The Beer Buzz San Fran vs KC: Cheers To The Next Champion

Are you ready for the big game? Is your fridge fully stocked? No matter which city you’re cheering for, we’ve selected some of their best craft brews – perfect for hoisting on high as you root for this year’s champion.

San Fran
Anchor Steam Beer

Anchor Steam Beer

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$7.99

Few breweries are as closely associated with a particular beer style as Anchor is with Steam Beer. A unique product of the 19th century, Steam Beer is fermented with lager yeast in large shallow vats, but at ale yeast temperatures. The resulting beer is fruity and floral, with rich caramel malts balanced by woodsy Northern Brewer hops. When Anchor brews this American classic it’s called Steam Beer, for anyone else, it’s a California Common.

21st Amendment Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange

21st Amendment Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Like your IPAs juicy? It doesn’t get much juicier than this. San Francisco’s 21st Amendment added fresh blood orange puree to their citrusy Brew Free! Or Die IPA and the results are deliciously tangy. Citrusy hops impart a just a touch of nuanced bitterness to this fruit forward brew. Bright, smooth and dangerously downable.

KC
Boulevard Tank 7

Boulevard Tank 7

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $13.99 Special Price $12.99
with Binny's Card

With Belgian born brewmaster Steven Pauwels at the helm, Boulevard likes to put their own unique spin on some 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. Bright and effervescent, it’s complex yet refreshing, artfully hiding its substantial ABV. A uniquely American Saison, and one of the best on the shelf.

Hedge Your Bets

Can’t pick a favorite? More excited for the commercials? How about a collaborative brew that brought fans in both cities together? Now that’s teamwork.

Boulevard Restless Nights in Collaboration with Modern Times Brewing

Boulevard Restless Nights in Collaboration with Modern Times Brewing

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

Regular Price $12.99 Special Price $9.99
with Binny's Card

The aroma here is incredible, offering an alluring mixture of brown sugar, vanilla, and pecans. Light across the tongue, a burst of lively citrus is followed by notes of black cherry, cocoa and caramel. The finish is earthy and complex, with notes of leather, dark chocolate and espresso. This artful blend of fresh and barrel aged porter results in a brew that's big on flavor, yet paradoxically light on the palate. *Not available in Springfield.

Lo-Cal Craft

What’s the hottest trend in craft? Low-cal and low-carb! Be it sessionable IPAs, fruity seltzers or a snappy ciders - the list continues to grow. We tasted through a bunch, including some favorites in the latest edition of Barrel to Bottle – The Binny’s Podcast. Firestone Walker Flyjack is so new, it hadn’t even landed yet, but were happy to announce that this Hazy (slightly), India Pale Ale is finally here, and we are impressed. There’s a lot of flavor here, especially considering the low calorie and carb count – making this one of the best, if not the best, Lo-Cal IPA on the shelf.

Firestone Walker Flyjack

Firestone Walker Flyjack

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $7.99
with Binny's Card

The nose here is quite intriguing, thanks to generous dry hopping with Strata, Mosaic, Chinook and Sabro. It’s a touch floral and a tad herbaceous, sporting notes of spearmint, cantaloupe and lemongrass. Light and breezy across the palate, it delivers notes of honeydew melon, passionfruit and juniper. The finish is refreshingly dry, with lasting notes of mango and black peppercorn. *Not available in Springfield.

Old Dog - New Tricks

Introducing the fourth volume in the re-imagined Clencher series. Each numbered Clencher release sports a different hop bill, with Clencher 4 featuring: Mosaic, Sabro and Belma. The addition of oats to the mash adds some softness to the mouthfeel, along with a touch of haze. This 8.7% DIPA is surprisingly easy to drink, thanks in part to a tiny touch of bitterness, setting it apart from your typical weighty New England fruit bomb.

BuckleDown Clencher 4

BuckleDown Clencher 4

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$12.99

Immensely aromatic on the nose, expect a mixture of sweet stone fruit, tangy citrus and ripe melon. The palate is bright and juicy, with notes of mango, apricot and blackberry. The finish is bold and fruit forward, with notes of passionfruit, coconut and a wisp of cedar. *Not available in Peoria.

BuckleDown Citra Clencher

BuckleDown Citra Clencher

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$12.99

Longing for the Clencher or yore? Back for a limited time only, BuckleDown canned up some Citra Clencher, one of the early riffs on their OG DIPA. A healthy dose of Citra delivers a burst of tropical hop sweetness, followed by an avalanche of citrusy and piney hop bitterness. This unapologetically old school DIPA is a welcomed respite from the sea of sweetened and fruited IPAs that dot today’s shelves. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria.

Hoppy Anniversary!

It’s hard to overstate the influence that Ken Grossman and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has had on the American craft brewing scene. 40 Years ago, they dared to push the envelope, thrusting a little-known American hop by the name of Cascade into the limelight. Hop forward IPAs are a dime a dozen these days, but back then they were a remnant of the past, and heavily hopped beers were met with great skepticism. Sierra Nevada didn’t falter, proving to a growing fanbase that there was much more to beer than mundane and mass marketed American lager. To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, they’ve released an impeccably balanced IPA that showcases three of the most famous American hops – Cluster, Centennial and Cascade.

Sierra Nevada 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale

Sierra Nevada 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $6.99
with Binny's Card

The nose here offers biscuity malt sweetness, accented by notes of orange marmalade and a hint of lavender. Oats make for a silky soft mouthfeel, allowing citrusy and piney hop flavor to glide effortlessly across the palate. The finish showcases an adept balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness - a hallmark of Sierra’s dependable brewing prowess.

The Magnificent Mead Of Schramm’s

If you’re a fan of mead, you’ve heard of Schramm’s. Perhaps you’re even one of the devotees that’s made the trek to Michigan to secure some of the most sought-after mead on the market. If you’re new to mead, it’s time to find out what all the talk is about. It’s our pleasure to welcome Schramm’s to Illinois. They are true masters of their craft – producing some of the finest meads we’ve ever tasted.

Schramm's The Statement

Schramm's The Statement

12.7oz Bottle

$22.99

Made with Traverse City Balaton cherries, the nose here is soft and perfumed, with notes of plum and cassis. Decadent cherry richness is tempered by just enough acidity, paving the way for a lasting semi sweet finish.

Schramm's The Statement Lutowka

Schramm's The Statement Lutowka

12.7oz Bottle

$28.99

This special edition of The Statement is made with Lutowka cherries, a Morello type from Poland. The nose is herbaceous and floral, with hints of lilac, spearmint and thyme. Lutowka offers a deeper and darker cherry flavor when compared to the Balaton Statement. The acidity is more pronounced, yet there’s still a touch cherry preserve sweetness. The fruit flavor here is paradoxically complex, running the gamut from fresh pineapple to stewed prunes. It culminates with a juxtaposition of sweet and sour that leaves the tongue watering for more. True to its name, this mead demands your attention.

Schramm's Blackberry

Schramm's Blackberry

12.7oz Bottle

$22.99

If you’ve ever made blackberry jam or baked a blackberry pie, the aroma here will immediately take you back. A wave of jammy blackberry sweetness is tempered by just enough acidity to avoid a cloyingly sweet finish. A deliciously decadent mead that begs for a nice big slice of cheesecake.

Schramm's Raspberry

Schramm's Raspberry

12.7oz Bottle

$22.99

The first mead made by founder Ken Schramm and an impressive one at that. The nose here is woodsy, with a remarkably fresh raspberry note that’s accented by hints of dark cocoa and juniper. The body is a touch thinner than the previous offerings, making this dangerously easy to drink. The tangiest of the bunch, it delivers the tongue tickling tartness of freshly picked raspberries. There is a lot going on here, and it’s delicious.

A Little Sumpin’ - Now In Cans!

The Lagunitas Sumpin’ series offers a lil’ something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for sumpin’ soft and sessionable, or sumpin’ with a lil’ more heft – Lagunitas has you covered. If you’re thirsty for the classic, but you’ve been lookin’ for cans – we’ve got a little sumpin’ for yah.

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin’ combines the light and creamy mouthfeel of an American wheat with the crispness of an IPA. This hoppy crowd pleaser is available year-round, but it’s especially refreshing on a hot summer day. On a cold winter day, it helps us escape to warmer times. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield.

Also In Cans
Lagunitas Hazy Memory IPA

Lagunitas Hazy Memory IPA

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$9.99

Hazy Memory is brewed with plenty of oats and wheat, so it’s super soft on the palate. A blend of Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy, Citra and Loral hops produces a complex array of flavors and aromas that lean heavy on the tropical side. Expect plenty of pineapple, mango and papaya, followed by just a hint of juniper on the finish.

Lagunitas Lucky 13

Lagunitas Lucky 13

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

While Lucky 13 clocks in at 8.8% abv, the beauty of this beer lies in its balance. Rich caramel maltiness complements a massive wave of resinous hop flavor. Big hops with big malt to back them up - not something you see much these days. What a sight for sore eyes. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria.

Come And Get Your Hugs

It might be hard to believe, but this is the 11th yearly release of Big Hugs imperial coffee stout. Time flies when you’re havin’ hugs. If you didn’t make to the brewery to pick up some bourbon barrel aged Big Hugs, cheer up, and come in for some hugs!

Half Acre Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Hugs

Half Acre Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Hugs

2 Pack of 16oz Cans

Eight months of rest in Four Roses bourbon barrels imbued the nose with a pronounced oaky character that melds marvelously with the earthy Cocoa Catuai coffee notes. A massive wave of mocha drenches the palate with bittersweet chocolate and nutty roasted coffee, accented by wisps of cherry and vanilla. Half Acre described this year’s batch as reminiscent of tiramisu – we couldn’t agree more. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria.

Silky Smooth Cocoa From A Can

In 2004, Southern Tier introduced their Blackwater Series. It’s home to some ambitious imperial stouts with wild flavor combinations. Take for instance their Crème Brulee stout. Upon release, some traditionalists cried heresy - others snatched up bombers by the basketful. Well Crème Brulee has stood the test of time, and now it’s even available in nitro cans! Dessert stouts are a dime a dozen these days and while some of them are great…some are not. Thankfully, breweries like Southern Tier have them dialed in and continue to explore new flavors. Their latest is a bit paradoxical. It’s inspired by hot cocoa, but you drink it cold.

Southern Tier Nitro Hot Cocoa

Southern Tier Nitro Hot Cocoa

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$13.99

This is true nitro in a can. Pop the top, and a widget affixed to the bottom of the can releases a burst of nitrogen. Pour into a glass, sit back, and watch the mesmerizing cascade of tiny bubbles. The nose here delivers as promised – cocoa powder and marshmallows, the tiny ones of course. Its silky soft mouthfeel delivers a big velvety wave of rich chocolate and vanilla. The long creamy finish is a touch warming – it is 10% ABV after all. Southern Tier absolutely nailed this one.

A Refreshing Start To 2020: Crack A Can Of Lo-Cal Craft

What’s the hottest trend in craft? Low-cal and low-carb! Be it sessionable IPAs, fruity seltzers or a snappy ciders - the list continues to grow. This week we circle back to showcase some of our favorites, as well as introduce a few new creations. If you’re cutting down on calories and carbs, brewers and cider makers have upped their game and provided some remarkably flavorful options.

Odell Good Behavior

Odell Good Behavior

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

What’s the secret behind Odell’s Good Behavior - well they aren’t saying, but we do know that it features Experimental Hop HBC-586, the hop we fell in love with when we tasted their Wolf Picker IPA. Exceedingly light on the palate, Odell bills Good Behavior as a “Crushable IPA”. Tropical and fruit forward, it offers a strong note of papaya, followed by hints of apricot. It finishes dry, with notes of spearmint and watermelon. 4% ABV, 110 calories, 7 carbs.

Oskar Blues One-y

Oskar Blues One-y

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Oskar Blues brews some famously hefty brews, but One-y is an easy drinking IPA that clocks in at a sessionable 4% ABV. Dry hopped with El Dorado, Comet and Citra hops, the nose is bright and tropical, with notes of pineapple, passionfruit and guava. Light and creamy across the palate, it’s juicy and fruit forward, but with just enough bitterness to ensure a refreshingly snappy finish. 4% ABV, 100 calories, 5 carbs.

Deschutes Wowza! Lo Cal Hazy Pale Ale

Deschutes Wowza! Lo Cal Hazy Pale Ale

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $8.99 Special Price $7.99
with Binny's Card

Hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Cashmere and Callista, the nose here is bright and citrusy with a touch of tropical flair. Surprisingly soft on the tongue, a wave of juicy passion fruit is accented by notes of mango. The finish is soft and fruit forward, with notes of peach and plum. 4% ABV, 100 calories, 4 carbs.

Goose Island So Lo IPA

Goose Island So Lo IPA

15 Pack of 12oz Cans

$11.99

Brewed with Idaho 7, Kohatu and Chinook hops, the nose is citrusy and herbaceous, with a touch of pineapple. At only 3% ABV you’d expect a super light body, but surprisingly there is a bit of mouthfeel here, no doubt thanks to the addition of oats to the mashbill. Refreshingly crisp, with a good amount of piney hop character on the finish. 3% ABV, 98 calories, 9 carbs.

Lagunitas DayTime IPA

Lagunitas DayTime IPA

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Introducing Day Time 2.0. This sessionable IPA’s been reworked and reimaged, with lower hop bitterness, bright fruity hop character and a refreshingly light finish. 4% ABV, 98 calories, 3 carbs.

North Coast Scrimshaw

North Coast Scrimshaw

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$9.99

Here’s a beer that was ahead of its time. In fact, it’s been around so long that it’s the only one on our list that’s not in a can. It’s what’s inside that counts, and Scrimshaw Pils is a refreshingly traditional take on a classic German style pilsner. Brewed with Munich malt, it’s light in body, with Hallertauer and Tettnang hops delivering a deliciously dry finish. Each 12oz bottle of this 4.7% ABV pils is only 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs – making it one of lowest carb beers on the market!

Hard Seltzer

Hard sparkling water has been around for years, but it exploded in popularity in 2019. One of our favorite craft seltzers to hit the market is from the folks at Oskar Blues. They introduced the Wild Basin line of “Boozy Sparkling Waters” - offering some innovative alternatives to your run of the mill hard seltzer.

Oskar Blues Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water

Oskar Blues Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

$15.99

Each variety pack contains thee cans of each of the following: Lime, Cucumber Peach, Melon Basil and Lemon Agave Hibiscus. These are refreshing straight from the can, but they also make great cocktail mixers. Gin with the melon basil and tequila with the Lemon Agave Hibiscus, are a pair of tried and true combos. Straight up, these cans clock in at 5% ABV, 100 calories and 1 carb. They’re also gluten free.

Hard Cider

When it comes to hard cider, the most enduring misconception is that they’re all sweet. A close second is that hard cider is a type of beer. While it’s often packaged like beer, hard cider is essentially apple wine. It’s up to the cider maker to control the level of fermentation and if so desired, sweeten the cider before packaging. Sometimes they ferment it bone dry and leave it be. What you’re left with is refreshingly crisp and low-cal sparkler, made from apples.

Vander Mill Brut

Vander Mill Brut

4 Pack of 8oz Cans

Pop this cute little can and pour into a Champagne glass – Vander Mill Brut looks the part. The nose is fresh and fruity, with hints of lemon peel and tart cherry. Lively carbonation dances across the tongue, delivering a refreshing wave of palate cleansing acidity, culminating in a bone dry, yet fruity finish. Only 80 calories per 8oz can and at 6.5% ABV, this little guy packs some punch. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria.

Seattle Cider Dry

Seattle Cider Dry

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$9.99

Seattle Cider Dry is true to its name. It has a wonderful floral aroma with notes of green baking apples and nectarines. Perfect as a palate cleanser, its big acidity will cut through even the richest cuisine. Fans of dry Riesling and Fino sherry will fall in love with this cider. 6.5% ABV and 180 calories per 16oz can.

Five Favorites From 2019

Today’s beer world is a strange one. Limited releases are the name of the game and just when you find something you love, it’s replaced by something new. As we looked back at the beers of 2019, we wanted to showcase a few of our favorites. The following trio of barrel aged brews are still available, but supplies are running low, so don’t sleep on these. We definitely wanted to give another shout out to Bodem, a new YEAR ROUND IPA from Half Acre. Last but not least, the beer that started it all for Quebec’s Unibroue – Blanche de Chambly. After all these years, It is still one of the best Belgian style witbiers on the shelf, and we’re loving the new 16oz cans!

Half Acre Bodem IPA

Half Acre Bodem IPA

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

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

Idaho 7, Mosaic Cryo and Cashmere hops deliver a remarkably complex mélange of flavors and aromas that are both juicy and tropical, as well as earthy and floral. Soft across the palate, expect notes of guava, pineapple, papaya and pine. The finish is fruity and herbaceous, with a touch of peppery spice. An exemplary addition to Half Acre’s impressive portfolio of IPAs.

Pollyanna Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Fun Size with Coconut and Almond collaboration with Binny's

Pollyanna Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Fun Size with Coconut and Almond collaboration with Binny's

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $29.99 Special Price $26.99
with Binny's Card

The nose here delivers as promised, with big almond, coconut and vanilla. Surprisingly light in body, a big wave of chocolate washes across the tongue, with a bright splash of coconut and almond. The finish is long and warming, with hints of vanilla, allspice and just a kiss of salt. Aged in Binny's Hand Picked Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels.

Revolution Straight Jacket

Revolution Straight Jacket

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $24.99 Special Price $22.99
with Binny's Card

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a decade since we first tasted Straight Jacket. It’s moved from draft only, to 22oz bottles to 12oz four pack cans. This barrel aged barleywine has changed a bit over the years, but it’s persisted, and the latest vintage is the finest we’ve ever tasted. Deep malt complexity delivers a massive wave of caramel and vanilla richness, with notes of cherry, sweet baking spices and a warming bourbon afterglow. One of the best barleywines out there - you’d be crazy not to give this a try. *Not available in Springfield.

Epic Big Bad Baptist

Epic Big Bad Baptist

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $19.99 Special Price $17.99
with Binny's Card

Despite its name, this barrel aged coffee stout is so beautifully balanced that it’s dangerously drinkable. The nose here is a mocha drenched delight to the senses. The palate delivers massive chocolate and coffee, with notes of vanilla and just a kiss of dark fruit. The finish is long and roasty, with lasting flavors of cocoa and molasses.

Unibroue Blanche de Chambly

Unibroue Blanche de Chambly

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

A very traditional interpretation of a Belgian Witbier with an incredible mouthfeel. Pillowy light, creamy and refreshing - with notes of coriander, honey and fresh orange zest. A secondary fermentation produces delicate champagne like carbonation and a silky mousse-like finish. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria.

A Pair Of Barrel Aged Brews From Boulevard

Boulevard is a bit of a sleeper here in Chicago. This Kansas City institution quietly crafts some of the most interesting barrel aged beers on the market. Not only are their innovative creations delicious, but they’re also a tremendous value.

Boulevard Plaid Habit

Boulevard Plaid Habit

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$14.99

A double mashed imperial brown ale aged for 18 months in freshly dumped 10 year old Canadian rye whiskey barrels! The nose offers an alluring mix of maple, vanilla and caramel, with just a hint of sweet spice. Silky soft on the palate, it begins with a wave of malty sweetness, that’s tempered by spicy rye and oak. The balance here is quite impressive - decadent yet integrated, with a remarkably complex finish. Amidst a portfolio of award winning beers, this is one of Boulevard’s best. An absolute must try! *Not available in Champaign, Peoria.

Boulevard Brandy Land

Boulevard Brandy Land

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$14.99

This massive stout was aged in barrels that first held bourbon and then apple brandy, resulting in a stout that’s fruity and aromatic. A festive amount of allspice and cinnamon is apparent on the nose, which complements notes of cocoa, baked apples and caramel. Thick on the palate, it’s rich, but not overly sweet, finishing with lasting notes of chocolate and dark fruit. *Not available in Bloomington, Peoria.

A Pair Of Bourbon Soaked Treats

Specialty beers are Odd Side’s speciality. Thirsty for something different, we shipped up eleven freshly dumped handpicked Knob Creek bourbon barrels and quickly got to work designing a pair of stouts. If you’ve been down to Kentucky for a whiskey distillery tour, there is a good chance your tour concluded with a taste of bourbon and a bourbon ball candy. These chocolate covered vanilla cream candies are often made with pecans, and of course a splash of bourbon. So we asked our friends at Odd Side to transform these tasty treats in liquid form. When Odd Side does a beer with pecans, they use real pecans, not a bottle of pecan flavor. It’s a laborious process, but it makes a world of difference. Pop a bottle, kick back and live large, you’ll see what we mean.

Odd Side Ales Bourbon Baller Stout

Odd Side Ales Bourbon Baller Stout

12oz Bottle

$6.99

Inspired by the classic Kentucky confection, this bourbon barrel aged stout features cocoa, vanilla and pecans, and all three are captured in the nose of this decadent brew. Soft and chewy on the palate, a wave of chocolate washes across the tongue, accented by rich caramel sweetness and a hint of coconut. The finish is decadent and nutty, bringing to mind the bourbon-soaked richness of, you guess it, a bourbon ball. Never had one? Give our recipe a try.

Odd Side Ales Bluegrass Breakfast

Odd Side Ales Bluegrass Breakfast

12oz Bottle

$6.99

Now that you’ve had your dessert, it’s time for breakfast. Fans of the Hipster Brunch series will find some similarities here, but once again we wanted to incorporate pecans into the mix, this time dreaming of a big stack of pecan pancakes topped with maple syrup and candied pecans. Add bacon and coffee to the mix and you have a complete breakfast. As seemingly decadent as this all sounds, the stout is well fermented, and the acidity of the coffee provides a nice foil to the maple sweetness. Amazingly layered and remarkably balanced, this is a breakfast we could enjoy any time of day.

A Very Special Brunch

At this year’s Great American Beer Festival, Odd Side took home Gold in the Specialty Ale category for Rye Hipster Brunch Stout, a popular favorite that also brought home Silver in 2017. When Odd Side invited us up to Grand Haven to taste through this year’s barrels, we jumped at the chance. We marked our favorite barrels and Odd Side batched and bottled up this special hand selected cuvee.

Odd Side Ales Rye Hipster Brunch Stout Hand Selected by Binny's

Odd Side Ales Rye Hipster Brunch Stout Hand Selected by Binny's

12oz Bottle

$6.99

The nose here is decadent and roasty, brimming with cocoa and accented by notes of whiskey-soaked oak. The palate begins with dark chocolate covered coffee bean, followed by notes of blackberry, allspice and vanilla bean. The finish delivers fudgy chocolate nougat, followed by a subtle wisp of smoke.

Also From Odd Side
Odd Side Ales Dank Frank Juice

Odd Side Ales Dank Frank Juice

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$13.99

As advertised, the nose on this double IPA is fruity and dank, with hints of blueberry and pear. On the palate it’s resinous and sweet, featuring flavors of candied pineapple and apricot. There’s a touch of piney bitterness on the finish, but it’s balanced out by a hefty dose of honeyed malt. Pairs wonderfully with a slice of rum ham.

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.