Goose Island has made a monumental effort to remain a Chicago beer since it began brewing most of its flagships elsewhere, and it doesn’t get any more “Chicago” than a Wrigley Field beer. Much like Green Line was originally only available in Chicago (ignore it’s close cousin, 312 Pale), 1060 Wit will be begin it’s life in a very limited footprint. That cleatmark includes Wrigley Field and Goose Island properties. That’s it and that’s all, folks.
1060 Wit is a beer Goose Island created to celebrate Wrigley Field — one of baseball’s most iconic ballparks. Fans will notice the beer gets its name from the ballpark’s address, something I committed to memory at an early age when I visited Wrigley Field with my father and grandfather. The beer is inspired by traditional Belgian Wits, using a lot of unmalted wheat along with orange peel and coriander. It’s lightly fruity and a touch spicy with low bitterness that is a natural fit for the ballpark and refreshing on hot Chicago days.”
~ Goose Island Brewery R&D Manager Mike Siegel