We first introduced the Craft Your Own Six Pack racks back in November of 2011, and we were blown away by its success. You have spoken, and we're listening! So we're bringing an even bigger selection to these racks. Many Binny's locations offered 80 or 160 craft beers to choose from, but now that number is jumping by at least 80 beers!
Our Craft Your Own Six Pack feature offers a constantly changing selection of craft beer, from local to global, seasonal to everyday craft best buys.
What kind of Craft Your Own 6 Pack are you?
The Channel Surfer
A porter, double IPA and a shandy? You're out of control! You mix things up and live on the edge. With over 240 beers to pick from, you manage to find six of the most random beers around. Someone's gotta drink them.
A brand new brewery just hit our shelves, and you're the first in line to grab one bottle of each of their brews. You're always breaking new ground, trying the new thing, and have an encyclopeic knowledge of every beer available. Just make sure you grab enough to share.
A blonde, a couple wheat beers and a lager. You don't mess around, you keep it simple and enjoy classic brews. We salute you, always teaching others about the science and traditions of beer.
Da Windy City Loyalist
You use any excuse to tell people you're from Chicago (even though you live in Schaumburg). Revolution, Goose Island, Two Brothers are just some of your favorites. Drinking local isn't a choice, it's a priority. You're as loyal to this city as they come, which makes sense because it's the best city in the world and it has kick ass beer.
It might seem like comparing cider and beer is like comparing apples and oranges. But there's an appealing new trend in the beer world, and we're trying to get to the core. Across the country, from California to the Big Apple - cider is ripe and in season.
It wasn't easy, but we picked just a few of our favorites- from regional cideries to nationwide producers – good people making good ciders. You might say they're the apple of our eye. After all, they're as American as, well, you know.
|Vander Mill Totally Roasted|
A nutty idea by Vander Mill turned this into one of the most unique tasting ciders on our shelf: steeping pecans into their traditional hard cider. Not just any old nuts though: house made cinnamon roasted pecans that add layers of complexity to the concoction in the form of vanilla, cinnamon, sweet, and tart flavors. This is by far our favorite canned cider offering.
|J.K.'s Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold|
There are literally two ingredients in this cider, apple juice and yeast. No high fructose corn syrup, no artificial coloring, no preservatives, no concentrate, and no nonsense. The apple juice is squeezed in house, fermented for up to six months, bottled by hand, and all around pampered and cared for like a newborn baby. And trust us in saying that all that hard work paid off.
|Virtue Sidra De Nava|
We love how tart this Spanish style cider is. So tart it will remind you of freshly squeezed lemons, and quenching enough for a post triathlon victory lap. It's perfect in summer, and it might even bring some of that warmth in the winter.
|Tieton Apricot Cider|
We met these guys at last year's cider summit, and we immediately fell in love with their broad range of styles and their dedication to growing all their own fruit. The addition of apricots gives this cider a distinct tartness that balances the apples' rich sweetness.
Sunday Blue Sunday
The 2014 New Holland Blue Sunday is here. Good news: it's yours for under eight bucks (it used to cost more than an Andrew Jackson). Better news: it also tastes better than ever. We think the secret might be the touch of kombucha blended in.
Jamaican Us Crabbie
Our second alcoholic ginger beer is hitting soon. It's called Royal Jamaican. Crabbie's is good, and this one is too, but a little different. Less malty, more ginger spice, lighter in body. If you like Crabbie's, try this one too.
New from New Belgium comes Snapshot. It's an unfiltered wheat, and they pretty much nailed the style. Also new from New Belgium comes Spring Blonde. This one's a Belgian Ale, and it's a limited seasonal - think pale malt with good Belgian spice. We think you should try both.
Southpaw High Five
We still remember the launch of Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout with a smile. It was a favorite on tap for so long, finally available at home! They're expanding the Nitro line with Nitro Sawtooth Ale, in stores now. Very cool. And on a limited basis, Nitro Wake Up Dead, which sounds dangerous.
Good Beer, Great Cause
Stone Brewing, doing something awesome and releasing an awesome beer at the same time. Stone Matt's Burning Rosids is - get this - an imperial cherrywood-smoked saison dedicated to fallen brewer Matt Courtright. Cool beer with a meaning. Plus proceeds go to GoDesign, a charity that builds schools and houses in impoverished areas around the world.
The Biggest Little Kegs
Bell's is expending their already cool 5L mini keg offering, with rotating styles on the way. The first release is their Midwestern Pale Ale, their malty workhorse pale. Watch for new styles over time.
21,780 Square Feet
We've heard rumblings that we might finally see expanded distribution from Chicago craft veterans Half Acre. We'll keep you posted. In the mean time, check out exciting new styles from them on shelves now, including Heyoka (everyday IPA in cans) and this year's Navaja bombers are out now.
|Although these are unconventional styles for the cold weather,|
that doesn't mean they aren't awesome beers!
Dogfish Head waved goodbye to longstanding winter staple Chicory Stout this year and unveiled yet another curious concoction brewed with white pear tea and pear juice.
Ten Hills Pale Ale
Goose Island gave the axe to Mild Winter, replacing it with Ten Hills Pale Ale, a sessionable pale ale with herbal and citrus hop flavors and aromas.
This is the latest edition to Harvest line of beers that features freshly picked fruit. This refreshing IPA is made with real grapefruits squeezed in a wine press at the brewery. You like Abita Strawberry? Absolutely do not miss this.
A Little Crazy
This beer is now featured in 6 pack cans instead of bombers. It's brewed with the most popular hops on the planet (citra) along with Belgian yeast. Yes, it's a little crazy... but it's super tasty. Trust us.
Hoppin Frog Cafe Boris
Horny Goat Wiscon Zin
Perennial La Boheme
Goose Island Class of '88
Solemn Oath Tickle Fight
Original Sin Cherry Tree
Three Floyds Space Station
Three Floyds Man-O-Awe
Maine Beer Tiny Beautiful
Off Color Tooth And Claw
JK's Scrumpy Pair Perry
Urban Legend Wire Transfer
Uncle Johns Russet
Uncle Johns Melded
Ruhstaller Gilt Edge
Ruhstaller Barley Wine
Green Flash Hop Odyssey
Stone Go To IPA
Zeffer Slack Ma Girdle
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