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Beer Available At Binnyís Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park (arranged by most recent)
Off Color Scurry 83, Pipeworks 4 Hands Square Grouper , FantŰme / Hill Farmstead 5 Sciences Beer 85, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 95, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Pipeworks Derketo , Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 99, Revolution Dethís Tar 97, Begyle Flannel Pajamas 66, Lindemans Kriek 89, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Oskar Blues Ten FIDY 100, Surly Coffee Bender 98, Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA 98, Surly Furious 100, Avery Hog Heaven 99, Potosi St Thomas Belgian Abbey 77, Sprecher Abbey Triple 59, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Grainstorm Black Rye IPA 98, Flesk Arch Nemesis
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t0rin0 (955) Riverslime, California | November 15, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited numerous times on my two trips to IL in 2010. Conveniently located to Goose Island Clybourn.
Lots of beer to select from. There are a couple of rows and a number of fridge doors dedicated to beer as well as a whole room for cases. It was frustrating that a lot of the beer wasnít available in singles. One employee explained that it had something to do with state law, which didnt make any sense because there were lots of singles to choose from, just not some of the stuff I was looking to try. Oh well.
The service is attentive and asks if you need help. They are happy to answer any questions that they are able to answer. On my last trip I ran into a character that goes by Vav. Real nice guy that seems to do everything he can to get some good stuff into the store. What I found interesting was that he knew who I was (at least he knew who t0rin0 was).
Prices are reasonable on most things, high on some. Will definitely return if I can get back to Chicago.
bhensonb (422) Woodland, California | October 2, 2009| Updated November 26, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Well, "Binnyís" doesnít seem to sell beer on the web. Everything I saw was "In Store Only". Looks to be worthless. My rating applied before "Binnyís" took over.
Former rating: Web site was a bit behind. Stock is at several locations. But the personal service was just exceptional. Well worth shopping here.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | March 10, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in to pick up the first Pipeworks release and must say I was impressed. One of the better Binnyís that I have been too. Right across the street from GI-Clybourn. Huge selection including Lolita from GI. One of the better mix sixes from Binnyís as well.
jrallen34 (339) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011| Updated November 5, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Use to be Sams, wish it still was because beer purchases actually count toward their bonus card. Adam, does a great job stocking lots of new things and keeping the local ones available. The best Binnyís to shop at.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | April 30, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This was the first place I stopped in terms of beer when I got to Chicago. While the beer was limited really to two aisles (plus ample coolers), the selection was quite good. The beer manager Adam really knows his stuff, and the attention to detail shows. Not a speck of dust on any bottles, even the ones that have some age. Very clean and tidy, shelves stocked well. Spent a while talking with him, and since my suitcase space was going to be filled with Dark Lord on the way home, was limited to a scant couple of bottles. He grabbed me some stuff that wasnít even out on the shelves yet. Wish I had more space to bring stuff home, as there were quite a few things that I wanted to get but couldnít be sure Iíd have the space.
LilBeerDoctor (283) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 2, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best beer store I have ever seen. So many beers, itís hard to name them all. Clearly the best selection of American and foreign beers Iíve seen before (the best I have seen in a store is Julioís in MA and this store blows them out of the water). Clearly they get every possible beer they can. And unlike other stores it looks like they actually move the beers (or theyíre experts at cleaning), because I didnít see a speck of dust on any bottles. Decent prices as well. Yeah. I wanted to buy at least $200 worth of beer from this store because of all the crazy things I saw. Wow. Just wow is all I can say to sum up.
deyholla (248) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A warehouse style store with a great selection and fair prices. Staff is overall helpful. One of the better Chicago beer stores.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | February 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Time to refresh my rating now that they have split out Samís. With the changes came a big difference overall. The beers that are being brought in are pretty much the best in the area and the beer section is very substantial and runs the pretty standard price structure. Great location and selection, not much more needs to be said. Just wish they had a tasting room here as well...
Radek Kliber (194) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer spot at reasonable beer prices. Service was good to average. Not the best beer store I went to but one of better ones.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | January 5, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Huge selection, though all the good beer (minus some standard sixers and a few bombers) is out on the floor. Seems a little difficult to find some small-release stuff but the standards from a amazing number of breweries can be found, both domestic and European. Better by far than Bevmo, which is the west coast equivalent. They donít have Struise at Bevmo, or Drie Fonteinen for that matter. Iím going to have to pretty much start at the top for selection here, subtract a little for the lack of refrigeration, and throw out the lack of some uber-rarities because I just donít give a shit. Service is pretty much non-existent. This place is a supermarket with mostly alcohol. Weird though that as soon as you step into the wine section, someone is dying to help you find something.
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