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Hop Vapin’ with Lagunitas

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Brewers Mary Bauer and Joe Flores of Lagunitas Chicago recently led an exciting seminar on hops at Binny’s Lincoln Park. To enhance our understanding of hops, Lagunitas placed ground hops into a volcano vaporizer. As different beers from Lagunitas were sampled, attendees got a whiff of a corresponding hop used in that beer.
 

Dan Hop Vapin' Lagunitas

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The Dark One Draws Near – Are You Prepared?

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For those lucky enough to have snagged a ticket, one of the years most anticipated beer events is just around the corner. Each year throngs of 3 Floyd’s devotees from all around the country make a pilgrimage to Munster to celebrate the release of Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout. For the uninitiated, DLD is quite an experience. Great beer and food abounds, but get ready to wait in some amusement parkesq long lines. Thankfully 3 Floyd’s allows attendees to bring bottles of beer to share with fellow craft compatriots. As such, DLD represents much more than just the beer from which it takes it’s name. It’s in these lines, that some of the most imaginative and carefully crafted beers in the world are shared with friend and strangers alike.

 

Dark Lord Day Bottle Share

 
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Celebrating National Saison Day!

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Of all the beer styles brewed toady, few are open to as much interpretation as the saison. Saisons are highly carbonated and refreshing pale ales that were originally brewed by Belgian farmers in order to entice seasonal farmhands or “saisonniers” to sign on for summer work. Yeast plays a big role in their flavor profile and while most are brewed with strains that produce highly aromatic and spicy flavors, some also incorporate wild yeast strains such as Brettanomyces which can impart some earthy funk. So raise a toast to this classic style with one of these refreshing favorites on #NationalSaisonDay!

 

National Saison Day 2017

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Get it First at Binny’s: New From Solemn Oath

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Tucked away in a small Naperville business park, Solemn Oath Brewery continues to grow in popularity; brewing everything from resin drenched IPAs to big spicy Belgian ales, and a handful of incredible barrel aged brews in-between. With their canning line up and humming, they’ve added two refreshing new brews to their lineup. Light, bright and easy to drink; both are perfect for toasting the return of spring.

 

Solemn Oath Binny's

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Fresh Catches from Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ballast Point Brewing Company

 

Ballast Point Sea Rose

Ballast Point Sea Rose is a lively new wheat ale that delivers remarkably natural cherry flavor. The finish is pleasantly tart, but not puckering and is accented by hints of sweet baking spice. If you’re looking for something unique and sessionable, this one is a keeper. Yet another delicious fruit beer from

 

Ballast Point Bonito Blonde

California loves their blondes, and the latest from Ballast Point is a real beauty. A pronounced malty aroma is complemented by a subtle minerality; giving way to a refreshingly smooth body and a satisfying finish. While not quite as sweet, Bonito’s fruity yeastiness and soft malty mouthfeel reminded us of a much requested yet frustratingly unavailable farmhouse ale from Wisconsin.

 
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Beer Buzz: Dry & Dignified Ciders

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Turned off by the sweetness of many popular ciders? Luckily our selection of cider has never been better and we have a plethora of refreshingly crisp ciders to choose from. Many of these ciders are remarkably wine like in character so if you’re looking for an interesting alternative to serve at your next dinner party, consider giving one of these carefully crafted ciders a try.
 

Dry Cider

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Get it at Binny’s: Odell Brewing Company

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When we first heard Odell Brewing Co. planned to come to Illinois we immediately asked, “WHEN?!” Thankfully the wait is finally over. Initially inspired by the classic ales of Great Britain, this Colorado craft pioneer’s portfolio has grown to include all manner of styles. From long cherished classics, to award winning sours, Odell brings a solid selection of brews to the shelf.

 

Odell Brewing Company Binny's

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Get It First at Binny’s: pseudoSue

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Binny’s is proud to announce the dawn of a new era – Toppling Goliath is finally here!
 
This unassuming little brewery from Decorah, Iowa has garnered quite the reputation, brewing some of the most sought after brews on today’s craft market. Our first taste of their magnificent portfolio is pseudoSue, but rest assured pseudoSue is but the first hoppy masterpiece of many. As Toppling Goliath works to expand their operations in Decorah, a slew of their revered brews will start making their way to Illinois. Keep a close eye on the Beer Buzz in the months to come!

 

Toppling Goliath Binny's

 

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Beer Buzz Hits the Road: 5 Rabbit Cervecería

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This week we escape the cold winter greyness with the bright Latin flavors of Chicago’s 5 Rabbit CervecerÍa. These intrepid brewers turn to Central and South American cuisine for inspiration, using a wide variety painstakingly sourced ingredients at various stages of the brewing process.
 

5 Rabbit

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Beer Buzz Hits the Road: Myths and Legends Brewing Company

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All this cold weather as of late was driving us a bit stir crazy, so we decided to hit the road and visit some local breweries. Our customers continue to rave about Myths and Legends Brewing Company in nearby Westmont, so we headed on over to check things out.

 

Myths and Legends Tap Room

 

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