Beer

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2018 - Your Sneak Peek

    Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2018 - Your Sneak Peek

    Goose Island invited us to stop by for a preview of the 2018 Bourbon County lineup. As per usual, they've created some incredible beers. It's going to be a long, anxious wait till Black Friday! Find all of the information you need on the Goose Island Black Friday release here.

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  10. Barrel to Bottle Episode 52: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 52: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery

    When beer has needed a voice, Garrett Oliver has supplied it. Author of The Brewmaster's Table, regarded by many as the quintessential guide to beer and food pairing, and editor of the Oxford Companion to Beer - he has traveled the world, championing the cause of beer. He always found his way back home to the Brooklyn Brewery, where he's served as brew master for over 20 years. We had the pleasure of sitting down with this industry icon, where we chatted about everything from classics styles to recent trends.

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