Dinos, Dogs, & Off Color Brewing

What: Beer Release / Tasting

When: Friday - October 20, 2017 @ 05:00PM to Friday - October 20, 2017 @ 09:00PM

Where: The Open Bottle, Tinley Park, Illinois
Come out to our Halloween event with Off Color Brewing! We'll be slingin' Off Color beers all night along with a Dinosaur costume contest, and being extra charitable with 100% of the proceeds from our Le Woof keg going to Animal Welfare League!

Think you're the best looking dinosaur in all of the land (before time)? Well, we're challenging you to wear your best dinosaur costume! The very best looking prehistortic creature will win a OCB & TOB prize basket! Contest will be judged by the one and only Andrew Tader of Off Color Brewing.

The Hog Wild Express will be here at 5pm serving their famous BBQ! Come hungry.

LE WOOF - biere de garde - 7.8% ABV
*100% of proceeds from Le Woof keg to be donated to Animal Welfare League*
Inspired by our brewery puppy, Hops, Biere de Guard Dog seems sweet enough will a strong malt presence lead by Munich and Vienna malts. But at 7.8% ABV, it packs a bite. Just ask our delivery guy!

AQUA PREDATOR - saison - 6.5% ABV
Saison Wet hopped with Michigan Crystal hops... because wet hops are better than dry hops! (Well, maybe they are not better, but the certainly are not worse.)

We made a Gruit using horehound, Grains of Paradise, coriander, and costmary. It's called Prisoner's Dilemma. Inspired by criminal mind James Squire who was banished to Australia in the late 1700's. Eventually, he became known as the first person to successfully grow hops in Australia (as a farmer in his second life).

WARI - berliner style weisse ale - 3.8% ABV
We have some friends over at the Field Museum because they like animals and beer and stuff and we like animals and beer and stuff. We started saying we should work on making different beers together from countries other than England and Germany. It just so happened Dr. Ryan Williams was part of a team who discovered an ancient brewery in Cerro Baúl, Peru. They found a mill, boiling and fermenting vats and remnants of molle berries all around the brewery. You can read about it here. So we thought it would be fun to try to make a beer inspired by the ancient drink known as chicha de molle. All we had to do was import some purple corn from Peru, mill it up, spice it with molle berries and pump the beer into the closest thing we had to a ceramic vat, which is our old, beat up lactobacillus tank. What came out was a beer-like drink with a dry, grainy funk and pepper spiciness, plus it was deep purple in color with pink foam lacing. Made us wonder if the Wari's wished they drank out of glassware rather than ceramics.

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