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Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

Deviled Eggs & Stone Go To IPA

Stone’s Go To IPA is our go to choice because of its crisp, light and refreshing flavors. The bright hoppy character gives pep to that paprika. Try this eggceptional tip: Add blue cheese to the yolk mixture. The rich earthy flavor and  bold cheese pairs perfectly with this bright hoppy brew.

Turkey & Rodenbach

Turkey is the showpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, but what would it be without the gravy? After a few bites, you need something to cut through that river of gravy and a Flanders Red Ale will do just that. Beginning with a touch of sweetness, it quickly delivers a bold tartness that will cut through  even the richest gravy and refresh your palate. We offer many great choices of this style, but it’s hard to beat the classic Rodenbach, whose bright fruity aroma and notes of cherry and raspberry compliment the turkey perfectly, not to mention the cranberry relish.

Stuffing & Big Sky Moose Drool

A nice hearty stuffing full of herbaceous goodness calls for a malty brown ale like Big Sky’s Moose Drool, and it's one seriously good beer. Not overly hoppy like some American brown ales but not too sweet either. Moose Drool is malty, creamy and pairs wonderfully with rich savory stuffing.

Sweet Potatoes & Crispin The Saint Cider

For a refreshing change of pace, try pairing your sweet potatoes with Crispin’s The Saint Cider. The Saint’s unique blend of fresh pressed apple juice and maple syrup pairs seamlessly with sweet spices like allspice, cinnamon and clove. Also, serving cider at Thanksgiving is quite appropriate as it was wildly popular amongst early American settlers and many historians believe it was served at the earliest Thanksgiving celebrations.

Mashed Potatoes & Boulevard Tank 7

Buttery mashed potatoes call for a brew that can cut through the richness, especially if you like yours smothered in gravy. Saison to the rescue. Light, spicy and effervescent, Boulevard’s Tank 7 is delicate enough that it won’t overpower the potatoes and the vigorous carbonation will help scrub your palate clean.

Grilled Vegetables & Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

The perfect  char  adds a smoky goodness to your veggies and German doppelbock delivers waves of malt richness that work perfectly with grilled meats and veggies alike. When it comes to doppelbock it’s hard to beat Ayinger’s Celebrator Doppelbock. The smokiness of the vegetables melds effortlessly into caramelized malt and roasted barley. Celebrator finishes with a nuttiness that makes for a nice accent much like slivered almonds atop green beans or asparagus.

Green Bean Casserole & Triple Karmeliet

This American classic calls for a Belgian classic, Tripel Karmeliet. Belgian tripels are light, fruity and herbaceous and Tripel Karmeliet is arguably the best of the best. Lively carbonation helps cut the heaviness of the mushroom soup and the peppery Belgian yeast seasons the oniony  green beans marvelously.

Cranberry Relish & Avery White Rascal

For those of you who make your own fresh cranberry relish, we salute you. If you’ve never tried it, it’s the fresh citrus zest that really makes it special. With that in mind, we suggest you pair this one with a Belgian style Wit like Avery’s White Rascal. Brewed with orange peel and coriander, this light refreshing beer won’t fill you up and will play well with your cranberries, even if they are from a can.

Pecan Pie & AleSmith Wee Heavy

Something as sweet and rich as pecan pie needs a big beer to match, and AleSmith’s award-winning Wee Heavy is aptly suited for the challenge. Layers of malt complexity bring about flavors of toffee caramel and chocolate. With a subtle hint of smoke on the finish, Wee Heavy and pecan pie filling create a magical flavor combination reminiscent of candied bacon.

Chocolate Desserts & Lindemans Framboise

The sweetness of Lindemans Framboise paired with just about any chocolate dessert is perhaps the biggest no-brainer on this list. The sweetness will rival and complement any chocolate dessert, no matter how much sugar grandma uses.

Unibroue Cookbook Offer

Unibroue Sommelier Selection6 Pack of 11.2oz Bottles $12.99

Includes La Resolution Spiced Ale (Limited Release), Trois Pistoles Belgian Style Dark Ale, La Maudite Belgian Style Dark Ale, La Fin du Monde Tripel, Don de Dieu Belgian Style Golden Ale & Blanche de Chambly Witbier.

*Prices valid through 11/30/2015 or while supplies last. Free cookbook offer is valid in Binny's stores only with Binny’s Card.Limit one per customer. See store associate for details. Not all items available at all stores. Quantities limited to stock on hand. No rain checks. Not responsible for misprints or typographical errors.

A Vintage Cappuccino Classic

Looking for a new after dinner drink? Look no further than this annual favorite - not only does Lagunitas delivery bold espresso and chocolate flavor, but they deliver for a steal. After tasting some from the cellar, we jumped at the chance to load up on last year's batch. Check it out:

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout 201422oz Bottle $4.49

With vanilla and brown sugar on the nose, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout is loaded with dark chocolate notes with big bold espresso on the finish.  An extra year of aging rounds out the flavors, softening the coffee and giving way to notes of chocolate fudge with walnuts. While this stout is 9.3% abv, it stays surprisingly drinkable and light in body.


Lagunitas suggests you pair this one with ice cream, and we couldn’t agree more. Try it with vanilla ice cream for that classic cappuccino flavor, and a scoop of chocolate to transform it into a magical mochaccino. Better yet, top off your pint with a shot of Irish Cream and you have one killer mudslide.

At this incredibly affordable price, we suggest you stock up. Our advice: drink one now, keep one for comparison when the next fresh batch arrives, and save a few more bottles for future vertical tastings. But get yours before it's gone.

Introducing the BeerAdvent Calendar

Binny’s is excited to announce something special for this holiday season. Germany is famous for their Advent calendars filled with delicious little chocolates, one for each day in December leading up to Christmas. They’re great for kids, but what about their parents?

BeerAdvent Calendar 201524 Pack of 16.9oz Cans $79.99

Introducing the BeerAdvent Calendar, featuring 24 exclusive imported German Beers available only in this limited set. Like a kid peeling back wrapping paper to sneak a peek, we couldn’t wait until December to get a taste. Styles included range from familiar favorites including light and creamy hefeweizens, refreshing pilsners and malty marzens – to lesser-known German classics like zwickel, dunkelweizen and herbaceous helles, each in a 16.9 oz tallboy can.


* This extra special holiday season gift is only available in limited quantities, and is only available in stores. It will sell out quickly! Call or visit your favorite Binny's location today.
Taste it First - People's Brewing Company Tastings at Binny's

We’re kicking off the launch of the latest regional brewery to storm Chicago with a series of samplings. Hailing from Lafayette, Indiana, People’s Brewing Co. makes great drinking beers in classic styles. But you don't have to take our word for it; get a taste at a Binny’s near you:

Friday, November 13, 5-7pm

Downers Grove * Naperville * Oak Brook * Willowbrook

Saturday, November 14, 1-4pm

Chicago - Lincoln Park * Chicago - South Loop

New Belgium   Ben & Jerry's Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale

Ice cream ... beer? As if a collaboration between Colorado's craft beer classic New Belgium and infamous ice creamery Ben & Jerry's wasn't enough to catch your interest, they had to go and make a Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale. This special release is available only in limited quantities, and after hearing early buzz online, we don't expect it to last long. Available today, get it first at Binny's!

New Belgium Ben & Jerry's
Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale
6 Pack of 12oz Bottles $9.99

Brown ale with a frosty dessert twist. Softly sweet but never cloying - the brown ale base lays a classic foundation for notes of chocolate cake and malted milk balls. Hints of vanilla and caramel before a slightly roasty finish. This special collab gets extra flavor from aging with cocoa powder and vanilla right in the tank.


Ben & Jerry's Tapping Events

To celebrate the launch of this new collaborative brew, New Belgium and Ben & Jerry's are hosting tapping events at select locations across Chicagoland, including one special event at our very own Binny's Lincoln Park Tasting Room. The only way to get tickets to these events is to grab a six pack at your favorite Binny's location. Each six pack contains a special one-use promotional code that will score you free tickets to your choice of tapping event. Head over to this site for more info, and grab a six pack at a Binny's near you!

* Prices valid through 11/2/2015 with Binny's Card. Quantities limited to stock on hand. No rain checks. Not responsible for misprints or typographical errors.

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