Goose Island to tap 13 beers for Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Music Festival, which goes down this weekend in Union Park, announced its musical lineup months ago. Now, we present the weekend's second-most important lineup: the beer!

Thirteen Goose Island beers will be poured Friday through Sunday, including two summer-friendly brews made specifically for the festival: SVE Kolsch, a dry-hopped kolsch brewed with input from singer Sharon Van Etten (who performs Friday night) and Recommended Pilsner, a dry-hopped pilsner brewed in collaboration with Pitchfork staff.

The kolsch is 5 percent alcohol and the pilsner, 4.8 percent. Both will cost $7.

Goose will also again erect a specialty beer tent where new brews will be tapped throughout the day. It includes some not-so-exciting-because-you-can-find-them-everywhere beers (Honker's Ale, Green Line) and some slightly-harder-to-find gems, like The Ogden (a limited-release, well-hopped trippel) and Devon Ave. (a pale ale brewed with classic Indian spices, such as amchoor, cardamom and ajowan, plus chai tea, which is also a limited-release).

Here is the full list, along with their tapping times (which are for all three days, except where noted):

1 p.m. (3 p.m. Friday): The Illinois (a limited-release imperial India pale ale)

2 p.m. (4 p.m. Friday): Green Line (Chicago's ubiquitous draft-only pale ale)

3 p.m. (5 p.m. Friday): Rasselbock (a limited-release dark rye-wheat hybrid)

4 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Friday): Devon Ave. (see above)

5 p.m. (6 p.m. Friday): The Ogden (ditto)

6 p.m. (6:30 Friday): Honkers Ale (English bitter that has been a brewery staple for years)

7 p.m.: Matilda (Belgian-style pale ale)

8 p.m.: Sofie (saison)

9 p.m.: Endless IPA (one of the beers in the brewery's new mass-marketed line of IPAs)

Two Goose Island bedrocks — 312 Urban Pale Ale and 312 Urban Wheat Ale — will also be available throughout the festival grounds for $6.

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