elk Grove Village, IL, US
21.8 mi
173 ft

Map image of a Route from March 16, 2017

Mikerphone Dry

Chicago, IL, US
47.7 mi
671 ft

Map image of a Route from March 15, 2017

Mikerphone Wet

Chicago, IL, US
46.1 mi
681 ft

Map image of a Route from March  3, 2017

Skeleton Key

Chicago, IL, US
38.6 mi
613 ft

Map image of a Route from March  2, 2017

Une Année 1

Chicago, IL, US
18.1 mi
177 ft

Map image of a Route from January 13, 2017

Whiner v3.0

Chicago, IL, US
23.5 mi
183 ft

Map image of a Route from December  8, 2016

Whiner v2.0

Chicago, IL, US
26.7 mi
182 ft

Map image of a Route from December  8, 2016

Whiner v1.0

Chicago, IL, US
25.9 mi
184 ft

Map image of a Route from November 17, 2016

Third Space

Milwaukee, WI, US
19.2 mi
395 ft

Map image of a Route from September  1, 2016

Wicker Park to Imperial Oak (Wolf Road)

Chicago, IL, US
51.7 mi
650 ft

Map image of a Route from July 18, 2016

Middlebury 02a

Middlebury, IN, US
40.5 mi
546 ft

Map image of a Route from June 10, 2016

Tight Lot 02a

Wauconda, IL, US
12.9 mi
414 ft

Map image of a Route from June 10, 2016

Tight Lot 01

Wilmette, IL, US
36.8 mi
899 ft

Map image of a Route from June 10, 2016

Tight Lot 02b

Wauconda, IL, US
18.3 mi
519 ft

Map image of a Route from June  8, 2016

Evil Horse 02b

Crete, IL, US
10.7 mi
242 ft

Map image of a Route from May  6, 2016

New Lenox–Arrowhead Ales–Flossmoor

New Lenox, IL, US
21.2 mi
355 ft

Map image of a Route from April 24, 2016

South Bend: South Shore Line Station to Elkhart (shorter option)

South Bend, IN, US
19.1 mi
194 ft

Map image of a Route from April 24, 2016

South Bend: Goshen–Elkhart–South Shore Line Station (shorter option)

Goshen, IN, US
31.9 mi
325 ft

Map image of a Route from April  8, 2016

South Bend: Goshen–Elkhart–South Shore Line Station (longer option)

Goshen, IN, US
32.1 mi
321 ft

Map image of a Route from April  8, 2016

South Bend: South Shore Line Station to Goshen

South Bend, IN, US
29.3 mi
358 ft

Map image of a Route from March 29, 2016

South Bend: South Shore Line Station–Granger

South Bend, IN, US
17.6 mi
373 ft

Map image of a Route from March 25, 2016

Rabid

Chicago, IL, US
44.5 mi
487 ft

Map image of a Route from March 24, 2016

Evil Horse 01

Chicago, IL, US
47.4 mi
648 ft

Map image of a Route from March 22, 2016

Iechyd Da 01

Elkhart, IN, US
18.7 mi
226 ft

Map image of a Route from March 22, 2016

Crooked Ewe

South Bend, IN, US
6.5 mi
46 ft

Map image of a Route from March 21, 2016

South Bend: Elkhart–South Shore Line Station

Elkhart, IN, US
20.7 mi
227 ft

Map image of a Route from March 21, 2016

Iechyd Da 02

South Bend, IN, US
21.2 mi
242 ft

Map image of a Route from March  8, 2016

Kinslahger

Chicago, IL, US
10.4 mi
82 ft

Map image of a Route from February  5, 2016

Polly Metal Monkey Brothers

Chicago, IL, US
54.5 mi
817 ft

Map image of a Route from December 14, 2015

Blue Alter

Blue Island, IL, US
33.4 mi
1,074 ft

Map image of a Route from December 14, 2015

Buckle Alter

Brookfield, IL, US
12.1 mi
284 ft

Map image of a Route from October 21, 2015

Small Tight Crystal Bluff

Crystal Lake, IL, US
31.9 mi
709 ft

Map image of a Route from July 15, 2015

Blue Polly Oak

Blue Island, IL, US
42.5 mi
789 ft

Map image of a Route from July 14, 2015

Joliet to Bourbonnais v2.0

Joliet, IL, US
42.7 mi
944 ft

Map image of a Route from July 14, 2015

Twisted Arc 4.2 (Revised)

La Porte, IN, US
75.7 mi
1,531 ft

Map image of a Route from July 14, 2015

Twisted Arc 4.1 (revised)

La Porte, IN, US
58.7 mi
1,171 ft

Map image of a Route from July 14, 2015

Twisted Arc 3.1 (revised)

Berrien County, MI, US
58.9 mi
1,446 ft

Map image of a Route from July  1, 2015

Route Point

Chicago, IL, US
93.5 mi
1,405 ft

Map image of a Route from June 29, 2015

Twisted Arc 4.2

La Porte, IN, US
73.6 mi
1,300 ft

Map image of a Route from June 24, 2015

Twisted Arc 5.2

Lansing, IL, US
33.6 mi
414 ft

Map image of a Route from June 24, 2015

Twisted Arc 5.3

Schererville, IN, US
27.5 mi
311 ft

Map image of a Route from June  1, 2015

Twisted Arc 0.2

Kalamazoo, MI, US
4.1 mi
56 ft

Map image of a Route from June  1, 2015

Twisted Arc 0.1

Kalamazoo, MI, US
5.3 mi
129 ft

Map image of a Route from May 18, 2015

Bourbonnais to Joliet

Bourbonnais, IL, US
39.8 mi
710 ft

Map image of a Route from May 18, 2015

Joliet to Bourbonnais v1.0

Joliet, IL, US
41.0 mi
917 ft

Map image of a Route from May 14, 2015

Harvard to Rockford

Harvard, IL, US
40.3 mi
733 ft

Map image of a Route from May 13, 2015

Burn ’Em to Flossmoor

Michigan City, IN, US
60.2 mi
671 ft

Map image of a Route from May  8, 2015

Cedar Lake–Lowell–Momence–University Park

Lake County, IN, US
52.4 mi
875 ft

Map image of a Route from May  7, 2015

Three Floyds–Flossmoor

Munster, IN, US
17.3 mi
156 ft

Map image of a Route from April 29, 2015

Tribes of Saint John

Joliet, IL, US
68.4 mi
1,253 ft

Map image of a Route from April 16, 2015

MI–IN–IL Leg 3.1 v.2

Berrien County, MI, US
64.6 mi
1,503 ft

Map image of a Route from April 14, 2015

Twisted Arc 5.1

Schererville, IN, US
39.5 mi
448 ft

Map image of a Route from April 14, 2015

MI–IN–IL Leg 5 v.2

Schererville, IN, US
29.2 mi
293 ft

Map image of a Route from April 13, 2015

MI–IN–IL Leg 5 v.1

Schererville, IN, US
28.0 mi
323 ft

Map image of a Route from April 13, 2015

Twisted Arc 4.1

La Porte, IN, US
56.6 mi
978 ft

Map image of a Route from April 13, 2015

Twisted Arc 3.2

La Porte, IN, US
2.8 mi
44 ft

Map image of a Route from April 13, 2015

Twisted Arc 3.1

Berrien County, MI, US
60.4 mi
1,493 ft

Map image of a Route from April 13, 2015

Twisted Arc 2

Paw Paw, MI, US
36.9 mi
782 ft

Map image of a Route from April 13, 2015

Twisted Arc 1

Kalamazoo, MI, US
21.7 mi
489 ft

Map image of a Route from April  7, 2015

Mich & Indy 2.0

Kalamazoo, MI, US
195.1 mi
3,640 ft

Map image of a Route from March 24, 2015

Cedar Lake to Griffith

Lake County, IN, US
17.3 mi
279 ft

Map image of a Route from March 13, 2015

Three Griffiths (and Flossmoor)

Chicago, IL, US
49.8 mi
544 ft

Map image of a Route from December 30, 2014

Mich & Indy

Kalamazoo, MI, US
233.9 mi
4,024 ft

Map image of a Route from September  3, 2014

Crystal Lake to Aurora

Crystal Lake, IL, US
41.2 mi
757 ft

Map image of a Route from June 10, 2014

Imperial Oak to Hailstorm

Willow Springs, IL, US
26.9 mi
891 ft

Map image of a Route from May 12, 2014

Brewanston

Chicago, IL, US
5.1 mi
70 ft

Map image of a Route from April 21, 2014

Polyanna Brewing to Hailstorm Brewing

Lemont, IL, US
20.2 mi
573 ft

Map image of a Route from April 15, 2014

Wicker Park to Polyanna Brewing

Chicago, IL, US
31.0 mi
407 ft

Map image of a Route from April  9, 2014

Prairie Fox (April 2014)

Crystal Lake, IL, US
47.7 mi
971 ft

Map image of a Route from April  8, 2014

Salt Beer Trail

Chicago, IL, US
44.0 mi
788 ft

Map image of a Route from March 28, 2014

Ironwood to Flossmoor (short version)

Valparaiso, IN, US
38.6 mi
455 ft

Map image of a Route from November  5, 2013

Prairie Fox

Naperville, IL, US
33.5 mi
768 ft

Map image of a Route from November  1, 2013

Clock Tower to 3FFF

Chicago, IL, US
35.2 mi
405 ft

Map image of a Route from August 13, 2013

Chain O'Brews

Crystal Lake, IL, US
38.6 mi
852 ft

Map image of a Route from August  1, 2013

Queen's Landing to Shoreline (Dunes Highway only)

Chicago, IL, US
57.3 mi
597 ft

Map image of a Route from July 31, 2013

Shoreline to Hunter's

Michigan City, IN, US
15.0 mi
217 ft

Map image of a Route from July 19, 2013

Figure 8 to Hunter's

Valparaiso, IN, US
10.5 mi
187 ft

Winnebago

Begins Fri. July 13, 2018

Location: Wisconsin

Oisconsin

Begins Fri. June 8, 2018

Location: Wisconsin, with a bits of Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota

More after Noon

Begins Sat. April 28, 2018

Location: East end of the Bloomingdale Trail

Constantinobury

Begins Sat. September 3, 2016

Location: South Bend

Raised Biloba

Begins Sat. September 3, 2016

Location: Milwaukee

Bare Water Lakes

Begins Sat. August 13, 2016

M'KEE

Begins Sun. August 7, 2016

Location: Milwaukee

Evil Horse

Begins Sat. July 23, 2016

Location: Chicago

Half Lake

Begins Thu. June 16, 2016

Tight Lot

Begins Sun. June 12, 2016

Three ’Kee Loops

Begins Sat. June 4, 2016

Location: Milwaukee

Freeport

Begins Sat. May 21, 2016

Crown Jewels 2016

Begins Sat. May 14, 2016

Twisted Arc

Begins Wed. July 8, 2015

Cadeforge

Begins Sun. June 7, 2015

Location: Ogilvie Transportation Center

Tribes of Saint John

Begins Sat. May 9, 2015

Dry Whistle (+Penrose?)

Begins Sat. April 11, 2015