Off Color Brewing

Chicago, Illinois

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Off Color Brewing’s Miller High Life collaboration ‘Eeek!’ is back

Off Color Eeek!

Chicago, Illinois based Off Color Brewing brewed an interesting collaboration back in 2016 that you might find a little shocking. The craft brewer teamed up with MillerCoors – specifically the brewers of Miller High Life. In the David vs. Goliath world of craft brewing vs. macro brewing wasn’t ready for a collaboration like this. There were quite a few beer geeks were that overly butthurt by the team’s creation. If you couldn’t’ get emotionally passed it the first time, we have some bad news. Off Color Eeek! has returned.

That’s a bit “Off Color” right? As it turns out, the brewing teams of Miller & Off Color are good friends who have talked about this collaboration for years. In the summer of 2016, a collaboration finally happened. Honestly, this “macro” meets “craft” collaboration turned out to be pretty awesome.

The base beer uses Miller High Life ingredients – the same that have made the Champagne of Beers popular for years. Off Color used their funky, acidic mixed cultures in primary fermentation, then lagered it for three weeks. The final flourish is the bottle conditioning with Champagne yeast. (That last move might have been obvious.)

The result is actually a relatively complex American wild ale with a touch of the grainy undertones you’ll recognize as Miller High Life. Easily one of the most interesting collaborations we’ve ever seen in craft beer. The duo very LITERALLY created the Champagne of Wild Beers.

Off Color Eeek! (Batch 2) is available in 750-milliliter bottles in Chicago starting March 18th. Limited distribution is pending.

Style: American Wild Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Latest Return: March 2018

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PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Off Color Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Off Color Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Off Color Brewing, New Beers
Posted in New Beers, Off Color Brewing

Off Color Le Woof

Off Color Le Woof

Off Color Le Woof

Posted in Don't Miss This, Jester King Brewery, New Releases, Off Color Brewing

Jester King Teams Up with Off Color Brewing

Jester King Radiolaria is a new collaboration with Chicago, Illinois based Off Color Brewing. The resulting beer, as the label states, is a “conflagration of wild yeasts.”

Jester King travelled to Chicago with a blend of Texas yeast and bacteria, and combined it with Off Color’s house microbes. The base beer is loosely based on Off Color’s Apex Predator, a farmhouse ale. The blend of both breweries funky mixed cultures give Jester King Radiolaria is unique flavor profile.

Jester King Off Color Radiolaria will be available in the Chicago area. Due to restrictive Texas laws, the beer will not be available in Texas.

Style: American Wild Ale
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Availability: 750ml bottles. Chicago distribution.
Release: May, 2015

4.5% ABV

Images via Jester King

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Off Color’s Marshmallow Graham Cracker Beer Bottled

Off Color Brewing (Chicago) Dinosmores has finally found it’s way into bottles.

The imperial stout has a little history, actually. It was first brewed with Amager Brewery, and West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago. It was voted best beer in the brewery’s Brewpub Shootout when it was paired with dinosaur shaped s’mores. Eventually the beer was named for a little of the food and beer the flavor is inspired by. Make sense? Didn’t think so. Story aside, this is beer you don’t want to miss.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Graham Crackers. Vanilla Beans. Cocoa Nibs)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft

10.5% ABV