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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chrisweingart, Oct 31, 2012.
Heading there in two weeks and wanna pick up some beer to ship back. Where should I go?
Binnys never disappoints for large selection
I'm new to chicago and have not yet explored beyone the river north binny's, but i found some really great stuff in there last week: BA frogs hollow, regular frogs hollow, juliet, black xantus, fruet... ect...
*West Lakeview Liquors
*Fischmann's on N. Milwaukee Ave.
Thanks for the input, I'm not looking to clean house but would definitely like to bring back about a dozen or two bottles that aren't distributed outside the Great Lakes area.
If you are looking for more local selections i would say Binny's. West Lakeview Liquors is great, but that is where i go to get 1)beers i can't find in other Chicago stores (so most likely not local to great lakes) and 2) limited bottles that may not be on shelves at Binny's etc.)
Binny's in Lincoln Park (right next to Goose Island Clybourne) is probably the best in terms of beer selection IMHO. Plus you can walk over to Goose Island, have a great lunch with some great beers and buy a bottle of Nighstalker. What could be better?
I was at Hopleaf on Monday for dinner and hit the wine shop just down the block. It had a pretty awesome selection (including some Lost Abbey and Bruery). Very nice stumble. And the brisket at Hopleaf was the shiz.