Off Color Brewing

We brew beer. Sometimes we do other stuff, but not as well.

Our bottle shop opened in February 2016. It's a straight forward retail space where we can sell our bottled beer to go. It's small. It's industrial. It's gonna be freezing in the winter and boiling in the summer, so be glad there's no bar or tasting room for you to sweat/freeze your butt off. But hey, fresh beer and special bottle releases and tours are now yours. You're welcome.

Follow us on Twitter and BeerMenus for regular bottle shop updates


  • Wednesday: 3pm-7pm
  • Thursday: 3pm-7pm
  • Friday: 2pm-7pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-6pm (tours at 1pm and 3pm)
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.
  • Hours subject to change. We'll post to social media (and here) if they do.


  • Christmas Eve Day (12/24): Noon-4pm. One tour at 1pm.
  • New Year's Eve (12/31): Noon-4pm. One tour at 1pm.

You'll find our humble bottle shop in the brewery at 3925 W. Dickens Ave in the great city of Chicago. It is not a bar or tasting room and there are no growler fills. We do not accept cash; just credit/debit cards (but no American Express, sorry). Our full lineup of merchandise is also available for sale. Oh yeah, and there's no public restroom, so plan accordingly.

Getting here via public transportation: 1 block north of the Armitage bus, 1/2 block east of the Pulaski bus, 1/2 mile from lots of things: the Healy Metra stop (MD-North) with its Divvy Bikes station and the Fullerton and Kimball buses. The western trailhead of The 606 elevated path is 0.6 miles away. There's a Google Map at the bottom of the page, too.

Apex Predator, Troublesome, Scurry, and Tooth and Claw for sure. We'll also have a stash of current seasonals and one-offs listed on our "Release" page. We hope to have a rotating selection of 750mLs. Best advice: follow us on BeerMenus for up to the minute inventory. We're on Twitter, too. Kegs may be available with advance notice, please email

Sick of getting three-day old beer at your local boutique beer store like a chump? Well, going forward we'll have a standing bottling day every Friday so you can come over and buy beer fresh from the line! Also, we should probably tell our bottling crew they're bottling every Friday. But since we bottle the rest of the week, too, there could be fresh beer on any given day.

As it's available, a schedule of Brewery Releases will be listed on the "Releases" page along with any applicable reservation information. Some will require advanced sign-up (Whiskers, Coffee Dinos'mores, Hellbroth for example), others will be more of a "come and get it!" kind of thing.

Tours are Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm (with the exception of bottle release days). Since tours are capped at 20 people and often sell out in advance, we suggest buying your tickets online. Web sales close one hour before tour time. We tweet tour walkin availability by 11am every Saturday, plus updates as needed. Feel free to buy merch online before your visit (choose "Pick-up at Bottle Shop") or there is plenty waiting for you here.

We are not offering private tours at this time but you can buy up slots on the public tours.


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