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Market Rate and Wildings Bottle Release!
Saturday, July 21
Mousetrap, 1460 N Kingsbury

Ticketed Release: 11am (sold out), 12pm, 1pm
Bottle Sales open to the Public at 2pm

Online Reservations close at 3pm, Friday, July 20th!

Hey again, wonderful supporters of Off Color! Time to make your reservation for this Double Feature!

Market Rate is so limited, we're not sure how much will be around at 2pm when the public sale begins. And we don't expect draft to last the whole weekend so consider this your heads-up! There is a little more Wildings, but not much, so it will remain exclusive to Mousetrap and the Bottle Shop. Scroll down to read more about each beer.

Release Day Primer

  • Mousetrap is open during the release and we'll have some goodies on tap for ya! Market Rate and Wildings will be on draft when we open at 11am. We don’t know how long the MR draft will last, in all honesty.

  • 750mL bottles of Market Rate and Wildings are $20 each. Reservation Holder Limit: two bottles Market Rate and six bottles Wildings.

  • Bottle sales open to the public at 2pm. Again, Market Rate is super limited availability.

  • A small run of Market Rate tees will be on hand to commemorate the occasion (and that gosh darn adorable farmer mouse). We'll show you the design soon, promise.

  • Credit cards only for the release purchase. The taproom accepts cash and cards.

  • Questions? Post them to the Facebook event page or shoot us an email.

About Reservations:

  • One reservation per person, so please leave the reservation "Quantity "at "1." You can make reservations for friends or family by increasing that number, but you must provide their full name in the "Comments" box of the checkout form or email us if you forget.

  • Choose the hour that works best for you on July 21st: 11am, 12pm, or 1pm. You can show up at any point during that hour to purchase your allotment, no need to lineup.

  • We often get asked if friends can tag along. Of course they can! But if they want an allotment of bottles, they'll need a reservation.

  • Your reservation costs $1 and 100% will be donated to the Green City Market. We support their dedication to food access issues, education, and community outreach.

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   Wildings:  Native yeasts harvested from blueberry skins yield an aromatic cloudburst of summer blueberries, concord grapes and strawberry blossoms interlaced with supple oak and a delicate note of violets from the long rest in handmade foedres we pulled out of a winery in the northern Italy region of Piedmont where they held Barolo for 15 years.

Wildings: Native yeasts harvested from blueberry skins yield an aromatic cloudburst of summer blueberries, concord grapes and strawberry blossoms interlaced with supple oak and a delicate note of violets from the long rest in handmade foedres we pulled out of a winery in the northern Italy region of Piedmont where they held Barolo for 15 years.

   Market Rate:  Brewed annually for Green City Market with both unripened green and ripened Mara de Bois strawberries from Seedling Farms that are let to sleep for a year in wine barrels. Green strawberries lend a unique acidity while the diminutively sized Mara des Bois have a potent pop reminiscent of slicing into fresh berries.  Bright chords of honey and meadow flowers overlay light, toasted malts that play base for the vibrant fruit- and fermentation-based acidity. The finish is dry with a dose of American oak for structure leaving one reminded of vanilla, cracked black pepper, strawberry seeds, and late spring naps. 

Market Rate: Brewed annually for Green City Market with both unripened green and ripened Mara de Bois strawberries from Seedling Farms that are let to sleep for a year in wine barrels. Green strawberries lend a unique acidity while the diminutively sized Mara des Bois have a potent pop reminiscent of slicing into fresh berries.  Bright chords of honey and meadow flowers overlay light, toasted malts that play base for the vibrant fruit- and fermentation-based acidity. The finish is dry with a dose of American oak for structure leaving one reminded of vanilla, cracked black pepper, strawberry seeds, and late spring naps. 

Limited & Seasonal Releases
Available To Go

Please visit our BeerMenus pages for the most current inventory:
Mousetrap To Go
Dickens Ave Bottle Shop

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Coming Soon(ish)

Yuzu Fierce: Thursday, July 12, 4packs

Our first Foedre beer Wildings and the latest batch of Market Rate will be released on Saturday, July 21! All the info is at the top of the page.

Updated 7/6/18

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