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10th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

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This year, we accepted 40+ entries and the top 10 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 10th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!

 

Binny's Homebrew Contest

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10th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Sponsored by Samuel Adams

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UPDATE (8/1/17): The following homebrewers have advanced to the final round:

-Aaron Liga/Alan Diebel
-Joe & Tom Fuentes
-Lawrence Gualano
-Nick Gualano
-Grant Judickas
-Ken Kaczmarek
-Jeff Landers
-John McGuire
-James Miller
-Brad Ramsey

If you did not advance, but would like your score sheet, they will be available for pick up at the final event, or email Hilary@binnys.com.
 

 

We have hosted the Binny’s Homebrew Contest for ten years… can you believe it? We have another great contest lined up this year. Once again, we’re excited to host guest judge Jim Koch. Best known as Samuel Adams Founder, Jim Koch will pick the winner this year, and award the coveted first prize: a trip for two to the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Read on for more details.

 

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From Barrel to Bottle

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In an unassuming red brick building in the Garfield Park neighborhood, thousands of beer filled bourbon barrels lay carefully resting. While most contain expressions of their renowned Bourbon County Stout, many others are filled with experimental brews. While big bourbon character stands at the forefront of BCS, the Goose Island Cooper Project takes a more delicate approach. A shorter time in wood imparts nuanced bourbon notes, while still allowing the base beer to shine. Like Cooper Project No. 1, every drop of this Blonde Doppelbock is carefully crafted and patiently aged right here in Chicago.

 

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A Snappy New Sour from Avery

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Something new is always brewing in Boulder. Interest in barrel aged beer has never been bigger and following recent expansions, Avery Brewing is putting more beer into wood than ever. In addition to periodic rare releases, they’ve introduced a YEAR ROUND series of barrel aged beer under the name Botanicals Barrels. Some bracingly sour, others lusciously sweet – these gems are hiding in plain sight.

 

Avery Brewing

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Pack Your Coolers

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Grab some sunscreen, shades and an extra bag of ice; because summer is here and the thermometers are on the rise. As you’re packing that cooler, reach for some cans and lighten that load. Whether you’re drinking on the boat, near the pool or just hanging out in the yard – it’s hard to beat the freshness and convenience of cans. Here are some refreshing craft brews, all available in cans and all on sale now!
 

Beer Cans

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Stone Hammers Out Another Solid IPA

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Another IPA from Stone?! Perhaps no other brewery is so inexorably linked to India Pale Ale. For the past 20 years, their aggressively unapologetic passion for hops has made the champions of the IBU and masters of this iconic style. This week we got our first taste of Ghost Hammer, a fresh new IPA featuring a unique new hop.
 

Stone IPA

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Two Tropical Treats from Cali

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We’ve sung their praises before, and we’re here to do it again. From the refreshingly satisfying wild and sour ales of Bruery Terreux to the intriguingly complex and innovative beers of The Bruery, we’re always excited to taste their latest creations. This week we have two tantalizingly tropical beers. One tart, one sweet – both delicious.
 

The Bruery

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