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Happy hour specials are back again, and this year we are celebrating with our own Gino’s East Brewing Co. craft beers! Come by the River North location from 2-6PM for 3 dollar pints of any one of the unique craft beers from our in house brewery.

We have the Lasalle Street Lager, a traditional German Helles, which took the gold medal in the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championships for the Munchner Helles category. This unique craft brew contains bitter German Magnum hops, and blends with the German Splat hops to create a crisp and light finish. Come by the brewery for happy hour and find out for yourself what a gold medal champion craft beer tastes like.

The Great Bam Gino is our Black Rye IPA take on a Cascadian Dark Ale style beer. It has the bitter taste that craft beer lovers crave, and Chinnok, Amarillo and Centennial hops provide a citrus element while Rye, Special B and Black Patten malts give a spicy finish to this unique Indian Pale Ale. Coming in at 7.0% ABV this is Gino’s strongest brew.

Witte Chicks Dig Me is our Belgian Style Witbier. This light beer is brewed with Pilsner and White Wheat malts, accented by unmalted wheat, flaked oats, and orange peel, and completed with East Kent Goldings hops to pack a floral and citrus flavor. This satisfying combination will offer your taste buds a unique experience you are sure to enjoy.

Broken English, a full bodied English ale, will pack a bitter punch that will satisfy any dedicated craft beer enthusiast. Winner of the Silver Medal for Extra Special Bitter in the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championships, this beer comes stocked full of English Marris Otter, CaraMunich, and belgian Special B hops to offer a biscuity sweet finish. Other floral hops and a hint of lemon give this brew the combination of flavors that took home one of the four medals awarded to Gino’s Brewing Co. this year.

Happy hour is here, and this year we have our very own in house craft beers at River North. A good pizza or appetizer is always a good companion to a beer, and make sure you check out our aritcle on beer pairing to get our suggestions on some great flavor combinations. Sample our in house beers with Gino’s Brewery Flight to get a taste of each of our creations, and check out Gino’s Brewing Co. to learn more about our brewers. Happy happy hour!