The Binny's Blog Select a category:


Reinheitsgebot 500th Anniversary

Tagged:

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.
 

Reinheitsgebot

 

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.

 

Check out the Beer Buzz for updates on new beer, tastings, sales and more!


Two Brothers False Dichotomy collaboration with Metropolitan

Tagged:

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

 

Check out the Beer Buzz for updates on new beer, tastings, sales and more!



Fresh Flavors from Ballast Point Brewing Company

Tagged:

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.

 

Ballast Point

Read more



Beer Buzz Hop of the Month: Mosaic

Tagged:

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

Read more


Beer Buzz: McGargles

Tagged:

Founded in 2013, Rye River Brewing is located in the small Irish town of Kilcock just outside of Dublin. Their McGargles line of beer represents the return of brewing to Kilcock, a town whose rich brewing history dates as far back as 1595. What excites us about McGargles is their combination of old and new world brewing traditions.

 

mcgargles-banner-12-4-2015WEB

Read more


Binny’s Top 10 of 2015

Tagged:

Binny’s employs the best people in the industry. We asked Binny’s specialists from Chicago to Champaign, Evergreen Park to Highland Park, for their top picks of 2015, with an emphasis on value and on availability. The response was huge, and distilling all the great suggestions down to a list of ten wasn’t easy.

 

binnys-top-ten-rotator-11-24-2015TOP

Read more


Beer Buzz: The World’s Strongest Beer

Tagged:

Over the past few years, several breweries have battled to claim the title of the world’s strongest beer. Perhaps none more famous than the rivalry between Germany’s Schorschbräu and Scottland’s BrewDog. Germany’s Schorschbräu Brewery remains committed to consistent production of monstrous brews, the strongest of which clocks in at over 100 proof!

 

schorschbrau binnys

Read more


Beer Buzz: Flavors from the Dark Side

Tagged:

As the weather gets colder it’s hard to beat a nice rich stout or porter. American craft brewers are famous for their ingenuity and you wouldn’t believe some of the ingredients making their way into brew kettles these days. From old favorites to tasty new brews, here are some unique stouts and porters that are perfect for your next holiday get together.

 

Dark Beers Binny's

Read more