If you're used to telling your bartender "I'll have a 312, please," you'll have to be more specific. Beginning March 12, Goose Island Beer Co. will debut a second beer in its 312 line—312 Urban Pale Ale.
Goose Island's current pale ale, Green Line Pale Ale, is a draft-only beer available exclusively in Chicago. With the debut of 312 Urban Pale Ale, the brewery will offer a pale ale nationwide. The beer will join 312 Urban Wheat Ale, the classic yellow bottle--and as of 2012, can--that has become an accessible, lightly hopped Chicago staple. Brewed with three types of hops and a caramel malt, the pale ale comes in at 5.4 percent alcohol by volume.