Beer Ticker The Beer Buzz You Wanted The Haze, We’ve Got The Haze

Whether it’s a bone-dry West Coast IPA, a big malty DIPA or a bright juicy IPA – Half Acre consistently brews some of the best IPAs on our shelves. We wanted to see this alchemy in action and our friends at Half Acre graciously obliged. What kind of beer were we looking for? The people are hungry for hops, and their appetite knows no bounds! Juicy hops please and crank it to 11.

Half Acre Rumble Grumble

Half Acre Rumble Grumble

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$19.99

Saturated with over 5 pounds of Sabro, Citra, Simcoe & El Dorado hops per barrel, this double dry hopped DIPA is dripping with fresh fruit flavor. The nose offers notes of pineapple upside down cake, topped with mango. Gliding effortlessly across the palate, it delivers bright peach and pineapple, followed by juicy cantaloupe and papaya on the finish. *Not available in Springfield.

A Pair of Meads You Don’t Want To Miss

Made like wine, yet often championed by fans of craft beer – mead remains an underappreciated and misunderstood beverage that has yet to have its day. At its simplest, mead is made by fermenting honey, but many of the finest meads artfully weave fruits, nuts and spices into one complex tapestry of flavors. Misbeehavin’ Meads is based out of Valparaiso Indiana and they’re making some of the most deliciously innovative meads we’ve ever tasted. We’re excited to present this inaugural batch and look forward to their next creative concoction.

Misbeehavin' Meads With A Baseball Bat Raspberry

Misbeehavin' Meads With A Baseball Bat Raspberry

12.7oz Bottle

$15.99

Peanut butter and jelly meads are all the rage as of late and this is one of the best we’ve ever tasted. Whereas some examples end up tasting artificial, the peanut aroma and flavor here is quite remarkable. Thick and rich on the palate, but not overly sweet – this is a must try mead. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Misbeehavin' Meads Same Old Jam Strawberry and White Chocolate

Misbeehavin' Meads Same Old Jam Strawberry and White Chocolate

12.7oz Bottle

$19.99

The aroma and flavor of freshly picked strawberries is something you don’t forget. Here it is in bottled form. Despite the name, this mead is surprisingly light on the palate; but like jam, it’s bursting with ripe fruit flavor. Subtle hints of white chocolate emerge midpalate, giving way to a bright jammy finish. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

A Toast To Independence

Stone has never been afraid to speak their mind. This staunchly independent brewery is famous for IPAs and they want you to drink them fresh! In 2012, they introduced Enjoy By IPA – a massive DIPA that’s dry hopped with a ludicrous amount of hops. After vigorous trials of R&D, they determined this beer was at its best within 37 days of release. As a result, they’ve placed the Enjoy By date loud and proud across the front of the can. This Unfiltered batch offers a slightly softer and rounder mouthfeel - just make sure to enjoy by Independence Day.

Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered

Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$15.99

The hop bill for Stone Unfiltered Enjoy By is an impressive one. Southern Hemisphere hops really shine here, with Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Galaxy and Helga producing a complex hop note that’s both bright and tropical as well as floral and herbaceous. The finish is dank and spicy with lasting spruce and stone fruit.

Thirsty For The Latest Trends In Craft? This Calls For A Montage

DIPAs, Sessions, Sours, Hazys… keeping up with the latest talked about styles can be a daunting task. Odell is an award-winning craft veteran that continues to innovate and experiment – adding to an impressive portfolio of impeccably made beers. From snappy session sours, to vibrant “Fresh Grind” IPAs, their variety packs cover quite a bit of ground. All summer long we’re offering both the bottle and can Montage packs (yes, the contents are different) at an unbelievable price! Need a last-minute gift for Dad? These mix packs won’t disappoint.

Montage Variety 12 Pack Bottles

12 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$18.99  $12.99 with Binny's Card

Odell Long Stride Session IPA

Odell Long Stride Session IPA

Session IPA is a tricky style. Offering something that’s lower in ABV, while at the same time maintaining a bit of body and balance, becomes a delicate dance. Odell took the challenge in stride, delivering this wonderfully crisp and aromatic IPA. Mango and tangerine on the nose, followed by bright pineapple on the palate and tangy passion fruit on the finish.

Odell Colorado Lager

Odell Colorado Lager

As craft breweries begin to experiment with lagers, many go the pilsner route. Odell’s Colorado Lager marries the dryness of a pilsner with the heft of a helles. Brewed with American hops, it artfully infuses old flavors with a touch of modern flare. A well-crafted and refreshing addition to the Odell portfolio.

Odell IPA

Odell IPA

Innovation is great, but some classics stand the test of time. This is old school American IPA. Much like its English forebearers, Odell IPA features a fruity yeast strain and a solid malt backbone. Hopped with nine different varieties of American hops, the nose is spicy and piney, setting the stage for a citrusy core and a big, resin packed finish.

Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale

Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale

Extra Pale Ale is not a style you see all that often, but this crisp and refreshing ale is a welcomed respite from the bevy of thick and creamy New England style pale ales. Well attenuated, crisp and clean - it’s fruit forward and aromatic, with notes of raspberry, lemon peel and apricot.

Montage Variety 12 Pack Cans

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

$18.99  $12.99 with Binny's Card

Odell Hammer Chain

Odell Hammer Chain

Like Odell’s Rupture IPA, Hammer Chain utilizes their proprietary hop grinder to pulverize whole cone hops. Hops are not ground until the day they are used. What hops? Odell’s not saying, but at least some of them are experimental hop HBC-638. Fruit forward, with a touch of spiciness on the finish.

Odell Sippin' Pretty

Odell Sippin' Pretty

The nose here is citrusy and tropical, with big vibrant guava. Fresh guava splashes across the palate, followed by hints of raspberry and watermelon. Elderberries impart a woodsy earthiness to the tangy salt kissed finish. Similar to a gose, but without the coriander, this is a real thirst quencher.

Odell Drumroll APA

Odell Drumroll APA

Odell’s Drumroll is nouveaux American Pale Ale with a solid respect for the past. Unfiltered and aromatic, juicy and refreshing, but with enough malt and bitterness to keep things interesting.

Raise A Glass To Pride Month

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the first pride marches and the birth of the LGBTQ rights movement. Gender Fluid is a refreshing reworking of a classic European pilsner, designed in celebration of Pride Month. Boulder Beer Co. is donating a portion of all proceeds to The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest LGBTQ support organization.

Boulder Gender Fluid

Boulder Gender Fluid

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

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

This crisp pilsner replaces noble hops with Goldings, resulting in a touch of citrusy herbaceous on both the aroma and the finish. Fresh and invigorating – it’s a great warm weather refresher. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Ready for the Pickin

It’s important to stop every once and a while and appreciate the little things. The first release in Vander Mill’s adorable Apple Bud Series, marks the return of Loving Cup, a rosé cider accented with pink peppercorn and hibiscus. These stubby 8 ouncers are perfect for brunch, picnics - or any time you need to pause for a moment and enjoy a little refreshment.

Vander Mill Rosé Cider

Vander Mill Rosé Cider

4 Pack of 8oz Cans

$6.99

Pouring a vibrant shade of pink, the nose here is bright and aromatic, with notes of green apple, cherry and pear. Berry sweetness is quickly tempered by a refreshing blast of acidity, tickling the tongue and leaving the palate thirsty for more. The finish is tantalizingly tart, with notes of plum, citrus and a touch of sweet spice.

A Refreshing Break

Need a break from barrel aged pastry stout? Us too. Off Color’s latest creation is a wit beer that spent nine months resting in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels, after which it was blended with fresh beer and Montmorency cherry juice. The result is very complex and cocktail-esq. If you enjoy Old Fashioneds, make sure to give this a try.

Off Color The One Percent

Off Color The One Percent

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$14.99

The nose is soft and fruity, with hints of vanilla, lemon peel and cocktail cherries. Soft and creamy on the palate, it begins with a caramel and coconut sweetness that’s offset by tangy citrus and a touch of sour cherry. The finish is spirited without being hot, concluding with a kiss of allspice. Hats off to Off Color, for coloring outside the lines on this one. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Thirsty For IPA? Pick Your Style

The weather is finally heating up! We picked through the latest batch of IPAs; here’s our list of favorites to toss on ice.

Tropical
Wild Onion Pineapple Misfit

Wild Onion Pineapple Misfit

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $10.99 Special Price $9.99
with Binny's Card

Wild Onion’s classic Misfit IPA, with a tropical touch. Candied pineapple on the nose, followed by a nice interplay of dank resinous hops and tangy pineapple across the palate. The finish and bright and fruity, with just enough bitterness to keep things crisp. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Citra Hopped
Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts

Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$15.99

Half Acre’s homage to The Power Persons Five is back in stock and ready for action. It’s refreshing to see an IPA with a little bit of malt backbone, and this one delivers - pairing fruity Citra hops with toasty Vienna malt. The finish is bright and tropical, with a hit of strawberry. *Not available in Bloomington or Springfield.

Double
18th Street Toxic Words

18th Street Toxic Words

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$13.99

For the first time in cans, 18th Street’s honey kissed DIPA - Toxic Words. El Dorado hops provide some interesting complexity here, delivering tropical flavors and aromas, with hints of pineapple and mango and just a touch of peach. The finish is long and resinous, with a touch of honey softening out the edges. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Gluten Reduced
Deschutes Lil Squeezy

Deschutes Lil Squeezy

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

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

At first glance this might just seem like the sessionable cousin to Deschutes iconic Fresh Squeezed IPA. While it’s lower in ABV, this lil’ brew boasts a big new hop bill - Nugget, Citra, Azacca, El Dorado and Chinook. Soft and juicy on the palate, if finishes with a refreshing blast of piney hops. Added bonus – thanks to some enzymatic magic, this brew is gluten reduced. *Not available in Springfield.

Ladies & Gentlemen - Hoist Your Half Liters

Germans are passionate about their beer, and when it comes to selecting their favorites, they’re fiercely regional. We’re excited to announce the arrival of half liter cans from two of Germany’s famous brewing cities – Dortmund and Munich. Bavarians love their weissebier and Paulaner’s is one of Germany’s top sellers. Dortmund is famous for their export style lager and no brand is more iconic than the one from Dortmunder Actien Braueri, or more simply, DAB.

Paulaner Hefe Weizen

Paulaner Hefe Weizen

4 Pack of 16.9oz Cans

Regular Price $6.99 Special Price $4.99
with Binny's Card

Be sure to decant this classic hefe into a nice tall glass, releasing all the lovely fruity esters and spicy phenols. This beguiling mix of banana, pear and clove, is thanks to its unique yeast - which remains suspended throughout the beer, producing a soft golden haze. Fruity, bright and very refreshing. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Paulaner Munich Lager

Paulaner Munich Lager

4 Pack of 16.9oz Cans

Regular Price $6.99 Special Price $4.99
with Binny's Card

This classic Munich Helles is a lesson in restraint and simplicity. Pale pilsner malt provides its burnished golden hue, as well as its subtle bready backbone. Hallertauer Tradition hops impart just enough balancing bitterness, along with a touch of grassy herbaceousness. A beautiful beer. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

DAB Original

DAB Original

4 Pack of 16.9oz Cans

Regular Price $4.99 Special Price $3.99
with Binny's Card

Introducing the iconic Dortmunder. Offering a little more heft than a pilsner, yet not as sweet as a helles - this impeccably balanced lager is made with mineral rich water, a key component to its famously refreshing finish. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.>

Are You Ready For The Summer? Massive Summer Savings Are Here

We’re celebrating summer with unheard of savings on a bunch of iconic brews. Whether you’re thirsty for a citrusy shandy, a crisp kolsch or a juicy IPA, we’ve got you covered all summer long!

Solemn Oath Lü

Solemn Oath Lü

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $15.99 Special Price $12.99
with Binny's Card

Kölsch is the beer of Köln, and a growing number of American brewers are giving it a try. Lü is a refreshingly traditional take on this sessionable German classic. Mellow maltiness is complemented by a subtle spicy hop character, making for an incredibly balanced beer. Have friends who refuse to give craft beer a try? Introduce them to Lü. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Surly Xtra Citra

Surly Xtra Citra

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $14.99 Special Price $11.99
with Binny's Card

Looking for something sessionable? Xtra Citra delivers as promised, showcasing lots of Citra hop flavor and aroma with pronounced pineapple, lemon and grapefruit. Light in body, with a crisp bright finish - this is a thirst-quenching APA.

Founders All Day IPA

Founders All Day IPA

15 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $15.99 Special Price $12.99
with Binny's Card

One of the first session IPAs and still one of our best sellers. Light, crisp, and citrusy. 15 pack cans make this an affordable craft option for your next get-together.

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

12 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $14.99 Special Price $10.99
with Binny's Card

Shandys have been around for decades, but Leinenkugel made them a household name with this refreshing summer seasonal. We’ve seen lots of variants over the past few years, but this tried and true mix of weiss beer and lemonade is still our favorite.

Kona Big Wave

Kona Big Wave

12 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $13.99 Special Price $10.99
with Binny's Card

If you’re looking for something hoppy, but need a break from IPA, Kona’s Big Wave Golden Ale is a refreshing change of pace. Brewed with Galaxy and Citra hops, its offers big tropical aromatics, and a wave of guava, pineapple and passionfruit washes over the palate. One of the best session beers on the shelf.

Virtue Cider Rosé

Virtue Cider Rosé

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $17.99 Special Price $12.99
with Binny's Card

Pouring a very subtle shade of pink, Virtue Rose offers an alluring bouquet that’s floral, citrusy and vinous. The interplay of flavors across the palate is remarkable, with notes of almond, peach and tangerine giving way to a refreshingly balanced finish. Virtue Rosé is a blended cider, a portion of which spends time aging in French oak barrels – an extra effort that solidifies the unmatched complexity of this delicious rosé cider. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

A Season Defying Selection From Lagunitas

Hop harvest freshness in late May? After extensive experimentation, the mad scientists at Lagunitas developed a proprietary hop preservation process that can make this a reality. You tasted it first in their wildly popular Born Again Yesterday. Phase Change is the latest release to employ this hop alchemy, delivering wet hop Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic freshness in the spring.

Lagunitas Phase Change

Lagunitas Phase Change

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$11.99

The nose here is dank and citrusy, with notes of tangerine and pineapple. A burst of sweet citrus is followed by a wave of tropical fruit, with pronounced mango and guava leading into a soft and piney finish. *Not available in Bloomington or Springfield.

A Taste of the Tropics

Can you tell we’re ready for warm summer weather? It’s so close we can literally taste it – by popping a couple of these tasty tropical brews! First, we welcome back Off Color Spots - a thirst quenching Berliner that’s accented with passion fruit and grapefruit peel. We’re also super stoked for Stone’s Revengeful Spirit, a bigger and juicier revamping of their popular Vengeful Spirit IPA.

Off Color Spots

Off Color Spots

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$7.99

Spots is tropical on the nose, with pronounced citrus and a bit of lactic tang. A big rush of tangy passionfruit is followed by some tongue tingling acidity, concluding in a vibrant fruit filled finish that smacks of tangerine and lime. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Stone Revengeful Spirit Imperial IPA

Stone Revengeful Spirit Imperial IPA

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$15.99

Mosaic hops are famous for imparting pineapple flavors and aromas and Mandarina Bavaria hops, as you might guess, evoke mandarin orange. Stone doesn’t do things subtly, so Revengeful spirit is brewed with both fruits and both hops, with some Loral hops thrown in for good measure. Big, bright and tropical, this DIPA is super juicy and dangerously easy to drink. *Not available in Springfield.

Try Not To Suck

Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation takes its name from a simple fundamental – run hard to first base, respect those 90 feet, and respect will come back to you. Equally simple advice from coach – have fun out there and try not to suck.

Looking for a refreshing new way to do good, Respect 90 partnered with Rags of Honor, a charitable organization that provides employment and services to homeless veterans, to design Try Not To Suck German Style Lager. As Rags of Honor works to launch RnR Brews, the folks at Haymarket stepped up to the plate to craft this refreshing new brew. A big round of cheers to these philanthropic all-stars and to opening day at The Friendly Confines.

Joe Maddon's Try Not to Suck German Style Lager

Joe Maddon's Try Not to Suck German Style Lager

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

We’re a big believer in Joe’s commitment to paying it forward – so from now until the end of theseason, Binny’s will donate ALL proceeds from the sale of Try Not To Suck to Respect 90. Hats off to their continued work towards improving lives right here in Chicago and beyond.