Great Divide Hibernation Ale
Peter Sorgatz, Binny's Glen Ellyn
Take a break from the spiced beers and winter warmers, and try out an old ale. Great Divide's Hibernation Ale boasts a wonderful coffee roastness, along with toffee and caramel. At 8.5 abv%, this beer is perfect for a cold winter night.
Austin Niestrom, Binny's Naperville
My favorite winter seasonal this year thus far is the Magnetron by Metropolitan Brewing Company. It is a very impressive Schwartzbier and a perfect winter lager. The roasted malt deliciously contributes to this more full bodied lager. It is a nutty, roasty, and an easy drinking dark beer.
Smuttynose Winter Ale
Roger Adamson, Binny's Willowbrook
Unlike many other winter ales, Smuttynose Winter Ale is not brewed with any spices. Its gentle spicy character is the product of the unique Trappist ale yeast used to create this flavorful brew. Stylistically it closely resembles a Belgian Dubbel with fruity aromas and a beautiful richness derived from the use of five different specialty malts and Dark Belgian Candi Syrup. Amidst a category filled with spicy strong ales, at 5.8% abv Smuttynose Winter Ale proves that you can have both complexity and sessionability.
Bell's Expedition Stout
Jon Snowdon, Binny's Plainfield
Simply put, it is one of the best Imperial Stouts available during the winter season. A combination of dark fruits, coffee, licorice, and dark chocolate work together to create this exceptional brew. At 10.5% abv it also boasts enough of a kick to warm you up during the colder months. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys darker beers.
Saugatuck Neapolitan Stout
Nick Gallachio, Binny's Bolingbrook
Pours almost jet black with hints of roasty dark chocolate and some vanilla on the nose. Saugatuck really does a great job of capturing the aroma of a melted bowl of ice cream. The initial taste is big and robust with a creamy texture, however on the finish, the strawberry and vanilla really pop out. It is the perfect desert beer and would go great poured over some vanilla ice cream!
Sixpoint Global Warmer
Anthony Gerdt, Binny's Glen Ellyn
I can only handle so many cinnamon, ginger and clove spiced beers before I start to lose my Christmas spirit. That's where Sixpoint's Global Warmer comes in, with it's bright, citrusy and earthy hop aroma, refreshing orange peel hop flavor and lingering bitterness. This straight-forward hoppy amber ale refreshes the palate, as well as my cheerfulness... Bring on the roasted almonds, mulled wine, and Alvin and the Chipmunks' Christmas Album.
Steve Enders, Binny's Naperville
I look forward to this release every year. Dark candy sugar flavor with a bit of spice from the yeast, to go along with 10% abv makes this beer my go to winter warmer. This beer does good with a little bit of time in the cellar too.
Boulevard Nutcracker Ale
Kyle Fornek, Binny's Willowbrook
Instead of wet-hopping an IPA or pale ale like most breweries do, Boulevard uses their allotment of freshly harvested Chinook hops in their Christmas beer. The beer is a deep mahogany color, and heartier in every way possible when juxtaposed with a traditional amber ale. The addition of molasses keeps the bitterness in check, resulting in a deliciously balanced winter warmer.
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Small Town Brewery
If you're a fan of Small Town Brewery, you already know that you can't purchase their liquid gold in anything but a keg. That is until now. The Wauconda brewery is releasing a few cases of Not Your Father's 10% and 19.5% Root Beer in bottles for the first time in Illinois. The bottles will only be available at Binny's in Algonquin that evening. We expect to see more at all of the stores in 2014. These few cases are expected to sell out quick, so get there early. Here's your chance to meet owner and head brewer, Tim Kovac and some of the staff from Small Town Brewery. We hear they might even bring a surprise or two. Only at Binny's Algonquin, Friday, December 13th, 6-8:00pm.
Exclusive Collaboration: Ivan the Terrible
Last month we packed our bags and hit the road. Big Sky invited us out to their brewery in Montana to see how our exclusive batch of Ivan the Terrible was doing. If you've been following along, you know it's been quite the journey creating this epic collaboration with Big Sky Brewing. They've taken this year's Ivan the Terrible and aged it in Buffalo Trace barrels that previously held our Binny's Handpicked Buffalo Trace. We then picked out which single cask of Ivan we liked the most. We're happy to share that it's been bottled, packaged, and is on the way to us. It may be limited, but definitely worth getting your hands on if you can.
How often does the beer landscape change at Binny's Beverage Depot? Every single day. We add dozens and dozens of new beers from across the country and around the globe every single week.
Here are just a handful of the never ending stream of new beers at Binny's - we can't even list them all!
Summit Rebellion Stout
Summit Biere De Garde
Wells Toffee Ale
Mendocino Smoked Double Porter
Spiteful Norm is a Son of a Bitch
Spiteful Time Stealers
Spiteful Damn Cascara Pigeon Porter
Abita Grapefruit IPA
Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat
Wychwood Bah Humbug
Pipeworks Imperial End Of Days
Pipeworks & 4 Hands Grouper
The Bruery 6 Geese-A-Laying
New Holland Incorrigible
New Belgium Wild Dubbel
New Belgium & Cigar City Ale
Two Bros The More The Merrier
Spiteful Negative Nancy
Tallgrass Vanilla Buffalo Sweat
Goose Island Ten Hills
Revolution Local Hero
Upland Komodo Dragonfly
Shock Top Choc Top
To Ol Shameless Santa
Tighthead Boxcar Porter
Gigantic The Future Is Now
Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition
SURLY IS HERE.
Still reading? Let us tell you about Surly.
Over the last few years, Binny's has seen the new introduction of brewery after craft brewery. Some have been great. But few are as exciting as the introduction of Minnesota's Surly Brewing. Why? Since 2005, Surly has brewed some of the midwest's most forward-thinking beer: big IPAs, rich coffee porters, flavorful lagers. They package in 16oz cans and don't pasteurize their beer. But until now, you were lucky to find Surly outside of Minnesota.
Today, Surly Brewing Co. is available at all Chicago-area Binny's locations. Look in the beer cooler, and you'll find:
$11.99 4pk cans "A tempest on the tongue, or a moment of pure hop bliss? Brewed with a dazzling blend of American hops and Scottish malt, this crimson-hued ale delivers waves of citrus, pine and caramel-toffee. For those who favor flavor, Furious has the hop-fire your taste buds have been screaming for." - Producer notes
$10.99 4pk cans "A Surly beer my German mother will drink. She says this one tastes like a bier from back home. Not unlike a Zwickel Bier from Germany, Hell is not filtered and fermented with lager yeast. American hops takes a back seat to the Pils malt sweetness and fresh bread aroma. The color is well... hell (Deutsch for light). It's fiendishly drinkable, and you don't have to sell your soul to get another." - Producer notes
$11.99 4pk cans "Oh great, a fizzy yellow beer in a can, that's just what the craft beer world needs! CynicAle melds Old World ingredients in a new school style. French malted barley, English oats and Belgian yeast create honey & black pepper flavors. Lively Slovenian hops provide the floral, apricot and peach notes. Toss your doubts away, toss one back and enjoy!" - Producer notes
$10.99 4pk cans "It's been said: "It's easier to brew an extremely hoppy beer than an extremely balanced beer." And you know us, we are always looking for the easy way out, so we jumped on the West Coast IPA Bandwagon and brewed this dry and hoppy ale. "Surly's a little bit of a one-trick pony, they just brew gimmick beers," and maybe we are OVERRATED, but at the end of the day, it's just a beer. If you like it, great, so do we. If you only liked us when we were small, then leave this one on the shelf. Let one of the fanboys grab it." - Producer notes
$10.99 4pk cans "Here's what happens when substance meets smooth. This oatmeal brown ale defies traditional categories. Bender begins crisp and lightly hoppy, complemented by the velvety sleekness oats deliver. Belgian and British malts usher in cascades of cocoa, coffee, caramel and hints of vanilla and cream. An easy-drinking ale with many layers of satisfaction." - Producer notes
|Surly Coffee Bender|
$13.99 4pk cans "Coffee Bender refreshes like an iced-coffee, is aromatic as a bag of whole beans as satisfies like your favorite beer. The Surly brew team has developed a cold extraction process that results in intense coffee aromatics and flavor bringing together two of our favorite beverages. Your only dilemma will be whether to finish your day or start it with a Coffee Bender." - Producer notes
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