Off Color Brewing

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

Bottle Shop Special Releases &
Current Lineup

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Now Available....

SPOTS Tiki Weisse with Passion Fruita & Grapefruit Peel. $8/4-pack.

Dense jungle and rainforest are the preferred habitat of jaguars, however as these areas are destroyed through deforestation these noble creatures are forced to roam farther and farther afield in search of the Tiki drinks and grilled cheese sandwiches that sustain them. A couple years ago, we ran into one at Sportsmans Club and shut down the patio with him. Amongst stories of travel and pouncing, he went on at length about his favorite cocktail bursting with all the sickly sweet aromas of passion fruit and grapefruit peel but balanced by a lively acidity and slight but world-wise touch of funk. We've done our best to pay homage to that fine beast and his libations and hope you find Spots as nimble and explosive as its namesake.

Dense jungle and rainforest are the preferred habitat of jaguars, however as these areas are destroyed through deforestation these noble creatures are forced to roam farther and farther afield in search of the Tiki drinks and grilled cheese sandwiches that sustain them. A couple years ago, we ran into one at Sportsmans Club and shut down the patio with him. Amongst stories of travel and pouncing, he went on at length about his favorite cocktail bursting with all the sickly sweet aromas of passion fruit and grapefruit peel but balanced by a lively acidity and slight but world-wise touch of funk. We've done our best to pay homage to that fine beast and his libations and hope you find Spots as nimble and explosive as its namesake.

I'M SORRY. Belgian-stye ale with flowers. $12/750mL. 

I'm Sorry. 7.2%ABV. $12/750mL. The aroma at first blush is a layered cloudburst of flowers, nectar, and white fruits offered in apology to the onslaught of flavors of peach, Juicy Fruit gum, and rose petals which quickly evaporates off the tongue leaving a delectable dry finish and sense of euphoria that comes with a return to the good graces of one's stung love.

I'm Sorry. 7.2%ABV. $12/750mL.

The aroma at first blush is a layered cloudburst of flowers, nectar, and white fruits offered in apology to the onslaught of flavors of peach, Juicy Fruit gum, and rose petals which quickly evaporates off the tongue leaving a delectable dry finish and sense of euphoria that comes with a return to the good graces of one's stung love.

HYPER PREDATOR Coffee Farmhouse Ale. $8/4-pack. Featuring Chicago's own Metric Coffee.

Hyper Predator Coffee Farmhouse Ale. 6.5% ABV. $8/4-pack. Our well-loved Farmhouse Ale, Apex Predator, gets a coffee kick. Metric Coffee's effervescent Ethiopia Hambela Abeba Genet contributes notes of jasmine, lime, honey, and berries. A bright, refreshing coffee beer: who knew?

Hyper Predator Coffee Farmhouse Ale. 6.5% ABV. $8/4-pack.

Our well-loved Farmhouse Ale, Apex Predator, gets a coffee kick. Metric Coffee's effervescent Ethiopia Hambela Abeba Genet contributes notes of jasmine, lime, honey, and berries. A bright, refreshing coffee beer: who knew?

15 FEET Polish-style Grodziskie. $10/6-pack

15 Feet Polish-style Grodziskie. 3.5% ABV. $10/6-pack We brew this beer with 100% applewood smoked wheat to drink during brew days. Small so we can drink all day, but alluring enough to hold our attention. The only problem is no one makes applewood smoked wheat malt so we have to smoke it ourselves...which lengthens our brew day...so we need more beer. It's a vicious cycle of fragrant hops punctuating sweet, ephemeral applewood smoke. And if you don't want to drink it, fine. We'll drink it all ourselves.

15 Feet Polish-style Grodziskie. 3.5% ABV. $10/6-pack

We brew this beer with 100% applewood smoked wheat to drink during brew days. Small so we can drink all day, but alluring enough to hold our attention. The only problem is no one makes applewood smoked wheat malt so we have to smoke it ourselves...which lengthens our brew day...so we need more beer. It's a vicious cycle of fragrant hops punctuating sweet, ephemeral applewood smoke. And if you don't want to drink it, fine. We'll drink it all ourselves.

What Else?

Fierce is back for 2017! Our traditional Berliner Weisse is kettle-soured and fermented with a saison yeast. The natural brightness and flavors of lemony-citrus make it a house favorite. $10/6-pack.

Bare Bear  is our seasonal Sahti-style ale brewed with rye and juniper. It's a traditional Finnish style, some believe it's one of the oldest styles in Europe. $11/6-pack.

Tooth and Claw dry-hopped lager, a year-round collaboration with the Field Museum, was once exclusive to the museum and our own bottle shop. Now it is brewed and bottled regularly and distributed widely. Find it at the brewery: $10/6-pack. No limit.

For a complete list, always check BeerMenus before your visit!

Coming Soon...

Summer brews....

  • Sparkles Finds Some Trouble in time for Chicago Craft Beer Week.
  • Yuzu Fierce after that.
  • Wari after that.

Now you know more than most people.

Updated 4/19/17

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