Goose Island Brewpub has teamed up with local startup and 1871 company Zero Percent to create a beer that helps the Chicago community.
The “Zero Percent” tribute beer, to be brewed by Goose Island, is an Extra Special Bitter on nitro, the company said in a statement. The proceeds of the specialty brew will go towards reducing food cost and alleviating hunger within the community.
Zero Percent describes itself as a startup that makes it easy for restaurants and grocery stores to reduce waste by coordinating the pickup of excess food and delivering it to local nonprofit partners.
With the new partnership, Zero Percent will also rescue Goose Island’s surplus food and donate it to local shelters, soup kitchens and pantries each week, according to an 1871 spokesperson.
Goose Island at 1800 North Clybourn Avenue will be launching the beer Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at the brewery.