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Binny's Beverage Depot
$$ - reasonable
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124 McHenry Rd
phone: (847) 459-2200
(Place added by: AudioGilz)
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quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It was a pain in the ass getting here, there was a fender bender at the nearest intersection, and a large craft fair in progress in the parking lot. All that aside, it didn't affect the scores for the place.
Once inside, I realized first off that the beer shelves were right up against the front window, experiencing the sun in all it's glory. To be safe, I pulled a six pack of Hop Monster from a closed case in a display set back from the windows. (Edit: it tasted a bit old and the hops had faded, and they were sitting on several cases.) Quality score takes a hit for that... I was able to flag down a passing employee and ask about Devil Dancer, to no avail. He bent my ear though, mentioning how over the top boozy it was. That was ok, I continued my chase for the dragon. There were a good amount of limited beers and obscure seasonals here, maybe 5-6 lambics. 2009 Saison Dupont, which was nice to see, usually it's 1-2 years out of date (pulled a bottle from the back). 2008 Avril. Good amount of craft seasonals stacked on the floor with displays for 2 Hearted and Alpha King. Near the cooler there was a sad reject rack of winter seasonals. Checkout was quick and friendly, despite the mad weekend traffic.
07-20-2009 01:46:49 |
More by emerge077
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Made it out here and was a bit disappointed. Service is mostly hands off in terms of beer selection, if you are looking for spirits, like other people in the store were when I was there, then there is a bit better service in this area. Beer is nice and organized, sixers here, singles and 750s there. Some of the beer has been sitting on the shelf for quite some time, I found four packs of Great Lakes Black Out Stout from over a year ago. Besides this, the selection here is smaller than at other suburban Binny's locations. Not really a beer destination unless you live in the Buffalo Grove area.
10-11-2008 18:37:55 |
More by bluemoonswoon
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A pretty big liquor store with beer across the right wall. Store overall seems clean and well organized.
I didn't really ask any specific beer questions (so I can't speak to beer knowledge). The service was definitely friendly, polite, and helpful.
A very strong selection of imports and micros. Micros include a wide range of styles and several limited releases and other unusual beers. They usually have at least 3 or more styles from each brewery, and also offer a large selection of bombers. Imports are from all over the world with a very good selection of Germans and Belgians. The selection is really one of the bigger ones I have seen in the area.
Overall quite a good place to pick up a variety of beers if you are in the area.
Visited on 8/5/08.
08-06-2008 03:51:59 |
More by tmitch75
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I went to this Binny's looking for some Kentucky Breakfast Stout (to no avail) and was pleasantly surprised by the selection. The Binny's I went to downtown Chicago didn't have near this selection. They have lots of American micro's that will solve your beer need at that moment guaranteed. They had quite a bit of Founders, Three Floyds, Southern Tier, Two Brothers, Goose Island and all the other usual suspects. It was all well organized and very clean all around. They had quite a few barley wines and a few lambics along with a entire selection of seasonals. The Belgium selection was also good with all the other usual Belgium brews. I don't really know enough about the Belgium side of things to say if they had anything special, but they did have a lot. A pretty nice store if you're out in that area.
03-26-2008 02:55:25 |
More by younger35
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is in a strip mall and it looks a bit small from the front but it opens up when you walk in past the Cigar store Indian. The beer is a long isle to the right with a big cooler behind it. You can walk around the outside of the cooler and see almost all of the beer or you can walk in and see it from the backside, plus a few kegs and stacks of cases.
They had rows of warm 6-packs and bigger bottles with most of the big regional names and a good mix of imports. They had a few big bottles that were from last season so I was happy pick up a few barleywines. I didn't really find any big gems but they have a 6-pack for every occasion. They did have quite a few singles of Sinebrychoff Porter but I couldn't find the date on any of the bottles.
06-20-2006 20:47:29 |
More by rhoadsrage
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I remember first thinking as I walked to the back where the fridges were that the selection is greater than most liquor stores, but it isnt that great but that was until I looked over to the right where they had a huge wall with all sorts of microbrews, ciders, barely wines and lambics from all over the place. It was the biggest selection of beer I have seen, but thats out of two places that could really be called a great place to buy beer (this one, and Steves in Madison/ Middleton). They had to of had at least 5 different breweries represented from Wisconsin (not counting leinis or berghoff) and had a pretty nice selection of trappists too. If you are searching their website and find something you like, be sure to email them first to see it is in stock, as I found out the hard way that their website doesnt apply to all of their locations. Still a great selection, although just a hair on the pricey side.
07-12-2005 21:25:47 |
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