Weekend brew round-up: Darkness Day, Iron Bartender, and more

Weekend brew round-up: Darkness Day, Iron Bartender, and more
Erik Hess

Top billing for weekend drinkin' goes to Surly's annual Darkness Day, happening this Saturday at their Brooklyn Center brewing facility and grounds. It's a whole day (and night before, if you're one of the diehard camp-out types) of beer, bands, and food trucks starting at 11:00 a.m. and going strong until 5:30 p.m. In addition to Darkness, Surly will be pouring all their usual greatest hits, but in order to prepare for the crowds the taproom will be closed on Friday and Saturday.

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If you can't wait to get your hands on some Surly, Stub & Herb's is hosting its Darkness Eve party tonight. Starting at 8:00 p.m., the University-area bar will be pouring from kegs of 2012 and 2013 Darkness, Damien, 2012 Smoke, SurlyFest, SYX, and more.

While not strictly a beer event, this Sunday is the last installment of the Iron Bartender competition at


. Starting at 8:00 p.m. defending champ

La Belle Vie

will be going head-to-head with

Eat Street Social

and underdog 

Pig Ate My Pizza

will flex their muscles against perennial favorite

Marvel Bar

. The cover at the door is $8 for this event and if you missed out on the first, you can catch up on the outcome from round one 



In food truck and taproom couplings this weekend, Moral Omnivore will be at Harriet Brewing tonight and Tollefson Family Pork park their truck there on Saturday.

Simply Steve's is scheduled to be at Fulton tonight and Cafe Racer will be onsite tomorrow. 

Indeed Brewing hosts Vellee Deli tonight and Heavy Metal Grill on Saturday.

The Heavy Metal Grill guys will also be at 612Brew tonight and Messy Giuseppe will be parked there tomorrow.

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