Beer

  1. It's Your Gummy!

    It's Your Gummy!

    If you’ve never had a Noon Whistle Gummy, where have you been? Thankfully, many of you have, and a bunch of you helped us design this brand-new brew. From a list of 14 different hop varieties, you picked your three favorites. Citra, Mosaic and Lemondrop came out on top - a trio of citrusy strains that you can learn more about on Barrel to Bottle, the Binny’s Podcast. Noon Whistle makes some of the best NEIPAs on the shelf, but when they first opened their doors, there wasn’t one on the menu.

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  2. Barrel to Bottle: Your Gummy Hop Showcase

    Barrel to Bottle: Your Gummy Hop Showcase

    Your Gummy, our exciting new collaboration with Noon Whistle Brewing Company is finally here! Earlier this fall, we asked our customers to select three hops to use in this New England-style IPA. The people spoke and selected Citra, Mosaic and Lemondrop. Roger selected a few beers that highlight the individual hops and brought in hop samples for us to waft and quaff. Plus, stick around for a very relevant customer question about fresh hops vs. wet hops.

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  3. Barrel to Bottle: Beer Geek Basement Clean Out Episode 1

    Barrel to Bottle: Beer Geek Basement Clean Out Episode 1

    Cellared beer everywhere but too afraid to drink it. What are we waiting for exactly? The Barrel to Bottle crew has cleaned out our basement fridges and cellars. Some of these beers are among the rarest of the rare and some of them can still be found on Binny's shelves. Did we wait too long to drink them, or is it just the right time? Should you even bother aging beer at all? Join us as we try to answer these questions.  

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  4. Black Friday 2019: Goose Island BCBS Release Information

    Black Friday 2019: Goose Island BCBS Release Information

    It's that time again, time to get ready for our Black Friday Bourbon County Brand Stout release. Be sure to check out Roger's tasting notes from this year's remarkable lineup. On Black Friday (that’s November 29), all Binny’s locations will have an allocation of this limited annual release, but as always, the main event is at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Check it out.

     

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  5. Gold Medal Greatness - Tasting Barrels At Odd Side Ales

    Gold Medal Greatness - Tasting Barrels At Odd Side Ales

    In 2017 Odd Side Ales took home Gold in the Specialty Ale category at GABF for their Sweet Potato Soufflé Rye Ale. In 2019 they did it again, this time for Rye Hipster Brunch Stout, a treasured release that took Silver in 2017. When Odd Side invited us up to Grand Haven to taste through this year’s barrels, we jumped at the chance. Odd Side Ales’ barrel aging room is quite a sight to see. In this massive, climate-controlled space, a variety of barrels lay resting peacefully - bourbon, rye, tequila, rum, wine… but on this particular visit we had our eyes on the rye.

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  6. Toppling Goliath & Binny's Present: Barrel Slayer

    Toppling Goliath & Binny's Present: Barrel Slayer

    Toppling Goliath crafts some of the most sought-after barrel aged stouts on the market, but until now, you’ve needed to make the pilgrimage to Decorah to get one. How do you make such amazing beer even more remarkable? It’s all about the barrels. We delivered ten handpicked Weller bourbon barrels to Toppling Goliath the day after they were emptied. Fans of Assassin take notice, after nearly two years in oak, Barrel Slayer is finally ready to see the light of day.

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  7. Barrel to Bottle: Bourbon County Stout 2019 Preview

    Barrel to Bottle: Bourbon County Stout 2019 Preview

    I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Bourbon County sneak peek, and I’m happy to report there are some stunning releases in this year’s lineup.  Here are my initial impressions, along with some suggested dessert pairings. Looking forward to greeting all the thirsty devotees at Binny’s Lincoln Park on Black Friday! - Roger 

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  8. You Want the Gummies - We've Got the Gummies!

    You Want the Gummies - We've Got the Gummies!

    ****THE TALLIES ARE IN! Can we get a drum roll please? And this year's Gummy combination goes to Citra, Mosaic and Lemon Drop! Stay tuned for this juicy trio**** 

    Noon Whistle’s popular series of juicy New England style IPAs continue to fly off the shelf.  We’re excited to announce that an all new Gummy is in the works, but we need your help.

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  9. Barrel to Bottle: Hazy Bois

    Barrel to Bottle: Hazy Bois

    The haze craze isn't just a phase. At long last and by popular request, we are tackling Hazy IPAs. Also known as New England IPAs. Or Juicy IPAs. Producer Jim, long just a background laugh, hops (pun!) on the mic to blind taste the Barrel to Bottle Crew on six Hazy IPAs. Will the holdouts finally be convinced of the validity of this style? Download to find out.

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  10. Barrel to Bottle: Q&Apalooza 2: Phoning It In

    Barrel to Bottle: Q&Apalooza 2: Phoning It In

    So it's come to this, another Barrel to Bottle Q&A episode. It's the holiday weekend and the Barrel to Bottle Crew felt like taking a break, luckily we've got a huge backlog of listener questions to tackle. Vacation, we had to get away.

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