Our Cigar team recently traveled to Nicaragua for an unforgettable cigar experience with Drew Estates. Our trip started with true Nicaraguan food, which we finished with a Liga Pravada no.9. The roads in Nicaragua are buzzing with car horns, pedestrians and motorcycles. The Drew family shared Ligas, Naturals, Kuba kubas, and Undercrowns on the bumpy ride through mountainous terrains.
The Binny’s Top Ten Cigars are handpicked by our dedicated team of cigar consultants. These guys and gals smoke all year in the pursuit of the flavor, burn, and enjoyment. Presenting our Top Ten Cigars of 2016.
Let us introduce you to our Scotch Toddy. The smokiness from the Scotch is unexpected, but it’s a perfect mix with the sweetness of the agave. This cocktail is super calming and is the ultimate night cap.
Ballast Point Sea Rose
Ballast Point Sea Rose is a lively new wheat ale that delivers remarkably natural cherry flavor. The finish is pleasantly tart, but not puckering and is accented by hints of sweet baking spice. If you’re looking for something unique and sessionable, this one is a keeper. Yet another delicious fruit beer from
Ballast Point Bonito Blonde
California loves their blondes, and the latest from Ballast Point is a real beauty. A pronounced malty aroma is complemented by a subtle minerality; giving way to a refreshingly smooth body and a satisfying finish. While not quite as sweet, Bonito’s fruity yeastiness and soft malty mouthfeel reminded us of a much requested yet frustratingly unavailable farmhouse ale from Wisconsin.
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We moved! Our new home in Hyde Park is 11,000 square feet, more than triple the space of our previous location in Hyde Park. The spacious interior has tall ceilings and large aisles for a more comfortable shopping experience. Check out our 14-door beer cooler, sift through our newest selection of cigars, fine wines and rare spirits. “My staff and I are excited for our customers to see new Binny’s Hyde Park. We have a whole new look, triple the selection and lots of parking,” General Manager Debbie says of the move. New address, events and more below!
March brings thoughts of green beer, parades, and of course, a barber pole wrapped black market that will make everyone feel Irish. The Filthy Hooligans are back in limited quantities so get them while you can because just like last St. Patricks day these will soon be a distant slightly fuzzy memory.
Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan 6×50
This cheeky cocktail is sour and bitter with a sweet finish. It reminds us of a melted Popsicle on a hot summer day. Bartender Angie selected the gin for its key lime and juniper flavors. It’s distilled locally in the heart of Chicago at CH Distillery on Randolph Street, just less than two miles from both our Downtown and South Loop locations.