Kick off the weekend with a crisp Belgian beer at Gino’s East River North. On Friday, March 21, we’re partnering with Allagash Brewing for their first new release of a year-round beer since 2007. Based in Portland, Maine, Allagash Brewing is introducing their new Saison farmhouse ale to their markets in March and April, and we want you to be one of the first Chicagoans to tap into this hoppy and fruity beverage.
#SaisonDay will be hosted at six bars and restaurants in Chicago, as well as dozens of other places across the country. Everyone will tap their kegs at 5 pm and have a toast. Not only that, but our friends at Allagash Brewery are stopping by to interact with all of us at the event and bringing us some Allagash-themed goodies.
A brief history of Saison
What exactly is a Saison, you ask? This type of pale ale originated in the Southern part of Belgium, brewed to refresh farmers after a long harvest in the fall. Translating to “Season” in English, Saisons vary in terms of taste and color, but are typically a lower percent ABV in order to keep us refreshed (and the farmers relatively sober so they could get back to work). Some describe a Saison as having a fruity, spicy aroma with a golden color and lots of delicious hops. At Gino’s East River North, located at 500 N. LaSalle, we love us a Saison, especially as we get closer to springtime weather!
A rustic beer like an Allagash Saison deserves rustic food, and Gino’s East has plenty of options to pair with this beverage. Try our Black Kale Harvest Salad, Jumbo Chicken Wings or Smoked Trout Dip with Crudite. All of these dishes will pair nicely with a beer from Allagash. We’re looking forward to seeing you at 5 p.m. on Friday. Bring an appetite for beer and your Belgian pride!
Pints of beer, good food, a green river and the enthusiasm of Chicago’s Irish pride and spirit make us at Gino’s East River North feel lucky to be a part of St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. Kick off one of the city’s biggest all-day celebrations at Gino’s East River North, located at 500 N. LaSalle. We’re opening our doors to all of the Irish early-birds at 10 a.m. and serving up 50 cent Jumbo Chicken Wings and $4 Revolution Anti-Hero all day on March 15 and March 17.
Just two blocks from the Chicago River on LaSalle St., Gino’s East River North is a great place to start your St. Patrick’s Day festivities before heading down to Chicago’s most famous St. Patrick’s Day attraction. Have a pint or two with us, along with some pub chips and beer cured beef jerky, and then take the short walk down to the green river with your friends and family.
Irish Pride at Gino’s East Locations
If you want to celebrate well into the afternoon, head north to Grant Park to take in the Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and then a quick 5 blocks west to Gino’s East South Loop, 521 S. Dearborn. Enjoy a $5 menu on March 15 and 17, which includes Fish and Chips, Irish coffee and our craft beer of the month!
We hope you’ll join us for St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago this year. Pull your green shirt out of the closet and make sure to avoid giving us at Gino’s East the old Irish Goodbye.
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