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  • Barrel to Bottle: Beer Geek Basement Clean Out Episode 1
    Barrel to Bottle: Beer Geek Basement Clean Out Episode 1

    Cellared beer everywhere but too afraid to drink it. What are we waiting for exactly? The Barrel to Bottle crew has cleaned out our basement fridges and cellars. Some of these beers are among the rarest of the rare and some of them can still be found on Binny's shelves. Did we wait too long to drink them, or is it just the right time? Should you even bother aging beer at all? Join us as we try to answer these questions.  

  • Demo Kitchen Recipe: Thanksgiving Sides
    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Thanksgiving Sides

    The turkey may take center stage on the Thanksgiving table, but we all know that people always ask for a second serving of the sides! Below are a number of classics that will thrill any guest - and we KNOW that the Waffle stuffing will steal the spotlight. Enjoy the sides with a smooth, fruit driven wine like the Nuban Garnacha, the Clean Slate Rieslingthe Cuvee Tradition Blanc de Blancs Brut or the Clark & Sheffield Zinfandel.

  • Barrel to Bottle: 10 Wines for (around) $10
    Barrel to Bottle: 10 Wines for (around) $10

    What can you get for around ten dollars? You can get a lot of quality wines for (around) a Hamilton. Barb and Alicia, Binny's Wine Educator, have selected ten wines that you can get for around $10.  They'll also help you identify grape varietes and winegrowing regions that offer quality wines at great prices. Don't throw away your shot at these quality wines for such a great price. 

  • Black Friday 2019: Goose Island BCBS Release Information
    Black Friday 2019: Goose Island BCBS Release Information

    It's that time again, time to get ready for our Black Friday Bourbon County Brand Stout release. Be sure to check out Roger's tasting notes from this year's remarkable lineup. On Black Friday (that’s November 29), all Binny’s locations will have an allocation of this limited annual release, but as always, the main event is at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Check it out.

     

  • Barrel to Bottle: New Riff Distilling
    Barrel to Bottle: New Riff Distilling

    Jay Erisman loves Cincinnati Chili, but don't hold that against him. As co-founder of New Riff Distilling, Jay has helped turn this young distillery into one of the most exciting brands we carry. It's not common for a new distillery to make Bottled in Bond bourbon, but they wouldn't do it any other way at New Riff. Join the Barrel to Bottle Crew as we sample through our three Binny's Handpicks, as well as the new barrel proof rye and a Kentucky Terroir-driven gin. 

  • Gold Medal Greatness - Tasting Barrels At Odd Side Ales
    Gold Medal Greatness - Tasting Barrels At Odd Side Ales

    In 2017 Odd Side Ales took home Gold in the Specialty Ale category at GABF for their Sweet Potato Soufflé Rye Ale. In 2019 they did it again, this time for Rye Hipster Brunch Stout, a treasured release that took Silver in 2017. When Odd Side invited us up to Grand Haven to taste through this year’s barrels, we jumped at the chance. Odd Side Ales’ barrel aging room is quite a sight to see. In this massive, climate-controlled space, a variety of barrels lay resting peacefully - bourbon, rye, tequila, rum, wine… but on this particular visit we had our eyes on the rye.

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