Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mouse Tracks, a special collaboration project with Off Color Brewing (Chicago, Illinois), on December 31, 2021.
Building off of Off Color’s incredible penchant for “experimenting with new techniques and non-traditional ingredients in thoughtful ways,” Mouse Tracks is an Australian-style Sparkling Ale featuring Carolina Gold Rice, Hallertau Blanc and Amarillo hops. Coming in at 6% ABV, the “dry and effervescent” Mouse Tracks “presents a bready malt character balanced by light floral and fruitiness from the hops.”
Mouse Tracks will debut Friday, December 31 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 16 oz. cans at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Mouse Tracks will see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for Mouse Tracks from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Off Color Brewing
Release – Limited; December 31, 2021
Style – Australian-style Sparkling Ale
ABV – 6%
Featured Hops – Hallertau Blanc & Amarillo
Added Ingredients – Carolina Gold Rice
Availability – 16 oz. cans
Off Color Brewing (Chicago, Illinois) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Beer for Pizza, a Cola-inspired Ale, in October 2020.
Modeled after the unofficial official soda pop pairing for pizza parties everywhere, Beer for Pizza is an Herb/Spice Beer featuring “sweet crystal malts, Belgian dark candi syrup, and vanilla balanced with acidity from lime juice and citric acid” and dosed with a “flavor addition . . . inspired by the secret ‘Seven X’ blend of citrus, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a juicy, yet spicy-sweet botanical kick.” Beer for Pizza (4.5% ABV) is finished with the addition of “kola [which] provides a slight caffeine boost while a crisp carbonation enhances the mouthfeel.”
Beer for Pizza is available now at both Off Color Brewing locations and is entering distribution now. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Chicagoland and throughout the rest of Off Color’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Beer for Pizza from Off Color Brewing
Release – Limited; launching October 2020
Style – Herb/Spice Beer
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 3
Malts – Vienna & Crystal
Hops – Nugget
Secret Ingredients – Dark Candi Syrup, Kola Nut, Lime Juice, Vanilla, Lemon Zest, Orange Zest, Orange Blossom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Nutmeg & Citric Acid
Fun Fact – “Caffeine (and the name) of Cola was originally provided by the kola nut, native to the rainforests of Africa. This caffeine rich nut was chewed as a pick me up and was a common ingredient in old-timey tonics including a now world famous tonic that included extract from the coca plant. Kola nuts are no longer used in modern colas and instead are replaced with caffeine extract, but Beer for Pizza uses the kola nut as its source for a mild caffeine kick.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Off Color Brewing (Chicago, Illinois) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Silly People, an American Gose-style Ale, this week.
Arriving as Off Color Brewing’s “boldest gose yet”, Silly People (4.5% ABV) is an American-style Gose brewed with lemon peel, coriander and salt and “fermented with a mixed cocktail of Lactobacillus, Torulaspora and Brettanomyces.” This recipe provides a complex experience featuring “notes of lactic acid, lemon juice, and grapefruit juice . . . balanced by a rising bread body and enhanced by a mouthful of salinity from French grey sea salt. It’s basically a Salty Dog.”
Silly People debuted at a “first taste” launch event at All Together Now on Wednesday, June 26. It is then scheduled to hit The Mousetrap at Off Color Brewing on June 27 with “very limited local and national distribution to follow.” You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 250ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Illinois and throughout the rest of Off Color Brewing’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Silly People from Off Color Brewing
Release – Limited; June 26, 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 8
Malts – Pils, Victory, Carapils, Wheat, Oat Malt, Flaked Oats & Flaked Barley
Hops – Columbia
Secret Ingredients – French Grey Sea Salt, Green Coriander & Lemon Zest
Availability – 4-packs of 250ml bottles & draft
Off Color Brewing (Chicago, Illinois) has officially announced that the latest batch of Yuzu Fierce, the wildly popular variant of its Fierce Berliner Weisse, will begin hitting shelves and taps in early June 2019.
One of Off Color Brewing’s most requested offerings, Yuzu Fierce is a “kettle soured, free rise fermented” Berliner Weisse featuring additions of Yuzu and Calamansi fruits. Coming in at a highly drinkable 3.8% ABV, the “crisp, tart” Yuzu Fierce “is the definition of a summer session beer.”
Yuzu Fierce hit The Mousetrap at Off Color Brewing on June 7 and is scheduled to enter full distribution shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Illinois and throughout the rest of Off Color’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Yuzu Fierce from Off Color Brewing
Release – Seasonal; early June 2019
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 3.8%
IBUs – “3ish”
Malts – Pils, Wheat & Flaked Wheat
Hops – “A little”
Added Ingredients – Lactobacillus, Yuzu & Calamansi
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft