Tradition is the most important part of any holiday. Each year, on Darkness Eve, devout beer drinkers line up in Brooklyn Center, anxiously waiting to get their hands on coveted, wax-sealed bottles of Surly Darkness. The Russian Imperial Stout is acclaimed for its vanilla-smooth body, rich chocolate notes, and a sneaky ABV. There’s a special atmosphere as the Surly nation takes over the parking lot, metal bands blaring as beers are raised in toast. God Came From Space, Sunless, Ghost Bath, Khemmis, and Toxic Holocaust will provide this year’s brooding soundtrack. There’ll be eight different food trucks and a diverse lineup of beers, led by 2017 Darkness, different cask versions of Darkness, and its next-of-kin beer, Damien.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION Darkness Day 2017 at Surly Brewing Company
Hello Darkness. Saturday, October 21, Surly Nation will descend upon our Brooklyn Center, Minnesota brewery to get the first taste of Darkness 2017, our massive Russian Imperial Stout. We will be ready with our usual mix of music, food and Surly beer. Details below, will update as more things get added (and they will)
LIVE MUSIC: God Came From Space | Sunless | Ghost Bath | Khemmis | Toxic Holocaust
CASKS: Darkness with Vanilla Aged on Red Oak Kilderkin | Cherry Darkness Kilderkin | Salted Darkness Kilderkin | Mole Darkness Kilderkin | Sardonic Infused with Blueberry & Basil Firkin | Mango Axe Man Firkin | Moe's Bender FirkinSimpson's Scottish Ale Firkin
EATS: Natedogs® | Gastrotruck | Chef Shack | Butcher Salt | Little Gs Pizzeria | Hot Indian Foods | Groveland Confections...and the Surly Food Truck