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Beer School

Get ready to do your homework.

WGN and Binny’s are teaming up to take you back to school. Beer school.

Here’s the deal. Binny’s Beverage Depot is hosting a series of classes, each featuring a different WGN personality and a teacher from that week’s craft beer partner. Expect to learn about beer styles, discuss beer and food pairings, and taste some beer. We have some pretty cool breweries lined up:


November 10th Unibroue

Karl Braun with Nick Digilio from WGN. Featuring La Fin DuMonde, Maudite, and Trois Pistoles. Pair these great beers with artisan cheeses at the Lincoln Park Binny’s Beverage Depot. RSVP 312.664.4394


November 16th Global Beer 

Pete Larsen with Dave Kaplan from WGN. Look forward to exploring Wittekerke Winter Double White and the Van Steenberge Belgian Holiday Gift Pack at the Lincoln Park Binny’s Beverage Depot. RSVP 312.664.4394


November 29th – Breckenridge

Ed Kane and Anthony Norkus join WGN’s John Williams. We’ll dig into Breckenridge favorites including Vanilla Porter and Avalanche Ale, along with something special from the brewery at the Binny’s South Loop Tasting Room. RSVP 312.768.4400


December 8th Anchor Brewing

Join Tony Escobedo and Anthony Norkus with Greg Jarrett from WGN and experience the entire Anchor Brewing portfolio and history, including a vertical tasting of Anchor’s Christmas Ale. At the Lincoln Park Binny’s Beverage Depot. RSVP 312.664.4394


There is a $5 suggested donation to the WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation.

Classes run from 6-8p. Space is limited, so RSVP at each location.

Edit: Fixed Anchor “Brewing” and “Avalance” Thanks to Anthony and Ian for the corrections.

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