Goose Island Releases New Beer to Raise Money for Coronavirus Relief Efforts in Chicago

And it reminds us of a perfect summer day.

Goose Island Sunshine Tomorrow Blonde
Photo: Courtesy of Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose Island released a new brew — specifically for Chicagoans — in hopes that those who imbibe will be sipping a little taste of sunshine while staying home in quarantine.

The new hoppy blonde ale, named "Sunshine Tomorrow Blonde," is made from “old school hops and our house ale yeast for a familiar Goose flavor to create a light blonde ale reminiscent of Chicago Summer and the better times ahead,” Pete Olsen, Brewer at Goose Island Beer Company, said in a statement.

As Goose Island is known as "Chicago's Beer," proceeds will benefit the Chicago Community COVID Response Fund launched by United Way of Metro Chicago, in support of the health and human services organizations in Chicago.

"Sunshine Tomorrow Blonde" is available in crowlers, which can be purchased online. The crowlers can be delivered to Chicago addresses or picked up curbside at the brewery’s Fulton Street taproom.

Also in the spirit of connecting while staying at home, Goose Island is hosting "Ingrain Live," an Instagram Live series highlighting the best of the city including Chicago-area artists and chefs who will be showing off their skills. For each guest that appears, Goose Island will donate $1,000 to their charity of choice and raise money for COVID-19 relief. Musicians will also perform on their Instagram page in a series called “312unes.”

Currently in Chicago there are over 15,000 cases of coronavirus, according to the city's public health department.

All around the country, breweries and distilleries are stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Distilleries in Brooklyn are producing hand sanitizer instead of liquor and donating their products to New York City hospitals.

And for beer lovers everywhere, one 93-year-old woman in Pennsylvania who was photographed holding a whiteboard to her door that read “I need more beer!” After her photo went viral, Coors came through.

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