Patrick Devitt, receiver at Binny’s Elmwood Park, is super excited about the local beer scene, so it makes sense that he chose Revolution’s A Little Crazy this week for his pick.
Why this particular brew?
After a trip to the Revolution Brew Pub for a wedding and sampling so much of their beer, I have been hooked on their brews.
How would you describe the taste?
A Little Crazy has a nice blend of flavors, mainly tangerine and citrus, but also works in a bit of a bitter taste of pine.
Mhmm! Sounds super refreshing! So what’s your story with Binny’s?
I started with Binny’s during the holidays in 2002 at the River Grove location. I’ve been with the company since then and have just started my role with Binny’s at Elmwood Park. The best part about working at Binny’s is the family type atmosphere that you have with your co-workers. You see your fellow Binny’s employees so much that they are kind of become like family.
Aww! What sparked your interest with beer?
I was always a big geography nerd as a kid, so with so many different beers from around the world that Binny’s carries it was kind of a natural fit for me. You get to learn so much from the different countries offering beer and the history behind all of them.
What consumes your time outside of Binny’s?
I am a huge sports enthusiast. I know way too much useless information about sports. It drives my friends nuts!
Well then… we’ll know who to call now when we make our bracket! Hypothetical situation: It’s a Friday night and you’re watching your favorite team… what’s your go-to beer of choice?
Either Two Brothers Domaine DuPage or Sierra Nevada Torpedo.
Why do you like the beer industry?
You get to meet all sorts of different people who are passionate about beer. Its much easier to communicate when the person is just as interested in something as you are.
Have more questions for Patrick? Shoot him an email here: PDevitt@binnys.com.
This special cocktail comes to you from our party planner, Jeff Caldcleugh. No surprise here.. Jeff loves to party. He created this cocktail after hosting numerous get-togethers with his pals and a little inspiration from his pup, Iggy!
The Fizzy Iggy
One part Hum
Three parts Cava
Dash of Simple Syrup to taste
Squeeze of Lime Juice
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled Champagne flute.
There ya have it, a sweet treat to enjoy anytime through out the year.
Did you enjoy making The Fizzy Iggy? Show us your version on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to check out our mixology centers in participating Binny’s.
Are you all ready for something different? We bring you… get ready for it… “The Marroquin.”
Josh Dempsey, our South Loop bartender, is sharing his sweet treat with us! Inspired by his girlfriend (awww) he named this Spanish-french cocktail after her and mixed in a few of her favorite ingredients!
1 part Partida Reposado Tequila
1 part St. Germain
1 part Agave Nectar
A pinch of fresh squeezed lemon and lime.
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled rocks glass coated with salt. It’s a one-two punch… to your mouth! Enjoy that sweet and sour mix of cocktail greatness.
What’d you think of this love-inspired Marroquin? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Also, be sure to check out our mixology centers in participating Binny’s.
Alright folks, things are about to get dirty. Brian Lynch, our bartender slash beer guy slash ham expert from South Loop is bringing you a spin on an old classic- the dirty martini. Known to Brian and all he serves as “The Second Gunman,” this extra dirty treat will keep you coming back for more.
The Second Gunman
Shot of Zubrowka Vodka
Dash of Dry Vermouth
Olive Juice (TONS of it…the dirtier the better.)
Peppadew Stuffed Olive
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a Peppadew Stuffed Olive.
Yum! We know what we’re sipping on tonight.
Enjoy and be sure to share with us your own version of Brian’s dirty treat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Also, be sure to check out our mixology centers at participating Binny’s!
It’s time to talk Whiskey! We’re shaking it up with our gourmet market clerk and South Loop Tasting Room bartender, Ashley Boswell. Ashley has been with Binny’s for the past five years. Now she’s giving up her secret treat, the “Boztini.”
2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1/2 oz cherry liqueur
1/2 oz grenadine
Splash simple syrup
Splash club soda
2 splashes of cherry bitters
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
What’s behind Ashley’s cocktail creation? We asked her: “I wanted a fruity drink, but they all call for vodka, so I used my favorite whiskey instead.”
Find everything you’ll need for The Boztini and more at Binny’s! Check out our “Mixology Center” display at participating stores. And don’t forget to show us your version of The Boztini on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Throwing a party? Need an easy welcome sign? Recycle your old cigar boxes for good use!
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