12:00 pm 🍺 Extra Fancy Beer Alert!
Off Color Brewing - Mousetrap, 1460 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago (312) 929-2916 🗺️
& Off Color Brewing Bottle Shop, 3925 Dickens, Chicago  🗺️
Cranberry Fox in the Snow  Kriek-inspired Foedre-Aged Wild Ale with Cranberries
$16 / 250mL 4-pack • 8.4% abv
Fox in the Snows* are our series of classic Belgian kriek-inspired foedre-aged fruited wild ales named in honor of these wily, untamed forest princes. This version spent 11 months in one of our Barolo foedres and then refermented for a month with Michigan grown cranberries. Garnet red in color with an intense, acidic pop of cranberries and supple, tannic body. Mid palate notes of red currants, slate, and black cherry. A dalliance of Grenache Noir heavy Châteauneuf-du-Pape** follows into the finish with enough wild character to remind the Avignon popes of Disney Robin Hood’s overly sexy foxes.*** Oo-De-Lally, Oo-De-Lally.
* These tasting notes have footnotes – it’s quarantine times. Normal rules don’t apply.
** Wines from the southern Rhône region of southern France designated by the Appellation d’origine contrôlée. Translates to “Pope’s new castle” in reference to Pope Clement V moving the seat of the papacy to Avignon in 1308.
*** Seriously, why did they make these animated foxes so sexy? It’s on Disney+ if you don’t remember.
Miscellanea Vol. 3 Foedre fermented with cultures collected from our collaborators
$16 / 250mL 4-pack • 7.8% abv
Our Miscellanea beers are an ongoing collaborative project collecting and incorporating the house bretts, native yeasts, and wild cultures from the many wild and mix fermentation breweries around the country near and dear to our hearts into a single foedre. For this third iteration, we’ve added Athens, Ohio’s venerable Jackie O’s acidifying microbes they refer to as ‘House Party’ to the established wild yeasts and bacterias remaining in the foedre from Central State, Allagash, Jester King, and Side Project, as well a host of our own wild and native cultures. [Here's a post Dave wrote last summer right before Vol. 2 dropped!]
Initial waifs of pineapple, Seville orange and summer flowers shock to a bright nectarine-lime lightning flash of acidity. Reminiscent of sudden afternoon thunderstorms spent guarding glasses of river cool rosé from raindrops underneath strawberry tinged skies. A rolling thunderous backdrop of papaya and black cherry overlaying a deep, lingering vinous body from its long slumber in one of our Italian Barolo wine foedres.
Available Wednesday 12/9 at Mousetrap and the Bottle Shop. Preorder Now!

 

4:00 - 8:00 pm 🍺 Empanadas & Blackberry Old Town Golden Ale Release
Wolfden Brewing, 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 🗺️
We live & die by the weather- Wednesday is going to be 53 degrees so we are opening up to serve you empanadas and beer!
We are releasing a special limited variant of our Old Town Golden Ale-with Blackberries!