Beer Ticker The Beer Buzz Punch Out And Grab A Cold One - 2nd Shift Is Here

For such a seemingly simple style, pilsner is a true litmus test for brewing prowess. A world class pils requires patience and attention to detail, as any flaws have nowhere to hide. 2nd Shift’s Technical Ecstasy is a near perfect pils. If you’re unfamiliar with 2nd Shift Brewing, it’s time to get acquainted. We’re excited to announce that 2nd Shift is now available at all Binny’s locations. Steve and Libby Crider are the husband and wife team behind this St. Louis gem, and over the past decade they’ve amassed an impressive portfolio of beers. Be it a crisp pilsner, a snappy saison, or a juicy IPA, 2nd Shift does it well.

2nd Shift Technical Ecstasy

2nd Shift Technical Ecstasy

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

Regular Price $10.99 Special Price $9.99
with Binny's Card

Pouring brilliantly golden in color and topped with a tall crown of white foam, the nose offers an alluring wisp of herbaceous noble hop character. Medium in body, sweet bready malt is perfectly balanced by grassy Saaz hops. A streak of minerality on the finish leaves the palate refreshed and thirsty for more.

2nd Shift Little Big Hop

2nd Shift Little Big Hop

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

Regular Price $12.99 Special Price $10.99
with Binny's Card

Fruit forward and tropical on the nose, this NEIPA bursts with the aroma of fresh pineapple, cantaloupe and kiwi. Soft and creamy on the palate, it’s bright and citrusy, delivering flavors reminiscent of peach and tangerine. The finish is fresh and tangy, with notes of guava and peppercorn.

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

Regular Price $14.99 Special Price $13.99
with Binny's Card

It took owner/founder/brewer Steve Crider 37 batches to perfect this IPA recipe – get the name now? It was the first beer he released to the public and remains a taproom staple. Art of Neurosis is classic old school West Coast Style IPA. Simcoe and Columbus hops combine to produce a wave of dank and citrusy hop flavor, culminating in a massive, grapefruit drenched finish.

Our Cups Are Full Again! - An All New American Beauty

A Grateful Dead beer... didn’t Dogfish do this before? Don’t let this flashback deceive you, this is an all new riff. Like your favorite crunchy jams, what’s seemingly familiar is a little bit different this time around.

Dogfish Head American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA

Dogfish Head American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$13.99

This latest American Beauty is a hazy IPA brewed with spelt. Spelt is an heirloom grain that imparts a touch of earthy nuttiness to the brew, but the real stars of this show are bright citrusy hops. Medium in body, it delivers a rush of juicy fruit flavor, followed by a refreshingly tangy finish.

Also from Dogfish Head
Dogfish Head IPAs for the Holidays

Dogfish Head IPAs for the Holidays

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

$18.99

This holiday variety pack showcases Dogfish Head’s expertise – “off centered” ales that artfully incorporate unconventional methodology/ingredients. Inside you’ll find a pair of iconic IPAs alongside a category defying wine-beer hybrid and a gin inspired botanical IPA. It’s a perfect pack for holiday parties and a great gift for the hopheads in your life.

90 Minute

As the IPA style continues evolve over time, a few timeless classics remain refreshingly true to themselves. 90 minutes of continuous hopping introduces plenty of citrusy hop aroma as well as a hefty dose of resiny hop bitterness. A sturdy malt backbone provides balance and adds some complexity to this massive IPA. Worlds apart from many of today’s hazy DIPAs, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

60 Minute

The follow up to 90 Minute IPA, 60 Min is an easy and gentler cousin. Lighter kilned malts allow its hefty hop bill to shine, with 60 minutes of continuous hopping adding plenty of citrusy and piney hop flavor. The finish is refreshingly old school – bitter, but by no means overbearing. An iconic IPA that continues to stand the test of time.

61 Minute

Wine-beer hybrids – many have tried, and many have failed. Dogfish Head successfully threads the needle here, with Syrah grape must imbuing this refreshingly crisp IPA with an enchanting mix of dark fruit aroma and flavor. On the nose, there are notes of pine and black currant, complimenting a woodsy palate that’s accented by hints of elderberry and marmalade. The finish is bright and fruity, with notes of blackberry and juniper

All Things Yet IPA

Unique to this variety pack, All Things Yet IPA is a “Botanical” IPA, that drew inspiration from gin. Like gin, it’s wonderfully aromatic on this nose, with notes of lemongrass, juniper and coriander. Light and citrusy on the palate, it concludes with a bright and floral finish, offering notes of licorice, cedar and cardamom.

Significant New Release - A Barrel Aged Variety Pack From BuckleDown
BuckleDown Significant Barrel Aged Variety Pack

BuckleDown Significant Barrel Aged Variety Pack

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$19.99

What do you get someone who loves beer? More beer of course! Whether you’re looking for something for friends, family, or yourself, we’ve got something special from BuckleDown. Significant is BuckleDown’s big bourbon barrel aged stout and this brand-new variety pack allows you to try the original, along with three different variants! We couldn’t resist and popped all four at once. We don’t usually rank favorites, but chocolate might take the cake.

Double Your Fun

When you hear Fun Size, candy comes to mind, but unlike so many other dessert inspired stouts, the Fun Size lineup is not cloyingly sweet. The adept balance of roasted malts, salt and lactose results in paradoxically drinkable decadence. We’re excited to announce the arrival of a citrusy new Fun Size. Also, if you haven’t tried our latest collaborative Fun Size, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Fun Size with Coconut and Almond, there’s still a little bit left. Grab some before it’s gone and double your fun!

Pollyanna Orange Fun Size

Pollyanna Orange Fun Size

16.9oz Bottle

$8.99

The nose here offers a lovely mix of dark chocolate and fresh orange zest. Medium in body, it delivers the classic fun size flavors of vanilla, peanut and chocolate - all wrapped in a fruity finish with notes of chocolate fudge and orange liqueur. *Not available in Springfield or Peoria.

Pollyanna Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Fun Size with Coconut and Almond collaboration with Binny's

Pollyanna Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Fun Size with Coconut and Almond collaboration with Binny's

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$29.99

The nose here delivers as promised, with big almond, coconut and vanilla. Surprisingly light in body, a big wave of chocolate washes across the tongue, with a bright splash of coconut and almond. The finish is long and warming, with hints of vanilla, allspice and just a kiss of salt. Aged in Binny's Hand Picked Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels.

Gather Round The Fireside With A Tasty Winter Warmer

As the weather gets colder, we welcome the return of our favorite winter seasonals. A big malty brew is a great way to shake off the bitter cold and 21st Amendment’s Fireside Chat does just that.

21st Amendment Fireside Chat

21st Amendment Fireside Chat

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

The nose here is an inviting mix of toffee, cocoa and sweet spices. A lengthy malt bill imparts rich and layered malt complexity, offering notes of chocolate and caramel, all artfully accented by a touch of baking spice. Keep the milk in the fridge and enjoy this with some cookies. *Not available in Bloomington.

Binny’s X Noon Whistle X YOU! Introducing Your Gummy

If you’ve never had a Noon Whistle Gummy, where have you been? Thankfully, many of you have, and a bunch of you helped us design this brand-new brew. From a list of 14 different hop varieties, you cast your votes on social. Citra, Mosaic and Lemondrop came out on top - a trio of citrusy strains that you can learn more about on Barrel to Bottle, the Binny’s Podcast. Dry hopped, canned up and delivered - Your Gummy is here!

Noon Whistle Your Gummy

Noon Whistle Your Gummy

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$14.99

The nose here is bright and juicy, with notes of passionfruit, pineapple and papaya. Sliding effortlessly across the palate, it delivers a rush of tangerine, followed by notes of nectarine and lemon peel. The finish is refreshingly tangy, with hints of grapefruit and juniper. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield or Peoria.

Jonesing For Juice?

Are you ready for some BIG beer? We’ve got a pair of juicy brews from Heretic, whose soft and supple mouthfeel devilishly disguises their massive ABV. Heretic has some devout followers, yet they remain a bit of a sleeper here in Chicagoland. Time to wake up and smell the juice!

Heretic You Can't Handle The Juice

Heretic You Can't Handle The Juice

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$11.99

Make America Juicy Again, turned up to 11! The nose here is bright and fruity, with pronounced passionfruit and mango. Soft and creamy on the tongue, a wave of fruity hop flavors washes across the palate, delivering notes of tangy citrus and fresh juicy melon. The finish is big and juicy, with just a tiny hint of bitterness to tie things together. A delicious DIPA at an incredible price! *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield or Peoria.

Heretic Tangerine Tornado

Heretic Tangerine Tornado

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$11.99

This is a blonde ale, with tangerine. If you haven’t been wowed by blonde ales in the past, you need to give this one a try. At 9% ABV, it has more in common with a mimosa than your typical blonde ale. In fact, over at Heretic they make “Beermosas” with it. You can give that a try, but we dig this big juicy blonde just the way it is. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield or Peoria.

Drink Your Dessert

There once was a roasty oatmeal stout by the name of Velvet Merlin. Much like the illusive wizard, this beguiling brew keeps changing forms. A touch of lactose, a sprinkling of cocoa and coffee beans and Mocha Merlin emerged. This year Firestone added coconut to their bag of tricks, and the results are magical. One stellar stout deserves another and we’re happy to announce that a classic winter favorite from Brooklyn is back in stock and as delightful as ever.

Firestone Walker Coconut Merlin

Firestone Walker Coconut Merlin

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

The aromas of coconut, chocolate and coffee on the nose provide a sneak peek at what’s to come. Dark roasted malts impart wonderful complexity here, while a judicious use of coconut and lactose results in a stout that’s nuanced, rather than overwhelming. A beautifully integrated and captivating stout at an unbelievable price!

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $12.99 Special Price $11.99
with Binny's Card

Brooklyn’s Black Chocolate Stout is a deliciously rich, old-school Russian Imperial Stout. Jet black in color, its complex finish combines the flavors of dark fruit, roasted malts and chocolate. Brooklyn’s brewmaster Garret Oliver is revered for his masterful pairing of beer and food and he suggests you serve this decadent stout with chocolate desserts, ice cream and cheesecake. We couldn’t agree more!

Sick Of The Same Old IPA?Show Some Anger

Puzzled by the latest trends in IPA? Tired of juice? Looking for an IPA with some edge? Ever had a Black IPA? Some of you youngins probably don’t even know what that is. Not long ago, it was the outrageous new “IPA” style that had traditionalists up in arms. Dialing in the right combination of dark roasted malts and bitter hops is no easy task. Most are gone, but one of the best remains. Time to get back in black.

Greenbush Anger

Greenbush Anger

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

The nose here is big and complex, exuding aromas of orange peel, freshly ground coffee and dark cocoa. The palate is awash with citrusy hops and chocolate, alongside deep dark roast coffee. The finish is perplexingly light in body, with a lasting citrusy hop bitterness and hint of juniper.

Quieres un Cafecito?

Brown ales – they get no respect. Whenever possible, we show our love for this woefully underappreciated beer style, and Cigar City Maduro is one of the best on the shelf. This week we’re excited to introduce Cigar City’s latest riff on their award-winning brown. If you’ve never had a Cafecito, it’s a Cuban-style espresso that’s whipped up with sugar. Depending on the café, these can be sweet, but Cigar City’s homage shows some restraint, resulting in a wonderfully rich brown ale with bold coffee flavor and a semi sweet finish.

Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale

Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Brewed with a proprietary blend of coffee from Tampa’s Buddy Brew, the nose here is bursting with the aroma of freshly roasted coffee. Medium in body and soft across the palate, it delivers rich and layered mocha flavors. A touch of lactose sugar provides just enough sweetness to round out a cocoa filled finish. One of the finest coffee beers of 2019. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria.

He Knows If You’ve Been Bad Or Good

Need a break from the same old spicy Christmas ale? Three Floyds has you covered. Put the milk away, skip the cookies and enjoy a nice tall glass of Alpha Klaus this holiday season.

Three Floyds Alpha Klaus

Three Floyds Alpha Klaus

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$13.99

The nose is roasty and resinous, with pronounced coffee, chocolate and citrus. This hoppy porter is refreshingly old school, with roasted malts and bold hops combining to deliver notes of dark chocolate covered orange peel, espresso and a touch of resinous pine.

Ready For S’more?

We’ve tasted through quite a few marshmallow brews as of late, and this week we welcome back a favorite from Off Color. Dino S’mores was one of the first S’more inspired brews, and it’s still one of the best. If you’re hungry for S’mores, time to pick up a 4 pack – no campfire required.

Off Color Dino S'mores

Off Color Dino S'mores

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$18.99

Brewed with marshmallow fluff, graham flour and cocoa nibs, Off Color artfully transformed a classic campfire treat into silky smooth stout. As it warms closer to room temperature, notes of vanilla, cocoa and cream become more pronounced, perfectly complementing its roasty and chocolaty finish. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria.

Binny’s Welcomes Other Half To Illinois

Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing produces some of the most talked about IPAs in today’s beer scene. With a second brewery up and running in Rochester, we’re excited to offer a taste of their illustrious portfolio. A bunch of Double IPAs, a pair of triples and a sour to boot - this is some seriously great beer that you don’t want to miss. Stop by one of the three Binny’s locations listed below to snag some 4 packs from this limited can drop.

AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING BINNY'S LOCATIONS:

SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!

Other Half Triple Cream

Other Half Triple Cream

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$23.99

Wow, what a nose! Orange sherbet, coconut, pineapple, strawberry – the list goes on. The palate delivers as promised - it’s super soft and creamy with notes of orange, lime and a touch of coconut. It finishes sweet, but not overly so, leaving you eager for the next sip.

Other Half Triple Nelson Daydream

Other Half Triple Nelson Daydream

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$23.99

Bursting with bright aromatics, the nose here is massively dank and herbaceous. It’s super smooth across the tongue, delivering notes of gooseberry and black currant. The finish is sweet and tangy, with lingering notes of mandarin orange and peppercorn.

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Mosaic + Motueka

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Mosaic + Motueka

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$20.99

Fresh and floral on the nose, it’s accented by hints of basil and lemon peel. Soft across the palate, it’s spicy, fruity and floral, with notes of kumquat and pomelo. Finish here is off dry and fruity, delivering flavors reminiscent of passionfruit and lychee.

Other Half Emerald Glow

Other Half Emerald Glow

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$20.99

The nose here is fruity and dank, with pronounced tangerine and cantaloupe. Fruit forward, but well balanced, it delivers flavors of honeydew melon and nectarine on the palate. The finish is fresh and tangy, with notes of guava and key lime.

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Mylar Bags

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Mylar Bags

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$20.99

Once again, aromatics are off the charts, with pronounced pineapple, guava and spearmint. Medium in body, it’s super juicy and bursts with sweet citrus. The finish is remarkably fruit forward, with massive pineapple and nectarine.

Other Half Diamond Reflection

Other Half Diamond Reflection

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$20.99

Aromatics here are super fresh and green, like a walk through the hop fields. Medium in body, it’s nicely balanced, offering notes of lime, candied orange peel and papaya. Its off dry finish is floral and herbaceous, with pronounced cantaloupe and pear.

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Always and Forever

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Always and Forever

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$20.99

The nose begins with a big burst of peaches, followed by hints of spruce and wintergreen. A big wave of fruity hop flavor bursts across the palate, delivering pronounced tangerine and lime. The semi-sweet finish is fresh and fruit forward, with notes of pineapple and maraschino cherry.

Other Half Honor System

Other Half Honor System

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$18.99

If not for the carbonation, you might mistake this for a glass of cabernet. Its rich and vinous nose is bursting with dark fruit aromas, with blackberry leading the charge. The artful balance of citrusy acidity and jammy fruit sweetness makes this Berliner style Weisse refreshingly easy to drink.

It’s Back! Prepare to Get Willettized

To age, or not to age – a hotly debated topic amongst fans of imperial stouts. We’ve tasted hundreds of stouts over the years and can attest that there are merits to both sides of the argument. This week we welcome back Willettized, a Willett Rye whiskey barrel aged favorite from Lagunitas. We also snagged a small amount of last year’s vintage as well. We tried them side by side, and it was nearly impossible to pick a favorite. Grab some of each and you be the judge.

Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout

Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$13.99

Willettized is made with Metropolis Coffee Company’s Spice Island Blend - a popular medium dark roast that’s both chocolatly and nutty. These flavors meld seamlessly with the dark roast character and spicy oak accents of this remarkable stout. Bold coffee flavor delivers a touch of zippy acidity that’s further accentuated by a touch of sweet spice. The finish is a long steady wave of dark chocolate, with notes of coconut, walnut and vanilla.

Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout

Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout

22oz Bottle

$8.99

After a year of aging, the nose here is less coffee forward, allowing chocolate and vanilla to take center stage. A touch softer and more rounded on the palate, it still delivers plenty of rich cocoa, along with notes of toffee and candied pecans. A big chocolatey finish is accented by hints of molasses, dark cherry and anise. *Not available in Champaign.

Drink Your Dessert
4 Hands Gift Pack

4 Hands Gift Pack

3 Pack of 22oz Bottles + Glass

$22.99

Stout season is upon us and breweries are doubling down on dessert inspired stouts. If you’re a fan of milk stouts, 4 Hands makes one of the best on the shelf. Each year they tinker with the recipe, infusing delectable new flavors into their rich chocolaty stout. Say buongiorno to this year’s gift pack. All three of this year’s brews were inspired by Italian deserts – Tiramisu, Panna Cotta and Cannoli. These tend to disappear quick, so stop in soon and get your hands on some. We’re also excited to announce the arrival of a jammy new take on Absence of Light.

4 Hands Absence of Light Peanut Butter & Jelly

4 Hands Absence of Light Peanut Butter & Jelly

22oz Bottle

$6.99

This riff on Absence of Light incorporates a hefty dose of raspberry, imparting a bright raspberry cordial note to the chocolatey nose. A burst of tart raspberry acidity helps balance out the sweetness, giving way to a rich and lasting finish that’s accented by notes of chocolate, raspberry jam, and a hint of peanut butter.

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout Release Info Binny's Beer Collabs

Each year, Binny’s hand selects hundreds of different spirit barrels, including a bevy from Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, Weller, Eagle Rare, Knob Creek and more. As soon as the barrels are emptied the clock starts ticking, and it becomes a race against time for our beer team to get them in the hands of our favorite breweries so they can be filled while the barrels are still as fresh as possible. The process is almost always painstaking, like when we rented a semi truck to make the 5 hour trek to Kentucky to pickup Weller barrels. Once loaded, we immediately turned the truck around and drove our precious cargo 10 hours to northern Iowa to make sure our barrels were as wet as possible for our collaborative beer with Toppling Goliath. Each of our projects has a similar strenuous story, but the end results far outweigh the grind that comes along with trying to help craft the best beers in the world.

Collaborative brews are underway, and a variety of stouts and some other big brews are patiently resting at the following breweries.

Binny's Beer Collabs

Follow @BinnysBev, for updates and to follow the journey from barrel to bottle…or can.