Born + Raised
For all Chicagoans. Anytime.
A beer brewed for our hometown, Born + Raised is a Chicago Style Ale. Easy drinking with a touch of sweetness from corn, slight fruit character from our house ale yeast, all balanced off with a light bitterness from noble hops.
Locally made and painted tap handles
Born + Raised tap handles begin their journey in a local workshop. Cut from raw wood, each handle is etched on three sides with the remaining side left blank. From there, Goose Island partners with Chicago-based artists to hand paint a canvas comprised of 100 individual tap handles. Once the canvas is completed, the tap handles are distributed to Chicago establishments. Each tap handle is unique and has a numbered plate, in the same way every Chicagoan is part of our city and every neighborhood is part of our hometown.
About Nate Otto
The buildings in Artist Nate Otto's work are inspired by the buildings in Chicago, but not directly reflective of them. He’s thinking about cities; their density, the neighborhoods, the inhabitants of the buildings, and the nature of city blocks, while working on the images, but they are not based on any specific places.
About Caroline Liu
Our second artist, Caroline Liu, is a multi-dimensional artist who creates work that visually navigate the inner workings of her concussed mind. Her work is a therapeutic practice for holding onto memories she'd otherwise forget, as well as a vehicle for self-exploration documentation of her everyday struggle as a person with memory loss.
About Lauren Asta
Our third artist, Lauren Asta is a traveling muralist and artist. She specializes in illustration, oddity art, doodle art, street art and murals. Her murals are all hand painted without any aid of a sketch, projector, or traced outlined. She works completely free hand.