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Binny’s Belgian Trappist & Certified Abbey Ale Sale has Begun!



Seven monasteries, including 6 in Belgium and 1 in the Netherlands, produce beer crafted from the hands of Trappist monks. Binny’s is fortunate to carry 6 of the breweries: Chimay, Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle, Achel, and Koningshoeven. 18 different breweries are branded, or rather lines of beer, are branded with the logo that includes the phrase “Certified Belgian Abbey Beer.” This can mean a few things. Perhaps the beer is brewed by a non-Trappist monastery, or the beer was once brewed at a monastery but now brewed by a commercial brewer with some of the profit going back to the monastery. Whatever the reason, we know one thing for sure: Certified Abbey Ales are delicious. Some favorites include Affligem, Leffe, and St. Feuillien. Stay tuned to the Binny’s blog as more Belgian beers will be going on sale in the coming weeks.


Click here or on the picture above for a full list of the beers included in the sale.

Coming to Binny’s Next Week: Gulden Draak 9000


From Brouwerij Van Steenberge


An exceptional, complex taste sensation with a deep, amber color. An ode to the city of Ghent – the golden dragon standing guard atop the belfry.


25 years after becoming one of the most recognized and successful beers in the United States, Gulden Draak gets a sibling, the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple.


Gulden Draak 9000 Quad has an extremely rich and complex taste sensation with a rich, luxurious beer head. The sweet caramel touches and dark color, however, are still reserved for the Gulden Draak triple.


The new recipe, based on 3 different varieties of malt that are added in a volume 4 times the content of lager, provide the Gulden Draak 9000 with a deep rich amber color and a fruity, spicy scent. Together with the smooth and malty sweet taste, this sensation ensures that Gulden Draak 9000 has a wonderfully accomplished bouquet. 


Just like the other specialty beers of Brewery Van Steenberge, the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple is a secondary fermented beer. A special wine yeast is used for the secondary fermentation, which contributes to the grandiose taste. At 10.7% ABV, I think you would agree.

Brouwerij Van Eecke Meet & Greet


   Here is a great opportunity to learn about classic Belgian ales from a brewery with hundreds of years of history and tradition.


Brouwerij Van Eecke
 Meet & Greet

with Danny Dieussaert
Monday, February 13th, 6 – 8 pm
Binny’s South Loop


   Meet and greet Danny Dieussaert, Export Manager for Brewery Van Eecke. We’ll have Van Eecke’s Poperings Hommelale on tap, which you can sample. For free! This is a full-flavored and balanced Belgian IPA made with locally grown hops. Also, the Kappitel line of Abbey ales will be available to sample from bottles.

May is Belgian Beer Month at Binny’s


Hopefully everyone took advantage of the great deals from the American craft beer sale that spanned the month of April.  Just like last year, Binny’s is celebrating the beers of Belgium with a month long sale during May.  Virtually every Belgian offering has its price slashed, a portfolio that includes over 400 beers.  For a full list of what is on sale, click on the image below.

Rare Belgian Beers Hit the Suburbs


A slew of new to the market and rare Belgian beers (20 to be exact) are now available at most of Binnys suburban locations, in addition to the city stores where many of these beers have been available since their debut a few months ago.   The beers hail from 11 different breweries, all located in the Flanders area of Belgium except for Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse, which is in the Netherlands.  The new breweries are listed below, with the beers we are offering from them following.

Brouwerijt Gaverhopke:  Gaverhopke Extra

Brouwerij Het Alternatief:   The Bitter Truth

Brasserie de Cazeau:  Tournay

Brasserie La Botteresse Brewery:  La Botteresse Blonde, La Botteresse Noire, La Botteresse Brune


Brouwerij Contreras:  Valeir Divers, Valeir Extra, Valeir Blonde

De Hoevebrouwers:  Toria, Toria Tripel

Bierbrouwerij Grand:  Café Emelisse:   Emelisse Barley Wine

Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal:  Hof Ten Dormaal Blonde, Hof Ten Dormaal Amber

Brouwerij De Dochter Van De Korenaar:  Noblesse, Embrasse, Courage

St. Canarus:  St. Canarus Tripel

Brouwkot:   Netebuk, Manten
As mentioned above, these beers are rare, and not yet available at all of our stores.  If you have any questions about any of the beers or breweries, or want to inquire about availability, please contact

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