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Book Your Holiday Party With Gino’s

The holidays are just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning! Gino’s East offers a range of options for your next holiday party, whether it’s a corporate outing, a family get-together, or a Chicago-style catered meal shared with friends. Choose a menu to suit your needs, starting with the best deep dish pizza around, and complemented with a wide range of tasty appetizers, fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, and decadent desserts. We also offer a great selection of small vineyard wines, delicious craft beers (including those from Gino’s Brewing Company), and a full liquor bar.

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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 Lunchbox Delivery (South Loop and River North)

Gino's East Boxed Lunch

Gino’s East loves you, and we’re going to prove it by doing something only your mother would do. We’re gonna pack your lunchbox. We may even embarrass you in front of your friends. Our new boxed lunches will take you back to grade school, and make you feel special again.
That’s right, Gino’s East is now catering lunch. We may not have the cabbage patch kids lunch box you rocked in fifth grade, but we guarantee our hot sandwiches are better than your crustless PB&J. Well, atleast AS good. Probably better though.

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How to Pair Food With Craft Beer

What is beer pairing?

A true foodie doesn’t just love good food; they understand it. Understanding what makes great food different from good ones is not as simple as identifying what tastes good. It is about analyzing the complex elements that make up a single flavor and identifying its components. The amount of ingredients it takes to create a single flavor can be astonishing, and a true foodie studies flavor and learns to break it apart.

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Run Off Your Pizza This Fall

Running Chicago

Just because you love a good deep-dish pizza every now and then doesn’t mean you can’t be fit and enjoy exercise.  In fact, there’s really nothing better than rewarding your hard work with a bed of thick crust, gooey layer of cheese, traditional meat patty, and some deliciously flavored sauce on a Chicago style pizza. So, when you are looking for things to do in Chicago this fall, we say: work hard, and play hard. We’ve got you covered with these tips on how you can take advantage of Chicago’s beautiful fall weather, while it lasts, before the winter comes in full force.  And what better way to exercise than with a large crowd of motivated and festive Chicagoans?  These popular races will allow you to do just that.

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