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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.”



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.

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 Brewing Co. Beers Now Available!

Gino’s Brewing Company proudly expands our brew pub offerings on the first floor of 500 N. LaSalle at Gino’s East River North.  We’re also pleased to announce distribution of our award-winning craft beer coming soon to other Gino’s East locations, and now pouring at our Superior Street, South Loop, O’Hare Plaza, South Barrington, and Libertyville locations.

Gino’s Brewing Co. is celebrating its first anniversary of pouring our small batch, house-brewed beers (since February 2015), under brewmaster Kevin McMahon. Since launching, 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.


“We’re excited to be up to 10 handles by the end of March at the brew pub,” says McMahon. “We’ve brought back our award winning Gino’s Pale Ale -Belgian Pale Ale and The Pineapple Impostor- American Pale Ale. We’ve also adding a Belgian Dubbel- in collaboration with CHAOS (Chicago based homebrew club); and a new IPA series starting with Northdown and Bound- American IPA.  Of course all of these beers pair perfectly with Gino’s East deep-dish pizza.”


Signature beers include:

LaSalle St. Lager: German HellesAppearance: 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%

Happy Hour and Tuesday Industry Nights

The Gino’s Brewing Company brew pub offers Happy Hour Monday – Thursday from 2 – 6 p.m. featuring $3 Gino’s Brewing Co. pints.

Hospitality industry members are invited to join Gino’s Brewing Co. for Industry Night to enjoy half off their tab every Tuesday from 9 p.m. – close.


Three Experiences Under One Roof at Gino’s East River North, 500 N. LaSalle

The Gino’s Brewing Co. brew pub joins the traditional Gino’s East pizzeria on the second floor, famous for serving Chicago-style deep-dish pizza for 50 years. Head up to the third floor to The Comedy Bar for top rated stand up comedy and entertainment, making Gino’s East River North the ultimate trifecta and the perfect place to drink, eat and laugh.

“Craft beer, deep dish pizza and comedy are quintessential Chicago,” says Noah Himmel, Vice President and third generation of family owners of the legendary Gino’s East.  “With Gino’s Brewing Company now offering expanded selections, we offer all three Windy City staples under one roof.”

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Gino’s East S. Barrington & Beer United

Beer United Chicago

Beer United is a monthly gathering of local Chicagoland beer and food enthusiasts at Gino’s East South Barrington. Each month, there is a new theme for the beer, pizza and additional food along with a guest speakers from the brewery providing the sampling for that week. We hope guests will come ready to learn, share beer and brewing knowledge, discuss personal favorites, meet some great people, and enjoy the amazing beer and delicious food!

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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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Featured 22 oz. Bombers

New Beer at South Loop

If you’re in the Printer’s Row neighborhood, stop in to Gino’s East South Loop to quench your thirst. We’ve got some new 22 oz. bombers in the store that are sure to help you kick back and cool off from the hot summer weather. From Scotch ales to America Red ales, there’s a flavor for every palate.

Take a look at our featured bombers and stop by to try one for yourself. Don’t forget we have a selection of gourmet deep dish pizzas and other small bites to keep you satisfied.

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