Parquet Courts and Goose Island Debut Limited-Release Beer at Pitchfork Music FestivalJuly 15, 2019
Discovering your new favorite band from the comfort of a warm patch of grass. Balancing a beer in one hand and a cone of Black Dog Gelato in another while dancing. There are just a couple of the time-honored traditions destined to make a comeback at this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Another is an exclusive beer brewed in collaboration with one of the Chicago music festival’s headliners.
This year, the honor goes to Parquet Courts. The New York City-based band worked with Goose Island Beer Company to brew Wit Awake. Inspired by the words of one of the band’s more popular songs, “Wide Awake,” the Belgian-style wit comes in 16-ounce cans adorned with a label designed by band member A. Savage. A portion of beer sales will go to nonprofit organization Freedom for Immigrants.
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We're excited to announce that we collaborated with @parquetcourts for this year's @Pitchforkfest beer. We brewed an easy drinking Belgian style wit that's meant to be enjoyed while baking in the July Chicago sun at a music festival. All proceeds from this beer will go to @migrantfreedom, a nonprofit working to end U.S. immigration detention. ⠀ ⠀ Keep an eye out for these cans, which were designed by Parquet Court's co-lead vocals and guitarist Andrew Savage, at Pitchfork next weekend. ⠀ ⠀ Brewer's Notes:⠀ Style: Belgian style wit⠀ ABV: 4.9%⠀ IBU: 20⠀ Malts: White Wheat, Pilsen, Flaked Oats, Honey Malt⠀ Hops: Spalt Hallertau⠀ Kettle Additions: Orange Peel, Moroccan/Indian Coriander blend
Goose Island is no stranger to these sorts of collaborations. In 2016, Twin Peaks helped to create Natural Villain, a “garage lager” that is now a permanent part of the brewery’s lineup. Previous collaborations include Japandroids’ The Hops That Heaven Built, SURVIVE’s GI5-5538, and Chance the Rapper’s No Collar.
Wit Awake will be exclusively available during Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place July 19-21 at Chicago’s Union Park.
Photo by Nilina Mason-Campbell