Binny's Beverage Depot
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is the "go to" store for when I am back home visiting my family. Went here a few times over break and is one of the better Binny's in the suburbs.
Great selection, friendly service, and had some GI BCBS when I was home at Christmas when no other beer stores in the area did (granted I did go in there a week later and they said a woman came in and bought three cases - the beer guy said he was not working then and would have told her no which I respect).
Overall, I will go here whenever I am in town. Cantillon, JP, and many other great beers are here. Built up my cellar a decent amount from this store.
02-10-2011 04:21:10 | More by SpdKilz
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3.73/5 rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
About once per year I make a day of cruising around and hitting up a bunch of shops looking for things to add to the cellar...
I made the trip here last year but never reviewed it... A problem that shall be rectified thusly;
Low ceilings give the illusion that this store is smaller than it is-- at least compared to the giant box-store locations from this chain. I rather like it, it makes it feel a bit more cozy.
The beer is all on the right side of the store as you walk in, and the highlights for me were;
6 different Jolly Pumpkin beers
A wide selection of Belgian imports, including many sours like 3F, Hansenns, etc. No Cantillon or Tilquin though.
I wandered around for 17 minutes and was approached only once by an employee-- he seemed friendly and answered my gueuze-related questions.
Prices are exactly what Binny's corporate office says they are-- the in-line pricing amongst all the chains is a double edged sword; when they have a good deal, it's available everywhere.... When a beer you really want is over-priced then you're screwed.
Take the rough with the smooth an keep a stiff upper lip.
02-13-2012 22:07:12 | More by AleWatcher
Binny's Beverage Depot in Glen Ellyn, IL
95 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.