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Get it first at Binny’s - A Culture of CreativityIntroducing Collective Arts

Brewing is a melding of art and science – it’s an old adage that still rings true. Ontario’s Collective Arts Brewing aims to celebrate brewing as an art form, with their cans serving as forever changing canvas for artist submitted creations. Inspiring packaging aside, ultimately the proof is in the pour. Here’s a taste of some liquid artistry from their eclectic portfolio.


Collective Arts Radio the Mothership
Collective Arts Radio the Mothership
Collective Arts Radio the Mothership4 Pack of 16oz Cans ...

Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe – that’s a hop bill we can get behind. Dank and tropical on the nose, this juicy double IPA begins with notes of berries and stone fruit, with pronounced peach and nectarine. Papaya, lychee and guava give way to a citrusy finish that’s accented with a hint of resinous pine.


Collective Arts Ransack the Universe
Collective Arts Ransack the Universe
Collective Arts Ransack the Universe4 Pack of 16oz Cans ...

Utilizing hops from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, this fruit forward IPA adeptly combines the tropical aromatics of Galaxy and Mosaic with some old school citrusy hop bitterness. A bright, lively and refreshing IPA. Ransack the Universe cans currently feature artwork from four Chicago artists. Learn more about them here.


Collective Arts Prophets & Nomads
Collective Arts Prophets & Nomads
Collective Arts Prophets & Nomads4 Pack of 16oz Cans ...

Salty, sour and sessionable – Gose is an obscure German style whose renaissance continues. Prophets & Nomads is a faithful recreation that is refreshingly true to style. Clean lactic acidity is apparent, yet not overbearing and a touch of Himalayan sea salt compliments its citrusy finish.


All Hallows’ Eve Draws NearReady For A Little Fun?

On this most nefarious of Friday’s, we’re excited to introduce a fiendishly delicious creation from Pollyanna. Over the years we’ve seen brewers experiment with all manner of adjuncts, but too often the end result is simply base beer brewed with fill in the blank. Pollyanna set out to transform milk stout into a liquid candy bar and though some amazing alchemy, they’ve done just that. 


Pollyanna Fun Size
Pollyanna Fun Size
GET IT FIRST AT BINNY'S!
Pollyanna Fun Size
4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

A freshly poured Fun Size is a tantalizing reminder that we taste first with our noses. The aroma immediately brought smiles to our faces - chocolate, caramel, peanuts, even nougat, it’s all there. Smooth and creamy across the tongue, this oatmeal milk stout delivers lovely confectionary flavors without being cloyingly sweet. A beer that has to be tasted to be believed.

All Hallows’ Eve Draws NearReady For A Little Fun?
The Bruery Midnight Autumn Maple
The Bruery Midnight Autumn Maple
The Bruery Midnight Autumn Maple25.4oz Bottle ...

A healthy dose of midnight wheat pushes this delicious autumnal offering over to the dark side. Fans of pumpkin ales will find some familiar flavors at work here, with sweet baking spices accenting its maple glazed finish. A slice of sweet potato pie with a big dollop of chocolate whipped cream – captured in a bottle. *Not available in Bloomington.


Lagunitas Night Time
Lagunitas Night Time
Lagunitas Night Time22oz Bottle ...

Black IPAs or “Cascadian Dark Ales” are a challenging beast to brew. Deep dark roasted malts often clash with hop bitterness, so malt and hop bills must be carefully crafted in order to meld a complementary flavor profile. Night Time is one of the best we’ve come across. The finish is particularly magnificent, with lasting cocoa, espresso and candied citrus. *Not available in Bloomington.


Rogue Dead Guy
Rogue Dead Guy
Rogue Dead Guy6 Pack of 12oz Cans or Bottles ...

First brewed for a Portland restaurant’s Mayan Day of the Dead celebration, this German Maibock inspired ale is rich, satisfying, and a great partner for BBQ and spicy cuisine. Pouring amber in color, its honeyed malt character is artfully balanced by earthy Rogue estate grown hops. An American craft classic.


Great Lakes Nosferatu
Great Lakes Nosferatu
Great Lakes Nosferatu4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Need a break from malty marzens and spicy pumpkin ales? This resinous red ale bursts with citrusy hop aromas and finishes with a sharp hop bite. Think of it as an imperial red IPA, one that’s so fiendishly well made that it continues to stand the test of time. *Not available in Champaign.


Drink Your Oatmeal

Stouts come in all shapes and sizes, but big rich imperial varieties continue to capture the hearts and minds of brewers and craft fanatics alike. This week we welcome the return of two classics – both big and silkenly smooth oatmeal stouts that are perfect for dessert, or perhaps even breakfast…


Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy4 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Pouring jet black in color with a dark tan head, the nose is a mixture of cocoa, freshly made espresso and dark fruit. A voluptuous mouthfeel delivers rich dark chocolate, bold dark roasted coffee and touch of smoke. The finish is long and luscious, with dark roast giving way to a citrusy kiss of hops. *Not available in Champaign.


Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Breakfast Stout4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

A consummate classic, without which there would be no KBS. Soft and smooth across the tongue, it bursts with dark chocolate aroma and flavor. Its artful melding of coffee and chocolate makes this a mocha lover’s dream, and a wonderful companion for your favorite chocolate desserts.


And the Medal Goes to...

In 1982, The Great American Beer Festival’s inaugural gathering featured 47 beers from 24 different breweries. This year, thirsty revelers sampled from a list of nearly 3900 beers from over 700 breweries. Behind the scenes of this massive celebration, the country’s largest beer competition takes place. This year judges evaluated a record 7,923 beers from 2,217 different breweries across the country! We raise our glasses to this year’s winners - here are a few that are available now.


Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
SILVER – PUMPKIN/SQUASH BEER OR PUMPKIN SPICE BEER
6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Schlafly doubles down by using pumpkin and butternut squash in this rich and satisfying autumnal brew. On the nose it’s spicy and aromatic with hints of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon complimenting flavors of roasted pumpkin, brown sugar and caramel malt. 8% ABV and packaged in a six pack - now that’s a gourd value! *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Witte
BRONZE – BELGIAN-STYLE WITBIER
6 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 gilled clams and sautéed scallops. *Not available in Bloomington.


Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
BRONZE – GERMAN-STYLE PILSENER
6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Already a three time gold medal winner at GABF, Pivo Pils is one of the best pilsners on our shelves. Saphir hops impart lovely notes of ginger and lemongrass, making it a perfect match for baked and grilled fish.Thanks to dry hopping this American pils is loaded with hop aroma without being overly bitter. Firestone Walker adds another medal to their vast trophy case. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Kona Longboard Lager
Kona Longboard Lager
Kona Longboard Lager
SILVER – DORTMUNDER
12 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

This is the third year running that Kona’s iconic Longboard Lager brought home silver from GABF. Well balanced and easy drinking, a touch of biscuity malt sweetness is tempered by a delicate noble hop finish.


Shiner Bock
Shiner Bock
Shiner Bock
SILVER – AMERICAN-STYLE AMBER LAGER
6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Ask anyone who has been to Texas, few beers are more ubiquitous than the bock beer from Shiner. Decades after it was first brewed at the Spoetzl Brewery, this beloved beer has developed a devoted following up here in the Midwest. Malty and rich with just a touch of sweetness on the finish, it’s the perfect partner for a plate of smoked brisket.


Hazed and ConfusedIPA Reimagined

As the fanbase for New England style IPA continue to grow, the hazy brews keep rollin in. Whereas clarity and bright hop bitterness were once two defining characteristics of a well-made IPA, this controversial new “style” flips everything on its head. Soft, juicy and amazingly aromatic - while they may not make sense, here are two more that are quite delicious.


Odd Side Ales Dank Frank Juice
Odd Side Ales Dank Frank Juice
Odd Side Ales Dank Frank Juice6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

As advertised, the nose on this double IPA is massively dank with hints of blueberry and pear. On the palate it’s resinous and sweet, featuring lovely candied pineapple and apricot. There’s a touch of piney bitterness on the finish but its balanced out by a hefty dose of honeyed malt. Pairs wonderfully with a slice of rum ham.


Epic New England IPA
Epic New England IPA
Epic New England IPA6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Welcome to the east coast by way of the Rockies. Epic’s take on the wildly popular New England style IPA is a good one, with Citra and Mosaic delivering a slew of tropical aromas and flavors. Wheat and oats help impart a silk smooth delivery for waves of guava, pineapple and citrus.


Big, Bold and Beautiful A Rare Trio of Stouts

Fall is upon us and as the nights get colder, there is nothing like finishing the evening with a nice warming stout. This week we are excited to announce the arrival of three remarkably rich and alluring imperial stouts. Make sure to stop at your local BInny’s soon; these highly coveted brews won’t stick around for long.


Bruery So Happens It's Tuesday
Bruery So Happens It's Tuesday
Bruery So Happens It's Tuesday25.4oz Bottle ...

Clocking in at nearly 20% ABV, The Bruery’s award winning Black Tuesday is a formidable beer. So Happens It’s Tuesday, is its slightly gentler younger brother. While it still carries a double digit ABV, its heft is remarkably well integrated, delivering a finish drenched in chocolate, toffee and vanilla. *Not available in Bloomington.


Perennial Fantastic Voyage
Perennial Fantastic Voyage
Perennial Fantastic Voyage25.4oz Bottle ...

Your ship has come in! After a lengthy hiatus, this coconut drenched fan favorite returns. Rich cocoa, vanilla bean and toasted coconut slippity slides across the tongue, leading into a long and silky finish. German chocolate cake in a bottle. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Epic Big Bad Baptist
Epic Big Bad Baptist
Epic Big Bad Baptist22oz Bottle ...

When we heard Epic was coming to Chicago, we were very excited, and this bad boy is one of the main reasons why. Despite its name, this surprisingly drinkable barrel aged coffee stout is so beautifully balanced that need not be divided into half a dozen small pours. That having been said, if you share some with friends, they’ll be glad you did.


Need Something SessionableMission Accomplished

Massive imperial stouts and big double IPAs are not for everyone and even devotees often keep something sessionable in the fridge. If you’re in search of something hoppy and looking to toss a few back, here’s a pair of satisfyingly sessionable ales.


Sun King Double 00 Session collaboration with Revolution
Sun King Double 00 Session collaboration with Revolution
Sun King Double 00 Session collaboration with Revolution6 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

This collaborative effort between Indy’s Sun King and Chicago’s Revolution is a juicy success. Like Epic’s New England IPA, Citra and Mosaic are employed here, delivering similarly tropical results. The finish is light and snappy with hints of tangerine, lemon and papaya. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Goose Island Old Man Grumpy
Goose Island Old Man Grumpy
Goose Island Old Man Grumpy6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

This pale ale from Goose is dry hopped with Mosaic (seeing a pattern here) and Huell Melon. The nose is citrusy and piney, while the palate offers notes of pineapple and honeydew. OMG clocks in a touch above the typical “session” range, but it’s refreshingly crisp, light and drinkable. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


A Fiendishly Good Deal

If you could only drink one beer for the rest of time, what would it be? People love to propose this seemingly unanswerable question, and feet to the fire, we just might pick Duvel. This Belgian classic is so revered and respected that it birthed a whole new stylistic category of beer – the Belgian Golden Strong Ale. This remarkably priced gift set contains the iconic Duvel chalice, one of our all-time favorite beer glasses.


Duvel 4 Pack Gift Set with Chalice
Duvel 4 Pack Gift Set with Chalice
Duvel 4 Pack Gift Set with Chalice4 Pack of 11.2oz Bottles ...

Brilliantly golden in color with a tall crown of bright white foam, this unique Belgian ale possesses the crispness of a pilsner, but with the added complexity of fruity Belgian yeast. Saaz and Styrian Golding hops provide its signature hop profile that is spicy, earthy and herbaceous. Remarkably refreshing despite its high ABV and wonderfully food friendly.


A Pair of Succulent Sours

We’ve sung their praises before, and we’re here to do it again. From intriguingly rich heavy hitters to refreshingly complex palate cleansers, The Bruery’s impressive catalog of beers rarely fails to impress. This week we have two tantalizingly tart brews from the wild side of The Bruery’s operations – Bruery Terreux.


Bruery Terreux Goses Are Red
Bruery Terreux Goses Are Red
Bruery Terreux Goses Are Red25.4oz Bottle ...

Salty, sour and spicy – Gose is not for everyone. Achieving a delicate balance is crucial and this clever rosé inspired riff is one of the most delicious goses we’ve ever tasted. Coriander and salt are used judiciously here, complementing an artful juxtaposition of sweet and sour. Time spent resting on grapes in an oak foeder imparts a lovely berrylike jammiess that is wiped clean by a wave of racy acidity. A craft beer that’s perfect for sharing with wine lovers. *Not available in Bloomington.


Bruery Terreux Frederick H.
Bruery Terreux Frederick H.
Bruery Terreux Frederick H.25.4oz Bottle ...

Once revered by the people of Berlin, Berliner Weisse is a refreshingly tart and sessionable style of wheat beer that nearly faded from existence. Thankfully American craft brewers embraced this forgotten German gem with open arms. Extended aging in large oak foeders is what sets Frederick H apart from your average Berliner. Bruery Terreux’s house yeast cultures lend their own unique terroir to the mix, imparting notes of tropical fruit and peppercorn to the finish.*Not available in Bloomington.


Ommegang Turns Twenty

Over the past two decades, Unibroue has made a name for themselves, specializing in highly flavorful and aromatic Belgian inspired beers. These two latest expressions are right at home amongst their award winning lineup of world renowned ales.


Unibroue Lune de Miel
Unibroue Lune de Miel
Unibroue Lune de Miel4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

A popular explanation for the term honeymoon supposes that it in certain ancient cultures it was customary to provide a newlywed couple with mead for the entire first month or moon of their marriage. Inspired by this tradition, Lune de Miel (honeymoon) is a soft and creamy honey ale with impeccable balance and drinkability. The interplay of honey and spicy yeasty esters is absolutely stunning, pairing wonderfully with baked brie and cheesecake.


Unibroue Éphémère Elderberry
Unibroue Éphémère Elderberry
Unibroue Éphémère Elderberry6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Sureau (elderberry) is the latest edition to the Éphémère line up and it pours ruby in color with a lovely pinkish head. The nose is floral and jammy with notes of blackberry and tropical fruit. Fresh Elderberry blossoms and berries make this a real standout among fruit beers. Lively and effervescent, its tangy fruity finish leaves the tongue longing for more. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


Ommegang Turns Twenty

Do you enjoy a well-crafted cocktail? American craft brewers continually reinvent our perception of “beer”. Not unlike mixologists, they artfully balance different flavors and textures, often incorporating a wide variety of “non-traditional” brewing ingredients. Here are a few inspiring new concoctions that are not to be missed.


Left Hand Saison au Genievre
Left Hand Saison au Genievre
Left Hand Saison au Genievre4 Pack of 16oz Cans ...

Our favorite saisons are refreshingly dry in character and Left Hand’s latest really struck a chord. Colorado juniper berries impart a classic gin-like character to this soft and effervescent saison. Piney juniper is a perfect partner for spicy Belgian yeast and while Juniper can easily become lost in a hop forward beer - here it shines.


Boulevard Collaboration No. 7 Oak Aged Lager with Arizona Wilderness and Creature Comforts
Boulevard Collaboration No. 7 Oak Aged Lager with Arizona Wilderness and Creature Comforts
Boulevard Collaboration No. 7 Oak Aged Lager with Arizona Wilderness and Creature Comforts4 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

Boulevard joins forces with Arizona Wilderness and Creature comforts in this ambitious oak aged lager. Brewed with Riesling grape juice, peach puree and lemon zest; it is fermented on virgin oak and finished with champagne yeast. What a marvelous depth of flavor here! Soft and smooth across the palate, effervesce delivers floral hops, citrus oil and delicate stone fruit. While not as peach forward as a bellini, fans of champagne cocktails need to check this out.*Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


North Coast Cranberry-Quince
North Coast Cranberry-Quince
North Coast Cranberry-Quince22oz Bottle ...

Bone dry Berliner Weisse is often ordered with a shot of fruited syrup; adding color, flavor and softening the finish. In the spirit of this tradition, North Coast introduced a line of fruited Berliner style Weisse beers and Cranberry-Quince is their finest yet. Bright and fruity on the nose, it bursts with lactic acidity, delivering tart cranberry with hints of gooseberry and pear. Not unlike a Kir Royale, its tangy effervesce is a delight for the senses.

Wanna learn more about uniquely flavored beer?

Pressure Drop: DIY Flavor Infused Imperial Stoutwith Resident Lecturer and Certified Cicerone® Roger Adamson
Pressure Drop: DIY Flavor Infused Imperial Stout with Resident Lecturer & Certified Cicerone® Roger Adamson
Thursday, October 19th 6:30-8PM
Binny's Lincoln Park

Coffee, vanilla beans and chili peppers are just a handful of the many popular adjuncts brewers add to imperial stouts, but have you ever created your own flavor infused stout? Using French Press coffee makers, we’ll create a variety of unique flavor combos in minutes. Be it toasted coconut, cookies or even breakfast cereal – get ready to taste how quickly you can transform both traditional and barrel aged imperial stout!
Event Cost: $20.00 ($15.00 with Binny's Card)
 *RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.


Ommegang Turns Twenty
Founders Mosaic Promise
Founders Mosaic Promise
Founders Mosaic Promise15 Pack of 12oz Cans ...

Mosaic hops are one of the most popular new hops - and we’re big fans. Mosaic Promise is an exercise in simplicity, brewed with a single hop and a single malt. Mosaic truly shines here, with amazing tropical flavors reminiscent of papaya and jackfruit culminating in a snappy fruit filled finish. Now packaged in 15 pack cans, this is fantastic beer and a tremendous value.


Ommegang Turns Twenty

In 1997 a small Cooperstown brewery began its homage to the beautiful beers of Belgium. Be it a creamy wit, a sessionable sour or a complex quad, Ommegang’s expansive portfolio includes impeccably made ales for every taste and occasion. This special anniversary offering spent months resting Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. Pick one of these up fast, because they’re not going to last long.


Ommegang 20th Anniversary Ale
Ommegang 20th Anniversary Ale
Ommegang 20th Anniversary Ale25.4oz Bottle $18.99 ($19.99 in Bloomington)

Pouring mahogany in color, aromas of raisins, dates and plums float from the glass. Big and luscious across the palate, it offers layers of confectionary decadence with notes of toffee, molasses, cocoa and vanilla bean. The finish is long, honeyed and indulgent. This would make a wonderful partner to a slice of tiramisu or a ramekin of crème brulee. *Not available in Champaign.


A Taste of HistoryOff Color Wari

Chicha inspired ale? That’s right, with the help of some scholars at the Field Museum, Off Color created an ale inspired by chicha de molle – a corn based beverage that played a vital ceremonial role in ancient Andean culture. Brewed with purple Peruvian corn and molle berries, this unique ale is refreshingly tart and a beauty to behold.


Off Color Wari Chicha
Off Color Wari Chicha
Off Color Wari Chicha6 Pack of 12oz Bottles ...

If you’re looking for a point of reference, Wari is not unlike a Berliner Weisse, with lactic fermentation producing a tart and tangy brew with a thirst quenching finish. Pouring crimson in color with coral pink foam, Wari begins with a touch of grainy sweetness that is quickly washed away by a wave of tangy lactic acidity.  A great refresher for those surprisingly warm autumnal days. *Not available in Champaign or Bloomington.


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