It turns out you can’t legally give away free beer in Illinois.
But no worries, because Goose Island Brewing Co. is offering a bigger — and perhaps better — award for the grand prize winner of this weekend’s field goal kicking contest, which was originally inspired by Bears kicker Cody Parkey’s infamous miss during Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
Goose Island released Friday its official list of rules and regulations for Saturday’s competition, which will take place outside their taproom, 1800 W. Fulton St.
Patrons who are 21 or older will have one chance to kick a 43-yard field goal. If they succeed, they’ll have a shot to be the grand-prize winner by making a 65-yard field goal, which would break the world record set by Matt Prater, who made a 64 yarder on Dec. 8, 2013.
If a participant nails a field goal from 65 yards out, Goose Island will award them a trip for two to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. The prize includes round-trip coach airfare, double-occupancy hotel accommodations for three nights and a pair of tickets to the biggest sports event of the year. The winner will also receive $100 of Lyft credit.
The Chicago brewing company is also giving two first-place finishers a prize for successfully kicking the 43-yard field goal. They’ll receive a pair of tickets to any 2019 regular season game of their choosing, plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two consecutive nights. They’ll also get $100 of Lyft credit.
Sign up opens up at 12 p.m., and Goose Island warned that spots are limited. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m.
Although there’s snow in the forecast, a Goose Island spokesperson assured that “rain or shine the show will go on.”