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
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.