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Goose Island Block Party Features $3 Beers, Animal Collective In West Loop

By Ariel Cheung | September 22, 2017 7:25am
 The annual 312 Block Party is back outside the Goose Island brewery this weekend.
The annual 312 Block Party is back outside the Goose Island brewery this weekend.
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NEAR WEST SIDE — Say goodbye to summer while dancing to Animal Collective and enjoying $3 beers from Chicago's best-known brewery this weekend.

Goose Island will host its annual 312 Block Party Friday and Saturday, bringing the block outside the brewery, 1800 W. Fulton St., to life with live music, food trucks and, of course, Goose Island brews.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit Mission Muscle Foundation, Open Books and the Chicago Canine Rescue. Attendees can enter at Fulton and Wolcott or Wood and Walnut.

The music acts themselves are a worthwhile reason to swing by the fest, with Joey Purp, The Record Company and rock supergroup Filthy Friends — comprised of members of Sleater-Kinney, R.E.M., the Minus 5 and King Crimson — set to perform along with Animal Collective.

Check out video from last year's 312 Block Party:

All beers are $3 and include specialty pours of Bourbon County Brand Stout as well as more familiar beers like 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Grand Prestige and Brasserie Blanc.

An impressive taproom draft list for the weekend includes a 2012 cherry rye, a raspberry port, barleywine and a 2016 coffee stout.

Chase down those drinks with food from popular Chicago vendors like Girl & the Goat, Beat Kitchen, Happy Lobster and Wow Bao.