LOGAN SQUARE — Chance the Snapper is being immortalized with a new beer from Revolution Brewing on Wednesday.
Humboldt Gator, a witbier with pineapple and coconut, will be on tap at Revolution’s Brewpub, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., starting Wednesday for $6.
The brewery took to Twitter to claim the name before other local breweries could after the rogue alligator spotted in the Humboldt Park Lagoon became the city’s unofficial summer mascot.
The pineapple coconut wit-style was chosen for Humboldt Gator because it “speaks to Chance’s chaotic tropical spirit.”
“Like everyone else in Chicago, [we] were delighted to have the news cycle overwhelmed by a dapper bow-tied gator for a little while — especially the part where he was caught safe and sound and got to retire to Florida like half of everyone’s parents around here,” said John Carruthers, spokesman for the brewery.
The beer was already in production, pre-alligator, and got the name when the stars seemed to align “to capture this very Chicago moment,” Carruthers said.
The brewery will donate $1 from each pint sold to West Town Bikes, a nonprofit bike shop that offers youth programs and classes to the community.
And on Thursday, the brewery is releasing La Gargola, a classic German-style helles lager that’s a collaboration with the band Chevelle. The hometown band will be in town to play Lollapalooza on Friday.
To celebrate the release of La Gargola the brewery and band are throwing a free party at the Revolution’s Brewpub that starts 9 p.m. Thursday.
“Being from the Chicago area, we’ve been fans of their beers for as long as we can remember,” said Chevelle frontman Pete Loeffler said. “Having the opportunity to work on our own special edition with one of our favorite breweries is a special moment for us.”
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