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9th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

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Wow – where do we begin?! This year, we accepted 45 entries and the top 12 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to First Place Winner Tommy Crawford for brewing a professional quality Black IPA that won him two tickets to the sold out Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 9th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!

 

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9th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Sponsored by Samuel Adams

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UPDATED 08/23/16 — The following entries have advanced to the final round in the Binny’s Homebrew contest! Winners will be announced Wednesday, August 24th at Binny’s Lincoln Park during the final event. Entrants must be present at Final Judging Event no later than 8:00 pm on August 24th to claim tasting evaluation sheets and any prizes.

 
Final Round Homebrewers:
Tommy Crawford
Matt Dillinger
Matt Emling
Darren Fuller
Mike Goddard
Sean Leheney
Kyle Lindsey
Mark Roberts
Andy Siekmeier
Jon & Val Weaver
James Wright
Adam Young
 

Binny's Homebrew Contest

 

We have been doing the Binny’s Homebrew Contest for nine years… can you believe it? We have another great contest lined up for you this year. Once again, we’re excited to host guest judge Jim Koch. Best known as Samuel Adams Founder, Jim Koch will pick the winner this year, and award the coveted first prize: a trip for two to the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Read on for more details.

 

Binny's Homebrew Contest Samuel Adams

 

Homebrew Contest Drop Off
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Sunday, August 21st
11am

 

Here’s the deal. We start entries on Sunday, August 21st, as soon as the doors open at Binny’s Chicago – Lincoln Park at 11:00 am. Drop off your entry, complete with a filled entry form. We’re accepting just 75 entries. Contest entry is free. The contest will likely fill up fast; keep an eye on our Twitter and we will announce when the contest is full. Binny’s beer experts will judge the 75 entries and narrow them down to the top 10. We’ll announce the top 10 HERE the day before the final event on August 24th.

 

Homebrew Contest Final Judging
Binny’s Lincoln Park Tasting Room
Wednesday, August 24th
6-8:00pm

 

Join us at the Binny’s Lincoln Park Tasting Room on Wednesday, August 24th, for a special celebrity judging featuring Samuel Adams Founder, Jim Koch. Koch will judge the remaining top 10 homebrews and pick the winner. This event will feature samples of Sam Adams beers, plus we’ll have several limited release beers will on draft. Winners will be announced around 7.

 

Prizes
The first place homebrewer will win a trip for two to the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, including tickets, airfare and hotel. Several runners up will also win valuable prizes, to be announced. A label is not required, but we do love cool labels. We’ll pick one “Best Label” winner, who will receive a $50 Binny’s Gift Card. All participating brewers will receive beer evaluation sheets with judges comments.

 

Rules
– Each household may enter one beer.
– Entrants must drop off three 12oz bottles or two 22oz bottles of their beer, plus a completed entry form rubber banded around the bottles. Click here to download entry form.
– Entrants must be present at Final Judging Event no later than 8:00 pm on August 24th to claim tasting evaluation sheets and any prizes.

 

Questions? Leave a comment here on the Binny’s Blog, or email us at beer@binnys.com. Best of luck to everyone!


Redd’s Apple Ale Teacher Appreciation Event

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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.

 

Redd's Apple Ale Teacher Appreciation Binny's

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What’s Cooking at Binny’s?

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Join Chicago’s celebrity chef Rick Bayless for an exclusive cooking demonstration and sampling of Tocayo, his new step into the world of brewing. Bayless will give an in-depth cooking demonstration, share his best-kept guacamole secrets and take photos with fans. Passed appetizers, taco stations and Tocayo samples will also be available. Proceeds benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Event info and more about Tocayo Hominy White Ale after the jump…

 

Tocayo Rick Bayless

 
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Bourbon Women Night 2016 – Handpicked Single Barrel

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Bourbon Women Night is an opportunity to taste bourbon and network with the women of the spirits industry. Sample from a selection of 50+ spirits and discover new favorites from all over the country. From Rhine Hall’s locally made brandy to George Dickel’s Tenessee Rye Whiskey to Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey, it is a unique tasting experience. In anticipation of this year’s Bourbon Women Night, we’re excited to announce a few highlights. But first, save the date!

 

Bourbon Women Night

Binny’s Lincoln Park

Thursday, March 17th
6:00-8:00pm

 

Buy Tickets Here

 

Bourbon Women Night Binny's

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A Champagne Toast with Joe Maddon

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Have you heard? Binny’s is the official Champagne provider of the Chicago Cubs and we want to celebrate their fantastic season with you! Join us and Cubs Manager Joe Maddon for a Champagne toast to the team’s winning season, with 152 home runs, and counting! Enjoy your favorite ballpark cuisine with a gourmet twist, and toast with knock-it-out-of-the-park Champagne like Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Ruinart and Krug.

 

Joe Maddon Binny's

 
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8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

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Wow – where do we begin?! This year, we accepted 75 entries and the top 17 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to Jon Weaver for brewing a professional quality Kolsch that won him 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 8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!

 

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Meet Giuliana Rancic and Taste Xo, G Wine!

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Giuliana Rancic has a long list of job titles including best-selling author, entertainment journalist, fashion and beauty expert and television personality. The latest addition – wine aficionado! Meet Giuliana and taste her Xo, G wine at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Giuliana will autograph packages of wine and pose for photographs.

 

Binny’s Lincoln Park
Wednesday, September 2nd
6:00pm

Call 312-664-4394 with any questions.

 

Giuliana Rancic Binny's XOG

 

Visit our events page for info on upcoming tastings and fun happenings at your local Binny’s.


Duke Bourbon Tasting with Ethan Wayne

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Duke Bourbon is blended to replicate and honor the tasting notes and smoothness preferred by John Wayne. Like his father, Ethan Wayne shares a fine appreciation for a nice glass of bourbon. Stop by Binny’s Lincoln Park to sample Duke Bourbon and get your bottle signed by Ethan. That’s a tall order, pilgrim.

 

Binny’s Lincoln Park
Thursday, September 10th
5:00-7:00pm

 

Duke Bourbon Binny's Ethan Wayne

 
Visit our events page for info on upcoming tastings and fun happenings at your local Binny’s.



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