Binny’s Beverage Depot Turns 20

Come celebrate 20 years of Binny’s at our original superstore in Des Plaines at these two great events!

 

 

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BIRTHDAY CHAMPAGNE TASTING

Friday, October 11, 6-8 pm

Toast our 20 year anniversary with a Champagne
tasting featuring some of our finest bottles, including
Dom Perignon and more. Keep an eye out for special
guests and familiar faces, possibly even some of
the original  Des Plaines Binny’s staff.

 

“BEST OF” BIRTHDAY TASTING

Saturday, October 12, 1-4 pm

Our wine and beer specialists are picking some of their
favorites for an incredible “best of” tasting.

 

BINNY’S IN DES PLAINES

767 W. Golf Road

Market Place Shopping Center

 

 

Twenty years ago, Harold Binstein had a crazy idea… which is sometimes the best kind of idea. He envisioned a beverage superstore. One with plenty of light, big aisles, huge displays, and the very best selection you could find. His idea became a reality on October 11, 1993, when he opened the very first Binny’s Beverage Depot.

 

The GrapevineToday, 29 stores later and still going strong, Binny’s has grown beyond our wildest dreams. We want to say thank you!

 

Bob Calamia, now a Binny’s wine buyer, was General Manager at the original Binny’s in Des Plaines. “We didn’t know what to expect when we opened the doors, but it was busy right away with wine customers. It had a huge wine inventory for the suburbs, so people came from all over to shop and explore the selection.”

 

Much has changed in the last twenty years. Calamia says that though many inexpensive wines have stayed fairly consistent in price, luxury products have increased. “Back in ’93, a bottle of 1986 Chateau Margaux was $90. Now new vintages from good years are over a thousand dollars a bottle.” Yet Binny’s has remained true to its original goal: huge selection, low prices and friendly, helpful service.

 

The Craft Beer Road Show Des Plaines Lineup

The seventh installment of the Binny’s Craft Beer Road Show is coming to our Des Plaines store this Friday, April 15th from 5-7pm. If you can’t make it out to Des Plaines, our eighth and final stop will be the following day, Saturday April 16th from 1-4pm at our Lake Zurich location. Below is the list of beers that we will be pouring at Des Plaines on Friday.  You will notice that they are all American craft beers, to coincide with our massive American craft beer sale.  We hope to see you this weekend!

 

1.Allagash White

2.Anchor Liberty Ale

3.Anchor Steam

4.Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

5.Bells 25th Anniversary Ale

6.Bells Batch 10,000

7.Bells Batch 9,000

8.Bells Consecrator Dopplebock

9.Bells Double Cream Stout

10.Bells Expedition Stout

11.Bells Java Stout

12.Breckenridge Avalanche Ale

13.Breckenridge Lucky U IPA

14.Breckenridge Regal Double Pilsner

15.Brooklyn Local 1

16.Brooklyn Local 2

17.Capital Island Wheat

18.Chatoe Rogue First Growth Creek Ale

19.Chatoe Rogue First Growth Dirtoir Black Lager

20.Clown Shoes Brown Angel Double Brown Ale

21.Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale

22.Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist Imperial Amber Ale

23.Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black India Pale Ale

24.Dogfish Head Aprihop

25.Dogfish Head My Antonia

26.Dogfish Head Squall IPA

27.Flossmoor Station India Pale Ale

28.Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale

29.Flossmoor Station Station Master American Wheat Ale

30.Goose Island Pepe Nero

31.Great Lakes Conways Irish Red Ale

32.Green Flash West Coast IPA

33.Lagunitas IPA

34.Mendocino Black Hawk Stout

35.Mendocino Eye of The Hawk Ale

36.Mendocino Imperial IPA

37.Mendocino White Hawk Select IPA

38.Metropolitan Flywheel Lager

39.Ommegang Abbey Ale

40.Ommegang BPA

41.Ommegang Three Philosophers 

42.Ommegang Tripel Perfection

43.Ommegang Witte

44.Rogue Brutal IPA

45.Rogue Double Chocolate Stout

46.Rogue Double Mocha Porter

47.Rogue John John Hazelnut Ale

48.Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA

49.Ska True Blonde Ale

50.Southampton IPA

51.Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale

52.Stone IPA

53.Stone Pale Ale

54.Two Brothers Bitter End Pale Ale

55.Two Brothers Domaine Du Page French Style Country Ale

56.Uinta Detour Double India Pale Ale (Crooked Line Series)

57.Uinta Labyrinth Black Ale (Crooked Line Series)

58.Uinta Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner (Crooked Line Series)

59.Victory Golden Monkey Tripel

60.Widmer Brothers Series 924 Pitch Black IPA