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Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day: Two Days!


It’s Thursday and we’re ready for some Whiskey! Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day weekend with an authentic Irish cocktail!


2 Days Left to St Patrick’s Day Weekend! Sláinte!


Bushmills Irish Buck

1.5 oz Bushmills Blended Irish Whiskey

2 oz Ginger Ale
1 Squeeze Lime Juice
1 Wheel Lime


Combine the whiskey and lime juice over ice in a collins glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a lime wheel.



Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day: Four Days!


 It’s one of our favorite times of the year, and we’re counting down with some Irish inspired cocktails. Enjoy!



Baileys Minty Shamrock


2oz Baileys Mint Chocolate Irish Cream Liqueur
0.5oz Smirnoff Vanilla Flavored Vodka



Shake with ice, strain into martini glass, garnish with mint and chocolate swizzle stick.



Game of Thrones Beer: Available at Binny’s This Thursday

Is there a better way to celebrate the return of one of the best shows on television, Game of Thrones, than with a brand new beer?  Iron Throne is a collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and one of the most watched shows in HBO’s history, Game of Thrones.  This brew is crafted for those who enjoy character, strength, and complexity—both in their television shows and in their beer. Iron Throne will be available at all Binny’s* this Thursday, March 14th, in limited quantities.


What’s in the bottle?  The liquid is a 6.5 % ABV Belgian-style blonde ale, spiced with grains of paradise and lemon peel. It has a sweetness from the honey malt it is brewed with, as well as a fruitiness from the yeast. It is easy drinking, yet still has robust flavors and subtle complexities.



*Does not include our express locations in Glencoe and Hyde Park.

Suburban Brewery Keg-Only Beer Tasting


We’re super excited for this suburban keg-only beer tasting! Here’s the details:


When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 4 pm-8 pm


Where: Binny’s Beverage Depot
842 S. Randall Road
Algonquin, IL, USA 60102


What: Come sample beer from Chicago Suburban keg-only breweries! Taste stuff you may never have- because it only comes in kegs! Scheduled breweries include Church Street from Itasca, Tighthead from Mundelein, Light The Lamp from Grayslake, and Brickstone from Bourbonais. This is a 21+ and free event!

For more information contact Jim Kube. Hope to see you there!

Binny’s New Brew: Founders All Day IPA


We are proud to introduce one of our beer managers, Scott Lasky, who is doing more then working hard in our stores! Read below to see how Scott spends his time giving back to the canine community!

Which brew are you recommending this week?
Founders All Day IPA


Fantastic! When did you get it in? Last week.


What made you recommend this particular brew?
After drinking many stouts, porters, barleywines, and Belgian strong ales during the winter, I look forward to lighter beers with lots of flavor during the warmer months. Founders All Day IPA is an excellent spring seasonal beer that is low in alcohol but has a bright, fresh hop aroma and flavor.


How does it taste?
All Day is a light-bodied beer with just enough malt to carry the noticeable hop aroma, flavor and bitterness. The beer’s taste is dominated by grassy/piney hops with citrus and floral notes. It is a well-balanced, easy drinking and flavorful beer that you can enjoy throughout the upcoming season without overwhelming your taste-buds or senses.
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Coming Soon to a Binny’s Near You: Hard Root Beer


Believe it or not, Hard Root Beer is becoming increasingly popular; we fully expect several  to hit our shelves this year. The first to be available at our stores in bottles will most likely be the one pictured below crafted by Sprecher in Wisconsin, due to debut sometime in April.


Small Town Brewery in Wauconda, IL brews two Hard Root Beers, one clocking in at 10% ABV and one tipping the scales at an insane 20% ABV. Right now they are draft only (kegs can be ordered at your local Binny’s) with packaged goods hopefully hitting our stores sometime later this year.



Beers With Brad featuring Roger Adamson

Check out the inaugural episode of Beers with Brad, a live and fully interactive web show hosted by SWC Technology Partners. Joining host Brad Ellison is Willowbrook Binny’s beer guru Roger Adamson. He brought two Belgian-styled favorites from Boulevard, the Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale and Long Strange Tripel Ale.



Be sure to check out upcoming episodes! (the next one is on March 15) Beers With Brad is a live web event, and the guys are happy to field your questions via twitter at @SWCTechPartners. And don’t forget that you can hit up Binny’s on twitter any time at @binnysbev.

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