Beer Jelly Beans.
Not jelly bean beer, that’s totally different.
Some people take beer too seriously.
“Ceramic squirrel” is just gravy.
Malort in the news.
Wine: the glass makes the difference.
For better or worse, but it’s totally true.
Top 5 beers in the world?
This blogger gets it right, even if it is a listicle.
Newcastle can’t afford to hire Anna Kendrick for a commercial for the REDACTED.
Our favorite thing in quite a while.
It’s been a while, so we’re catching up.
…or just a shortage of wine, globally.
Our very own Brett Pontoni contributes to this PVW article, as does John Hansell.
Love these recurring articles:
One about how not drinking correlates to shortened lifespans.
One about blind tasting crappy beer.
Halsted Vodka gets local love.
Congratulations to Binny’s in Champaign for taking home the coveted “Best Place to Buy Liquor” nod from the Daily Illini.
The faithful know it’s that time again, time for the Great Brophstradamus to make his predictions for the spirits world in the coming year. How wise is Brophstradamus? We aren’t sure, but his beard is legit. His predictions have been meticulously translated from the original quatrains by time, a secret decoder ring and Google. 2014 will bring more. More what?
Binny’s has the best people around. So we asked Binny’s specialists from Chicago to Champaign, Evergreen Park to Highland Park, for their Top Ten of 2013. We put an emphasis on value and on availability. The response was huge, and distilling all the great suggestions down to a list of just 10 wasn’t easy.
It’s called the Coravin, and you can get it at Binny’s. If you’re already in the know, then you’ll be excited to learn that Binny’s is pretty much the only retailer anywhere between New York and California where you can buy this thing. Check it out on binnys.com.
If you’re not in the know, then you’re probably wondering what kind of device famed wine critic Robert Parker would refer to as:
“The most transformational and exciting new product for wine lovers
that has been developed/invented in the last 30+ years.”
Holy cow, right? What could this amazing device be?
It’s December. Are you busy? We’re busy. Too busy for full articles. So here are Passing Shots instead. For more news from the whiskey world, head to the Whiskey Hotline.
A question we hear often: “My friend loves whiskey. What should I get him?” The answer, of course, is whiskey. But if you’re looking for something more creative, here are the TOP TEN WHISKEY GIFTS from our own wishlist. For more whiskey favorites, check out the Whiskey Hotline.
Why do we love pisco? We love the freshness and mixability of this world-class spirit. And one of our absolute favorites is Pisco Porton, one of Peru’s premium piscos. Here is your chance to learn more about this handcrafted pisco and meet one of the foremost pisco authorities in the word, Porton Master Distiller Johnny Schuler.
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Tuesday, Dec 10th 4-7 pm
More info about Johnny Schuler via Porton:
Surly at Binny’s? Yes.
I have personally done like three beer trades in my whole life. And at least two of them were to get Surly. Because Surly. One time I slept for three hours in a tent on a 34 degree night to get Surly. You know the one I mean. So I got excited when I heard that Surly is indeed coming to Chicago in a full-time, everyday availability sort of way.
Which Surly? Furious. Hell. Cynic. Overrated. Bender. Coffee Bender.
We’re kicking things off at the new Binny’s Evergreen Park, and some of our Chicago sports pals are stopping by to help us out. First:
Monday, December 2nd
Meet Chicago Blackhawks player Ben Smith courtesy of Bud Light and The Score. Ben will answer questions, sign photographs and pose for pictures. And he’s bringing some Bud Light Ice Crew ladies, too.
There’s more. You’re going to want to click the “continue reading” link on this one.