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Darkness Day 2019

SEPTEMBER 27 - 28 ▪︎ SOMERSET, WI

It's Coming

DARKNESS HAS DESCENDED

It all started over a decade ago, on a cold November morning in a cramped Brooklyn Center office park. Now, it’s a weekend-long celebration of Darkness.

What Goes Down

  • New & Rare Surly Beers
  • 23 Guest Breweries
  • Loud Music
  • Camping & Bottle Share
  • Food (And Drink, Obviously)

Welcome to Darkness Day,


SURLY BREWING FOUNDER

Dawn of Darkness Beer Festival

23 hand-picked breweries who don't distribute in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin are joining us to kick off the weekend with a traditional beer festival on Friday night from 6-9pm. The annual bottle share tradition will continue back on the campgrounds into the evening.  

Burial Beer Co.
ASHEVILLE, NC
Sun King Brewing
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Mikerphone Brewing
CHICAGO, IL
Hops And Grain Brewing
AUSTIN, TX
Other Half Brewing
BROOKLYN, NY
Great Notion Brewing
PORTLAND,  OR
Phase Three Brewing Co.
CHICAGO,  IL
The Rare Barrel
BERKELEY, CA
VIEW THE FULL LIST

2019 Darkness

Our massive Russian Imperial Stout contains waves of chocolate, coffee, cherry, raisin, and toffee, plus a non-traditional dose of aromatic hops. 2019 artwork is done by Tim Chapman.

MEET THE ARTIST

Variants

  • Double Stuffed Darkness: Rum Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with vanilla beans and cacao
  • Molé Darkness: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with vanilla beans, chocolate, cinnamon and chilies
  • Darkness Old Fashioned: Rye Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with Moroccan sweet orange peel

Variant bottles are only available by purchasing the Weekend Variant Ticket Package.

Music

Get Tix

Weekend Pass (bottles included) Limit: 1,000

  • (3) bottles of 2019 Darkness (+ the option to purchase more onsite on Saturday)
  • (3) bottles of 2019 Darkness Variants (one of each style)
  • Admission to Friday night's Dawn of Darkness beer festival; includes all-you-care-to-sample pours from guest breweries.
  • Admission to Saturday's Darkness Day celebration with access to live music, Surly vintage beers, new/exclusive Surly package and draft beers, food trucks, merchandise and miscellaneous partying all located inside the event grounds.
  • Reserved campground/parking from 12 pm 9/27 to 12 pm 9/29.

$200 Purchase

Weekend Pass (no bottles) Limit: 500

  • Admission to Friday night's Dawn of Darkness beer festival; includes all-you-care-to-sample pours from guest breweries.
  • Admission to Saturday's Darkness Day celebration with access to live music, Surly vintage beers, new/exclusive Surly package and draft beers, food trucks, merchandise and miscellaneous partying all located inside the event grounds.
  • Reserved campground/parking from 12 pm 9/27 to 12 pm 9/29.
  • NOTE: While bottles are not included in this package, you WILL have ability to purchase 2019 Darkness bottles a la carte onsite on Saturday.

$55 Purchase

Friday pass (no bottles) Limit: 500

  • Admission to Friday night's Dawn of Darkness beer festival; includes all-you-care-to-sample pours from Surly & guest breweries.
  • Reserved campground/parking from 12 pm 9/27 to 12 pm 9/28.
  • NOTE: You WILL NOT have the option to purchase 2019 Darkness bottles a la carte with this package.

$45 Purchase

Saturday Pass (no bottles) Limit: 500

  • Admission to Saturday's Darkness Day celebration with access to live music, Surly vintage beers, new/exclusive Surly package and draft beers, food trucks, merchandise and miscellaneous partying all located inside the event grounds.
  • Reserved campground/parking from 10 am 9/28 to 12 pm 9/29.
  • NOTE: While bottles are not included in this package, you WILL have ability to purchase 2019 Darkness bottles a la carte onsite on Saturday.

$35 Purchase