Off Color Brewing

Chicago, IL

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  • Off Color DinoSmores

    Imperial Stout · 10.7% ABV

    Imperial stout brewed with Graham flour, marshmallows, molasses and vanilla beans with cocoa nibs added.
  • 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.
  • Off Color Coffee DinoS'mores 2019

    Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Coffee variation of our imperial Smores Stout, Dinosmores.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Off Color Scurry

    Traditional Ale · 5.3% ABV

    Traditional "Kottbusser" style or simply calling it a Dark Honey Ale will do.
  • 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...
  • Off Color Yuzu Fierce

    Berliner Weisse · 3.8% ABV

    Berliner-style Weisse with Yuzu and Calamansi added. Super citrus, an orange, lemon, and grapefruit explosion.
  • Off Color 15 Feet

    Smoked Beer · 3.2% ABV

    It's a vicious cycle of spicy hops punctuating sweet, ephemeral applewood smoke.
  • Off Color Eeek!

    Sour Ale · 5.0% ABV

    Aroma is bright tangerine, mild hay, lemon pepper, wild blueberries and pineapple funk.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Off Color + Wiseacre Alfalfa Kang

    American Pale Ale · 6.2% ABV

    American Pale Ale brewed with Alfalfa Hay and Alfalfa Honey.
  • 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.
  • Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble

    Gose · 4.5% ABV

    Leipzig-style gose brewed with hibiscus flowers. Slightly tart, subtle fruity floral notes.
  • Perennial + Off Color + Side Project ProCATStination

    Saison · 7.0% ABV

    This is a barrel fermenter saison that uses Off Color’s house yeast, the funky cocktail from Perennial’s Funky Wit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Off Color Coffee DinoS'mores 2018

    Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Imperial Coffee Marshmallow Stout with El Salvadorian Las Marias Pacas coffee.
  • Off Color Hyper Predator

    Saison · 6.5% ABV

    Farmhouse ale with coffee.
  • Off Color Class War

    Smoked Beer · 9.5% ABV

    "Gotlandsdricka," an indigenous farmhouse ale from Sweden.
  • Off Color Jerk Bird

    Blonde Ale · 9.5% ABV

    Belgian-style golden ale with Brett C.
  • Off Color Whiskers

    Sour Ale · 8.5% ABV

    Rose inspired American Wild Ale brewed with Central State and aged in puncheon barrels.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Off Color Growl

    Quadrupel · 8.5% ABV

    Belgian-style dark strong ale. Malty sweetness, medium body with notes of stone fruit.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!)
  • 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...
  • Off Color Cat-Sip Hibiscus

    Gose · 4.5% ABV

    Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer
  • Off Color + Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus

    Stout · 3.5% ABV

    Beer Geek Mus - Russian Imperial Stout.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Off Color Dino Smores Coffee

    Russian Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Imperial Coffee Marshmallow Stout with Dark Matter Coffee.
  • Off Color House Lion

    Saison · 4.8% ABV

    Table farmhouse with brett c, dry-hopped with Sterling & Grungeist.
  • Off Color April Rain

    American Wild Ale · 6.2% ABV

    Wild Ale with Sudachi and White Tea
  • Off Color Blueberries Feel Pain

    Traditional Ale · 8.1% ABV

    American Wild Ale featuring Native yeast harvested from blueberry skins
  • Off Color + Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus Nitro

    Stout · 3.5% ABV

    Collaboration with Mikkeller "Russian Imperial Stout"
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Off Color Very Very Far

    Belgian Ale · 6.0% ABV

    A twist on the spirit of Belgian mixed fermentation that utilizes a non-traditional wine yeast, Torulaspora delbrueckii...
  • Off Color Bonaparte's Revenge

    Sour Ale · 6.8% ABV

    With orange blossoms and Mandarin oranges added.
  • Off Color Known Gnome

    Porter · 6.7% ABV

    Old Timey Porter with Quassia Bark and Licorice Root for bittering and flavor
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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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