Football season is here, and we are ready to celebrate at Gino’s East River North with our Gameday Wing Specials! Get 10 wings for $7, 20 for $14 or 30 wings for just $21. These wings are cooked to perfection and covered in your choice of Buffalo, BBQ, Sticky Honey Orange, Asian Sesame Glaze or Spicy Mustard sauce. Gameday Specials are running every Sunday during football season, so bring your favorite jersey and we’ll supply the rest! …Read More
Take a look at what we asked him and what he’s cooking up for us in the future.
Tell us about the new brewery in the Gino’s East River North location – Gino’s Brewing Co.?
Gino’s Brewing Co. resides in the Gino’s East River North location where we are exclusively brewing and pouring our hand crafted ales and lagers. We are currently operating a 10 barrel DME combinations brewhouse. We have 4 primary fermentation vessels, and 5 serving vessels which, in conjunction with some kegging operations, allow us to fluctuate an offering 5-6 different beer styles.
Describe Chicago’s beer scene.
Chicago is seeing an exciting time in its craft beer culture. In reality, Chicago is in it’s infancy when it comes to the boom of new breweries, including our own, that are popping up all over town. It’s really only been within the last 5-10 years or so that the market has really exploded; and that’s relatively short when compared to, say for instance, the west coast where some have been at it for up to 30+ years.
What makes your beer different than some of the other local Chicago beer on the scene?
I have a very traditional approach to brewing. I wish to attempt to replicate staple beer styles to the best of my ability. I feel that many brewers tend to push the envelope with how many odd ball ingredients they can cram into a beer that is 15% ABV. While there is very much a place for that in the American craft market, and I am always interested in an opportunity to taste such creations, it is not how I should be servicing my drinkers. We are but a humble brew pub. I wish for my clientele to sit down and enjoy a few sessionalbe pints, with our legendary Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, instead of having a sip of the latest trend and moving on.
Describe the 4 beers you have brewing right now (and there’s a seasonal rotation)?
Our 4 staple flagships are:
LaSalle St Lager: German Helles
Witte Chicks Dig Me: Belgian Witte
Broken English: English IPA
Great Bam-Gino: Black Rye IPA
Our seasonal offerings currently are:
GPA (Gino’s Pale Ale): Belgian Pale Ale
The Killareny Connection:Foreign Export Stout
Now that things are flowing, what are the plans for your Beer Dinners and Beer Club?
We are currently offering memberships to our Gino’s Brewing Co Beer Club. It is a wonderful program that is a steal of a deal.
With the $20 cost you receive:
-Membership for the calender year
-1 Growler with a fill of your favorite Gino’s Brewing Co beer under 8% ABV
-16oz pours for the cost of 10oz pour ( average savings about $2)
-Exclusive email invites to Gino’s Brewing Co events to keep you in the know
Our Beer Dinner are currently offered every other month, our next date being May 19th during Chicago Craft Beer Week. We do a 4-5 course dinner of non-menu items to pair with a 10oz pour of a the apporopirate Gino’s Brewing Co beer.
What are your plans for Chicago Craft Beer Week?
Currently our plans include offering a few of our selected brands at our two other locations in the city. Our Superior St location, and our South Loop location. We will also be doing the beer dinner as mentioned prior.
Other events are currently TBA
Gino’s East River North, (at the historic building, 500 N. LaSalle) is famous for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza since 1966, and announces the new Gino’s Brewery Company is now open.
Gino’s East River North is now pouring small batch, house-brewed beers expertly crafted by Brewmaster Kevin McMahon, including a unique Black Rye IPA, English IPA, Belgian Witte, and traditional German Helles. The beers are $6 and $7 for a pint, $4 and $5 for a 10 oz. pour; and a flight with samples of all four is $7.Read More
Gino’s East River North Brewery
We’re excited to announce a new project that Gino’s East River North has been working on–our very own brewery! Our space at 500 N. LaSalle was the perfect place to make one of our dreams come to life, and we can’t wait to toast to some new, Chicago-based brews.
Some things you’ll need to know about our big reveal:
- We’re set to open in October– you won’t have to wait very long to tap into our signature beers.
- Everything on tap is designed to pair well with Gino’s East Famous Deep Dish Pizza and our other menu items; stay tuned for some dynamic food/drink combinations on the menu.
- There are four beers kicking off our production, including a Black Rye IPA, Pale Ale, Belgian Whit and German Helles. We’re planning on rotating specialty and seasonal brews in addition to these.
- All of our beers will be brewed onsite with to-go growlers available.
- We hope to offer beer dinners: our beer paired with specific food items. Stay tuned for more information!
The man behind the madness is Kevin McMahon, who has been working tirelessly with our team to get the brewery off the ground. Kevin formerly worked at Abita Brewing and was most recently at Two Brothers. He’s from Elburn, IL.
Check back for more information on our opening!Read More