Binnyís Beverage Depot - Downers Grove

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Beers At Binnyís Beverage Depot - Downers Grove

NameABVEntered
Howe Sound Pothole Filler Imperial Stout9%1/22/2016
Howe Sound Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale8%1/22/2016
Parallel 49 Salty Scot7.5%1/22/2016
Parallel 49 Ugly Sweater Milk Stout 4.2%1/22/2016
Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #6 - Robust Porter7.8%1/13/2016
Baltika Brew Collection - Russian Imperial Stout10%1/11/2016
Church Street Fire IPA6.2%1/3/2016
Pipeworks Mosaic10%12/8/2015
Pipeworks Hyper Dog 7.5%12/5/2015
Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPA8%12/4/2015
Pipeworks Close Encounter (2015-)7%12/3/2015
Figure Eight Raven Tor4.8%12/3/2015
Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale 4.8%11/30/2015
Klingon Warnog Roggen Dunkel5.5%11/20/2015
Timmermans Framboise Lambic 4%11/19/2015
Timmermans Tradition Kriek Lambic5%11/18/2015
Star Trek Sindicate Lager - The Orion Seductress4.8%11/17/2015
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat5%10/3/2015
Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine12.1%8/20/2015
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider7%8/16/2015
4 Hands Contact High5%8/9/2015
Perennial Regalia8.5%7/23/2015
Two Brothers Kick íEm In The Pilz7.5%7/2/2015
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale7.5%6/16/2015
HeíBrew Rejewvenator 20148%5/24/2015
Lagunitas Olde GnarlyWine 10.6%5/20/2015
Tyranena BGW Fatal Attraction8.5%5/16/2015
Begyle Crash Landed7%5/6/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger  (94) Aurora, Illinois | December 14, 2007| Updated November 10, 2010
I visited this location on 12/14/07(rated as Samís Wine & Spirits) and was quite impressed with the beer selection. I thought the pricing was a bit high compare to Binnyís (Naperville) about .50 on bombers and 1.00 more on six packs. Had great help when needed and everyone was friendly. Very impressed. Had Brooklyn and SN Harvest which Binnyís says they can not get
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo  (58) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 7, 2007
I visited this particular Samís Wine & Spirits location on 11/12/2006 while visiting a friend in Chicagoland. This store is located right next to The Home Depot and has a huge parking lot in the front. The store is farily large, but probably only half the size of the the main Chicago Samís Wine & Spirits! They have tons of wine and a pretty good selection of American micros and craft beers as well as imports. Most of the micros/craft beers are 6-packs/4-packs only unless it comes in a 22 oz or 750 mL bottle. No 12 oz singles are really available unless it is an import or in the "bargain bin". Lots of rare and regional-only stuff available. Overall the store is bright, clean, well stocked, and there are people around to help.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho  (268) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 1, 2007| Updated December 14, 2007
12/14/07: New beer mgr, Travis, seems to have made an immediate positive impact. There are quite a few new selections from what was a fairly stagnant selection all year plus seemingly more available in singles. New to the store are 3 new Mikkeller brews: X, Black Hole & Santaís Little Helper. 1/1/07: Went on New Yearís eve around 5pm and the non-cooler American craft beer shelves were quite picked over. I still managed to find some surprises, like Three Floyds Munsterfest, which I didnít even know existed. The Belgian section was more extensive than my local Binnyís, which is no small feat. I have to imagine that when itís fully stocked, this is an impressive beer store. I also get the feeling that thereís a pretty decent chance theyíll be doing a cheese, wine or beer tasting when youíre there, so thatís always a bonus. I didnít even realize how close this place was to my house it will now compete with Binnyís for my business.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Philip  (64) Illinois | November 27, 2006
After numerous trips to the Clybourn location, I finally made it over to Downerís Grove. AMBIANCE: Warehouse style store with an impressive selection of wines and scotches. The cheese selection at this Samís is also well chosen. SERVICE: Asked several times if I was in need of help. Samís is always top knotch in this regard. SELECTION: The website details this nicely. I appreciated seeing all of the Lees barrel aged harvest ales, a fine selection of lambics, and other Belgians. FOOD: Again, cheese selection is excellent. OVERALL: NIce store, and a better layout than Clybourn.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
stoutchap  (11) Chicago, Illinois | September 1, 2006
Big wharehousy feel. Lots of beer, wine, and spirits. Staff seems ok. Went to a beer and cheese tasting here - very informative. Lots of selection - but expensive. Can sometimes find things here that arenít elsewhere. (Dieu du Ciel, for instance)
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
gws57  (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | July 17, 2006
Itís a bit far for me, but has the largest selection of beers that I know of, including in the cooler. Service is a bit sketchy, though, and the prices are correspondingly high. Oh well.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | December 20, 2005
Best selection I have found in my area by far with a nice clean store and logical layout. Beers are nicely labelled by geography, and while I have heard the staff talking to each other and they sounded educated about beer no one has ever asked me if I needed help so Iím not enamored with the service as of yet. Nice store.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaB  (24) Detroit, Michigan | November 19, 2005
Basically a mirror image of its sister store in Chicago, except in the ugly burbs. Same great selection, decent prices, and average to poor service (with beer at least). More singles. More space in the aisles.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | August 19, 2005
I like the feel of this samís better than the one in Chicago, plus, their beer selection looks cooler. They have most anything that the other samís has, but less traffic and less hassle. I prefer this samís, personally.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT  (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | June 14, 2005
Ya know I like this place, sure it isnt the downtown version but they still have a lot of stuff that you cant find anywhere else in this area. One more nice thing... when the downtown store is out of something, check or call here. Many times I have found westy 12, once even dark lord AND DDCPM.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield  (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | February 7, 2005
Not quite as large as the Samís in Chicago, but has the same warehouse look. More imports than micros here, and, of course, one still canít split up a sixer. Still, thereís plenty to be had at reasonable prices.

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