Like some other founders of Barrel District establishments, Risse carved his brewing teeth on a home brew setup. As he learned the brewing craft, he became increasingly attracted to the artisanal nature of the practice.
“Big beer is mass produced,” said Risse. “It’s the same recipe over and over again. With craft brewing, you can get creative and have fun with it.”
“Each beer is kind of a blank canvas that you can create upon,” he added.
That mentality doesn’t just extend to the flavors of LogOff’s brews. It extends to the marketing and overall aesthetic of the brewery itself.
Head to LogOff’s website and you’ll find a cornucopia of upcoming events, including stand-up comedy shows, trivia nights, open mics, bingo and more. In addition, the brewery is experimenting with coordinating boozy-themed trips for interested clientele. Last year, they organized their first trip, a booze cruise through Europe.
“It was a 10-day cruise and it went to Belgium, Amsterdam, Germany, France and ended up in Switzerland,” said Risse, noting that travelers visited a host of different breweries for tastings along the way.
With that first trip now in the rearview mirror, Risse is looking to organize more travel events in 2023, including visits to Ireland and celebrating Oktoberfest in Germany.