As many of you know, the month of April has been Belgian beer month at Binnys. We thought April was a perfect time to honor the cutting edge work that Belgian brewers have been doing for centuries. The sales and recognition of great beer and brewing techniques is going to end in terms of Belgium come May, as the spotlight shifts to the United States. For the month of May, Binnys is going to honor American craft brewers by putting over five hundred beers brewed in the states on sale.
The scope of the craft beer sale is eye popping. From the east to the west coast and everything in between, this monster of a sale will have something for everyone. Since American craft brewers encompass every conceivable style into their brewing techniques, you will find things like Belgian style ales of Brewery Ommegang and German inspired lagers like the new Metropolitan beers on sale. If these two breweries dont wet your lips, maybe one of the fifty plus other breweries featured for craft beer month will, such as Lagunitas, Three Floyds, Bells, and Southern Tier.
Binnys has a number of tastings lined up to coincide with the colossal sale on craft beer in the month of May. We are kicking off craft beer month with a big taste low alcohol beer tasting in Glen Ellyn on Friday, May 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This tasting will cover over 100 beers that are under 6% alcohol. Be sure to head to Skokie next for the best of the midwest beer tasting on Saturday, May 9th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 16th from 1:00-4:00 p.m., we have two fantastic tastings scheduled. Plainfield will host a summer beer tasting, while Highland Park will host a “grand” beer tasting that will consist of just about everything. To bring craft beer month to a culmination and possibly a climax, Willowbrook will host a beer and cheese pairing on Thursday, May 28th from 5:00-8:00 p.m., and Des Plaines will have a best of the U.S.A. tasting on Saturday, May 30th from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Hopefully you are as stoked about the month of May as we are. The weather should be affable, the beer will be on sale, and the tastings will be dynamite. If you attend one of the tastings or plan on being present at one of them, wed love to hear your feedback. Cheers!