Several  rare beers made an appearance on our shelves last week, and we would like to share them with you.


First up is Mikkeller and Brewdog's collaboration I Hardcore You.  The brew is a combination of Brewdog's Hardcore IPA and Mikkeller's I Beat U.  Both are double IPA's in the 9% ABV range, and when blended together and dry hopped, then end result is the brand new, 9.5% ABV I Hardcore You.  We had a chance to sample this last night, and it is quite a bit hoppier than just about anything we have had from Europe.  It is definitely brewed with American hop heads in mind.

Less than 10 barrels a year are produced of Pannepot Reserva Old Fisherman's Ale, and you can find some of the bounty at Binny's.  This delicious Belgian style Quadrupel is aged in French oak barrels for a year, and clocks in at 10% ABV.  Pannepot Reserva has rich malty flavors of chocolate, coffee, and caramel.  Dark fruits, spices, and brown sugar are in your face.  Subtle hints of oak and Belgian Yeast are in the background.  This otherworldly creation is a must try if you are a Belgian beer lover.

A few of our city stores also recieved a limited amount of Fantome Strange Ghost and De La Senne Wadesda you can call your local Chicago Binny's to see if they still have either in stock.  If you want to get your hands on any of the beers mentioned in this blog act now they won't be around forever.