Chance The Rapper Is Getting A Craft Beer Dedicated To Him

Chance The Rapper seems like he’s a true renaissance man. While there’s the obvious mention of his musical output like Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf and his headlining spot on the upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival, he’s also creating his own free festival for Chicago youth and starring in a neo-noir movie called Slice as a pizza delivery man.

All of that hard work is definitely worthy of tribute, and that’s what fellow Chicago institution Goose Island Beer Co. has done with a new offering. Brewed with Chance The Rapper himself, No Collar is a new Helles-style lager making its debut at the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival.

Per the Chicago Tribune:

Though Chance never visited the brewery to work on the beer, Goose said its brewmaster, Jared Jankowski, consulted with the Chicago-born rapper on the phone to discuss the approach. Chance’s wish, the brewery said, was to create a beer “for the hardworking people of Chicago … exactly what you want to drink after a long day of work.”

For the beer snobs out there, Goose Island describes No Collar as “Golden, drinkable, and balanced, this Helles style lager has a mild and approachable malt character, giving the beer a slightly bready, fruit character. We have scaled up the dose of Noble hops on this brew, giving this classic style an American twist.”

There’s nothing I’d like more than to be dehydrated in the sun listening to the droning sound of indie rock guitars and blaring hip hop beats. This beer sounds like a winner.

(Via Chicago Tribune, Goose Island)