Pitchfork Festival has continued to grow over the years, become a quality Chicago alternative to Lollapalooza. The past few years, though, have seen the festival being sponsored by Heineken, subjecting patrons to their less-than-quality brews. Today, though, things change for the (slightly) better, as Chicago-based brewery Goose Island announces they will be the exclusive provider of beer at the weekend-long event.
Of course, Goose Island hardly brews beer in Chicago anymore, since they were purchased by Anheuser-Busch Inbev. But they will be bringing along their beer to the show, which will include 312, IPA and Green Line (last time I had a Green Line it said it was brewed in upstate New York). Furthermore, Goose Island will be collaborating with festival performers El-P and Killer Mike on a beer appropriately titled Run The Jewels. It is a dry-hopped Belgian wheat ale, which is basically the opposite of what these two rappers represent. Not to mention the giant corporate sleazebags that back Goose Island. But I digress.
There will also be a specialty bar at the festival, where you can try some of Goose Island’s better beers. Read more about that here. For those of you attending Pitchfork Festival, we urge you to let us know how this beer was.