Beer

  1. Barrel to Bottle Episode 72: Master Cicerone Jason Pratt

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 72: Master Cicerone Jason Pratt

    What does it take to persevere through the many trials and tribulations to reach the highest recognized level of education in the beer world? The Barrel to Bottle team is joined by the Golden Nose himself, Master Cicerone Jason Pratt, one of just eighteen in the world to reach Master Cicerone status. Jason shares his sensory perception techniques and encyclopedic knowledge, covering topics including the latest trends and classic styles, plus his favorite flaws in beer. Stick around for the Q&A segment, when Jason helps the team take on your question about the true shelf life of different IPA styles. This one is for the nerds.

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  2. Barrel to Bottle Episode 69: Brut IPA

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 69: Brut IPA

    Juicy, fruity, dank and hazy - these are all buzzwords to describe the direction of IPA today. But for every action, there's an opposite reaction. Enter brut IPA, the dry new IPA style that's crisp, clean and focused. Roger leads the Barrel to Bottle team through a tasting including examples from Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Ommegang, Revolution, Hopewell and Misckatonic Brewing, plus a hoppy sparkling water from Lagunitas. Stick around for the Q&A segment, when the team shares their favorite Bourbons (and more) to make the perfect old fashioned.

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  3. Barrel to Bottle Episode 65: Holiday Beers

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 65: Holiday Beers

    Seasons Greetings from Binny's and the Barrel to Bottle Crew! This week, we're talking about the best part of Christmas: winter beers, of course. From old world classics to the craft seasonals they inspired, the team covers the whole holiday beer range. Beers tasted include Weltenberger Asam Bock, Rochefort 10, Avery Old Jubilation, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Great Lakes Christmas and Lagunitas Brown Shugga'. And in this week's Q&A segment, the team gives their favorite holiday gift ideas. Happy Holidays!

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  4. A Wild Collaboration Introducing Paw² Prints

    A Wild Collaboration Introducing Paw² Prints

    To celebrate our 70th Anniversary, we headed to Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks facility, home to their award winning wild and sour ales. Our goal - to blend California terroir with a tropical treasure of the Midwest, the paw paw fruit. We’re proud to announce the arrival of this collaborative project, Paw² Prints. This blend of young and old barrel aged wild ale bursts with tropical aromas and flavors. A refreshingly complex ale - that showcases the rarely recognized, yet perplexingly delicious paw paw.

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  5. Ballast Point Chicago

    Ballast Point Chicago

    If you’ve been to one of Ballast Point’s locations out in San Diego, you know they have always been big on R&D. After a recent visit to their Chicago location, we’re happy to report that research and development is alive and well at this captivating new space in Fulton Market. Their extensive and well curated draft list allows imbibers to sample beer from the brewhouse in Miramar, the several satellite locations throughout San Diego, along with beer brewed right here in Chicago.

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  6. Barrel to Bottle Episode 62: HOPS!

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 62: HOPS!

    Autumn brings the annual hop harvest, which means it’s time for fresh-hopped beer! Roger leads the Barrel to Bottle team through a flight of everything hoppy, from single hop pale ales through fresh hopped IPA’s. Beers featured include Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, SweetWater Mosaic, Lagunitas Super Cluster, Founder’s Harvest Ale, Deschutes Chasin Freshies and Half Acre Now & Then. Stick around for the Q&A segment, when the team gets to talk about themselves, and their favorite beer styles.

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  7. Barrel to Bottle Episode 59: Porter & Stouts

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 59: Porter & Stouts

    All stouts are porters, but not all porters are stouts. As the weather cools off, it's time for Roger to lead the Barrel to Bottle crew through a tasting of darker beers. Featured beers include Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, Guinness Draught, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin, Stone Xocoveza and Central Waters Cassian Sunset. And stick around for the Q&A segment when the team tackles your question about grain whisky and Scotch for a $20 Binny's Gift Card.

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  8. Meet Mr. Peanut!

    Meet Mr. Peanut!

    Mr. Peanut is cruisin’ into town and this monocled maestro rides in style! Stop by one of the following Binny’s locations and snap a pic with Mr. Peanut and the Nutmobile. The folks from Noon Whistle will be pouring samples of their nutty new collaborative brew – Mr. IPA-Nut. Mark your calendars and stop on by, you’d be nuts to miss it!

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  9. Barrel to Bottle Episode 55: Sneak Peek: 2018 Goose Island BCBS

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 55: Sneak Peek: 2018 Goose Island BCBS

    Black Friday in Chicago means heading to Binny's Lincoln Park for the annual release of one of the most collectible and desirable beers out there: Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout. This year's release includes eight unique versions: Original, Wheatwine, Reserve, Midnight Orange, Coffee Barleywine, Proprietor's, Vanilla and Bramble Rye. The Binny's crew got a sneak preview of the full lineup, and they run through their tasting notes, insider info and more in this week's Barrel to Bottle breaking news episode.

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  10. Black Friday 2018: Goose Island BCBS Release Information

    Black Friday 2018: Goose Island BCBS Release Information

    Get ready for this year’s release of Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout at Binny’s! This year marks another great lineup – check out our tasting notes here. On Black Friday (that’s Friday, November 23), all Binny’s locations will have an allocation of this limited annual release (details below) but as always, the main event is at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Here are all the details…

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