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  1. Barrel to Bottle Episode 52: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 52: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery

    When beer has needed a voice, Garrett Oliver has supplied it. Author of The Brewmaster's Table, regarded by many as the quintessential guide to beer and food pairing, and editor of the Oxford Companion to Beer - he has traveled the world, championing the cause of beer. He always found his way back home to the Brooklyn Brewery, where he's served as brew master for over 20 years. We had the pleasure of sitting down with this industry icon, where we chatted about everything from classics styles to recent trends.

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  2. The Wine Hotline Hits the Road: Bordeaux

    The Wine Hotline Hits the Road: Bordeaux

    As we gear up to focus on Bordeaux for the month of September it seems fitting to recap the annual Binny's en premier trip.

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  3. Barrel to Bottle Episode 51: All About Alsace

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 51: All About Alsace

    What do you get when you mix traditionally French varietals (plus a little Riesling and Gewurztraminer) with German winemaking knowhow? Alsace! The Barrel to Bottle team takes a closer look at one of the world’s most iconic wine regions dedicated almost entirely to white wine production. Alsace is legendary for its benchmark examples of some of the world’s most popular white wine varietals, unmatched in balance and concentration.

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  4. Bears Alumni Appearances at Binny's

    Bears Alumni Appearances at Binny's

    The Bears are coming to Binny's! Here's your chance to meet Bears alumni like Otis Wilson, Kevin Butler, Johnny Knox and many more! Check below for dates, times and locations.

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  5. Barrel to Bottle Episode 50: Q&Apalooza

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 50: Q&Apalooza

    The Barrel to Bottle podcast crew celebrates 50 episodes with a special Q&A roundup. Submit your questions to @binnysbev on twitter, facebook or instagram, or email your questions to comments@binnys.com. If the team answers your question on the podcast, you'll win a $20 Binny's Gift Card. This fun episode collects some lost Q&A segments, and that means we're giving away a whole bunch of Binny's Gift Cards.

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  6. What's Your IPA Style?

    What's Your IPA Style?

    India Pale Ale – an old-school English beer style that American craft brewers made their own. West Coast, New England, Imperial, Black, White and Rye - the variations on this popular style are nearly endless. 2018 has been all about the haze. Here’s three new favorites, and an outlier to boot.

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  7. Labor Day Wine Hot Deals!

    Labor Day Wine Hot Deals!

    Football season is here and Labor Day is almost upon us. Kick off the holiday weekend and celebrate the fruits of your labor with today’s offers, all hot deals from our Weekend Sale! Whether you’re enjoying a meal fresh off the grill or just kicking back with something cool and refreshing, the wines below will add some sizzle to your Labor Day Weekend!

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  8. Barrel to Bottle Episode 49: Wes Henderson of Angel's Envy

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 49: Wes Henderson of Angel's Envy

    This week on Barrel to Bottle, Pat and Roger sit down with Kentucky bourbon dignitary Wes Henderson. Along with his father, Lincoln Henderson, Wes created the category-defining Angel’s Envy by blending bourbons finished in Port barrels. Wes talks bourbon heritage, his brand new Louisville distillery, and what’s on the horizon for his iconic brand. Plus, Wes sticks around for our Q&A segment to answer your question about barrel toast and char.

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  9. Confessions of a Mixologist: Seaplane

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Seaplane

    This concoction is only one ingredient separated from its parent potation. The Paper Plane is a bourbon cocktail created by Sam Ross, longtime bartender at the legendary Milk & Honey and now co-owner of Attaboy and Diamond Reef. Though he never worked there, Ross created this cocktail for the opening of The Violet Hour, right here in Chicago. Despite the Paper Plane's young years, it has proliferated across borders and quickly gained classic status.

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  10. Farewell to a Single Malt Legend

    Farewell to a Single Malt Legend

    For several years now rumors have been swirling that Old Pulteney may discontinue some of their older offerings, specifically the award-winning 21-year-old and the underrated 17-year-old. Not surprising news considering age statements on single malts are increasingly disappearing. Pulteney just announced their new lineup, and the 17 and 21 are indeed gone, replaced by new 15 and 18 year offerings.

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