The fruit beers keep rolling in – like watermelon and pineapple! This has been one fruit-filled summer, and it’s barely begun. Here are a few brand new brews along with a couple time-tested favorites!
It’s no secret – everyone seems to love hops these days. For most, the hoppier the better. Here are three new brews at Binny’s that are sure to make your hop loving heart super hoppy.
Whiner is the latest craft brewer to make waves amidst a sea of new Chicago breweries. While new to the market, founders Brian Taylor and Ria Neri bring years of industry experience to the table. Housed in an ecofriendly business co-op called The Plant in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, Whiner’s inaugural brews speak to craft drinkers burgeoning interest in tart, funky and sour Belgian style ales. Offered in creative packaging with equally artful contents, this is a promising start that has us anxious to see what Whiner has in store for us in the future.
Here are five Belgian (or Belgian-inspired) ales that blur the lines between beer and fine wine. Belgian brewers are masters of oak, and many of their finest ales undergo long and slow fermentation in old oak casks, some of which date back to the 19th century. This treasured oak is home to unique microflora whose activities yield the classic sour and funky terroir of Belgian Lambic and Flemish Red ales. All display a telltale wine-like fruit note that when served cool make them ideal to enjoy during the warm summer months. Sante!
When Revolution announced they planned to can their widely popular Hero-Series of IPAs, they had our full attention. From this solid line up, we’re happy to announce the arrival of Citra Hero; it might just be our favorite.
Perhaps we’re a bit biased for Citra hop. To be fair, Citra Hero is pretty easy to fall in love with. After popping the top, you’re immediately hit with an intoxicating mix of pineapple and guava. Belgian aromatic malts and red wheat provide complexity and smoothness, yet the star of the show remains the incredibly citrusy and fruity hop finish. This is Citra at its best.
It’s been a fun year of travel for the Beer Buzz. Our latest beer education adventure led us to England where we visited Samuel Smith’s Brewery – Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. Being one of the most traditional breweries whose products we can get, it was a fascinating journey walking through these places.
With newer breeds of hops like Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe imparting some amazing tropical fruit flavors and aromas, many brewers are doubling down by adding actual fruit to the mix. What better time than summer to turn up the tropical. We love pineapple, and if you do too, here are four fresh new flavors that are not to be missed.
Few images capture summer more perfectly than a bright red wedge of fresh watermelon. Just as melons roll into stores, so do the watermelon beers. That’s right, now you can eat your watermelon and drink it too! Like a good chunk of melon, try each of these favorites first on its own, and then with a tiny pinch of salt.
Calling all brave, hardworking and dedicated teachers – you deserve more than just an apple. How about a Redd’s Apple Ale? Redd’s Apple Ale wants to toast your hard work this past school year! The first 150 teachers in line at Binny’s Lincoln Park on Tuesday, June 21st will receive a $25 Visa gift card. You must be 21+ and present a valid school ID to receive a gift card. We anticipate a large crowd, so come early.
2016 marks twenty-five years of brewing at New Belgium and they’ve turned to some of their friends to help them celebrate. New Belgium sports a broad portfolio of award-winning beers, but none is more iconic than their first. Fat Tire Amber Ale is the deliciously satisfying brew that put New Belgium on the map and now five iconic American craft breweries have reimagined this classic. All five of these riffs along with the original ale are available in this limited edition Collabeeration 12 Pack.
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