We’re excited to host Peruvian producer and owner of Macchu Pisco and La Diabalada Pisco, Melanie deTrindade-Asher. Melanie is bringing a little bit of Peru to the South Loop Binny’s as she personally blends her very own signature pisco sours and signs bottles.
Pisco Sour Tasting with Melanie daTrindade-Asher Thursday, February 23rd 5-8pm Binny’s South Loop
What’s a pisco sour? Only the classic Peruvian cocktail that matches the bright freshness of pisco with the zippy citrus of lime juice (or sometimes lemons). Here’s a recipe adapted from Melanie’s own MacchuPisco.com:
Here are a few more pictures from our brand new Binny’s Beverage Depot in Champaign, Illinois. If these don’t get you fired up … well … then you might not be much of a fan of beverage superstores after all.
Without fail, the number one most frequently asked question about the new Binny’s is, “When will it open?” We can now say without any uncertainty this: the new Binny’s in Champaign will open tomorrow.
Friday February 17th, at 9:00 am 802 W. Town Center Blvd
Yes, there will be special prices on tons of items all across the store just to celebrate the opening. See you there!
We already told you to save the date of March 8th for our amazing Beer Social event. We wanted to get the ball rolling but some of the little details were still up in the air. Now we have a solid idea of what’s going to happen, and it is indeed awesome. Read all the way to the end. It gets good.
Let’s keep the Binny’s Mailbagrolling. Here’s a question that is asked more and more frequently, and we’re glad to be able to answer it with a smile:
Hi! I talked with someone at your place who said there is a good gluten free beer that starts with a D and that you have trouble getting it in (and keeping it in I guess). Ive been there twice to look for something like that and havent seen anything.
Do you know the name of the beer Im talking about I want to tell another friend with Celiac – and do you have that in stock now?
Thanks for the info.
Hi A.M, and thanks for the question! We get it a lot, and we want to make sure that everyone can enjoy a good beer, so we offer a reasonable range of gluten free brews.
We’re pretty sure the beer you are thinking of is Estrella Damm Daura. It’s our best selling (and best tasting?) gluten free beer for a good reason. It’s actually made with an essential beer ingredient: malted barley. Estrella has a proprietary process that removes the gluten proteins to below 6 ppm. To put that in perspective, the FDA and international standard for gluten free labeling in food is below 20 ppm.
Similarly, Illinois natives Two Brothers are now re-labelling their Prairie Path Golden Ale as gluten free. Prairie Path is made with an enzyme that destroys the gluten during the brewing process. Recent lab testing showed that it contains gluten in quantities less than 5 ppm. Plus it’s delicious bright hops keep it light and refreshing. Watch for their labels to change soon.
Chicago beer geeks listen up! Save the date of March 8th because you are not going to want to miss this event. This is your chance to get together and hang out with your fellow beer hobbyists and drink some absolutely amazing beer.
This is going to be a HUGE beer event. We’re pulling some strings to make the night extra special. Here’s the concept: Nine different breweries – some of our favorites – each getting a tap or two to show off their best at the Binny’s South Loop Tasting Room. That’s sixteen taps (actually fifteen kegs plus one firkin). Who are we inviting?
Yet more pictures from our soon-to-open store in Champaign. We think the place is going to look a lot better when the shelves are full and the registers are busy. Product is arriving today, right now! Just a couple more weeks until our Grand Opening!