Yesterday I listed just some of the events we have planned for craft beer month at Binny’s, which will take place during the entire month of May. Today I’d like to announce even more events geared toward the craft beer lover. Tony Magee, head brewer and owner of Lagunitas, is going to be in town and hanging out at several Binny’s. Along with 500 plus other beers, all of Tony’s Lagunitas branded beers will be on sale during the month of May at Binny’s.
Starting May 6th at the Binny’s in St. Charles, Tony will be signing bottles from 2:00-3:00 p.m., which will coincide with a tasting. During the evening of May 6th, Tony will head to the Binny’s in Lakeview where he will jam out on his guitar from 6:00-6:30 p.m., and sign bottles from 6:30-7:00 p.m. On Thursday, May 7th, Tony will be at the South Loop store to sign bottles and hold a tasting from 5:00-6:00 p.m. To culminate Tony’s tour of Binny’s, he will appear at the Glen Ellyn store Friday, May 8th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to sign bottles and host a tasting.
What’s better than a meet and greet with brew master while drinking his highly acclaimed brews? These are sure to be titillating events, and the fact that Tony is a gifted musician and will be performing at at least one of the tastings/signings makes these events even more noteworthy.
Besides Tony Magee coming to town, there are numerous other things to get excited about regarding Lagunitas. Two new beers from Lagunitas are slated to hit Binny’s during the month of May. Correction Ale is an American IPA and will be available in 22 oz bottles. Next is a brand new summer seasonal which will be available in six packs, but Lagunitas is “not really sure yet what this one will be…” Maybe we can squeeze some information out of Tony regarding this beer when he comes to Binny’s. Besides the two new beers coming out, Lagunitas has the Undercover Investigation Shut Down Ale as their latest seasonal, which is an incredible “Imperial Mild,” and is still available at Binny’s. Lagunitas also recently released their Maximus double IPA in six packs, which was previously only available in the 22 oz bottles. To top things off, Lagunitas finally brought Hop Stoopid to Illinois, which is “so hoppy that it threatens to remove the enamel from one’s teeth.” As you can see, all is well in the Lagunitas world. Does anyone have any thoughts, comments, or questions regarding Lagunitas? Better yet has anyone ever hung out with Tony Magee or a notable brew master?