Off Color Brewing

Chicago, IL

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  • Mini off color barrel aged dinosmores 2019 4

    Off Color Barrel Aged DinoS'mores (2019)

    Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Our Russian Imperial Smores Stout aged in Buffalo Trace barrels for 13 months.
  • Mini off color coffee dino smores 3

    Off Color Coffee DinoS'mores 2019

    Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Coffee variation of our imperial Smores Stout, Dinosmores.
  • Mini off color troublesome

    Off Color Troublesome

    Gose · 4.3% ABV

    Coriander and salt are added at the tail end of fermentation to create a mild, lemony tartness and a fuller sensation of mouth feel.
  • Mini off color fierce sour wheat 1

    Off Color Fierce

    Berliner Weisse · 3.8% ABV

    Troublesome's meaner cousin will flail your tongue as hard as he can, but being such a little guy, you'll probably just pucker a bit.
  • Mini off color scurry

    Off Color Scurry

    Traditional Ale · 5.3% ABV

    Traditional "Kottbusser" style or simply calling it a Dark Honey Ale will do.
  • Mini off color radiolaria 2

    Off Color Radiolaria

    Sour Ale · 4.5% ABV

    This is Radiolaria and Ii t is an American Wild Ale that will use Sorachi Ace hops and it will come in at 4.5%-AbV and 40 IBU...
  • Mini off color 15 feet 2

    Off Color 15 Feet

    Smoked Beer · 3.2% ABV

    It's a vicious cycle of spicy hops punctuating sweet, ephemeral applewood smoke.
  • Mini off color miller eek 1

    Off Color Eeek!

    Sour Ale · 5.0% ABV

    Aroma is bright tangerine, mild hay, lemon pepper, wild blueberries and pineapple funk.
  • Mini offcolor corybantic 3

    Off Color + Side Project Corybantic

    Sour Ale · 6.6% ABV

    American Wild Ale that uses Galaxy hops and wine barrel-aged water. The nose is subtly of over-ripe strawberries and sweet grain, alongside restrained wild funk...
  • Mini off color le predateur 5

    Off Color Le Predateur

    Saison · 6.5% ABV

    A beret-wearing, baguette-eating, mustached farmhouse ale made with French malts, French saison yeast, and Australian hops.
  • Mini off color bare bear 4

    Off Color Bare Bear

    Sahti · 7.0% ABV

    Chock full of rye and juniper and spicy yeast esters, our sahti might inspire you to build your own sauna to ride out this winter.
  • Mini off color eille 9

    Off Color Eille

    Traditional Ale · 7.5% ABV

    This Biere De Miel style ale is brewed with honey, coriander, Juniper, Chamomile, rose hips, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Mini off color three floyds wiseacre alfalfa kang 1

    Off Color + Wiseacre Alfalfa Kang

    American Pale Ale · 6.2% ABV

    American Pale Ale brewed with Alfalfa Hay and Alfalfa Honey.
  • Mini off color space tiger 1

    Off Color Space Tiger

    Sour Ale · 7.8% ABV

    Bretty, funky and striped for camouflage, Space Tiger is a larger cousin our our other lion based farmhouse ales.
  • Mini off color sparkles finds some trouble 2

    Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble

    Gose · 4.5% ABV

    Leipzig-style gose brewed with hibiscus flowers. Slightly tart, subtle fruity floral notes.
  • Mini off color hellbroth 3

    Off Color Hellbroth

    Sour Ale · 6.3% ABV

    Pinkish tinged and funk forward, juxtaposing the softness of the honeys with a complex acid profile with the lactic hues of our house lactobacillus.
  • Mini off color dino smores 2017 1

    Off Color Dino Smores 2017

    Russian Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Imperial stout brewed with Graham flour, marshmallows, molasses and vanilla beans with cocoa nibs added.
  • Mini off color coffee dino smores 2018 1

    Off Color Coffee DinoS'mores 2018

    Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Imperial Coffee Marshmallow Stout with El Salvadorian Las Marias Pacas coffee.
  • Mini off color hyper predator 6

    Off Color Hyper Predator

    Saison · 6.5% ABV

    Farmhouse ale with coffee.
  • Mini off color class war 7

    Off Color Class War

    Smoked Beer · 9.5% ABV

    "Gotlandsdricka," an indigenous farmhouse ale from Sweden.
  • Mini off color jerk bird 1

    Off Color Jerk Bird

    Blonde Ale · 9.5% ABV

    Belgian-style golden ale with Brett C.
  • Mini off color whiskers 2

    Off Color Whiskers

    Sour Ale · 8.5% ABV

    Rose inspired American Wild Ale brewed with Central State and aged in puncheon barrels.
  • Mini off color biere de guarde dog 2

    Off Color Biere de Guarde Dog

    Biere de Garde · 7.3% ABV

    Inspired by our brewery puppy, Hops, Biere de Guard Dog seems sweet enough will a strong malt presence lead by Munich and Vienna malts. But at 7.3% ABV, it packs a bite. Just ask our delivery guy!
  • Mini off color le woof 2

    Off Color Le Woof

    Biere de Garde · 7.3% ABV

    Inspired by our brewery puppy, Hops, Biere de Guard Dog seems sweet enough will a strong malt presence lead by Munich and Vienna malts.
  • Mini off color tooth and claw 2

    Off Color Tooth and Claw

    Pilsner · 5.0% ABV

    "After taking our yeast on a field trip to the Field Museum, they, like most young things, became awestruck by the dinosaurs...
  • Mini off color you never take me anywhere nice 3

    Off Color You Never Take Me Anywhere Nice

    Kellerbier · 5.0% ABV

    Our semi-dry lager recipe gets a makeover as the yeast is left in suspension to create a rounder mouthfeel, enhanced hop character, distinct bread notes, and a slight haze.
  • Mini growl 1

    Off Color Growl

    Quadrupel · 8.5% ABV

    Belgian-style dark strong ale. Malty sweetness, medium body with notes of stone fruit.
  • Mini off color perennial side project procatstination 2016 1

    Off Color + Perennial + Side Project ProCatstination 2016

    Sour Ale · 8.5% ABV

    Brewed with our friends at Perennial and Side Project for Northdown Taproom's annual fundraiser for the Wildcat Sanctuary, Procatsination rotates host breweries every year and debuts at Lions, Tige...
  • Mini three floyd s off color tonnerre neige

    3 Floyds + Off Color Tonnerre Neige

    Saison · 7.5% ABV

    A complex and thirst crushing saison-style ale fermentedwith2 yeast strains. This ale is the combined efforts of Three Floyds and our friends at Off Color Brewing Co.
  • Mini off color barrel aged scurry 1

    Off Color Barrel Aged Scurry

    Altbier · 5.3% ABV

    Based on the obscure Kottbusser style of beer, this surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma & nuance of honey & molasses creating a perception of sweetness.
  • Mini off color dawdle 1

    Off Color Dawdle

    Malt Liquor · 6.5% ABV

    This beer is called Dawdle and it is a malt beverage brewed with Honey & Molasses that is then aged in Bourbon Barrels. Stay tuned for release details.
  • Mini off color myshka 2

    Off Color Myshka

    Stout · 3.5% ABV

    Session Stout, full of dark, rich specialty malts, with layers of flavor like you'd find in an RIS. Except it's only 3.5%. (Booyah!)
  • Mini off color waddle 3

    Off Color Waddle

    Oktoberfest · 6.5% ABV

    Warm toasted malts reminiscent of freshly baked bread. Subtle and spicy hop finish highlighting biscuity German malt. May cause cravings for pretzels.
  • Mini off color wunderkammer 2

    Off Color Wunderkammer

    Oud Bruin · 5.8% ABV

    A blend of two-year old Dawdle (Scurry aged in second use bourbon barrels) for funk and fine oxidative character. Plus fresh Scurry for levity and then wild ale to add a balancing acidity...
  • Mini off color cat sip hibiscus gose

    Off Color Cat-Sip Hibiscus

    Gose · 4.5% ABV

  • Mini off color mikkeller beer geek mus

    Off Color + Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus

    Stout · 3.5% ABV

    Beer Geek Mus - Russian Imperial Stout.
  • Mini off color papillon 2

    Off Color Papillon 2019

    Sour Ale · 6.5% ABV

    A single cuvee from our very first barrel, a gin barrel we got from Evanston's FEW Spirits in 2013
  • Mini off color aqua predator 2

    Off Color Aqua Predator

    Saison · 6.8% ABV

    Wet hopped farmhouse. Using fresh whole cone Crystal hops from Michigan's Hop Head Farms. Fun twist on Apex Predator.
  • Mini off color dino smores coffee 1

    Off Color Dino Smores Coffee

    Russian Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Imperial Coffee Marshmallow Stout with Dark Matter Coffee.
  • Mini off color house lion 3

    Off Color House Lion

    Saison · 4.8% ABV

    Table farmhouse with brett c, dry-hopped with Sterling & Grungeist.
  • Mini off color spots 1

    Off Color Spots

    Berliner Weisse · 3.8% ABV

    Tiki Weisse-style ale with passion fruit and grapefruit peel
  • Mini off color april rain 1

    Off Color April Rain

    American Wild Ale · 6.2% ABV

    Wild Ale with Sudachi and White Tea
  • Mini off color blueberries feel pain 1

    Off Color Blueberries Feel Pain

    Traditional Ale · 8.1% ABV

    American Wild Ale featuring Native yeast harvested from blueberry skins
  • Mini off color known gnome 2

    Off Color Known Gnome

    Porter · 6.7% ABV

    Old Timey Porter with Quassia Bark and Licorice Root for bittering and flavor
  • Mini off color mikkeller beer geek mus nitro

    Off Color + Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus Nitro

    Stout · 3.5% ABV

    Collaboration with Mikkeller "Russian Imperial Stout"
  • Mini off color miscellanea 1

    Off Color Miscellanea

    American Wild Ale · 6.2% ABV

    A tiger hued American Wild Ale with bugs, house bretts, native yeasts and wild cultures from Jester King, Side Project, Central State, Allagash Brewing, and ourselves...
  • Mini off color qingming 2

    Off Color QingMing

    Specialty Grain · 9.5% ABV

    Field Museum collaboration. A Chang-style malt beverage brewed with fancy rice, honey, alfalfa, dates, peaches, plums, jasmine, koji
  • Mini off color screw you jeremy danner 1

    Off Color Screw You, Jeremy Danner

    Fruit Beer · 6.0% ABV

    Malt Beverage brewed with coriander and aged in Gin barrels with lemon juice added (from label)
  • Mini off color bonaparte s revenge 1

    Off Color Bonaparte's Revenge

    Sour Ale · 6.8% ABV

    With orange blossoms and Mandarin oranges added.
  • Mini off color market rate 1

    Off Color Market Rate

    American Wild Ale · 5.8% ABV

    A wild ale brewed annually for Green City Market with both unripened green and ripened Mara de Bois strawberries from Seedling Farms that are left to sleep for a year in wine barrels. Green strawberries lend a unique acidity while the diminutively sized M
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About the brewery

At some point John and Dave were born. They did other stuff for a while and then they figured out they were better at making beer than at the other stuff. So that’s what they do now. They met while both studied at the oldest and most respected brewing school (of the two…and by the brewers that went to the one) in the US, the Siebel Institute, in 2008 and the brewery was envisioned while they both interned at Metropolitan Brewing afterwards. Most of Off Color’s business plan is based off of Doug and Tracy at Metro knowing what they’re doing, so you should go buy some of their beer too. After cutting their teeth at larger breweries, the two somehow convinced enough otherwise-very-smart-people to invest enough money for them to buy some big shiny things to make their own beer in. So that’s what they do now.

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