You heard it right via Shanken News Daily, we’re expanding and boy is it going to be big!
Starting this July, Binny’s Beverage Depot in Lincoln Park (1720 N. Marcey St.) will start its expansion from a measly 33,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, making it one of the largest beverage superstores in the world. Needless to say, we’re pretty excited about it!
In addition, the Lincoln Park location will also incorporate the notable Lincoln Park Pumping Station including a wine and craft beer bar.
At Binny’s we’re always looking for ways to bring more product to you and to give you a different kind of experience. But of course, it wouldn’t be possible without your committed business, so thank you!
We believe the expansion will be completed by October of this year. *Crosses fingers* But don’t worry, we’ll still be open for you during the construction.
Keep your eyes out for a grand re-opening this fall!
at Binny’s Beverage Depot
for a FREE seminar
Friday, June 14, 7pm
or call 217-355-0625
Binny’s in Champaign is excited to hold this seminar with Koval distillery. Koval is hand made in Chicago, and they offer some of the most interesting and innovative spirits you have ever tasted. Learn all about this fabulous young distillery and why their products stand out – and of course, taste some! The seminar will feature whiskies from unusual grain types including wheat, spelt and rye. You’ll also have a chance to taste their signature 47th Ward Four Grain and Koval Single Barrel Bourbon.
Space is limited and seats will go quickly, so RSVP soon.
Here’s something cool: Join Binny’s and Belgian beer importers Vanberg & DeWulf at the Music Box Theater this summer for Tuesday afternoons of good beer, classic films and industry camaraderie.
We’re talking 2pm matinee screenings on the third Tuesday of each month, for the next three months. Doors open at 1:15. Some of us Binny’s guys will be on hand, along with reps from Wirtz and Vanberg & Dewulf, to talk beer. And if you fall in love with the samples we’re pouring, all are available at Binny’s every day.
This is mainly targeted at food and beverage industry folks – hence the Tuesday afternoon time slot. We’re stoked at the opportunity to hang out with fellow industry folks!
Tuesday, June 18 – Swing Time
Tuesday, July 16 - The Big Gundown
Tuesday, August 20 – Sabata
Check out Music Box Theater’s site for more info about the events and films.
Last Saturday was Binny’s Taste at the Track at Arlington Park. If you were there, thanks a ton for joining us! It was a perfect afternoon for a wine tasting… until the fifteen minutes. But a little rain didn’t stop us from having an amazing afternoon of horse racing and wine tasting!
Check out these pics of the event – there’s a bunch more after the jump, plus a whole album of pics from the afternoon on this facebook album. Check it out, and tag all your friends!
We’re looking forward to another great Taste at the Track event in the fall – watch for more news as September 7 gets closer! By the way, we’re always trying to make this event even better, and we’d love your feedback! Leave a comment here on the Binny’s Blog, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Father’s Day with The Macallan & a Cigar
a FREE seminar at
Binny’s Highland Park
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 pm
Join Binny’s Highland Park in this free seminar featuring some of the world’s finest Scotch. Macallan Brand Ambassador Jeremy Fonicello will lead us through some excellent expressions from this classic distillery. And if Scotch with the right cigar sounds like an even better way to relax on Father’s Day, Jeremy and the Binny’s Highland Park crew have put in weeks of research to recommend the perfect smoke for each of the featured whiskys. RSVP soon at 847-831-5400, or by emailing email@example.com.
Every year, Skokie throws a big multicultural party, with folk music and dance, food, arts and crafts, games, merch and a whole bunch of displays celebrating cultures spanning the globe. I’ve been there; it’s fun. It is aptly called the Skokie Festival of Cultures. This year, for the first time, Binny’s is excited to join in the celebration.
Binny’s International Beer Tasting
at the 2013 Skokie Festival of Cultures
May 18 & 19, 2-6 pm
Oakton Park, 4701 West Oakton St.
$10 for six international 3 ounce beers and a free beer mug
Leave it to Binny’s to mix things up. We’re featuring different beers across the two days. We worked out the tasting to have some fun with different and similar styles.
Of course, all beer has an international background. Europe has its classic styles; the US has taken those styles and put their own twist into them. Each day, we’re featuring three domestic and three imports. Imports include the UK, Germany, and Austria. Domestically, we will pour beers from Chicago, Oregon, Hawaii, and Kansas. The lists:
This ain’t your Grandpas Bourbon! When Jim Beam started distilling in 1795, bourbon was pretty simple. Now it’s more complex and lots of fun! Join us for an evening of sippin’ and learnin’ with Kyle Gilligan of Jim Beam Brands this Friday.
Jim Beam Bourbon Seminar
Binny’s in Champaign
Friday, May 17th 7pm
RSVP (217) 355-0625 or firstname.lastname@example.org
During this seated seminar, taste several of the Beam family whiskeys, and to learn how they are made. See how this family is changing the way we think about this traditional American spirit.
Space for this event is limited so sign up early! The seminar will begin promptly at 7 and is free with your Binny’s card. If your plans change and you are unable to attend please contact us as we always have a waiting list.
RSVP by email by sending your name, phone number and # in your party to email@example.com and we will contact you to confirm your reservation, or call us at (217) 355-0625.
Katharine Schenck is a Wine Consultant at the Champaign Binny’s.
Grey Goose wants to get you out to the course, and they want you to golf for free. So here’s the deal: buy a 750mL bottle of Grey Goose Vodka with a special offer mail-in necker form. Fill it out, mail it in, and they’ll mail you a voucher for a free round of golf, including 18 and a cart. It’s a sweet deal. Can’t find a bottle with the special mail-in offer? Download one here. And it’s good on all Grey Goose flavors. You might remember a similar offer from Dewar’s last year.
This year’s participating courses:
Bolingbrook Golf Club – Bolingbrook, IL
Cog Hill County Club – Lemont, IL
Deer Path – Lake Forest, IL
Eagle Ridge Golf Club – Galena, IL
Highland Park Country Club – Highland Park, IL
Pine Meadows Golf Club – Mundelein, IL
Seven Bridges Golf Course – Woodridge, IL
Stone Creek Golf Club – Urbana, IL
Fox Lake – Fox Lake, IL
Thunder Hawk Golf Club – Beach Park, IL
Weaver Ridge Golf Club – Peoria, IL
The Links at Carillon – Plainfield, IL
This program runs through June 30th, so hurry. Splashier info page about this promotion here.
We tell this story every year, and it gets better every year.
Last night was the 10th annual, big big Binny’s World of Whiskies event. It was bigger and better than ever. There were 75 tables holding more bottles of whiskey than we could count. There was a cake shaped like Mark Twain. Pop Tart wrapper space suits and a rocket. Live cigar rolling. A whole crowd of friendly whiskey enthusiasts. Cookies. All our rowdy friends in the spirits industry. Kilts. Cocktails. And then more whiskey.
Tons more pics of the event after the jump.
If you made it, be sure to head over to the Gallery on the Binny’s Facebook Page, where you’ll find even more pics, including pictures of you in front of the Binny’s logo wall. Tag all your friends! And like us while you’re there. See you in 2014!
Check out these exciting events coming up at the Highland Park Binny’s.
The Macallan Portfolio Seminar
presented by Jeremy Fonicello
Thursday, April 4th, 6:30-8:30pm
Join Macallan’s brand ambassador to the United States, Jeremy Fonicello, on a guided tour of the lauded distillery’s portfolio. Jeremy will share his passion for the 187-year tradition of whisky making and the heritage of The Macallan in his distinct storytelling style. Don’t miss this chance to ask Jeremy why his favorite dram has always been The Macallan 18 year old.
RSVP for this limited event by calling 847-831-5400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Seraphine Chai Vodka Launch Party
featuring artist Jonatas Chimen
Thursday, April 18th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Have you tasted Seraphine? This delicious new Chai Tea flavored vodka is a blend of Yahara Bay’s excellent vodka and organic black chai tea. This spirit is perfect for a Chai Latte Martini or served White Russian style over ice. Binny’s is proud to host the launch party for the artist’s edition bottle, featuring bottle artist Jonatas Chimen. Come taste some chai tea vodka and have your bottle signed by the artist!