It’s exhilarating just to anticipate the annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FOBAB). I don’t know if it is the prospect of being surrounded by so many high ABV (alcohol by volume) beers that brings this out in me or the fact that there was only a virtual version last year. The sheer thought […]
From a toolbox to a 30,000-square-foot brewery.
Off Color expands its capacity for experimental and wild beers with a 150-seat taproom in Lincoln Park.
Four locally brewed beers from a bygone era
John Laffler of Off Color Brewing offers his assessment of Chicago’s beer scene.
Talking with the ex-Goose Island R&D brewer at his Off Color Brewing
Catching up with the goings-on at Off Color, using the pretext of reviewing their sought-after DinoSmores Russian Imperial Stout
The 214 entries at this year’s FOBAB included beers aged in gin and Tabasco barrels, in what I’m pretty sure was a first for the festival.
Four years after its debut as Scully, Goose Island’s award-winning barrel-aged saison Gillian finally gets bottled.
Off Color Brewing launches Troublesome and Scurry, its first year-round beers, with a party at the brewery.
After four years of scheming, two local brewers are finally in business.
Northdown’s mind-boggling tap list for its Lions, Tigers & Beers benefit includes several brewed for the event—among them a hibiscus gose from Off Color.
John Laffler of Off Color and Jess Straka of Metropolitan dig into the nuts and bolts of the craft-brewing business.
Off Color Brewing debuts with four tasty collaborations: a pink pilsner, a smoked bock, a half bock, and a potent French-Belgian chimera.
Food & Drink in this week’s Reader: an off-the-grid brewery in the making, beer guides, Rustic House, Cocktail Challenge, and more