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 […]
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Mousetrap, Off Color Brewing’s taproom, is designed to ensnare lovers of experimental beers
Off Color expands its capacity for experimental and wild beers with a 150-seat taproom in Lincoln Park.
Ancient Chinese techniques inspired the Field Museum and Off Color to make an extraordinary new beer
Brewer John Laffler talks about how he used rice and mold—and some help from a Field archaeologist—to create the new, limited QingMing.
The ultimate guide to Chicago brewery tours
The best brewery tours for beer geeks who’re also cat lovers, home brewers with a dream, gluten-intolerant cyclists, experts who think they’ve seen it all, and more
Todd Ricketts tapped by Trump for Commerce Department, and more Chicago news
Trump passes on the bouquet to Ricketts scion Todd, bids him to say hello to the folks.
The best Chicago Craft Beer Week 2015 events
Check out the best Chicago Craft Beer Week events.
Next’s Paris Bistro teaser is ever so twee
Plus an introduction to Intro, Big Jones goes soul, and more food goings on
Chicago breweries are reviving long-forgotten beers
Four locally brewed beers from a bygone era
John Laffler: ‘Genuineness will be the next crisis in craft brewing’
John Laffler of Off Color Brewing offers his assessment of Chicago’s beer scene.
Off Color Brewing’s John Laffler: ‘Why do we need to make this beer?’
Talking with the ex-Goose Island R&D brewer at his Off Color Brewing
Off Color’s DinoSmores stout: Not quite extinct
Catching up with the goings-on at Off Color, using the pretext of reviewing their sought-after DinoSmores Russian Imperial Stout
Killer casks at the Day of the Living Ales
If you think “cask beer” means “flat, warm, and funny tasting,” what you’ve had is some seriously fucked-up cask beer—and this is the festival to prove it to you.
A look at the new Off Color brewery
Off Color Brewing launches Troublesome and Scurry, its first year-round beers, with a party at the brewery.
Chicago Craft Beer Week’s cup runneth over
Chicago Craft Beer Week expands, celebrating both the city’s staple breweries and its rising number of new players.
Craft beer from the inside: A Gchat
John Laffler of Off Color and Jess Straka of Metropolitan dig into the nuts and bolts of the craft-brewing business.