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Beers Available Exclusively at Binny’s in Champaign


Our newly opened Binny’s in Champaign has an interesting mix of beers when compared to our Chicago city and suburban stores.  The store features 9 breweries that aren’t in distribution in Chicagoland, and around 40 beers that you won’t find in the Windy City.  Also, there are 9 additional breweries that we are featuring at our store whose beers you won’t find anywhere else in the city of Champaign but at Binny’s.  The number 9 seems to be a theme for this blog, as there are 9 breweries that we are actively trying to recruit to distribute their beers in Champaign.

Breweries available at Champaign Binny’s but nowhere else in town

Brooklyn Brewery Lager, Pilsner, Pennant Ale, East India IPA, Brown Ale

Brasserie de Cazeau Saison

Central Waters Brewing Company Glacial Trail IPA, Ouisconsing Red Ale, Slainte Scottish Ale, Mudpuppy Porter, Satin Solstice Imperial Stout, Bourbon Barrel Stout
Dugges Ale Never Mind the Bollox!
Evil Twin Brewing Soft DK


Brouwerij ‘t Gaverhopke Extra

Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal Blond, Amber


Stillwater Artisanal Ales Stateside Saison, Our Side w/ Mikkeller, Folklore

Uinta Brewing Company Wyld Extra Pale Ale, Baba Black Lager, Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale, Dubhe Imperial Black IPA, Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner, Cockeyed Cooper, Detour Double IPA, Labyrinth Black Ale

Breweries available in Champaign but not available in Chicago


Atwater Brewery   Grand Circus IPA

Ballast Point Brewing Company Pale Ale, Calico Amber Ale, Big Eye IPA


Michigan Brewing Company Celis White, Celis Raspberry

Cottrell Brewing Co. Old Yankee Ale, Mystic Bridge IPA


Joseph James Brewing American Lager, Hopbox Imperial IPA, Weize Guy Hefeweizen, Tahoe Blue Pale Ale, Red Fox Imperial Stout, Foxtail Gluten-free Ale



Mad River Brewing Company Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, Steelhead Double IPA, Steelhead Scotch Porter, Steelhead Extra Stout, Jamaica Red Ale, Jamaica Sunset IPA


Schlafly Brewing Pilsner, Kolsch, Pale Ale, Dry hopped APA, Winter ESB, Oatmeal Stout, Coffee Stout, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout, Oaked Barlewine, Biere de Garde, Grand Cru

Tommyknocker Brewery Jackwhacker Wheat, Pick Axe IPA, Imperial Nut Brown, Butt Head Bock, Hop Strike Black IPA


Breweries we are trying to bring to Champaign

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Argus Brewery

5 Rabbitt Cervercia

Metropolitan Brewing

Three Floyd’s Brewing Co. (Hey it’s worth a shot, right)?


Great Divide Brewing Company

Avery Brewing Company

20 thoughts on “Beers Available Exclusively at Binny’s in Champaign

  1. These are Beers available at Binny’s in Champaign, and not at other competitors. Of course, other Binny’s will have them as well.

  2. Half Acre is growing, but they still aren’t producing enough to supply the Chicago area. We look forward to a time when Half Acre is making enough beer for broader distribution!

  3. What’s up with that? There’s money to be made here! And New Glarus, too–are they still boycotting us? Thank god Bell’s came back.

  4. “You should check out Prima Pils by Victory. Best American made pils we have.”Was at Champaign store yesterday. Told Prima is not available.

  5. John, I sent you an email regarding your request, but here it is again in case others are wondering.Unfortunately we are not able to get Harpoon here at this time. We do not have a distributor for them down here in Central IL. We do have Emmett’s Victory Pale Ale. It’s on our shelves along with the rest of the IL beers.

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