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.
THE PACK OF STRAYS
Human Goose (Has no Picture)
The worst part about Human Goose when he was getting hired was how we were going to address him. His realy name is Sean, but we already had a Sean, his last name is Goosley but he told us to call him Goose, but we already had a brewery dog named Goose. We settled on Human Goose, because we didn't know what else to do and naming people who already have names is hard. That's the only real complaint we've had about him.
Kirk (also has no Picture)
Kirk was an Off Color super fan before he started working the streets pushing our beer to the masses. He was always one of the first few people in line at every one of our releases. When we added a position to our sales force, he was the first in line for that too. He reasoned with us that since he came to all the events and stuff anyway, we wouldn't have to spend too much time training him. Listening to the pitch made us realize that he was good at sales pitches, an important attribute for salespeople.
Hops| The Puppy
Nikki draws all the pretty things for us which is easy for her because she's good at drawing. In her other time, she teaches little children to draw pretty things which is easy because no one expects much from little children's drawings. Still, it's pretty damned important. Her work tends to focus on a macabre sense of humanity and tenderness depicted through vicious animal themes juxtaposing the softness of embroidery. Obviously she grew up in Northern Wisconsin which, if you ask her, is the best part of the best state. Who are we to disagree? I mean their state bird is the Brandy Old Fashioned.
Tim makes design and art for people in Chicago who drink too much of whatever they are drinking. Not surprisingly, Tim is much better at knowing how to make things look good than John or Dave and told them they can't put dinosaurs on EVERYTHING.
Kristin is a graphic designer who has her own studio which she named after herself because when you own your own studio you can name it whatever the hell you damn well please. Her dog is named “Abby” so we'll probably make some sort of abbey beer named after her at some point. Kristin, to her credit, has a much better, much more sophisticated sense of humor than such poor puns.
These two punks made this excellent website. Brad made it pretty and Dave turned it clicky. By day, Brad is an Art Director at a scotch sipping ad agency while Dave writes copious amount of software and eats a lot of lunch. Together, they are conquering the Internet in Chicago. You can occasionally get their very limited attention with motorcycle noises.
How many different type of bourbon are on John's desk?
Whats your favorite beer?
I don't like this question.
What's that thing called?
It's a science tube
Why did you do [insert thing here]?
We were probably drunk
Are you going to apologize?
No. Well, yes.
Why a grain mouse?
It's the only mammal that's at the brewery more than us
So you like mice?
Hell no. They try and eat our grain
Why do you use the metric system?
Because it makes sense dammit
What is the metric system?
What are the hours of your taproom?
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm; Friday and Saturday 11am-Midnight. Make sure you're heading towards 1460 N Kingsbury. You'll be sorely disappointed if you show up at 3925 W Dickens on a Sunday. Or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, et al.