Here are more pictures showing the progress of the upcoming Champaign Binny’s Beverage Depot. These offer a better impression of just how big this store is going to be. They were taken about a week ago, and we’ve made even more progress since then. We still have a long way to go, but everything is running right on track for our scheduled mid-February opening date!
Here is a great opportunity to learn about classic Belgian ales from a brewery with hundreds of years of history and tradition.
Brouwerij Van Eecke Meet & Greet with Danny Dieussaert Monday, February 13th, 6 – 8 pm Binny’s South Loop
Meet and greet Danny Dieussaert, Export Manager for Brewery Van Eecke. We’ll have Van Eecke’s Poperings Hommelaleon tap, which you can sample. For free! This is a full-flavored and balanced Belgian IPA made with locally grown hops. Also, the Kappitel line of Abbey ales will be available to sample from bottles.
Spirits lovers, Scotch lovers, fans of malt whisky. You must save the date of Thursday, February 9th for this can’t-miss seminar:
Glenmorangie Seminar with Dr. Bill Lumsden Thursday, February 9th, 6 – 7:30 pm Binny’s Lincoln Park $15/$10 with Binny’s Card RSVP: 312.664.4394
This is going to be a really cool seminar. The event will feature the benchmark Glenmorangie portfolio, including the brand new, limited-edition Glenmorangie Artein. More on that below. Our host will be Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation at Glenmorangie. Lumsden has revolutionized wood aging program with lots of experimental and exotic casks and has left his fingerprint on the Glenmorangie portfolio.
The new Glenmorangie Artein prominently carries a “15 Years Old” age statement. It is two thirds 15 years old whisky with an additional third aged 21 years and includes maturation in Super-Tuscan wine casks. The result is a complex and nuanced whisky with notes of berry fruits, honeysuckle, mint, roasted chocolate and more. It’s a limited release that collectors are sure to buy up. Don’t miss your chance to taste Artein and more at this seminar event!
$5 for your first pint of Founders All Day IPA RSVP: 312.768.4400
The new Founders All Day IPA is complex and hoppy with an ABV that won’t knock you out and mild bitterness. We’re stoked that it’s hitting retail shelves, so we’re throwing this kick-off party. Along with All Day IPA, we’ll tap some other great offerings from Founders, including:
Check out this great upcoming Bridal event. Binny’s isn’t hosting it, we’re just presenting. If you’re planning a wedding, you won’t want to miss this:
An Intimate Bridal Affair Presented by Glitz Event Design Hotel Palomar 505 N State Street, Chicago
January 25th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
This is a luxury Bridal ‘experience’ with a multi-cultural twist. Among a whole bunch of guests, contributors and exhibitors will be our very own Jeff Caldcleugh. Jeff will offer consultation to brides to be, and as an extra touch, will host a wine and spirits tasting throughout the event.
Find more event info here and get your tickets here.
By the way, we can’t miss this opportunity to point out that Binny’s does weddings. By planning the beverages for your special event through Binny’s, you can save thousands of dollars. Plus you can choose from our dazzlingly diverse offering of wines, spirits andbeers, all with the helpful guidance of our party planning experts. As you plan out your wedding or other party large or small be sure to contact Jeff atJcaldcleugh@binnys.com to see how Binny’s can save money on your special day.
First: Check out these cool new images straight from our upcoming store in Champaign, Illinois (the pics are down below). These show a little more progress than the last round – less dust and more paint. We still have a long way to go before our scheduled opening in mid-February.
Second: We’re getting a lot of inquiries about jobs here on the Binny’s Blog. Here’s the deal. We will be at the Wingate by Wyndham at 516 W. Marketview Drive in Champaign during the following times:
9:30 – 7:00
9:30 – 3:30
9:30 – 7:00
9:30 – 7:00
9:30 – 3:30
We’ll be in the Wingate conference room. Please stop by to introduce yourself and pick up a job application, and be sure to say “hi” to Amy and Caitlin. For more info, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in Champaign!
This Binny’s commercial is a little more heartfelt than what you might be used to. You’ll find many of the images used hanging on the walls of the Lincoln Park Binny’s Beverage Depot. If you are in the store, look closely and you’ll notice a pattern of Easter Eggs.
We’re proud to be a Chicago institution with such deep roots. If you’re looking for more Binny’s commercials and other videos from your favorite Beverage Depot, check the Binny’s YouTube channel.
Goose Island’s Green Line Pale Ale is a bit on the light side compared with many other American versions of Pale Ale’s (and isn’t bottled, which is why we can’t offer it). Give Stone Pale or Founder’s Pale Ale a try.