Off Color Brewing

Chicago, IL

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All beers · Off Color Brewing

  • 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 Apex Predator

    Saison · 6.5% ABV

    Sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane, and a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite.
  • 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

    Scurry is a traditional German style speciality beer featuring honey and milk chocolate aromas melded with oatmeal and bread crust flavor notes but drinks incredibly dry.
  • 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 Le Predateur

    Saison · 6.5% ABV

    A beret-wearing, baguette-eating, mustached farmhouse ale made with French malts, French saison yeast, and Australian hops.
  • 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 Space Tiger

    American Wild 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 + Wiseacre Alfalfa Kang

    American Pale Ale · 6.2% ABV

    American Pale Ale brewed with Alfalfa Hay and Alfalfa Honey.
  • 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 DinoS'mores 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 Beer for Tacos

    Gose · 4.5% ABV

    A margarita-inspired gose with key lime, pink himalayan salt, kaffir lime leaf, and oranges.
  • 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 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 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 + 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 Growl

    Quadrupel · 8.5% ABV

    Belgian-style dark strong ale. Malty sweetness, medium body with notes of stone fruit.
  • 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

  • Off Color + Mikkeller SD 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 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.
  • Off Color House Lion

    Saison · 4.8% ABV

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

    Berliner Weisse · 3.8% ABV

    Tiki Weisse-style ale with passion fruit and grapefruit peel
  • 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...
  • Jester King + Off Color + Side Project Intersection of Species

    Saison · 4.6% ABV

    It was fermented in stainless steel with a blend of mixed cultures from Off Color, Side Project, and Jester King, and then re-feremented with tangerine zest.
  • Off Color April Rain

    American Wild Ale · 6.2% ABV

    Wild Ale with Sudachi and White Tea...
  • Off Color Beer For Golf

    Witbier · 4.5% ABV

    Arnold Palmer inspired Wit with lemon, black tea, and coriander.
  • Off Color DinoS’mores

    Imperial Stout · 10.5% ABV

    Amager Bryghus and West Lakeview Liquors Collaboration. When we launched BorrachaBaker made us some s'mores shaped like dinosaurs for our launch event...
  • Off Color + Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus Nitro

    Stout · 3.5% ABV

    Collaboration with Mikkeller "Russian Imperial Stout"
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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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