WGN Radio and Binny’s Beverage Depot want to take you back to school… beer school that is! Join Wendy Snyder on Wednesday, November 20 at Binny’s Beverage Depot South Loop to drink your way around the world. Enjoy some of the finest import beers from Global Beer Network and Unibroue, along with delicious food pairings!
Here’s a quick, out-of-focus update (I didn’t bring the good camera this time) on the new Binny’s in Evergreen Park. What a difference a day makes! Trucks arrived first thing in the morning yesterday, dropping off the first shipments of wines and sprits from all over the world. We still have a long way to go – and many, many more trucks full of merchandise to unload, sort through and stock on shelves before we open the doors for business on November 20th. And we do have some surprises coming, too. So keep your eyes on this space, and we’ll see you on the 20th!
Trojka: A colorful collection of flavored liqueur. All the way from Switzerland, we’d like to welcome Trojka to the shelves of select Binny’s. We’re celebrating their arrival with a tasting at Binny’s in Champaign. Stop by to taste Pink, Yellow, Red and Green. There will be Trojka representatives on hand talking about the brand, Trojka cocktails and more!
Chocolate, creamy, roasted goodness. How could we survive without these luscious stouts the beer gods have provided us with? Happy 3rd International Stout Day and another reason to celebrate beer!
That’s right – we’re counting down the days until we open the doors at the newest Binny’s Beverage Depot in Evergreen Park. That means that at 9 am on November 20, 2013, you can come inside the South Side’s largest wine, spirits and craft beer superstore. It’s at 3447 W 95th St, the former home of Bleeker’s. And it is an amazing building.
We still have a long way to go until the store is ready. After the jump, the last you’ll ever see of Binny’s in Evergreen Park without the beverages.
Chicago based importer Vanburg & Dewulf is teaming up with untappd and beermenus.com to give one lucky beer drinker a trip to Belgium. Who knows, maybe it will be you!
Find out how to win after the jump…
Virtue Cider is doing cool things in the world of cider. For their latest, they “borrowed” an idea from Beaujolais producers – Beaujolais Nouveaeu, specifically. They picked the freshest fruit to make the freshest, youngest cider possible. And we can’t wait to get some.
We’re giving you a chance to taste this freshest of ciders. More info after the jump…
Thanksgiving and rum… who would’ve thought? John Meisler, Executive Chef and Global Brand Ambassador for Serralles USA is making his rounds to a few Binny’s locations to share his classic New Orleans style Creole. You will learn his secrets on how to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. All of the dishes will be made with Don Q Puerto Rican Rum. We can smell the pecan stuffing already…
Locations and times after the jump…
Off Color Brewing will be the latest local brewery featured at Binny’s upon making their debut next week. Off Color’s founding fathers are Goose Island alum John Laffler and Two Brothers alum Dave Bleitner. That is some serious brewing pedigree, and we are seriously excited for their new beers. Bleitner was a brewer at Two Brothers, and Laffler was pretty much in charge of Bourbon County Stout while working at Goose Island. Need we say more?
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