Surly Brewing Co Darkness Day Event Details
On Saturday, October 26, from 11am-5:30pm, Surly Nation will storm the brewery gates to spend the afternoon at the brewery drinking great beer, eating great food, listening to great live music (METAL!), and celebrating the 2013 release of our Russian Imperial Stout, Darkness. Darkness Day cometh…
During Darkness Day, we’ll be pouring 8oz glasses of Darkness 2013, as well as 8oz pours of Damien, El Hefe Negro and a special for this year, a Smoked IPA brewed with Puya Chiles, called Dumpster Fire. We’ll also be pouring 12oz glasses of Dampfbier, Cacao Bender, Hell, Furious and cask pours of Oak-aged Bender, Cynic aged on apple wood and tea-bagged Overrated. Beer tickets are $4. CASH ONLY.
As usual, we’ll have a bunch of food trucks parked outside the brewery throughout the day. From6am until 11am Glam Doll Donuts and Caribou Coffee will be serving outside the gates. All donations given to Caribou Coffee during the event go to Surly Gives a Damn, which in turn will purchase then donate bags of coffee to the Children’s Hospital and Humphrey Cancer Center. It’s that easy to Give a Damn!
A big part of Darkness Day is the music and this year it’s going to be LOUD \^^/. Band lineup: (Note: Times are subject to change without notice)
11-11:30am: Fallen Empire
12-12:30pm: God Came From Space (featuring Slayrah from Surly)
1-1:30pm: Rivers of Nihil
2-2:45pm: Vulgaari (featuring head brewer Todd)
Darkness swag will also be available throughout the day inside the brewery and under the big tent. This year’s Darkness art was created by local artist Josh “Jawsh” Lemke. Check out his other work via @jawshtheartist. Josh will be under the big tent signing posters, bottles and anything else you might want him to pen from 2-3pm. Stop by and meet him.
Tell us what you’re drinking throughout the day by using the #DarknessDay hashtag,@surlybrewing.
Hordes at the Gate
You don’t need a ticket for Darkness Day, but if you want to buy Darkness you need a wristband. The first 1,500 folks in line get wristbands. This wristband will entitle you to purchase up to six 750ml bottles of Darkness at the brewery. Darkness bottles are $20 each and it’s CASH ONLY.
Darkness wristbands will be color-coded and marked with your purchasing time. If you miss your allotted time, you will be able to enter later to purchase bottles with any other group.
If there are extra bottles after the initial sales, we’ll be holding a second sale around 3:30pm with a maximum of four bottles per person (while quantities last). If you miss that, Darkness will start hitting stores and bars on Monday, October 28.
We will have Surly volunteers working through the night and early morning getting ready for the event. The volunteers can and will blackball anyone being a dick in the line. Please respect the line because line cutting and space holding are not cool.