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Double the Hops, Double the Fun

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“Imperial” IPAs are amped up versions of the wildly popular India Pale Ale style. Some feature big malt backbones and drink almost like a barleywine while others are dry as a bone with long and intensely bitter finishes. They all feature bulked up hop and mash bills, an added cost that caused most to be packaged in either 4pks or 22oz bottles. Imagine our surprise when we tried some excellent new DIPAs and learned they came in six packs! This is a budget-friendly trend we hope will continue.

 

Double IPAs Binny's

 
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Founders KBS Release + Tap Takeover

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The highly anticipated imperial stout from the north has left the barrels and is ready to be poured in Chicago. Join us April 1st (no joke, promise!) at our Lincoln Park Tasting Room or South Loop Tasting Room during the times below for an epic Founders Tap Takeover, including 2016 KBS and special surprises from Founders you won’t want to miss.

 

Want to get your hands on bottles of your own? Binny’s is releasing KBS on April 1st when doors open at 9am at all Binny’s locations. Yes, all stores. Yes, even that one. (Hyde Park opens at 10am) Allocation is set at at least two bottles at all Binny’s locations. Founders Tap Takeover event info after the jump…

 

Friday, April 1st

Founders 2016 KBS Release
All Binny’s Locations
9:00AM

 

Founders KBS 2016 Binny's

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What’s Cooking at Binny’s?

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Join Chicago’s celebrity chef Rick Bayless for an exclusive cooking demonstration and sampling of Tocayo, his new step into the world of brewing. Bayless will give an in-depth cooking demonstration, share his best-kept guacamole secrets and take photos with fans. Passed appetizers, taco stations and Tocayo samples will also be available. Proceeds benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Event info and more about Tocayo Hominy White Ale after the jump…

 

Tocayo Rick Bayless

 
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Reinheitsgebot 500th Anniversary

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From the world’s oldest continuously operating brewery, a brew that marks the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot. Arguably the world’s longest standing food safety act, it famously stipulated that brewers could use only three ingredients: water, barley and hops. While it was later amended to allow for yeast, it stands as a testament to brewing the highest quality examples of Germany’s classic beer styles free from coloring, flavorings and other adjuncts. It’s no easy task to craft a fine beer with only a handful of ingredients; the Weihenstephaner 1516 is proof that it can be done.
 

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Weihenstephaner 1516

Weihenstephaner 1516 is a limited edition kellerbier, an old Bavarian favorite famous in Franconia. The malt profile on this lager is similar to an Oktoberfestbier, with rich biscuity aromas and toasted malt and caramel flavors. Earthy noble hops provide a nice dry finish. Stop by your local Binny’s and pick up a six pack while supplies last.

 

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Two Brothers False Dichotomy collaboration with Metropolitan

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Two Brothers & Metropolitan False Dichotomy Collaboration

False Dichotomy is a new collaboration between Warrenville’s Two Brothers Brewing Co. and Chicago’s Metropolitan Brewing. This India Pale Lager (IPL) challenges that notion that all beer must either be a lager or an ale. It’s brewed like a lager with Metropolitan’s house yeast but aggressively hopped like an IPA with a new German hop variety called Hull Melon. At 7.2% abv it’s big and malty up front with some pronounced caramel sweetness that quickly transitions to a long, dry finish with citrus and berry notes.

 

False Dichotomy

 

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Fresh Flavors from Ballast Point Brewing Company

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With new breweries launching every week, brewers have to get creative to stand out in a sea of choices. California’s Ballast Point Brewing Company just released three new variations of their popular IPA, and they are too good to miss. From a modest 3.5% abv session IPA to a 10% abv DIPA, you’ll find one you love.

 

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Binny’s Champaign is Your “Official” Party Superstore

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Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day in pure Irish fashion at Binny’s, your “Official” St. Patrick’s Day headquarters. Taste favorites like Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Bailey’s, Fireball, Tippy Cow, Bushmills, Guinness and much more! Learn how to make a Jameson Irish Mule, while your Jameson branded beanie gets printed with the logo of your choice. Jam to our bagpiper’s tunes from 1-5pm and score plenty of emerald swag for the holiday.

 

Binny’s Champaign
“Official” St. Patrick’s Day Event

Thursday, March 3rd
1:00-8:00pm

 

St. Practice Day Binny's

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Beer Buzz Hop of the Month: Mosaic

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One of our favorite hops to hit the scene in the last few years is the Mosaic hop. A descendant of the Simcoe hop, the Mosaic hop, like its ancestor, is famous for its bright, tropical flavors. Just as a mosaic is built from a multitude of smaller pieces, the Mosaic hop combines a myriad of hop flavors and aromas into one complex little cone – a Mosaic of flavors and aromas that you’ll find in our favorites below.

 

Mosaic Hops Binny's

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