Beer

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Barrel to Bottle Episode 50: Q&Apalooza

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 50: Q&Apalooza

    The Barrel to Bottle podcast crew celebrates 50 episodes with a special Q&A roundup. Submit your questions to @binnysbev on twitter, facebook or instagram, or email your questions to comments@binnys.com. If the team answers your question on the podcast, you'll win a $20 Binny's Gift Card. This fun episode collects some lost Q&A segments, and that means we're giving away a whole bunch of Binny's Gift Cards.

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  6. What's Your IPA Style?

    What's Your IPA Style?

    India Pale Ale – an old-school English beer style that American craft brewers made their own. West Coast, New England, Imperial, Black, White and Rye - the variations on this popular style are nearly endless. 2018 has been all about the haze. Here’s three new favorites, and an outlier to boot.

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  7. It's Oktoberfest Time!

    It's Oktoberfest Time!

    Oktoberfest beers, already?! Don’t forget, the official Munich celebration actually starts in September, and that’s just around the corner. It’s still a bit early, but we love a good malty marzen and they've started rolling on in. Here’s a toast to some of our favorites.

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  8. Barrel to Bottle Episode 47: Adjuncts in Beer!

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 47: Adjuncts in Beer!

    Beer is simple - just water, barley, hops and yeast, right? These days, breweries are adding all kinds of stuff to their beer, from fruit and spices all the way through candy and breakfast cereal. Roger leads the Barrel to Bottle crew through an epic tour and blind tasting across the spectrum of adjuncts in beer. And stick around for this week's double Q&A segment, where the team tackles two listener questions.

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  9. National IPA Day 2018

    National IPA Day 2018

    In the world of craft beer, IPA is king. At last year’s Great American Beer Festival, the number of American-Style IPA submissions dwarfed all others at 408 entries! A Chicagoland brewery took home gold BTW… Today we celebrate India Pale Ale – a once nearly forgotten British style that America made its own. From soft and hazy NEIPA, to bracingly bitter West Coast DIPAs, this forever evolving style comes in many shapes and sizes. The Binny’s Beer team tastes its way through a sea of IPA - here are a few of our favorites.

     

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  10. New and Exciting IPAs

    New and Exciting IPAs

    The relentless wave of IPAs keeps rolling in. Session, Sour, Double, Hazy, New England, Milkshake… we make sense of all the haze and call out our favorites. This week we’re excited to announce the return of a local classic, along with two fresh new faces.

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