chicago craft beer week


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 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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Craft Beer Week Events

Pizza and beer are a staple at Gino’s East, and we don’t want you to miss the Chicago Craft Beer Week events happening at a few of our locations. For more information on beers, deals and our famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza, head over to our South Loop page or our newest location in River North. We hope to see you out during the week of May 15!

Whether you’re interested in a Tap Take Over from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria or a meet in greet with some of your favorite Midwest Brewers, Gino’s East has options for every beer enthusiast. Cheers to Chicago Craft Beer Week!

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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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