New Beers at Binny'sThe Beer Buzz Beer? Cocktail? You Decide. Introducing Modified Theory

Modified Theory is the latest project from Deschutes, and it’s quite an ambitious undertaking. Beer, FMB, mixer –all of the above? Malt based, yet inspired by cocktails, this crossover beverage offers flavors that fans of Margaritas, Palomas and Pisco Sours will love. First, try it plain, then on the rocks and lastly as a mixer with your favorite rum and tequila. A deliciously different change of pace from Deschutes.

Modified Theory Tahitian Lime Agave

Modified Theory Tahitian Lime Agave

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Pouring brilliantly gold in color with a tall crown of white foam, the nose is vibrant and perfumed, with fresh lime zest at the forefront. Bright and snappy on the palate, a surge of salt kissed citrus is rounded out by the sweetness of earthy agave. Put another way, think of this as nice clean Berliner Weisse that’s sweetened with Margarita inspired syrup. Toss it on the rocks and the sweetness subsides, with just the faintest hint of the Aji Amarillo pepper spice pulling through. This is going to be a main stay in our summer coolers.

A TG Classic With A Tropical Twist

Once upon a time, there was an IPA called Golden Nugget. Toppling then released a tropical riff that added some Mosaic hops and this variant became affectionally known as – NugMo. Introducing NugMo 2.0. Massive amounts of Mosaic, Sabro, Simcoe and Amarillo hops left us dreaming of warm tropical waters and white sand beaches, even more so than normal…

Toppling Goliath NugMo

Toppling Goliath NugMo

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$13.99

Super hazy and remarkably aromatic, the nose here is bright and tropical, with pronounced lychee, guava and pineapple. The palate is awash with fruity hop flavor, with mango and tangerine giving way to a creamy finish that concludes with a tiny kiss of pine.

It’s That Time Again…

4:20 4.20.20 is just around the corner. Are you ready for a toast? Ever wondered what “dank” beer is all about? Give Waldos’ a try, and you’ll be in the know. This perennial treasure never lasts long, so order some before it disappears.

Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale

Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $11.99 Special Price $9.99
with Binny's Card

Waldos’ herbaceous aroma is something special – amazingly fruity and deliciously dank. On the palate, initial honeyed sweetness is enveloped by a massive wave of tropical fruit and pine. The finish is long and warming, with lingering citrus and piney resin. A 10.8% force to be reckoned with. *Not available in Springfield, Peoria.

Toast The Start Of Spring With A Saison

Saisons are highly carbonated and refreshing ales that were originally brewed by farmers to entice seasonal farmhands known as “saisonniers” to sign on and work the summer months. As such, saisons are the perfect beer for celebrating the return of warmer weather and to toast the changing of the seasons.

Saison Dupont

Saison Dupont

4 Pack of 11.2oz Bottles

Regular Price $13.99 Special Price $9.99
with Binny's Card

Not only do many consider this the finest example of the style, some have gone so far as to call it the best beer in the world. One thing is for sure, if you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting this tremendous saison, it’s a must try. Spicy, earthy, hoppy and effervescent, it compliments nearly any cuisine. *Not available in Springfield.

Boulevard Tank 7

Boulevard Tank 7

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$13.99

With Belgian born brewmaster Steven Pauwels at the helm, Boulevard likes to put their own unique spin on Belgian classics. Tank 7 is earthy and spicy like a traditional Belgian saison, but healthy additions of Citra and Amarillo hops impart the tropical flavors and aromas of a fruity APA. Complex yet refreshing, this bright and effervescent ale artfully hides its substantial ABV. A uniquely American Saison, an incredible value and one of Boulevard’s finest creations.

Hazy Shade Of Spring

The seasons change, but the thirst for hazy brews remains unchanged. Here’s a trio of hop drenched hazies from three of our favorite breweries.

Great Lakes Hazy IPA

Great Lakes Hazy IPA

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$9.99

When you hear Great Lakes, you might think of their iconic porter, or award-winning lager, but they also brew some incredible IPAs. Their latest is a limited release, with a simple name that gets straight to the point. Hazy IPA is hopped with Citra, Azacca and Lemondrop. Bright and citrusy on the nose, it delivers a wave of tropical hop flavor, followed by a surprisingly crisp finish with notes of passionfruit and pomelo. *Supplies are limited, call store for availability.

Half Acre Tome

Half Acre Tome

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$10.99

Tome is the latest year-round release from Half Acre - a hazy pale ale hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7 and Centennial. Brewed with the treasured London III ale yeast, the nose here is massively tropical, with big bright pineapple and guava. Super soft on the palate, it delivers a mix of fruity hop flavor, with pronounced passion fruit and honeydew melon. The finish offers a tiny touch of bitterness that leaves the palate refreshed and thirsty for more. As much as we love trying all the new limited releases that are so popular these days, it’s really exciting to find something that drinks this great yet is readily available and here to stay.

4 Hands Contact High Hazy

4 Hands Contact High Hazy

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

Introducing the latest member to the Contact High series. Slightly amped up and plenty hazy, it features a unique nose, offering up hints of tangerine, blueberry and lemongrass. Soft on the tongue, it’s fruit forward and tangy across the palate, with flavors of cantaloupe and lime peel. The zesty finish is long and citrusy, with notes of grapefruit and juniper.

A Brandy Barrel Aged Homage To A Wisconsin Classic

Wisconsin loves their brandy. In fact, Wisconsin drinks more brandy than any other state in the Union. It's the key ingredient in a Brandy Old Fashioned Cocktail and Central Waters latest creation is an homage to this supper club staple. We've tried several cocktail inspired beers over the years, but none as good as this.

Central Waters Call Me Old Fashioned

Central Waters Call Me Old Fashioned

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

A blend of brandy, bourbon and orange curacao barrel aged beer, this unique imperial red ale is brewed with cherries and seasoned with genuine Angostura bitters. Like a great cocktail, the beauty here is in the remarkably layered, yet balanced depth of flavors. Built on a sturdy malt backbone, caramel malt sweetness is accented by bright citrus and tart cherry. This remarkable ale artfully combines the richness and mouthfeel of big barrel aged beer with the spirited lift of a classic cocktail. A must try!* Not available in Champaign, Springfield, Bloomington, Peoria.

Spiteful Spring Training

Lack of baseball driving you a bit batty? We feel you. Have you been watching rebroadcasts and highlight videos? We’ve got the perfect partner – a juicy blonde ale from Spiteful. Bleacher Bum pairs well with peanuts, cracker jack and hot dogs - smothered in brown mustard and relish.

Spiteful Bleacher Bum

Spiteful Bleacher Bum

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

Pouring a hazy shade of gold, the aroma here is soft and biscuity, with a hint of peach. Blonde ales can finish on the sweet side, but even with the peaches, this one is nice and refreshing. All said and done, a light and fruity, thirst quencher.

Changing of the Seasons Maibock Is Back! Bock beer originated in in the German town of Einbeck in the 14th century. Named for the month of May, Maibock is a style of bock that’s enjoyed at May Day Festivals. Lighter and more balanced than the better known Doppelbock style, Hofbrau’s Maibock is arguably the finest example of the style, and we anxiously await its return each spring.

Hofbräu Maibock

Hofbräu Maibock

6 Pack of 11.2oz Bottles

Regular Price $10.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

Amber in color, with rich aromas of toffee and fresh baked bread, this satisfying German classic is a perfect way to commemorate the return of warmer weather. Medium in body, it’s malt forward, but offers just enough hop character to balance the finish. A must try with grilled meats, sausages and pickled veggies. *Not available in Springfield.

Enjoy The Sweet Taste Of Freedom

Liberty Sandwich? Chances are you've had one of these deliciously fluffy and nutty sandwiches, you just knew it by a different name. Marshmallow crème hit the market during World War I and the combo of spreadable marshmallow and peanut butter between two slices of bread was dubbed the Liberty Sandwich. Our friends at 4 Hands filled a batch of our hand-picked Elijah Craig bourbon barrels with their famous imperial milk stout. After a long rest in oak and some blending with vanilla beans and peanut butter, we’re proud to introduce our salute to this classic American treat.

4 Hands Liberty Sandwich

4 Hands Liberty Sandwich

22oz Bottle

$19.99

The nose here is luscious and dessert like, offering layers of peanut butter, chocolate and bourbon. Silky smooth across the tongue, the peanut butter is well integrated and subtle, allowing rich chocolate and vanilla to shine. Deliciously decadent through and through, it concludes with just a hint of warming bourbon on a caramel kissed finish.

Raise A Glass To Chicago Cider Week!

It’s a bit like Backmasking, and perhaps a touch like Moloko – but make no mistake, freshly ground espresso is the real kicker here. Like an iron fist in a velvet glove, this one really packs a punch, but you’ll never see it coming.

Three Floyds Wigsplitter

Three Floyds Wigsplitter

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$13.99

The aroma here is intoxicating – with dark cocoa, bourbon vanilla and freshly ground espresso leaping from the glass. Plush across the palate, sweetness and acidity are adeptly balanced, allowing for waves of deep mocha richness to fade into a soft, bittersweet finish. Hands down, one of the best coffee stouts on the shelf. Stock up before it disappears.

Raise A Glass To Chicago Cider Week!

Burgkopf produces some perplexingly tasty treats. Their Grapefruit beer looks and tastes like a radler, but at 7.5% ABV it packs quite a bit more punch than your typical shandy/radler. Their latest creation is a hard coffee, but don’t let the Espresso part fool you, this is dangerously soft and smooth. Think of it as a caramel macchiato, in a can, that just happens to clock in at 7.5%.

Burgkopf Hard Coffee

Burgkopf Hard Coffee

4 Pack of 16.9oz Cans

$8.99

The aroma here is indulgent, with notes of cocoa, caramel and candied orange peel. Soft and creamy on the tongue, it delivers bright mocha richness, followed by a long caramel-soaked finish. While it’s delicious straight from the can, we also suggest you give this a try over ice. Add a splash of dark rum and/or amaretto for a quick cocktail – or a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

Raise A Glass To Chicago Cider Week!

Growing tired of winter? Us too, and the latest from Odell offers a much-needed break from a season filled with sweet pastry stouts. Witkist White is pretty straight forward – it’s a Belgian-style witbier with grapefruit. A refreshing reminder that warmer weather is just around the corner.

Odell Witkist White Grapefruit White Ale

Odell Witkist White

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Pouring hazy gold in color, it offers bright aromas of orange peel, coriander and grapefruit on the nose. Light in body, grapefruit imparts just enough tartness to temper the sweet wheat character, resulting in a nice refreshing finish. Give this food friendly ale a try with grilled seafood or ceviche.

Thirsty for IPA

2020 is off to a great start for fans of IPAs. One thing we’re particularly excited about is the resurgence of some old school bitterness and dare we say, balance… That’s right, at one point, IPAs did not look and taste like a glass of orange juice. Fret not, we’ve still got plenty of hazy juice bombs, but if you’re ready to try something different, check these out.

Imperial IPA
Odd Side Paranoia DIPA

Odd Side Paranoia DIPA

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$8.99

Built with an old school malt backbone that can support a hefty amount of bitterness, this imperial IPA is so impeccably balanced that you’ll never guess it clocks in at 9.9% ABV. Tropical and citrusy hop aromas are followed by a burst of passionfruit and tangerine across the palate. The finish is full-flavored, but not weighty – proof you can craft a DIPA with drinkability. A sight for sore eyes and one of Odd Side’s best.

American IPA
Victory Hop Wallop

Victory Hop Wallop

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$9.99

After a long hiatus, Hop Wallop returns, but with a few revisions. Clocking in at a more moderate 7.5% ABV, Victory softened the wallop a bit and brightened the hop bill with some Citra. Unlike many of today’s IPAs, Hop Wallop pours brilliantly clear, and delivers a nose that’s floral and herbaceous. Refreshingly clean and crisp, it finishers with a touch of bitterness that brought smiles to our faces.*Not available in Champaign, Bloomington.

Experimental IPA
Odell Wolf Picker

Odell Wolf Picker

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Named after the famous hop harvesting rig, Wolf Picker celebrates innovation in the world of hop breeding by showcasing hops that are so new, they haven’t even been named yet. This latest batch features HBC 586, and like many of the hottest new hops, it imparts some tremendous tropical fruit flavor – particularly guava and passionfruit. You’ll be amazed that no actual fruit was used in this IPA. Clocking in at 5.5% ABV, it’s lean enough in body and offers just enough bitterness to leave the palate refreshed and eager for more. Another must try from Odell!

Session IPA
Two Brothers Wizard Staff IPA

Two Brothers Wizard Staff IPA

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

$14.99

If you’re a fan of IPA, but you’re also looking for something that’s easy to throw back, Two Brothers latest elixir is a crushable 5% ABV IPA that’s brewed with Cashmere, El Dorado and Simcoe hops. Light and juicy, it smacks of honeydew melon, guava and pineapple. In any other realm we’d call this a juicy pale ale, but since IPA is king, it’s a solid session IPA.

Crack A Can Of Lo-Cal Craft Binny's Beer Collabs

Each year, Binny’s hand selects hundreds of different spirit barrels, including a bevy from Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, Weller, Eagle Rare, Knob Creek and more. As soon as the barrels are emptied the clock starts ticking, and it becomes a race against time for our beer team to get them in the hands of our favorite breweries so they can be filled while the barrels are still as fresh as possible. The process is almost always painstaking, like when we rented a semi truck to make the 5 hour trek to Kentucky to pickup Weller barrels. Once loaded, we immediately turned the truck around and drove our precious cargo 10 hours to northern Iowa to make sure our barrels were as wet as possible for our collaborative beer with Toppling Goliath. Each of our projects has a similar strenuous story, but the end results far outweigh the grind that comes along with trying to help craft the best beers in the world.

Collaborative brews are underway, and a variety of stouts and some other big brews are patiently resting at the following breweries.

Binny's Beer Collabs

Follow @BinnysBev, for updates and to follow the journey from barrel to bottle…or can.