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A New Take On An Old Classic

Old Ale – similar to Barelywine in strength and complexity, this historic English ale rarely gets the attention it deserves. Old ales were traditionally laid to rest in oak, yet ironically, this extended aging from which they take their name, is rarely present in today’s examples. Goose Island has a long-established love for English ale traditions, so we were confident they could craft a superb Old Ale – plus they also know a thing or two about barrel aging beer. As for the oak, we came prepared with a batch of handpicked Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. We’re happy to report that after a year in barrels, the results were breathtaking. The Binny’s story began 70 years ago at the corner of Clark & Sheffield, and we raise a glass of this superbly crafted ale to many happy years to come!

Goose Island Clark & Sheffield Old Ale Collaboration with Binny's

Goose Island Clark & Sheffield Old Ale Collaboration with Binny's

16.9oz Bottle

$8.99

Pouring tawny in color, an alluring mix of aromas leap from the glass, with notes of toffee, treacle, maple and vanilla. A rush of rich caramel pours across the palate, giving way to dark fruit flavors reminiscent of dates, figs and golden sultanas. The finish is big and spirited, delivering classic bourbonesq stylings, with lingering kiss of allspice and vanilla. This is one to sip and savor, a testament to the beauty and grace of a carefully crafted mash bill and a long rest in bourbon-soaked oak.

Flagship February - Revisiting The Classics

Tastes and trends in the beer world continue to evolve and sadly we’ve lost some beautifully made beers along the way. Beer writer Stephen Beaumont had a clever idea. Why not use the month of February to revisit some of the classics that helped build the American craft beer scene. We liked his #FlagshipFebruary call to action and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite enduring flagships. Introducing, round three.

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1990
Wheat beer is big in the Midwest, and this beer is one of the major reasons why. It’s not a Wit and it’s not a Weiss, and this uniquely American wheat doesn’t rely on spices or fruits for flavor. Aromatic yeast, soft creamy wheat and a kiss of citrusy hops make this both sessionable and satisfying. A trailblazer that inspired scores of other brews.

Alaskan Amber

Alaskan Amber

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $8.99 Special Price $7.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1986
Alaskan’s signature amber ale is a German style Altbier that drew inspiration from a 19th Century Alaskan Gold Rush era brew. It's rich and malt forward, but with just enough hops to keep things perfectly balanced. Remarkably food friendly and a reliable crowd pleaser.

Founders Dirty Bastard

Founders Dirty Bastard

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 2002
Dirty Bastard might not seem like Founder’s flagship beer, but it’s the beer that saved the brewery. With bankruptcy looming, Founders decided to brew the kind of beer they wanted to drink, instead of the beer they thought people wanted to drink. Founders debuted this massive 8.5% ABV scotch ale at the Extreme Beer Fest and luckily, people loved it. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, molasses and dark fruit all rolled into one dangerously delicious beer.

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

12 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $15.99 Special Price $14.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1985
When Boston Beer Company founder Jim Koch looked out at the American beer scene in the early 1980s he saw depressing lack of options and flavors. Thankfully he, and a few likeminded pioneers persevered, resurrecting and tweaking long forgotten beer styles and introducing them slowly, but surely, to a thirsty public. After more than thirty years of experimentation, Jim’s favorite beer is the first he ever brewed, Boston Lager. While the look has changed over the years, the liquid’s stayed the same. Rich caramel malt is balanced by a healthy dose of noble German hops, providing a touch of herbaceousness to a long and satisfying finish. A classic brew and founding member of the American craft revolution.

Left Hand Milk Stout

Left Hand Milk Stout

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1999
Not long ago, Milk Stout was an all but forgotten style. Thankfully Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing almost single handedly brought it back to life. Brewed with lactose (milk sugar), notes of dark roast coffee and cocoa slide into a soft, sweet finish. For an even softer and smoother mouthfeel, give the nitro version a try.

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Thirsty for IPA?

This week we’re doubling down. They might all be heavy hitters, but you can rest assured each of these Double IPAs is deliciously different – and if Double IPAs aren’t your thing, we’ve also got a tasty New England style IPA from Two Brothers.

DIPA
Revolution Spirit of Revolt

Revolution Spirit of Revolt

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$14.99

Previously a draft only offering from Rev, Spirit of Revolt was designed and brewed by the women of Revolution, with a portion of proceeds to benefit CAWC. A generous malt bill provides makes this a nice substantial IPA, with oat malt contributing to its rounded mouthfeel. Dry hopping with Cascade, Cashmere and Styrian Fox provides an interesting mélange of aromas, with pronounced pineapple, honeydew melon and pomelo. *Not available in Bloomington or Springfield.

Toppling Goliath Hopsmack

Toppling Goliath Hopsmack

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$17.99

Hopsmack is back, and this time in cans! Toppling is famous for their soft and hazy stuff, so be forewarned Hopsmack lives up to its name. It’s bright and tropical on the nose, with pronounced pineapple and guava giving way to a long lingering finish. New school hops meet old school dryness in this tasty DIPA from Toppling.

Collective Arts Project IPA No. 8

Collective Arts Project IPA No. 8

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$15.99

The Collective Arts IPA series has featured some killer beers, but IPA #8 sets a new bar. This beer is HUGE on flavor. Massive dry hopping with Simcoe, Moutere and Columbus, produced a breath-taking bouquet that’s insanely tropical and resinous. Pineapple, juniper, mango, orange peel, guava, honeydew melon… the complexity here is impressive. Super soft and juicy on the palate, a wave of tangerine and passion fruit fades into a resinous finish.

Stone Grapefruit Slam

Stone Grapefruit Slam

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$15.99

Grapefruit Slam first came to market back in 2014 as a draft only release. Five years later, it’s back and now in cans! This is a refreshingly old school DIPA, with Centennial, Chinook and Magnum hops delivering plenty of citrus and pine. A sturdy malt backbone keeps things balanced, while bright juicy grapefruit pops on both the aroma and finish. Yet another in the long line of impeccably made DIPAs from Stone. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Hazy IPA
Two Brothers for the Love of Hops Hazy IPA

Two Brothers for the Love of Hops Hazy IPA

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

For the Love of Hops is Two Brother’s entry into the hazy game and it’s a tasty one. Bright and tropical on the nose, with notes of guava, passionfruit and nectarine. Soft and rounded on the tongue, it’s fresh and juicy on the palate with a just a touch of resin on the finish. A solid offering at a solid price. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Craft Deal of the YEAR!

Central Waters knows stout. We often laud their Brewers Reserve Series as some of the best beer in today’s market; and at $14.99, it’s one of the best values in barrel aged beer. We want to turn even more people into believers, so while supplies last, we’re going to make it irresistible. Your eyes don’t deceive you, only $9.99 for this phenomenal offering from Central Waters! *Sale pricing not applicable at Champaign, Bloomington and Springfield.

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $14.99 Special Price $9.99
with Binny's Card

The nose offers an alluring mix of cocoa, vanilla bean, and caramel. As it glides across the palate, this silken stout delivers notes of rich nougat, butter toffee and dark fruit drenched in chocolate. Exceedingly complex, yet so remarkably balanced that you’ll find yourself reaching for another. *Sale pricing not applicable at Champaign, Bloomington and Springfield.

Save Big on Cider

Once a staple of Early American homes, interest in hard cider dwindled with time, nearly disappearing altogether after prohibition. Well the times they are a changing – welcome to the cider renaissance! From bone dry to honey sweet, there’s a cider out there for everyone. As our nation’s cidermakers continue to ferment and innovate, Binny’s proudly celebrates the fruits of their labors. Here are a few standouts from our extensive selection of remarkable hard ciders.

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Blake's El Chavo

Blake's El Chavo

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Sweet + heat is a classic combination, and finding a beverage that artfully incorporates spiciness, is a beautiful thing. El Chavo is a semi sweet cider accented by mango and habanero and while there’s heat here, it’s a lovely subtle burn that makes itself known without becoming overbearing. A great partner for fish tacos. *Not available in Bloomington or Springfield.

Virtue Rosé

Virtue Rosé

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

Pouring a very subtle shade of pink, Virtue Rose offers an alluring bouquet that’s floral, citrusy and vinous. The interplay of flavors across the palate is remarkable, with notes of almond, peach and tangerine giving way to a refreshingly balanced finish. Virtue Rosé is a blended cider, a portion of which spends time aging in French oak barrels – an extra effort that solidifies the unmatched complexity of this delicious rosé cider.

Ace Pineapple

Ace Pineapple

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$9.99

Originally a summer seasonal, Ace Pineapple was such a fan favorite that it’s now available year-round. It begins with an explosion of gummie candy sweetness, yet surprisingly it has just enough acidity to finish dry. This is great over ice and if you add a splash of your favorite rum you’ve got a quick an easy cocktail.

Vander Mill Vandy

Vander Mill Vandy

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

The nose here is bright and honeyed, displaying a lovely fresh pressed juiciness. Initial sweetness on the palate is quickly balanced by a surge of invigorating acidity. The finish is crisp, clean and refreshing. One of our go to session ciders.*Not available in Champaign.

Original Sin Black Widow

Original Sin Black Widow

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$11.99

Freshly pressed New York apples are joined by tantalizingly tart blackberries, producing a crimson colored cider that artfully balances sweetness and acidity. A tangy hard cider with a wickedly delicious finish. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.

Flagship February -Revisiting The Classics

Tastes and trends in the beer world continue to evolve and sadly we’ve lost some beautifully made beers along the way. Beer writer Stephen Beaumont had a clever idea. Why not use the month of February to revisit some of the classics that helped build the American craft beer scene. We liked his #FlagshipFebruary call to action and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite enduring flagships. Introducing, round two.

Deschutes Black Butte

Deschutes Black Butte

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $8.99 Special Price $7.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1988
Rarely does a brewery pitch a porter as their flagship brew, but when it’s as good as Black Butte it makes perfect sense. The beauty behind Black Butte, is that it’s rich in complexity, yet light enough in body to leave you thirsty for another. A soft and creamy porter, with a lovely mocha finish.

Three Floyds Alpha King

Three Floyds Alpha King

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

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

RELEASED IN 1996
Originally released in 1996, both the packaging and recipe for Alpha King have undergone some changes over the years. While always billed as a pale ale, it used to drink more like an IPA. Nowadays, the hop bitterness is a bit toned down, focusing instead on fruity hop aromatics.Often overshadowed by another iconic pale from Three Floyds, we find ourselves routinely reaching for this classic. Hail to the king, baby. *Not available in Champaign, Bloomington or Springfield.

Anchor Steam

Anchor Steam

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $7.99 Special Price $6.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1971
Few breweries are as closely linked to a particular beer style as Anchor is with Steam Beer. A unique product of the 19th century, Steam Beer is fermented in large shallow vats with lager yeast, but at ale yeast temperatures. The resulting beer is fruity and floral, with rich caramel malts balanced by woodsy Northern Brewer hops. When Anchor artfully brews this American classic it’s Steam Beer, for everyone else it’s a California Common.

Bell's Amber Ale

Bell's Amber Ale

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1985
From mouth puckering sours to sugary sweet pastry stouts, so much of today’s talked about beer is all about extremes. Balanced beer might not seem sexy, but at the end of the day, it’s something we revere. Bell’s Amber offers caramel malt sweetness that’s perfectly contrasted with citrusy and earthy hop bitterness. When it comes to amber ale, Bell’s Amber is a benchmark beer. Need a fail proof food and beer pairing? This classic amber pairs wonderfully with just about anything.

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1990
Originally named, The Heisman, this iconic lager won gold at GABF the first year it was entered. A name change and a trophy case full of medals later, it’s still one of our go to craft lagers. Modeled after a lager style made famous in Dortmund Germany, Dortmunder Gold is bready and slightly sweet, with a rich and satisfying mouthfeel. It’s one of the finest examples of the style and a beer and a real crowd pleaser.

Stone IPA

Stone IPA

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $11.99 Special Price $9.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1997
Originally brewed in celebration of their 1st Anniversary, this is the first in a long line of iconic IPAs from Stone. Double, triple, black, white, red, Belgian, fresh, coffee… when it comes to IPA, Stone has done it all. In 2016 Stone tweaked their classic IPA recipe by adding Southern Hemisphere hops to the dry hop bill. While still piney and citrusy at its core, the aroma and finish now feature a beguiling touch of topicality.

Czech This Out - Dry Hopped Pils From Hopewell

Be it a crisp sessionable lager, an aromatic IPA or an award-winning sour ale, Chicago’s Hopewell Brewing Company is producing some consistently remarkable beer. As interest in craft lager continues to grow, we’re always on the lookout for lagers that offer old school reverence to tradition, but with an American twist. The latest lager from Hopewell’s Logan Square location does just that. Per Diem offers the malt body of a classic Czech pilsner, but with an American sized dry hopping that makes even the driest German pils seem pedestrian. If you love hops, but you’re thirsty for something different, this aromatic pilsner is a must try.

Hopewell Per Diem

Hopewell Per Diem

4 Pack of 16oz Cans

$11.99

If you’ve heard about the nobel hops of the old world, get ready to smell and taste what they are all about. Forget about tropical fruit or pine, the aromas here are woodsy, floral and herbaceous, with notes of peppercorn, juniper and hay. Light but not lean, a touch of bready malt sweetness gives way to a bright snappy finish, with hints of mint, allspice and clover.

>Da Shootz noun: A refreshing new pilsner from Deschutes

Deschutes - it’s not the easiest brewery name to pronounce. They take their name from the Deschutes River, and a pair of their inaugural brews (Black Butte and Mirror Pond) also pay homage to Oregon landmarks. Da Shootz is the phonetic spelling, so now you can sound like a true Oregonian, or a super fan. Inside this brightly colored can is a sessionable craft pilsner that clocks in at only 99 calories.

Deschutes Da Shootz!

Deschutes Da Shootz!

12 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $14.99 Special Price $12.99
with Binny's Card

Pouring bright golden in color, the nose is lively and floral, offering hints of tangerine and juniper. Light in body with a touch of toasted malt character, the finish is crisp and refreshing, with notes of passionfruit and lemongrass.*Not available in Bloomington or Springfield.

There Will Be IPA

One of the latest trends in IPA is a strange one. So what’s a Milkshake IPA? Think New England style IPA, but even sweeter and richer thanks to the addition of lactose sugar and vanilla beans. While some brewers shake their heads, others are tapping into one of the most chased and talked about styles in the field. It should come as no surprise that Brickstone’s entry into the Milkshake game is a strong one.

Brickstone Pineapple Mango Milkshake IPA

Brickstone Pineapple Mango Milkshake IPA

4 Pack of 12oz Cans

$12.99

As advertised, the nose here is bright and tropical, with pronounced vanilla. Silky soft across the palate, notes of pineapple, mango and a touch of citrus culminate in a soft and creamy finish, with lingering vanilla richness. We’ve tried some lack luster Milkshake IPAs, but this is one we’ll drink, we’ll drink it up.*Not available in Bloomington.

Flagship February -Revisiting The Classics

Tastes and trends in the beer world continue to evolve and sadly we’ve lost some beautifully made beers along the way. Beer writer Stephen Beaumont had a clever idea. Why not use the month of February to revisit some of the classics that helped build the American craft beer scene. We liked his #FlagshipFebruary call to action and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite enduring flagships. Introducing, round one.

North Coast Old Rasputin

North Coast Old Rasputin

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $8.99 Special Price $7.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1996
No discussion of Russian Imperial Stout is complete without Old Rasputin. It’s one of the original American examples of the style and a refreshing reminder that a well-crafted imperial stout need not rely on adjuncts for complexity or depth of flavor. This rich roasty stout is available year-round and it’s an affordable way to study how RIS develops in the cellar. After more than twenty years on the market it’s still going strong, the embodiment of its slogan – Never Say Die!

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

12 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $15.99 Special Price $14.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1980
It’s hard to overstate the importance of this enduring American Pale Ale. A beer that’s inspired countless homebrewers and brewmasters alike, its superb balance marries the sweetness of caramel malt with the citrusy bitterness of the Cascade hop. A deliciously drinkable American classic that helped birth a craft revolution.

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles

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

RELEASED IN 2001
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.

Odell 90 Shilling

Odell 90 Shilling

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $8.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1989
Odell’s been brewing this aromatic amber ale since they first opened their doors 30 years ago. True to its Scottish roots, it features a complex, nutty malt profile that is accented by notes of toffee and maple. Few American breweries have a Scottish style ale as their flagship brew, but when you brew one as good as 90 Shilling, it’s easy to see how so many fans fell in love.

New Belgium Fat Tire

New Belgium Fat Tire

12 Pack of 12oz Bottles

Regular Price $15.99 Special Price $14.99
with Binny's Card

RELEASED IN 1991
This craft stalwart is a poignant reminder that balanced beer is a beautiful thing. Caramelized malt sweetness is met with just enough hops to keep this medium bodied amber balanced and drinkable. Its delicate caramel aromas and biscuity malt character complement a wide variety of cuisines, making Fat Tire a dependable go to for food and beer pairing.

Victory Golden Monkey

Victory Golden Monkey

6 Pack of 12oz Bottles or Cans

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

RELEASED IN 1997
Golden Monkey pours shimmering gold in color and is intensely aromatic, with spicy Belgian yeast delivering hints of allspice and banana. Initially sweet and fruity, a touch of herbaceous European hops provide just enough balance to keep its 9.5% ABV dangerously well hidden. It’s rare to see such a deliciously complex Belgian-style Tripel in a six pack; making this one of the best deals in craft beer.

A Fruited Favorite Returns

Blushing Monk is a berry big beer. For the unaccustomed, imagine Founders’ deliciously fruity Rubaeus turned up to eleven. Still not ringing a bell? Brewed with Belgian yeast, this rich raspberry ale tantalizes the tongue with finesse and grace, keeping its hefty ABV dangerously well hidden. It’s dessert in a glass, and one that pairs marvelously with a slice of cheesecake or a dish of crème brulee.

Founders Blushing Monk

Founders Blushing Monk

4 Pack of 12oz Bottles

$16.99

Cranberry in color with rose colored foam, the nose offers hints of cherry, sweet spice and raspberry jam. Soft on the palate, its rich raspberry sweetness is tempered by a touch of acidity. The finish is luscious and long, with notes of poached plums and raspberry liquor. Try mixing this raspberry ale with your favorite sparkling wine for a beer royale!

A Wild Collaboration

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 - showcasing the rarely recognized, yet perplexingly delicious paw paw. Read how it all came together here.

Firestone Walker Paw2 Prints collaboration with Binnys Beverage Depot

Firestone Walker Paw2 Prints collaboration with Binny's Beverage Depot

12.7oz Bottle

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

Bright and vinous on the nose, with hints of tropical fruit and oak. A big blast of refreshing acidity awakens the palate, followed by a rush of lemon, kiwi and pineapple. The lively finish delivers notes of mango, cantaloupe and toasted oak. *Not available in Champaign or Springfield.