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Binny's Beverage Depot

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Binny's Beverage DepotBinny's Beverage Depot
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
[ Store ]

323 W Golf Rd
Schaumburg, Illinois, 60195-3607
United States
phone: (847) 882-6000

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Reviews by beerwolf77:
Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Stopped in here while in the area for sweemzanders wedding. Typical Binny's. Two full isles of craft beer. Nothing mind blowing as far as selection. About a half dozen breweries we can't get in Wisconsin so that's the only real draw for me. Otherwise we have stores that are equal or better back home.

Super clean and well lit. Very warehouse like. Prices are my biggest complaint. They over charge for everything. Compared to WI anyways. Then add the INSANE Illinois taxes on to your purchase and you are looking at paying a hefty premium for beer.

Overall save for some locals that I can't get at home Binny's is just another big beer store. Meh!

beerwolf77, Dec 05, 2010
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2.86/5  rDev -29.6%

They recently expanded their selections a tiny bit, still not on par with the selection at the Algonquin location. That being said, the selection is not bad. Occasionally there ill be someone there to ask you if you need assistance with finding something.
There used to be a gentleman that worked there, had a nice beard going, he pretty much could suggest some brews for you if you told him what you were in the mood for. He has since gone (I have not seen him there in some time) and the rest of the workers are just walking around stocking shelves.

Decent selection, but I rely on my beer apps on my iPhone for any sort of suggestion or rating.

dcsti22, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of dhannes
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Visited on 1/21/13.

A=First impression--clean, organized, and inviting. Organized well, with great signage. I found that the beer section was a bit difficult to navigate a first, due to the large number off offerings. I would estimate 200+ 6-packs, plus another 200 singles.

Q=I haven't sampled any of the purchases, but they carried a wide variety of local and regional brands. The one big negative for me was that only the BMC's and a few others were refrigerated, while the crafts were not.

S=I had two people ask to assist me....but one was in the wine section, while the other was in the humidor. There was no presence in the beer section, but it was 10 a.m. on a Monday morning, so I can understand why there wasn't anyone there.

S=Excellent selection...over 400 brands of beer, with about 75 local crafts, 100 imports, and crafts from Wisconsin, Oregon, and New York. Still, I was looking for a Okocim Porter, and they only carried their lagers.

V=A bit higher than Wisconsin, with most 6-packs between $8.99 and $10.99...some values, but no spectacular deals.

I will definitely return, but wish they would chill the crafts.

dhannes, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of baker2gs
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%

I've been stopping in here weekly for over the last year and at least monthly since I began working in the area. Compared to other Binny's the selection is about the same, they do get smaller quantities of some of the harder to find stuff though which causes them to get run out a bit faster. They seem to have a bit more of Belgian and German beers than what I've seen at some other locations. Nothing wrong with an excellent Belgian selection, right? Since the store has been updated to the new look it's a lot nicer inside, very modern and welcoming.

Both Pat and Jamie are equally helpful and knowledgeable. Since they tend to get smaller allotments in comparison to some of the locations in the city, they're very good about keeping a limit on some of the more limited brews so someone doesn't come in and clean them out. I like that everyone has a chance to get a bottle when a new beer with a high demand hits their store. They even did a release for the Bourbon County Stouts (with 3F Behemoth raffle!) that came out earlier this year and it worked out wonderfully.

baker2gs, Aug 30, 2012
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Binny's Beverage Depot in Schaumburg, IL
91 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.