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A Tangy Treat Returns BuckleDown Grapefruit Belt & Suspenders

“Work with your hands. Work hard. Make great beer.” BuckleDown’s mantra is refreshingly simple and they continue to back up their credo with consistently well-made brews. Brewing out of a somewhat inconspicuous little space on 47th St., their fanbase continues to expand far beyond their home in Lyons. Summer is officially here, and a refreshing favorite from BuckleDown returns just in time!


BuckleDown Grapefruit Belt and Suspenders
BuckleDown Grapefruit Belt and Suspenders
BuckleDown Grapefruit Belt and Suspenders4 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Grapefruit Belt & Suspenders is back, and this time it’s in cans! This refreshing riff on their flagship brew is aromatic, tangy and bittersweet. A juicy IPA that’s especially refreshing on a hot summer day.


BuckleDown Belt & Suspenders
BuckleDown Belt & Suspenders
BuckleDown Belt & Suspenders6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Crystal and Sterling hops imbue this balanced IPA with plenty of piney and citrusy aromas and flavors. Supported with enough malt to keep things balanced, its finish is bold, bright and citrusy.


Celebrate SummerWithBrickstone APA

Beginning as a small brewpub focusing on quality food and drinks, Brickstone garnered national attention by picking up gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Championship. Their American Pale Ale is one of the finest on the shelf, and it’s on sale, all summer long.


Brickstone American Pale Ale
Brickstone American Pale Ale
Brickstone American Pale Ale6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Staff favorite, “zombie killer”, and gold medal winner - this much talked about and celebrated pale ale continues to impress. Generously hopped with Amarillo, Centennial and Citra hops, it’s a juicy pale ale with bright hop aromas and a balanced finish. A welcomed reminder that a well-made pale ale is a beautiful thing.

Don’t forget to try these other delicious pale ales from Brickstone!

Brickstone Hop Skip
Brickstone Hop Skip
Brickstone Hop Skip6 Pack of 12oz Cans$10.99

Big brother to their APA, this amped up pale shares the same hop bill and is bursting with citrus and tropical fruit flavor. This double pale ale is so well balanced that it’s hard to believe it clocks in at almost 8% ABV.


Brickstone Galaxy Down Under
Brickstone Galaxy Down Under
Brickstone Galaxy Down Under6 Pack of 12oz Cans$9.99

Galaxy Down Under takes its name from the Australian hop variety Galaxy, which is famous for imparting tropical flavors and aromas. Crisp and tangy, this pale is packed citrus, passionfruit and a touch of honeydew melon. A solid seasonal from the folks down in Bourbonnais. Get some before it’s all gone!


Lookin’ For Dat Funk?Time To Get Down With Brett

Brettanomyces or Brett, is feared by many and treasured by others. Depending upon the particular strain of Brettanomyces, this wild yeast tends to produce some pretty funky flavors and aromas. Barnyard, tropical fruit, and peppercorn are only a few of the possibilities. Many Belgian brewers enjoy showcasing Brett’s eccentricities and a growing number of American craft brewers are beginning to experiment with this beguiling creature. Here are some of our favorite creations.


Two Brothers A Bretter Day
Two Brothers A Bretter Day
Two Brothers A Bretter Day6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Hesitant to dive headfirst into Brett filled waters? Two Brother’s A Bretter Day is back and it’s the perfect place to get your feet wet. With a nice fruity nose and lively carbonation, its Brett character is pronounced, but not overwhelming. One of Two Brothers’ best brews. *Coming soon to Champaign or Bloomington.


Allagash Little Brett
Allagash Little Brett
Allagash Little Brett4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Little Brett is back! Allagash is famous for their Belgian inspired ales and Little Brett is one of our favorites. Brewed exclusively with their house strain of Brett, and generously hopped with Mosaic, this little guy highlights the tropical side of Brett. Big fruity aromas are mirrored on the palate, with juicy pineapple and kiwi giving way to a peppery and earthy finish. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Goose Island Matilda
Goose Island Matilda
Goose Island Matilda4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Matilda is Goose Island’s homage to the Belgian classic Orval. Spicy on the nose, this funky and fruity ale is not as hoppy as Orval, but it still features a hint of herbaceous European hops. As good as it is fresh, Matilda really shines after some time in the cellar. Give Brett a bit of time to work its magic and consume some of those residual sugars. It’s worth the wait.


Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bière
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bière
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bière25.4oz Bottle ...

Have you ever been let down by a “sessionable” beer? Brewing flavorful and satisfying low alcohol beer requires great skill and Jolly Pumpkin’s Bam Bière is a world class beer hiding in plain sight. Artfully balanced, it delivers notes of apricot, hay, and white pepper. Tart, but not bracingly sour, this is a beautifully nuanced and invigorating wild ale. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Orval Trappist Ale
Orval Trappist Ale
Orval Trappist Ale11.2oz Bottle ...

Orval is an outlier. Nearly everything about it is a little bit different. While most Trappist breweries focus on malty dubbels, tripels and quadrupels, Orval distributes only one brew and its brimming with hops and funk. Pop one of their unique bowling pin shaped bottles you’re immediately hit with the aroma of earthy yeast and hops. Famous for its cellar-ability, its hoppiness fades with time, becoming drier, rounder and more complex.


Sessionable Summer Suds Odell Easy Street

From long cherished classics, to a growing lineup of award winning sours, Odell brings a solid selection of brews to the shelf. Their latest release is a soft and sessionable American wheat that’s perfect for cooling off during the hot summer months.


Odell Easy Street
Odell Easy Street
Odell Easy Street12 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Pouring hazy gold and crowned with bright white foam, Easy Street’s nose offers notes of citrus and freshly baked bread. Soft and smooth across the palate, it’s bright and fruity with pronounced citrus and biscuity finish. A wonderful change of pace and an impeccably brewed American style wheat. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.

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Odell 90 Shilling
Odell 90 Shilling
Odell 90 Shilling6 Pack of 12oz Bottles$10.99  $9.99 w/Binny's Card

Odell has been brewing this aromatic amber ale since they first opened their doors 28 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 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.


Odell IPA
Odell IPA
Odell IPA6 Pack of 12oz Bottles$10.99  $9.99 w/Binny's Card

This is old school American IPA. Much like its English forbearers, Odell IPA features a nice fruity yeast stain and a solid malt backbone. Hopped with nine different varieties of American hops, the nose is spicy and piney, setting the stage for a citrusy core and a big resin packed finish.


Odell Drumroll
Odell Drumroll
Odell Drumroll6 Pack of 12oz Bottles$10.99  $9.99 w/Binny's Card

Odell’s Drumroll is a nouveaux American Pale Ale with a solid respect for the past. Unfiltered and aromatic, it’s juicy and refreshing, but with enough malt and bitterness to keep things interesting.


Dubbel, Tripel, Quadrupel – Tasting The Trappist Trinitywith Resident Lecturer and Certified Cicerone® Roger Adamson
Dubbel, Tripel, Quadrupel – Tasting The Trappist Trinity
with Resident Lecturer and Certified Cicerone® Roger Adamson

Thursday, June 29th 6-8PM
Binny's Lincoln Park

A handful of Belgian Trappist monasteries produce some of the finest beer the world has ever known. In this seminar, we’ll explore three iconic styles, tasting venerated Trappist selections alongside some superb secular examples. Exceedingly complex and wonderfully food friendly, we’ll taste these dubbels, tripels and quads with fruit, cheese, and charcuterie.
Event Cost: $15.00 ($10.00 with Binny's Card)
 *RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.


2 Tropical TreatsFrom Cali

We’ve sung their praises before, and we’re here to do it again. From the refreshingly satisfying wild and sour ales of Bruery Terreux to the intriguingly complex and innovative beers of The Bruery, we’re always excited to taste their latest creations. This week we have two tantalizingly tropical beers. One tart, one sweet – both delicious.


Bruery Terreux Frucht: Passionfruit
Bruery Terreux Frucht: Passionfruit
Bruery Terreux Frucht: Passionfruit25.4oz Bottle ...

Once revered by the people of Berlin, Berliner Weisse is a refreshingly tart style of wheat beer that nearly faded from existence. Thankfully American craft brewers embraced this forgotten German gem with open arms. Bruery Terreux’s Frucht series introduces different fruits to a snappy Berliner style base. Passion Fruit is naturally tart, so this offering is extra tangy. Give this a try with some tuna poke or Kumamoto oysters. *Supplies are limited. Please call your local Binny’s for inventory.


The Bruery Guava Libre collaboration with Funky Buddha
The Bruery Guava Libre collaboration with Funky Buddha
The Bruery Guava Libre collaboration with Funky Buddha25.4oz Bottle ...

Florida’s Funky Buddha shares The Bruery’s passion for experimenting with unconventional adjuncts and flavor combinations. Guava Libre is an imperial cream ale that transforms pastelitos de guayaba (Cuban guava pastries) into liquid form. The nose is incredible, exuding freshly cut guava, pineapple and vanilla. Soft and smooth across the palate, it’s rich and juicy with a lasting tropical finish. *Supplies are limited. Please call your local Binny’s for inventory. Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Celebrate Father’s DaywithDubbels For Dad

Looking for something special for Father’s Day? Belgian dubbels are one of the most universally renowned and revered of all beer styles. Exceedingly complex, yet profoundly drinkable, these monastic masterpieces stand testament to the timelessness of painstakingly crafted and conditioned ale. Here are a few classic examples to share with Dad.


Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel25.4oz Bottle ...

Somewhat overshadowed by their iconic tripel, Westmalle’s dubbel is every bit as impressive. Pouring dark chestnut in color and crowned by a tall dense foam, it immediately captivates the senses with the rich fruity aroma of plums and dates. Bottle conditioning imbues this ale with soft and gentle champagne like carbonation, delivering a breathtaking mélange of dark fruit, sweet spices and toffee. Despite its strength and complexity, its remarkably dry finish makes this surprisingly drinkable.


Chimay Première
Chimay Première
Chimay Première25.4oz Bottle ...

Chimay Première is the original beer produced by the monks of Scourmont Abbey. This heavenly Belgian dubbel pours amber in color with volumes of mousse-like foam. Yeasty and aromatic, notes of sweet spice and apricot complement a vast array of flavors including fig, caramel and raisin. It’s slightly brighter and punchier than Westmalle, but given some time in the cellar it dries up a bit, displaying flavors reminiscent of oloroso sherry and tawny port.


Unibroue Maudite
Unibroue Maudite
Unibroue Maudite4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

A deal with the Devil, flying canoes, and Canadian lumberjacks - Maudite has it all! Like many of Unibroue’s hearty ales, big spicy yeast takes center stage here, complementing an aromatic nose brimming with dark fruits, cloves and coriander. A Canadian and secular offering, but one that’s right at home among the finest ales of Belgium.


Want to learn more about dubbels and other Trappist ales? We’ve got a class for that. Check out the Binny’s Lincoln Park events page for more info.


Toppling Goliath’s Latest ExperimentUnleased Upon Chicago!

Like your IPAs and APAs hazy and juicy? It’s the craze de jour, and as breweries scramble to get some skin in the game, a practiced few continue to impress. We’re excited to announce the arrival of Toppling Goliath’s latest hazy masterpiece – XHops Teal. Highly coveted, color changing and clandestine – the XHops series delves deep into the world of experimental hops. What are the hops in Teal? We’ll never know, but the results are xemplary.


Toppling Goliath XHops Teal
Toppling Goliath XHops Teal
Toppling Goliath XHops Teal22oz Bottle ...

It’s difficult to believe that no fruit, pulp, puree or juice was used in the production of this APA. The nose is amazingly tropical, with notes of guava, pineapple and papaya. An incredible silky smooth body delivers similar tropical notes with just the slightest nuance of pine on the finish.


Brace YourselvesWarPigs Draw Near!

Beer, barbeque and a healthy dose of eccentricity – welcome to the WarPigs Brewpub Copenhagen. Since opening its doors in 2015, this collaborative experiment between Mikkeller and Three Floyds has drawn the attention of craft brewers throughout the world. Lazurite IPA marks the premier of WarPigs stateside. Given the players, our expectations were high. They did not disappoint – this is one killer IPA.


ARRIVING MONDAY - WarPigs Lazurite collaboration with Mikkeller and Three Floyds
ARRIVING MONDAY - WarPigs Lazurite collaboration with Mikkeller and Three Floyds
WarPigs Lazurite collaboration with Mikkeller and Three Floyds6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Pop the top on this stylish black can and you’re hit with a blast of bright and citrusy hop aromas. Up front it’s full of juicy fruit flavors, with pronounced guava and passionfruit alongside a touch of grapefruit and tangerine. The finish is long and herbaceous with a touch of peach and white pepper. New-school IPA hop aromas and flavors melded with a healthy dose of old-school bitterness and balance. Ready to give it a try? Lazurite arrives Monday June 19th! *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


ZimaParty Like It’s 1993!
ZIMA
ZIMA
ZIMA6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

The music was grungy, dinosaurs ruled the silver screen and an amazing 3 pointer lead to a 3 peat – and zen zhere was Zima. This citrusy “malternative” to beer took the country by storm. It’s not beer; it’s zomething different – and for a limited time, its back. Get zome before it’s too late!


Binny's & Samuel Adams 10th Annual Homebrew Contest

Stone Hammers OutAnother Solid IPA

Another IPA from Stone?! Perhaps no other brewery is so inexorably linked to India Pale Ale. For the past 20 years, their aggressively unapologetic passion for hops has made the champions of the IBU and masters of this iconic style. This week we got our first taste of Ghost Hammer, a fresh new IPA featuring a unique new hop.


Stone Ghost Hammer
Stone Ghost Hammer
Stone Ghost Hammer6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Wow, what a nose on this IPA! Loral hops are the star of the show here, imparting a beguiling mix of herbaceous and floral aromas. Smooth across the palate, it delivers some nice lemony citrus and a touch of papaya. The finish is floral and citrusy with just a tiny hint of pepper. As per usual, Stone nails it.


Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered
Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered
Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered6 Pack of 12oz Cans $15.99

Enjoy By returns and this time it’s unfiltered. This batch features over ten hops, including a bunch of Southern Hemisphere varieties. On the nose it’s bright and resinous with big citrus and a touch of tropical fruit. Like Ghost Hammer it’s also smooth on the palate, and an initial touch of malt sweetness is followed by a big blast of citrusy hops. The finish is big and dank with notes of citrus and stone fruit.


Stone Ripper Pale Ale
Stone Ripper Pale Ale
Stone Ripper Pale Ale6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Need a break from IPA? How about a super crisp and juicy pale ale? Ripper combines American Cascade hops with Australian Galaxy for a big bright west coast style pale ale. On the nose it’s citrusy and floral with notes of pineapple and nectarine. It finishes crisp and clean with notes of citrus and tropical fruit.


Stone IPA
Stone IPA
Stone IPA12 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Don’t forget about the IPA that started it all. One of the most well-respected and best-selling IPAs on the shelf. Citrusy and piney hop aromas and flavors lead to a crisp and clean finish. A classic!


More Tasty Treats From Tallgrass

Over the last ten years, Tallgrass Brewing Co. grew from modest beginnings to become the largest craft brewer in Kansas, but here in Chicagoland, they’ve flown a bit under the radar. Tallgrass hit their stride with their latest batches of fruited and dessert inspired sours. If you’ve never tried them, it’s time to taste what you’ve been missing.


Tallgrass Key Lime Pie
Tallgrass Key Lime Pie
Tallgrass Key Lime Pie6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Dessert beers are not for everyone – nor are they all created equal. Tallgrass Key Lime Pie is one of those beers you simply must taste to believe. Everything is captured in liquid form here, from freshly zested lime to the dollop of sweet whipped cream. Soft and smooth, with a tantalizingly tart and citrusy finish.


Tallgrass Raspberry Jam
Tallgrass Raspberry Jam
Tallgrass Raspberry Jam6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Once revered by the people of Berlin, Berliner Weisse is a refreshingly tart style of wheat beer that nearly faded from existence. Thankfully American craft brewers embraced this forgotten German gem with open arms. Traditionally Berliner Weisse was often ordered with a shot of raspberry syrup; adding color, flavor and softening the finish. Made with fresh raspberry puree, Tallgrass Raspberry Jam is ready to drink right from the can. A delicious melding of sweet and sour and one of the best Berliners we’ve ever tasted. Keep an eye out, Tallgrass Blueberry Jam is coming soon!


Brazzle Dazzles

Initially inspired by the classic ales of Great Britain, Odell’s portfolio has expanded to include all manner of styles and flavors. Their collection of award winning sour ales continues to grow, and their latest release marks the return of one of their finest creations.


Odell Brazzle
Odell Brazzle
Odell Brazzle25.4oz Bottle ...

Odell Brazzle is a golden ale that’s laid down for a long rest in oak. Wild fermentation with lactobacillus and 300 pounds of golden raspberries results in a salacious sour bursting with bright raspberry flavor and aroma. Fruity, juicy and pleasantly tangy – it’s a lustrous sour, that really pans out.

Look for these other limited release sours from Odell
Odell The Meddler
Odell The Meddler
Odell The Meddler25.4oz Bottle ...

A beer over two years in the making, The Meddler is Odell’s take a traditional Flemish Oud Bruin. The product of blending oak aged beer of various ages, it’s curiously complex, featuring notes of black currant, tobacco and vanilla.


Odell Piña Agria
Odell Piña Agria
Odell Piña Agria25.4oz Bottle ...

Looking for a sour that delivers a massive sour punch? Piña Agria will not disappoint, bringing funky fruitiness followed by a mouth puckering finish that leaves you salivating for more.


2 ClassicsFrom Two BrothersCome to Cans
Two Brothers Pahoehoe
Two Brothers Pahoehoe
Two Brothers Pahoehoe6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Named after Hawaiian lava flows, this soft and creamy coconut ale glides across the palate delivering toasted coconut, vanilla and a tiny hint of sweet spice. Light in body, easy to drink and a great way to add some variety to your summer coolers. *Coming soon to Champaign.


Two Brothers Hop Centric
Two Brothers Hop Centric
Two Brothers Hop Centric4 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Big, sticky and resinous - this boisterous brew blurs the line between DIPA and barleywine. The nose offers a sense of what’s ahead with notes of caramel, earth and white pepper. Pine, citrus peel and toffee culminate in a long and lasting finish.


Summer Craft Sale

June has finally arrived and summer is just around the corner. From crisp pale ales to rich and satisfying stouts, we’ve got you covered all summer long with these amazingly deep deals!


Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas IPA12 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Pouring a deep golden hue, Lagunitas IPA exudes lovely aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine. A touch of caramel malt is not only a solid nod to the style’s heritage, but it also provides balance and drinkability. Despite being famous for some monstrously hoppy brews, this iconic IPA is a lasting reminder that Lagunitas brews quaffable ales just as well.


Revolution Anti Hero IPA
Revolution Anti Hero IPA
Revolution Anti-Hero IPA6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

One of our all-time best-selling IPAs, Revolution Anti-Hero is hard to beat. Citrusy, piney, crisp and clean - Anti-Hero is a reliable and refreshing classic.


Stiegl Grapefruit Radler
Stiegl Grapefruit Radler
Stiegl Grapefruit Radler4 Pack of 16.9oz Cans ...

Austria’s Stiegl was one of the first breweries to introduce radler to the Chicago market, and they continue to be one of the most recognizable producers. Their Grapefruit Radler combines Stiegl’s Goldbrau and grapefruit soda into one sessionable and tangy treat. It also makes a great mixer for gin and tequila cocktails.


Two Brothers Domaine Dupage
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage12 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Two Brothers crafted this iconic ale at the behest of a Naperville restauranteur back in 2002, and it’s been their flagship ever since. Rich malt complexity is the highlight here, with notes of caramel, fresh baked bread and just a touch of earthiness. This classic continues to impress, taking home GOLD at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016.


Thirsty For Something Different?That’s Short’s Specialty

In 2004, with the help of friends and volunteers, Joe Short transformed an old hardware store into a cozy little brew pub with a seven barrel brew house. From these humble beginnings Short’s has grown by leaps and bounds, with distribution now reaching outside the state of Michigan. Something unique is always brewing at Short’s. Be it blackcurrants, fresh strawberries or juniper berries, Short’s likes to think outside the box. This week, we taste a new IPA, and welcome the return of a classic.


Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas IPA
Short's I Got 5 On It6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Short’s latest IPA is brewed with five different types of hops and while the varieties remain a mystery, we can tell you it delivers lasting does of grapefruit and pine. At 7.6% ABV and 85 IBUs this is right on the cusp of Double IPA territory. Attention hopheads, make sure to keep an eye out for this one.


Short's Strawberry Short's Cake
Short's Strawberry Short's Cake
Short's Strawberry Short's Cake6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Much talked about and highly anticipated – it’s time once again to drink your dessert. Strawberry Short’s Cake is brewed with a unique type of barley called Victory, which provides a nice biscuity base for a blast of fresh strawberry aroma and flavor. Milk sugar adds a touch of sweetness to the finish, just like a dollop of whipped cream.

Coming Soon, In Cans
Short's Melt My Brain
Short's Melt My Brain
Short's Melt My Brain6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Brewed with lime, coriander, juniper berries, and tonic water – you can think of Melt My Brain as a G & T with a bit of body. Citrusy and piney hops blend in seamlessly with these unique ingredients, making this a surprisingly refreshing concoction. Is this kind of beer cocktail hybrid the drink of the future? One thing is for sure, it’s an unique invention, and one we think even the Doc would be impressed with.

Limited Supplies
Short's Anni Ale 13irteen
Short's Anni Ale 13irteen
Short's Anni Ale 13irteen6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

An unassuming little purple berry is the magical ingredient in this solid sour from Short’s. Blackcurrants have long been popular in Europe, but thanks to a half century long federal ban on blackcurrant cultivation, most Americans remain unfamiliar with these tantalizingly tart treasures. Ruby in color, the nose is fruity and earthy with notes of citrus and blackberry. Dry hopping adds rosemary like herbaceousness to both the nose and the finish. As it warms closer to room temperature, this unique sour really opens up, with tangy blackcurrant taking center stage. *Quantities limited, call your local Binny’s for inventory.


A Sesquicentennial CelebrationLeinenkugel’s Turns 150!

In 1867 Jacob Leinenkugel established a brewery in the small logging town of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Jacob learned the art of brewing from his father, who had in turn learned from his father. This familial passion for beer endures to this day, with the sixth generation of Leinenkugels introducing this special commemorative brew.


Leinenkugel's Anniversary Lager collaboration with Hofbrau Munchen
Leinenkugel's Anniversary Lager collaboration with Hofbrau Munchen
Leinenkugel's Anniversary Lager collaboration with Hofbrau Munchen6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Paying homage to their families’ German roots, Leinenkugel paired with Hofbrau Munchen to craft this unique lager. Pouring burnished gold in the glass, the nose offers a touch of biscuity malt accented by a subtle hint of tropical fruit. Mosaic hops impart some nice fruity hop complexity here, but with great nuance and restraint. Overall an artfully balanced and satisfying lager worthy of hoisting in celebration. Prost!


Huge Beer Glassware Sale

Beer Deconscructed

Water, malted barley, hops and yeast – these are the classic building blocks of beer. As brewers continue to manipulate and supplement this treasured combination, the breadth of their labors is both beautiful and daunting. Rest assured we’re here to help you make sense of it all. Ever wonder why a certain beer tastes the way it does? Recognize a familiar flavor but can’t quite put your finger on it? This week we take a closer look at Witbier. In 1957 this once popular style ceased to exist. One man revived this classic style – click here to find out more.


Allagash White
Allagash White
Allagash White4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

When it comes to Belgian-style Witbier, it’s hard to beat this three time GABF Gold Medal winner from Maine. In addition to red and white wheat, Allagash incorporates oats to their grain bill, making for a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Creamy, fruity and spicy - this artfully balanced wheat leaves you reaching for more. *Not Available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Avery White Rascal
Avery White Rascal
Avery White Rascal6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Brewed with the Hoegaarden yeast strain, Pierre’s legacy lives on in this refreshing Belgian-style Wit. Crafted with both sweet and bitter orange peel, this zesty palate cleanser is remarkably food friendly. It pairs especially well with seafood and salad courses.


Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Quebec’s Unibroue is renowned for their masterfully crafted Belgian inspired ales. Blanche de Chambly is a very traditional interpretation of the Belgian Wit with an incredible mouthfeel. It’s light, creamy and refreshing, with notes of coriander and fresh orange zest on the finish. Bottle conditioning produces delicate champagne like carbonation and a silky mousse-like finish.


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Summer Craft SaleSave Big On Over 200 Favorites!

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and we’re celebrating with unheard of savings on a bunch of iconic craft classics. From crisp pale ales to rich and satisfying stouts, we’ve got you covered all summer long!


Short's I Got 5 On It
Short's I Got 5 On It
Three Floyds Alpha King6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Alpha King is one of Three Floyd’s longest running brews. Not only has Alpha King seen a recent update in packaging, the beer itself has evolved some over the years. 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 alluringly fruity hop aromatics. Balanced, juicy and refreshing - hail to the king baby. *Not Available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

This juicy IPA from Deschutes is brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops. Mosaic hops shine here, piecing together a complex hop profile that is piney, floral and earthy - with bright tropical fruit flavors and notes of vine ripened berries. One of Deschutes’ finest.


New Holland Dragon's Milk
New Holland Dragon's Milk
New Holland Dragon's Milk4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

New Holland has been brewing this indulgent stout since 2001. Oak aging imparts flavors of vanilla, butterscotch and sweet spice that meld perfectly with its big mocha finish. Unlike most barrel aged stouts, this delicious brew is available all year long!


Toppling Goliath pseudoSue
Toppling Goliath pseudoSue
Toppling Goliath pseudoSue4 Pack of 16oz Cans ...

This single hop (Citra) APA delivers an incredible hop bouquet dripping with citrus and tropical fruit. Light in body, its bright tropical fruit flavors culminate in a refreshingly crisp and clean finish. *Not Available in Champaign.


New Belgium Fat Tire
New Belgium Fat Tire
New Belgium Fat Tire12 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

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 highly drinkable and very food friendly.


Crowd Coming Over?Check Out These Craft Twelvers

It’s been a long time coming, but Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing Company is finally canning some of their delicious creations. Surly is no stranger to cans, but these twelve packs are their first venture into 12 ounce territory. All four of these refreshing brews are perfect for packing coolers and toasting the long weekend.


Great Lakes Turntable Pils
Great Lakes Turntable Pils
Great Lakes Turntable Pils12 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Great Lakes knows a thing or two about lagers. Elliot Ness and Dortmunder Gold are two awarding winning favorites that we recommend time and time again. Turntable Pils is yet another impeccably brewed lager from Great Lakes. This crisp palate refresher is brewed with Sterling hops, making for a snappy finish accented with hints of lemongrass and thyme. *Not Available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Great Lakes Lightkeeper
Great Lakes Lightkeeper
Great Lakes Lightkeeper12 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

This brand new blonde from Great Lakes pays homage to the Marblehead Lighthouse which has been operating on Lake Erie since 1821! Pouring brilliant gold in color, its lush mouthfeel delivers a lovely fruitness reminiscent of pineapple and candied lemon peel. The finish is malty with a touch of lingering spice. *Not Available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Surly #Merica!
Surly #Merica!
Surly #Merica!12 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

During the 19th Century, American brewers looked to reproduce the lagers of their homeland, but they were faced with uncooperative protein rich barley. In the spirit of American ingenuity they found that by adding corn it not only balanced out the brew, but also added a pleasant sweetness to the finished beer. Surly’s #Merica! celebrates this uniquely American style of lager that all but faded from American tables after the dark days of Prohibition. Expect a nice fresh corn sweetness that is balanced by a kiss of herbaceous hops on the finish.


Surly Xtra Citra
Surly Xtra Citra
Surly Xtra Citra12 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Looking for something sessionable? Xtra Citra delivers as promised, showcasing lots of citra hop flavor and aroma with pronounced pineapple, lemon and grapefruit. Light in body, with a crisp bright finish - this is a thirst quenching APA


Who Will Take A Seat Upon The Iron Throne?It Could Be You!

Cersei is nowhere to be seen; now is your chance to take a seat upon her throne! Binny’s and Brewery Ommegang are excited to announce a very special event celebrating the latest Game Of Thrones beer Bend The Knee. On Saturday June 24th, one of the actual Iron Thrones used in the filming of GOT will adorn the Tasting Room of Binny’s Lincoln Park. Attend this regal affair and you’ll receive a commemorative GOT chalice, a pour of Bend The Knee and a seat upon the throne! Tickets will be available at the door - Click here for more info.


Ommegang Game of Thrones Bend The Knee
Ommegang Game of Thrones Bend The Knee
Ommegang Game of Thrones Bend The Knee25.4oz Bottle ...

Pouring with volumes of fluffy white foam, Ommegang’s signature yeast strain imparts lovely sweet and fruity aromatics with pronounced notes of banana and nutmeg. Brewed with oats and wildflower honey, it’s silky soft and smooth with honeyed sweetness counterbalanced by a touch of spicy and earthy noble hops. Whether you stand by Stark, Lannister and Targaryen – Bend The Knee is packaged in three different commemorative bottles adorned with their sigils! *Not Available in Champaign or Bloomington.

A Tropical TwistOn An Belgian Classic


Ommegang Fruition
Ommegang Fruition
Ommegang Fruition6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Ommegang Fruition combines their award winning Witte with mango, kiwi and passionfruit juice. While it retains Witte’s soft and smooth mouthfeel, passion fruit adds a nice acidity to the mix that makes for a bright and snappy finish. Tangy and tropical with a kiss of citrusy hops on the finish; this is perfect for summer. *Not Available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Witte6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Once their summer seasonal, this impeccably brewed Belgian-style witbier is now brewed year round and packaged in six packs. Wheat and oats lead to a nice creamy mouthfeel that delivers classic notes of coriander and orange peel. Wonderfully balanced and drinkable, try pairing this food friendly wheat ale with seafood dishes like grilled clams and sautéed scallops. *Not Available in Champaign or Bloomington.

And NowFor Something Sour


Ommegang Pale Sour
Ommegang Pale Sour
Ommegang Pale Sour4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

No doubt inspired by the success of their delicious sour Rosetta, Brewery Ommegang and Liefmans are at it again. A testament to the beauty of a well-tended sour, months of aging and periodic blending produces a wonderfully piquant and satisfying sour. Both the aroma and flavor are citrusy with a pronounced vinous character leading to an invigorating finish. *Not Available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Rule the Throne

Here's your chance to rule The Throne. Ommegang Brewery is bringing one of the real Thrones featured on Game of Thrones to celebrate the release of their latest beer, Bend the Knee Golden Ale. Your paid entry gets you a glass of Ommegang's latest GOT release, a chalice and a guaranteed picture on The Throne. This event is 21+ only. $15.00 - Tickets will be available at the door. This event is 21+ only.


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