1. Crafthouse Cocktails- These handcrafted cocktails from Chicago mixology star Charles Joly are fantastic to enjoy in your own home. All you have to do is open the bottle, pour over ice and enjoy with friends.
With the summer heat, it’s necessary to dive into a fruity cocktail after a long day at work. This blueberry cocktail will help not only keep you cool, but splash up your night!
Ah, bacon. These days bacon seems to be a part of everything. From bacon candles to bacon flavored candy, we’ve accepted this fatty treat with open arms… and mouths. Here’s our breakdown of our favorite bacon pairings. Watch out, things are about to get crispy.
|Let’s get started with this classic. The Bakon Mary.
Summer may be coming to an end, but we’re still keeping things cool with this fresh cocktail. It’s easy, bright and great for parties! The lemonade in this is the secret gem. It softens the strawberry fruitiness and gives it the right amount of sweet!
Strawberry Lemonade Breeze
Another successful Homebrew Contest has come to an end and we couldn’t be more impressed with all of the entries this year! Thank you to everyone who took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 6th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams.
This year, we saw a variety of entries from IIPA’s to stouts to saisons. We even had a Danish Pilsner entry! We’d also like to mention that we will be changing the Homebrew Contest next year to accommodate more entries. More details to come.
The top ten Homebrew Contest entries:
First Place: Tim Beale of Lagrange will be enjoying a trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado in October thanks to his saison! The judges described this beer to be impeccably and stylistically near perfect to the type of saison he was going for. Congratulations, Tim!
It took just 19 minutes to fill the allotment of entries for the 6th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest. Excited and sleepy homebrewers lined up at the door this morning before the store opened. Rumor has it that the first guy in line got there at 5:30. We can’t confirm that. We weren’t there.
Anyway, good luck to everybody who made it, cheers to our judges, and we’ll see you all on Saturday afternoon to announce the winners!
As seen in the latest Whiskey Hotline, we’re holding on to summer here at the hotline with some of our favorite warm weather cocktails.
We really like this one.
As always, just clap your hands.
Natural Wine, “Actual Facts”
For when non actual facts just aren’t enough.
What the world needs now is higher-alcohol lager?
In a few weeks Binny’s will introduce several new offerings from Fuller’s Brewery of London, England including Honeydew & the return of 1845. But the one that caught our eye is Bengal Lancer, an India Pale Ale. Bengal Lancer stood out because it isn’t just any old IPA – it is one of the first IPA’s ever made.
By now most people know the history of the IPA, how the beers were heavily hopped as a preservative measure to survive the journey from Britan to the Indian subcontinent. During the long & arduous journey the beer went around the Cape of Good Hope in Africa before landing in the hands of thirsty British soldiers.
On a recent trip to Michigan, 34 Binny’s employees embarked on a beer education adventure. With visits to Greenbush, Dark Horse, Arcadia, and Saugatuck, we walked away with a new and profound knowledge of what these breweries have to offer- and only just a little bit of a headache.