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  • Barrel to Bottle Episode 69: Brut IPA
    Barrel to Bottle Episode 69: Brut IPA

    Juicy, fruity, dank and hazy - these are all buzzwords to describe the direction of IPA today. But for every action, there's an opposite reaction. Enter brut IPA, the dry new IPA style that's crisp, clean and focused. Roger leads the Barrel to Bottle team through a tasting including examples from Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Ommegang, Revolution, Hopewell and Misckatonic Brewing, plus a hoppy sparkling water from Lagunitas. Stick around for the Q&A segment, when the team shares their favorite Bourbons (and more) to make the perfect old fashioned.

  • Barrel to Bottle Episode 68: Fred Noe Pt II
    Barrel to Bottle Episode 68: Fred Noe Pt II

    We're back with Part II of Brett Pontoni's interview with Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe. This distilling industry legend shares keeping the family tradition going as he brings his son into the fold and offers some insights into how the business has changed over the years after growth and merging with international partnerships. Plus, Fred tackles your questions in our Q&A segment, and powers through a lightning round Q&A.

  • Barrel to Bottle Episode 67: Fred Noe Pt I
    Barrel to Bottle Episode 67: Fred Noe Pt I

    Spirits industry history runs deep for Fred Noe. The Master Distiller of Jim Beam Distillery, Fred is the seventh in his family to hold the position over the last two hundred years. Brett Pontoni from the Whiskey Hotline chats with this industry veteran, covering topics from how to taste whiskey and favorite flavor descriptors, to the Fred keeping the tradition going with the next generation. Plus some dishing about other industry giants. Keep an eye out for Part II, coming next week.

  • Barrel to Bottle Episode 66: J. Rieger Distillery
    Barrel to Bottle Episode 66: J. Rieger Distillery

    Kansas City Whiskey? Not only is it a thing, but Kansas City, Missouri's J. Rieger distillery was once the largest mail-order whiskey producer in the US. This week, the the Barrel to Bottle team is joined by Brett and Joe from The Whiskey Hotline to interview Ryan Maybee, who in 2014 resurrected this historic brand along with some help from industry icons like Tom Nichols and Dave Pickerell. Stick around for the Q&A segment, when the team gets technical about charred barrels.

  • Barrel to Bottle Episode 65: Holiday Beers
    Barrel to Bottle Episode 65: Holiday Beers

    Seasons Greetings from Binny's and the Barrel to Bottle Crew! This week, we're talking about the best part of Christmas: winter beers, of course. From old world classics to the craft seasonals they inspired, the team covers the whole holiday beer range. Beers tasted include Weltenberger Asam Bock, Rochefort 10, Avery Old Jubilation, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Great Lakes Christmas and Lagunitas Brown Shugga'. And in this week's Q&A segment, the team gives their favorite holiday gift ideas. Happy Holidays!

  • Top 10 Cigars of 2018
    Top 10 Cigars of 2018

    2018 has been another great year for cigars. We have seen some truly remarkable sticks hit the shelf here at Binny’s and it’s time for your local Cigar Consultants to weigh in on the best of the best through a very long process of voting, counting, and well, smoking. Here are the top 10 cigars of the year brought to you by your friends from the Binny’s humidors.

     

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