Odd Side Ales’ Dank Juice series is easy to love. Hugely aromatic, super soft and juicy, with a creamy fruit filled finish – when it comes to New England style IPA, these Midwesterners have it dialed in. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but Mosaic Dry Hopped Dank Juice is right near the top. With that in mind, Odd Side Ales crafted this special edition.
This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot, hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin along with Roger Adamson get a unique tasting tour of Goose Island Beer Company’s 2017 Bourbon County label releases with Goose Island’s head of research and development, Mike Siegel. 2017 marks the most extensive lineup of Bourbon County offerings, including the Bourbon County Brand Stout, the Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine, Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout (flavors of blueberry and almond), Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (flavors of cinnamon/bananas Foster), Bourbon County Reserve Brand Barleywine, and Bourbon County Reserve Brand Stout (aged in 11-year-old Knob Creek bourbon barrels). Mike walks the B2B crew through each offering’s taste profile and development so you can keep your bottles “cellared” for that special occasion.
Amidst the sea of choices on the shelf today, you may be asking yourself – what’s so special about Cigar City? In a word – proficiency. They can fill a fermenter with one of the most complex imperial stouts you’ll ever taste, yet at the same time produce an impeccably balanced and refreshing pale ale.
Also of note, is their ability to imbue Floridian culture into their distinctive lineup of beer. Tampa is a city built by tobacco, and with cigar manufacturing came a diverse influx of immigrants who built a vibrant community around them. With the help of Binny’s Cigar Consultant Jen, we’ve selected some cigars to enjoy alongside a freshly poured Cigar City.
We were assigned with the daunting task of pairing chocolate with our favorite beverages. It was tough, but we made it happen. When pairing sweet treats with wine, try to go for a wine that is sweet or slightly sweet for a successful pairing. Very dry wines and desserts just don’t work well together. We also worked with bourbon, brandy, and beer during our experiments to find the best pairings to help you celebrate love on Valentine’s Day.
Binny’s Beverage Depot not only offers the broadest selection of wines, beers, and spirits. We’re also staffed with the most knowledgeable enthusiasts in the industry, and we’re thrilled to share our opinions and discoveries with you. Here are some of our absolute favorites and recent discoveries. All are ready to enjoy tonight!
A big thanks to everyone who headed to Binny’s this morning to stock up on today’s limited Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout release! Those who braved the lines went home with some excellent beer. And looking forward to next year, we’re listening to your feedback to make the event even better including upgrades to our register system and Lincoln Park location line process. We’d love to hear your thoughts – please email us at email@example.com.
One issue we’re working to fix is incorrect tax charged on the Northwoods release. This issue only occurred at registers in our Lincoln Park Tasting Room. If you made your purchase at the front registers at our Lincoln Park location, or at any other Binny’s location, this isn’t an problem. Due to a programming error, those who purchased Northwoods at the Lincoln Park Tasting Room were charged extra soft drink and food tax. The general tax charged was correct.
Here’s what you need to do for a refund:
– If you paid credit, you will be refunded the extra tax automatically. Keep an eye on your account. Please allow around a week for processing, but your refund is coming back to you.
– If you paid cash, please bring your receipt back to your favorite Binny’s for a cash refund on the extra taxes charged. If you are unable to make it to a Binny’s, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
Thanks again for your patronage and feedback. We’re looking forward to an even better event next year. Cheers!
UPDATED 11/24/17 — If you purchased Northwoods at the Lincoln Park Tasting Room and were incorrectly charged tax, please click here.
UPDATED 11/20/17 — Bourbon County Reserve Brand Stout allocations in Central IL — see below!
Who’s ready for another exciting #GooseBlackFriday? Seriously, we say this every year but this is going to be the biggest and most exciting release yet. Binny’s locations across Chicagoland will all release Bourbon County Brand Stout when doors open on Friday, November 24th, with the grandest release of them all right next door to the (newly renovated) Goose Clybourn brewpub at our Lincoln Park location.
Here’s what you need to know:
When Binny’s beer guru Roger Adamson suggested that we learn how to infuse our own barrel aged stout, hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin were all over it. Using a French press has never been more rewarding! After listening to this episode you’re bound to try it yourself.
With Halloween just around the corner, hopefully candy and costumes are covered, but what about the beer? If you’re looking for a pumpkin beer, the Barrel Aged Schlafly mentioned above is the way to go. If pumpkin’s not your thing, or if you’re looking for something a little different, give these treats a try.
It’s that time of year again… fresh hop season! The hop harvest is a joyous occasion where freshly plucked hop cones head straight off the bines and into the kettle. Okay, in many cases it means overnighting the hops across the country, and Lagunitas did just that for their super dank, super wet and super tasty Born Yesterday Pale Ale. We wanted to be there for its birthday, so we called up our friends at Lagunitas and headed over for a visit.
Born Yesterday is all about freshness. Freshly picked hops are usually dried and processed as quickly as possible in order to prevent spoilage. For Born Yesterday, freshly picked “wet hops” from the Yakima Valley are the key component of this amazingly flavorful and aromatic brew.