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Chicago Craft Beer Week

Gino’s East River North Beer Dinner

Chicago Craft Beer Week is coming up in mid-May, and to make it a week to remember Gino’s East River North will be teaming up with our friends at Local Option on May 19. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., we’ll be offering a five course food tasting and beer dinner that aims to unite our pizzas (and other select menu items) with great beer.

Come out for a night of food, beer, and conversation at River North’s newest brewpub. Your ticket, priced at $45, includes a five course meal paired with five 10 oz glasses of Gino’s East Brewery and Local Option beer. The beer aficionados are still toiling away choosing the perfect dishes to compliment the selected drinks, but you can expect your meal to include pizza, dessert, and some delicious extras to surprise you!

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We have a communal table in our restaurant reserved for first-come, first-serve participants. The Beer dinner includes, in addition to your meal, an introduction by Local Option and our own beer experts on the history and brewing process of the styles you will be tasting and a guide through the notes of each beer and each pairings. Make your reservations here and let us take care of the rest.

Ticket price does not include cost of gratuity, so please bring some cash to take care of our wonderful wait staff!

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Brewery Coming Soon!

Gino’s East River North Brewery

RN BREWERYWe’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 Brewer

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!

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Craft Beer Week Events

Tap Takeover at Gino’s East South Loop CCBW_Webpage_v2_SL

Can’t get enough of Chicago Craft Beer Week events? Join us at Gino’s East South Loop in the Printer’s Row neighborhood for some refreshing ales from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria. On May 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 5 Rabbit Brewers will be in the house to talk about their beers and maybe hand out some sweet swag. Gino’s East South Loop will be pouring 8 different beers, including an exclusive yet-to-be-released beer from the brewery, and offering $6 Giant Buffalo Wings for the event.

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