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Dark beer and bourbon make things bright. Uptown Tavern

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Darkest Day of the Year Celebration: Tap Take Over

Dec. 20
3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Free
Barhopping, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Food and Drink

For 2017’s Darkest Day of the Year celebration, all 30 lines at Uptown Tavern will go black as night, offering the type of rare and high-alcohol beers that aficionados wait in line and form cult followings for. The staggered releases will start at 3 p.m., and the menu includes hard-to-find local brews like Insight Gravity Well Double Barrel 2016, aged beers like Surly Four, and notable nationals like Dogfish Head Vanilla World Wide Stout and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Beers from Bent Paddle, Ballast Point, Founders, Lift Bridge, and many others will also be available. For those who need a little more warmth, out on the heated patio they’ll pour specialty Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace bourbons.