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Gems From Australia

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Wine enthusiasts are likely familiar with the GSMs and shiraz wines from the sun-drenched vineyards of the Barossa Valley. Western Australia’s Margaret River is also a source for exceptional wines. Its sunny summers and trouble free growing seasons yield stunning chardonnays, sauvignon blancs, and cabernet sauvignons. Here are some highlights, from both the Barossa Valley and the Margaret River, all ready to enjoy tonight.

 

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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.

 

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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…

 

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Four Kings 2016 Craft Whiskey Collaboration

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Now available and in LIMITED supply, the 2016 Four Kings Craft Whiskey Collaboration! First conceived in 2014, this blend celebrates the camaraderie among craft distillers. Each component – from Corsair Distillery, FEW Spirits, Journeyman Distillery, and Mississippi River Distilling Company – is stunning on its own. Taken together, the Four Kings is, as the saying goes, more than the sum of its parts! Supply is limited, and only at select Binny’s stores.

 

Four Kings Malt Whiskey

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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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