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7th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

Another 2014 Binny’s Homebrew Contest has come to an end. We’re blown away with the incredible homebrew talent and beers that we had the chance to judge this year. We expanded the contest to four locations with a total of 200 entries. The first five to place at each location went on to the final judging at Binny’s in Lincoln Park. Congratulations to Sean for winning two tickets to the Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 7th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams.

 

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7th Annual Homebrew Contest Sponsored by Sam Adams

Get ready for the 7th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams! We heard your feedback last year, and we made some changes. This year, we’re expanding the contest to two rounds: a first round held at four Binny’s locations, plus a final round at our Lincoln Park store.

 

Here’s the deal. We are accepting entries starting Sunday, June 1st, as soon as our doors open at four locations. Drop off your entry at one of four participating Binny’s stores, complete with a filled entry form. We’re accepting 50 entries per store. Contest entry is free. Get all the details after the jump…

 

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6th Annual Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

Another successful Homebrew Contest has come to an end and we couldn’t be more impressed with all of the entries this year! Thank you to everyone who took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 6th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams.

 

This year, we saw a variety of entries from IIPA’s to stouts to saisons. We even had a Danish Pilsner entry! We’d also like to mention that we will be changing the Homebrew Contest next year to accommodate more entries. More details to come.

 

The top ten Homebrew Contest entries:

 

First Place: Tim Beale of Lagrange will be enjoying a trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado in October thanks to his saison! The judges described this beer to be impeccably and stylistically near perfect to the type of saison he was going for. Congratulations, Tim!

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Binny’s 6th Annual Homebrew Contest is Full!

It took just 19 minutes to fill the allotment of entries for the 6th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest. Excited and sleepy homebrewers lined up at the door this morning before the store opened. Rumor has it that the first guy in line got there at 5:30. We can’t confirm that. We weren’t there.

 

Anyway, good luck to everybody who made it, cheers to our judges, and we’ll see you all on Saturday afternoon to announce the winners!

 

6th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Headed to Downers Grove

edit: *** AFTER 19 MINUTES, ALL OUR ENTRIES ARE FULL ***

 

Get ready for the 6th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. This year the contest will be held at Binny’s in Downers Grove on Saturday, August 24th from 12:00pm-2:00pm. There is no charge to enter the contest. There will be a beer tasting during the event featuring many delicious beers from the Boston Brewery, and we will have complimentary food for everyone to enjoy.

 

First place winner will receive a trip for two to the Great American Beer Fest that includes tickets, airfare, and hotel. Several runners up will win valuable prizes. There will be also a worthy prize for best label, though labels are not required. All participating brewers will receive beer evaluation sheets with judges comments.

 

 

The Rules

 

– Each household may enter one beer.

 

– Entrants must drop off two 12oz bottles or one 22oz bottle of their beer at Binny’s in Downers Grove on Thursday 8/22 or Friday 8/23, along with your entry form rubber banded around your beer. Click here to download entry form.

 

– Entries will be limited to the first 50 beers submitted. We expect the spots to fill up very fast, probably by mid day Thursday. When the contest fills up, we will announce it on our twitter feed.

 

– You must be present at the store no later than 1:00pm on Saturday, August 24th to claim your prize and tasting evaluation sheet from the judges.

 

 

Contact beer@binnys.com with any questions, or leave a comment here on the blog. Good luck to everyone!

 

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5th Annual Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

This past Saturday Binny’s hosted our 5th annual Homebrew Contest at our newest store in Champaign, IL.  We would like to congratulate the winners and thank each and every homebrewer who entered a beer into the competition.  A special thanks also goes out to Sam Adams for all of their contributions. Without further ado, here is the list of winners:

 

Best Label: Sean Wilson

 

1st Place: Melissa Romero – Peanut Butter and Jelly Time

More winners & pics after the jump…

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Annual Homebrew Contest Returning

Get ready for the 5th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. This year the contest will be held in the brand new Champaign Binny’s on Saturday, April 21st from 11:00am-1:00pm. There is no charge to enter the contest. There will also be a beer tasting during the event featuring many delicious beers from the Boston Brewery.

 

Our 1st place finisher will win a trip for two to the Great American Beer Fest that includes tickets, airfare, and hotel. Several runners up will win valuable prizes. There will be also a worthy prize for best label, though labels aren’t required. All participating homebrewers will receive beer evaluation sheets with judges comments.

 

The Rules

– Each household may only enter one beer

– Entrants must drop off two 12oz bottles or one 22oz bottle of their beer at Binnys in Champaign on Thursday 4/19 or Friday 4/20, along with your entry form rubber banded around your beer. Click here for an entry form.

– Entries will be limited to the first 50 beers submitted.  We expect the spots to fill up very fast, probably by mid day Thursday.

– You must be present at the store no later than 12:00pm on Saturday, April 21 to claim your prize and tasting evaluation sheet from the judges.

 

Contact Kyle@binnys.com with any questions, or leave a comment on the blog.  Good luck to everyone!

Annual Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

Today Binnys in the South Loop held a homebrew competition. We had to limit the number of entries to 50 this time around for a number of reasons. The quality of the beers us judges tasted was well above what any of us predicted. We would like to congratulate the winners and thank each and every person that entered a beer into our competition.

 

First Place Rodney Kibzey, Black IPA (Pictured on Right)

Second Place Adam Halon, Imperial Stout (Also won best label)

Third Place Benjamin Saller, Saison

Fourth Place Tim Lovell, American Pale Ale

Fifth Place Adam Jaworski, Imperial Stout

Sixth Place Michael Palet, Imperial Stout

Seventh Place Craig Johnson, Double Stout

Eighth Place Mark LACroix Oaked Porter

Ninth Place Michael Dow, American Pale Ale

Tenth Place Matt North, Tripel

 

We would also like to thank Sam Adams for all their help, and for bringing a brewer all the way from Boston to pour for the beer and cheese pairing. We hope everyone had a wonderful time, and look forward to doing this again in the future.

Annual Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

This past Saturday Binny’s in the South Loop hosted their annual homebrew competition.  It was amazing for us to see just how popular homebrewing is becoming.  This year our contest filled up in a record 13 minutes, whereas our previous years contests took several days to fill up.  The quality of the homebrews also greatly exceeded past years’ entries.  We would like to congratulate the winners and thank each and every homebrewer who entered a beer into the competition.  A special thanks also goes out to Sam Adams for all of their contributions. Without further ado, here is the list of winners:

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Annual Homebrew Contest Returning to South Loop

Binnys South Loop is hosting their 4th annual homebrew contest sponsored by Samuel Adams on Saturday, April 9th from 12:00-2:00pm. There is no charge to enter the contest, but entries will be limited to the first 50 beers submitted. Each entrant may only enter one beer. Entrants need to drop two 12oz bottles or one 22oz bottle of their beer off at Binnys South Loop on Tuesday 4/5 or Wednesday 4/6, along with your entry form rubber banded around your beer. Judging will take place Friday, and winners will be announced on Saturday around 1pm. You must be present to win. 1st place will be a trip for two to the Great American Beer Fest that includes tickets, airfare, and hotel. Nine runners up will win valuable prizes, and every entrant will take home a free gift when they drop their entries off.  New to the homebrew contest this year are prizes for best lager and best ale.  Beers don’t need to include labels, although the entrant with the most creative label will take home a valuable prize.  The event also includes a Samuel Adams beer and cheese pairing and raffles for beer themed prizes.  We will be passing out the beer evaluation sheets with judges comments to all participating homebrewers on the day of the event. The Boston Beer Company has also told us they will tapping something unique at the Binny’s South Loop bar for the event.
Contact Kyle@binnys.com with any questions, or leave a comment on the blog.  Click here for an entry form.  Good luck to everyone!

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