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2019 Surly Darkness Day Announces Dawn of Darkness Pour List

2019 Surly Darkness Day Announces Dawn of Darkness Pour List

The field is set, and we now know a bit more about the all-star cast of beers and breweries who will be joining Surly Brewing for the 2019 Darkness Day. Last year, Surly debuted a full weekend of programming to heighten the experience surrounding the release of their cult-classic Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. One of the biggest additions to Surly Darkness Day is Friday night’s Dawn of Darkness beer festival, which includes over 20 guest breweries, whose beers are not typically available in the state of Minnesota.

In advance of September 27th’s Dawn of Darkness, we’ve received a sneak preview of the beers being poured at the fest, and it seems the participating breweries all received the memo to bring out the big guns.

Keep in mind, this is an initial projected pour list and that all beers are subject to change, but here’s your first look at the 2019 Dawn of Darkness Pour List.

AslinSan DiegoBourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
AslinSummer FrittataSour Ale
BrickstoneShak'd Up w/Blackberry and RaspberryBlackberry Raspberry Milkshake IPA
BrickstoneBarrel Aged Dark SecretBourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Burial BeerI'm Actually Feeling Like All Is Right With The World and None of This MattersImperial Stout with Pecans, Honey, Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon
Burial BeerQuietly into Empty SpacesBourbon Barrel Aged Bier De Garde with Brettanomyces and Honey
Casa AgriaVagabond BreakfastImperial Stout Brewed with Coffee, Maple Syrup, and Peanut
Casa AgriaDrawn to DawnImperial Stout Vermont Maple Syrup and Cinnamon
Casey Brewing & BlendingStout TribeImperial Stout Brewed with Cocoa and Vanilla
Casey Brewing & BlendingFunky Blender - Cherry (Bing)Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Colorado Bing Cherries
ChampionShower BeerCzech Style Pils
ChampionWar of WrathBarrel-Aged Sour
CulminationIllusions of GrandeurBreakfast Stout w/Vanilla Beans and Coffee
CulminationSide HustleHazy IPA w/Mouteka, Rakau, and Mosaic
EclipticPhaser Hazy IPAHazy IPA with Citra, Azacca, Mosaic, Motueka, and Calypso hops
EclipticVega IPAIPA
Great NotionDouble StackImperial Breakfast Stout Fermented with Maple Syrup & Aged on Sumatra Coffee Beans
Great NotionBlueberry MuffinBlueberry Sour Ale
HailstormBarrel-Aged Vlad NeopolitanBarrel Aged Stout with Strawberries, Chocolate, and Vanilla
HailstormBarrel-Aged Vlad MapleBarrel Aged Stout with Maple Syrup
Hops and GrainRiver BeerPremium American Lager
Hops and GrainLupulin RodeoJucy IPA
J. WakefieldTBATBA
MikerphoneLife is a BarleywineDouble Barrel Aged English Barleywine
MikerphoneMikerphone DropDouble Dry Hopped Pale Ale w/ Citra Hops
Other HalfOther Half/Equilibrium Hello Gentlemen and WillImperial Stout with Almonds, Cocoa Nibs, Tahitian Vanilla, and Caramel.
Other HalfDouble Dry Hopped BroccoliImperial IPA w / Cascade, Hallertau Blanc, Mosaic, Simcoe + Mosaic Lupulin Powder
Outer RangeIn the SteepIPA with Citra Hops
Outer RangeDouble Dry Hopped SteezyIPA with Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin Hops
Phase ThreeCurvature: NeapolitanChocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry Imperial Stout
Phase ThreeCurvature: Batch 1Chocolate, Hazelnut Imperial Stout
The Rare BarrelHome Sour, HomeGolden Sour Aged in Oak Barrels with Peaches, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Bean
The Rare BarrelMap of the SunGolden Sour Aged in Oak Barrels with Apricots
Southern GristBatch One Theory - FluffernutterBlend of Two Oated Imperial Stouts Aged 9-12 months in Bourbon and Whiskey Barrels w/ Peanut Butter, Marshmallows, and Vanilla Beans
Southern GristImperial Double Fruited Vanilla Black Currant Boysenberry HillSour Ale Brewed with Vanilla, Black Currant, Boysenberry, and Lactose
Sun KingPachangaMexican-Style Lager
Sun KingBarrel-Aged Shadow ProofBarrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Superstition MeaderyChocolate Grand CruMead with White Chocolate, Vanilla, Blueberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, and Cocoa Nibs Aged in FO barrels
Superstition MeaderyBanana HavocBanana's Foster Mead Aged in Rum Barrels
TaxmanEvasion 2019Imperial Belgian-style Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels
TaxmanCertifiedBelgian-style Sour Quadrupel Ale Aged with Cherries
Three WeaversBlood JunkieImperial Red
Three WeaversSeafarerGerman-Style Kolsch
Wiley RootsAnother OneImperial Milk Stout with TCHO Chocolate Nibs, Milk Sugar, banana puree and strawberry
Wiley RootsRaspberry Rhubarb County Fair CobblerMilkshake Sour IPA with Pureed Raspberry and Rhubarb, Graham Cracker, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Milk Sugar. Dry hopped with Vic Secret and Lemon Drop Hops
Wren HouseDevil's ClawBarrel-Aged Imperial Porter
Wren HouseDesert TropicaleImperial Coconut Stout
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)Double Stuffed Darkness
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)Mole Darkness
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)Old Fashioned Darkness
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)2018 Fernet Darkness
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)2018 Cherry Vanilla Darkness
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)2019 Darkness
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)2019 BA Darkness
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)Double Barrel-Aged Pentagram
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)Temple
Surly Brewing's Saloon (Fri & Sat)2017 BA Darkness

In addition to Friday’s Dawn of Darkness Beer Festival, Saturday’s Darkness Day Celebration brings Surly center stage with Surly vintage and rarity pours throughout the day to accompany musical performances from God Came from Space, The Blind Shake, Black Lips, and Eyehategod.

Darkness Day’s Pour List will also include:

  • Surly Casks (timed tappings at Darkness Day, Sat., Sept. 28):
  • Blood Orange Axe Man
  • Cynic with added passion fruit and mango
  • Smores Darkness
  • Nutella Darkness – Cacao and hazelnuts
  • German Chocolate Cake Darkness – german sweet chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut and toasted pecans
  • Horchata Dark Phase
  • Rosé with Raspberries and lemon
  • Liquid Stardust with white grape juice
  • One Man Mosh Pit with different dry-hopped hops
  • Vintage Bottle Shop (beers will be available for purchase while supplies last, Fri, Sept. 27 – Sat., Sept. 28):
  • 2009 Darkness
  • 2010 Darkness
  • 2011 Darkness
  • 2012 Darkness
  • 2013 Darkness
  • 2015 Darkness
  • 2015 BA Darkness
  • 2016 BA Darkness
  • 2017 BA Darkness
  • 2019 BA Darkness
  • Four
  • Five
  • Syx
  • SeVIIn
  • Eight
  • Nein
  • 2019 Darkness
  • Campground Beer (exclusive at Darkness Day)
  • End of the Internet (exclusive at Darkness Day)
  • None More Black (exclusive at Darkness Day)

Draft Trailer (the following beers will be available at the draft trailer on Sat., Sept. 28 only):

  • Furious IPA
  • Damien American Black Ale
  • Axe Man IPA
  • Sleek IPA
  • One Man Mosh Pit New England IPA
  • Rocket Surgery Hazy Ale
  • Liquid Stardust Brut IPA
  • Dark Phase Stout
  • Warp Zone Pils
  • Peel & Squeal Tart Ale with mango
  • 2019 Darkness Russian Imperial Stout
  • Double Stuffed Darkness Rum Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with vanilla beans and cacao
  • Mole Darkness Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with vanilla beans, chocolate, cinnamon and chilies
  • Old Fashioned Darkness Rye Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with Moroccan sweet orange peel


Tickets are currently available for 2019 Darkness Day festivities, as well as for the 2019 Darkness and 2019 Darkness Variant Packages.

This year’s variant bottles will be available will only be available by purchasing a weekend variant ticket package. The Darkness Days Weekend Package which is available for $200 includes:

  • 3 Bottles of 2019 Darkness with the option to purchase more.
  • 3 Bottles of 2019 Darkness Variants (one bottle each)
  • Admission to Friday’s Dawn of Darkness Beer Festival (all you can sample-style beer fest)
  • Admission to Saturday’s Darkness Day which features live music, vintage, newly release, rare Surly beers, food trucks and more.
  • Reserved camping and parking from 9/27-9/29

Other packages include:

  • A Weekend Pass with No Bottles available for $55
  • A Friday Pass with no bottles available for $45
  • A Saturday Pass with no bottles available for $35

PorchDrinking is partnering with Surly Brewing to send a lucky fan to attend the 2019 Surly Darkness Day Weekend with a pair of Weekend Passes. Winner will be announced on Wednesday of this week.

Enter to Win a Pair of Weekend Passes to the 2019 Surly Darkness Day

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