Off Color Brewing

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

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Special Releases

Thanks for coming to our Oct. 6th release!

Miscellanea

From John: This first release, Miscellanea Vol 1 is a tiger hued American Wild Ale with bugs, house bretts, native yeasts and wild cultures from Jester King, Side Project, Central State, Allagash and ourselves. By collecting all these yeasts it's almost the opposite to the letter of spontaneous fermentation but we're thinking of it regardless as homage to the sorts of lambics that led many of us down this path in the first place. Ridiculously complex with over-rippened apricot, bergamot, cotton candy, old growth forest floor, and wisps of Nebbiolo grapes from the foedre itself. Alluringly tannic and dry complemented by moderate acidity and Hanssen's Oude Gueze like, unabashed barnyard funk. (Mousetrap Only, 750mL bottles $20/each)

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Staveyard

From Dave (the Other Guy): Hard to remember the last time I drank an Oud Bruin, or Flanders brown. As this project progressed, we realized our blend was going to essentially be an Oud Bruin other than unconventionally using the young beer to provide the acidity rather than the aged component. So prior to blending, I picked up a La Folie from New Belgium. It was transcendent and set an upsettingly high bar. The feeling of inadequacy lasted until tasting our final blend. Staveyard came out just as we hoped with multiple balancing layers of complexity integrating malty sweetness, rounded acidity, honey oxidation, and wood tannins with light mahogany hues. We even added the bubbles! The final beer is a blend of batch lactobacillus soured, malty young ale and biere de garde aged in neutral oak barrels for 50 weeks. Multiple complex layers integrate malty sweetness, rounded acidity, sweet honey oxidation, and wood tannins with light mahogany hues. (Mousetrap and the Bottle Shop, 12oz 2-packs $11/each, will be distributed locally and nationally)

Limited & Seasonal Releases
Available To Go

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Mousetrap To Go
Dickens Ave Bottle Shop

Here are some of the fancy beers we have in addition to year-rounds Apex Predator, Tooth and Claw, and Troublesome.  Click the image to enhance the label for details.

Coming Soon(ish)

Known Gnome Old Timey Porter
DinoSmores Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Cocoa Nibs
- launching at Mousetrap on Halloween!
Scurry Kottbusser (Dark Honey Ale)

Updated 10/11/18

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