Block Club Chicago, “Revolution Brewing Releases Beer Dedicated To Revolutionary Labor Activist Lucy Gonzalez Parsons”

Proceeds from the saison, which is named Lucia, will benefit local organization Connections for Abused Women and Their Children.

By Mina Bloom, May 20, 2021

Revolution Brewing is paying tribute to late labor activist and “working-class champion” Lucy Gonzalez Parsons with a new beer.

Lucia, a dry-hopped spelt saison, will be available at Revolution’s taproom at 3340 N. Kedzie Ave. and brewpub at 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. starting Friday. The beer will also be available for purchase at select stores.

Proceeds will benefit the local organization Connections for Abused Women and Their Children.

Every year, the Revolution crew brews and distributes “Spirit of Revolt,” beer made by women brewers. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the brewers weren’t able to get together in time to make the special beer — and throw a celebration — this year, communications manager John Carruthers said.

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