Goose Island’s Green Line Pale Ale Will Now Benefit Chicago’s The 606
Through a new partnership with The Trust for Public Land, production of the Chicago-only beer, Green Line Pale Ale, helps make city greener
CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 – Chicago’s got the Red Line, Blue Line, Pink Line and our favorite, the Green Line.
Taking that Green Line love to a new level, for every barrel of Goose Island Beer Co. Green Line Pale Ale produced, the Chicago brewery will make a donation to The Trust for Public Land. Proceeds will help The Trust for Public Land to create parks and green spaces in the Chicago area, including The 606 (The606.org), the highly-anticipated rail-to-trail project on the Northwest side. The 606 is transforming nearly three miles of unused rail line into an urban oasis, including the elevated Bloomingdale Trail, five ground-level neighborhood parks, art installations and other amenities.
Green Line Pale Ale was first introduced in 2010 and was created to have a low environmental impact from the start of the brewing process to the time it’s poured in a pint glass. This Chicagoland only beer is distributed in draft only to help cut down on packaging waste and reduce the impact from refrigerating and transporting beer over long distances. The sought-after beer is known around town for its pleasant, crisp taste and aroma, along with its honey color.
“Green Line Pale Ale has been a huge hit in Chicagoland and fans can feel good knowing the beer will make an even bigger impact on the city we love as well as the local environment,” says Brett Porter, Goose Island Brewmaster. “We’re excited about the partnership with The Trust for Public Land and can’t wait to see The 606, and other projects, come to fruition.”
The new partnership with Trust for Public Land furthers the Goose Island commitment to maintain roots in Chicago and be the innovational leaders in exploring new brewing processes with a lower carbon footprint
“Everyone at The Trust for Public Land is grateful and excited to be the recipient of the Goose Island Brewery’s Green Line community support,” said Beth White, The Trust for Public Land’s Chicago Area director. “The Green Line Pale Ale is distinctly local, and that’s special to us, because our work in Chicago is focused on creating close-to-home parks and trails that connect Chicagoans to the outdoors.”
Fans of Goose Island who are 21 years or older can find more information and establishments carrying Green Line Pale Ale at www.GooseIsland.com, www.Facebook.com/GooseIslandBeer and on Twitter (@GooseIsland).
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About Goose Island Beer Co.
Founded in Chicago in 1988, Goose Island Beer Co. is one of the most successful craft breweries in the Midwest and produces some of the most popular, and award winning, beers in the U.S. Since 1989, Goose Island beers have won a variety of awards at acclaimed beer events including the World Beer Championships, World Beer Cup, World Expo of Beer and the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).
About The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Nearly ten million people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. Learn more at tpl.org.