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Live Music Happy Hour at Gino’s Brewing Company

Happy Hour at Gino’s Brewing Company is getting kicked up a notch, with live acoustic sets every Wednesday! Join Matt Keen, of Rebel Soul Revival, Wednesdays all summer long from 5:30-7:30 PM for some classic jams and $3 pints of Gino’s Brewing Company beers! You won’t find a better happy hour deal, or a better environment, in all of River North!

About Matt Keen

“My name is Matt Keen and I am a singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL. I would fancy myself an eclectic with regards to my music and can’t specifically label myself into any particular genre. However, I play rock, folk, gospel, R&B, and the blues. I love to stay limitless regarding the possibilities of tunes I can share when playing in a live setting. I’ve had a number of great experiences at a wide variety of venues throughout my career. I have played at The Chicago Theatre, The Sandpoint Idaho Music Festival, The Marblehead, MA Music Festival, The Bluebird at Indiana University, and a wide array of clubs and bars all around the Midwest. A number of venues a bit less prestigious but none the less great! I am all about big crowds but am still enamored with intimate audiences, and play at listening room venues as well, such as, Di Luna’s, Sandpoint, ID. I can connect with 50 people just as seamlessly as I can with 5,000 and it is a serious strong suite of mine which keeps my fans intrigued and my non-fans wanting to become ones! If I am traveling outside of Chicago and it is not within driving distance (250 miles or less) I will need someone working sound at the venue to ensure the quality of the performance from a listening perspective. Within driving distance if necessary I possess a quaint and effective SHS Audio P.A that will comfortably power a performance for around 400 people. I currently don’t have any sort of light show but can stimulate a crowd regardless of antics and it’s something I pride myself on. Dependent on the venues location I can ensure a varied range of attendance. However, I always expect that if I make the venue money I am making myself money and so my drive to bring an audience is always high.”

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About Gino’s Brewing Company

Gino’s Brewing Co. opened in February 2015, and has become a River North staple for the neighborhood and Chicago craft beer fans. With a rotation of house brewed beers on tap, the Gino’s Brewing Company has something to offer for every beer lover.

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Our brewhouse is located on the first floor of the Gino’s East River North, 500 N. LaSalle. This gives us the unique opportunity to have our thoughtfully crafted beers pair with the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. Brewmaster Kevin has hand picked some of his favorite items for our beer pairing menu to help maximize the Gino’s experience for our customers.

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Gino’s Rewards Card

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Want an easy way to get some great deals on Gino’s deep dish pizza? Sign up for our new rewards card! We’re hooking up our loyal customers with $5 off their next order just for signing up, and you’ll continue to earn points on every purchase at Gino’s as long as you use your card! For every $1 spent get a point, and get an automatic $5 credit once you reach 100 points!

 

We’ll also be sharing special deals with our rewards members not available to the public, free gifts on your birthday, and who knows what else.

 

Don’t feel like adding another card to your wallet? No problem! Just visit ginoseast.com/rewards to register, and you’ll be able to use your phone number to earn rewards on every visit.

 

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For now, you’ll only be able to earn points at Gino’s East locations in the US. We’re working hard to integrate the program for our online store, and we hope to have that up and running by the end of the year.

 

 

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50 Years of Gino’s East

In 1966, two cab drivers grew tired of sitting in traffic and decided to open a pizzeria. This year, The Original Gino’s East of Chicago celebrates the 50th anniversary as a family brand serving their famous deep dish pizza across 10 Chicagoland locations, in Wisconsin, Texas and Mexico City, and with shipping nationwide!

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To give back to the community and to loyal customers, Gino’s East will kick off a yearlong celebration, including the following:

Customer Celebration Days: Every Tuesday
To thank their loyal customers, Gino’s East will host weekly Celebration Days at participating locations.
Every Tuesday beginning May 10 through December 13, guests will enjoy specials including:
50 cent wings all day (restrictions may apply per location)
50 cent minis (mini deep dish cheese pizzas) during lunch (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
o (carry-out; or dine-in with $8 minimum purchase; limit one per customer, while daily supplies last)
50 cent select draft beer (3 – 7 p.m., dine-in only)
• Guests will occasionally be surprised at random with 50th Anniversary keepsake merchandise, gift cards, complimentary menu items and more.

Fifty Years, Fifty Reasons Campaign
Family-owned Gino’s East is partnering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for the Fifty Years, Fifty Reasons campaign which provides guests the opportunity to donate to support seven different Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals including Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Beginning May 10 through December 2016, each Gino’s East location will be assigned a hospital that will benefit from 100 percent of the donations. For every $5,000 raised per hospital, Gino’s East will provide a pizza party for families at that hospital. Guests have the option to make a donation right on their bill, or through a separate transaction, and each guest will receive a thank-you receipt, which can be used for tax-deductible purposes.

Gino’s East will also host a fundraising event in October, National Pizza Month, as a part of the 50 Years, 50 Reasons campaign.

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Chicago Craft Beer Week and Gino’s Brewing Co.

The award-winning Gino’s Brewing Company is celebrating Chicago Craft Beer Week with a Meet the Brewer Happy Hour at Gino’s East South Barrington (45 Barrington Road) on May 23, Gino’s East O’Hare Plaza (8725 W Higgins Road) on May 24, and Gino’s East River North (500 N. LaSalle) on Wednesday, May 25 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Guests are invited to join brewmaster Kevin McMahon in enjoying $3 pints of Gino’s Brewing Company small batch, house-brewed signature beers including:

LaSalle St. Lager: German Helles • Appearance: straw, golden, white head, moderate clarity • Aroma: grainy, malty/sweet, low spicy note
• Flavor: malty, sweet yet balanced, low bitterness
• Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium body, slightly dry finish
• Specs: SRM (Color) 8, IBUs 20, ABV 5.2%
Witte Chicks Dig Me: Belgian Witbier
• Appearance: light straw, light haze, white head
• Aroma: citrus (orange peel), sweet, coriander
• Flavor: light orange peel, wheat, slightly sweet
• Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light body, balanced finish • Specs: SRM (Color) 3.2, IBUs 15, ABV 4.8%
Broken English: ESB
• Appearance: off-white head, amber
• Aroma: biscuit, caramel, slight lemon zest, malty, pine • Flavor: caramel, low bitterness
• Mouthfeel: full-bodied, slightly dry finish
• Specs: SRM (Color) 14.5, IBUs 49, ABV 5.7%

Guests will enjoy great Gino’s Brewing Company pint glass and swag giveaways, Gino’s East food to order, plus live acoustic music at the Gino’s East River North location only.

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In addition to the Meet the Brewer events, participating Gino’s East locations- including Gino’s East River North, Gino’s East Superior Street, Gino’s East South Loop and Gino’s East St. Charles- will offer $3 pints of Gino’s Brewing Company’s Broken English, while supplies last, daily throughout Chicago Craft Beer Week.

Since launching in February 2015, Gino’s Brewing Co. has taken the craft beer market by storm, winning four coveted awards in the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship, beating out nearly 4,000 submissions to win the Gold Medal for LaSalle St. Lager in the Munchner Helles category; the Silver Medal in the Extra Special Bitter category for Broken English; the Bronze Medal for Killarney Connection in the Foreign Stout category; and the Bronze Medal for Gino’s Pale Ale in the Belgian Pale Ale category.

“Gino’s Brewing Company recently celebrated its first anniversary and we couldn’t be more proud of the strides we have made in a town that’s packed with craft beer talent,” says Kevin McMahon. “Chicago Craft Beer week is a time for us to celebrate this art form and connect with the huge community who shares our passion for great beer.”
Fans may also catch brewmaster Kevin McMahon pouring his award winning brews at Beer Under Glass, the kick-off event to Chicago Craft Beer Week, on Thursday, May 19 at the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave) as well as the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, also known as Chicago’s largest craft beer party in the park, on Saturday, May 28. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit http://chibeerweek.com/.

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Gino’s East Pilsen Opens Thursday April 14!

WEBFamily-owned Gino’s East, celebrating 50 years of serving Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to fans from around the world, announces the grand opening of their newest location in Pilsen (1659 W. 21st St., Chicago, IL 60608), the heart of the Mexican community in Chicago, on Thursday April 14.

“We were excited to bring the best of Chicago to Mexico City, where Gino’s East’s deep dish pizza has been a huge hit since opening more than a year ago. Now we are equally excited to come back home with our special, homemade Pastor sauce and other recipes that fuse the flavor profiles of two distinct cultures,” states Jos Saldaña, General Director of Gino’s East in Mexico.

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