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Off Color’s Funky Taproom Is Open in Lincoln Park

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Mouse Trap is coffee shop by day, taproom by night

Off Color’s Mouse Trap
Ashok Selvam

The day has finally come when people can pick from 12 different Off Color Brewing beers under the same roof without buying 16 six-packs. Mouse Trap, at 1460 N. Kingsbury Street, opened on Monday morning in Lincoln Park, near the neighborhood’s Whole Foods and glut of big-box retail.

The taproom allows Off Color fans to not only sample and try the beers out of fancy glasses, but see the brewers hard at work as well. Food isn’t available, but patrons are welcome to order in. It’s also pouring coffee during the day.

The space holds up to 150 people, with 12 different Off Color experimental beers on tap and four guest drafts, according to the Reader. The Reader also mentions that cocktails and wines by the glass will be available, courtesy of Ben Fasman (Big Star, Dove’s Luncheonette, Estereo). Cask lines will pour cider, sake, and more, and a limited coffee program will be available (the taproom, after all, opens at 11 a.m.).

Facebook photos show interiors (including a 360-degree view of the bathroom), which depict tiled walls that emulate the playful bottle label art. T-shirts with the Mouse Trap logo will be available at the taproom as well, for those who can’t get enough of that little mouse logo. There’s a bottle shop on premise where visitors can take home some favorites, which means surely bottle release parties are to come. On Halloween, the taproom held an event with a Dino S’mores vertical release, so hope for more similar events to happen for Off Color lovers.

The Mouse Trap, 1460 N. Kingsbury Street. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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