Saturday, October 8th, 2022
We promised not to host another Darkness Day until we could sell bottles ourselves. Well, the time has come, the laws have changed, and we’re planning a party for the ages. Celebrate this year’s Darkness release with a full day of FREE live music, plus activities, tastings, special releases, and a surprise or two along the way.
The OG cult classics are coming back: Wet, Fiery Hell, One Man Mosh Pit, and 16 Grit. Catch timed tappings throughout the day of rare offerings, exciting sneak peeks, Surly staples, and a myriad of vintage Darkness.
You can’t have Darkness Day without music. Metal, punk, rock, loud, local, national. All day long and all for the low, low price of FREE. Check out the line-up here:
God Came from Space 11am
Dumpster Juice 12pm
No Encore 12:45pm
Desperate Acts 2:15pm
Bad Planning 3pm
Black Widows 4pm
Flatfoot 56 5:30pm
Face to Face 8:30pm
We’ll have music indoors as well! We’re hosting three killer DJs for a Dark Wave dance party from 5-11.
To celebrate the Minnesota Legislature freeing the growler, Surly is bottling a limited run of
2022 Darkness bottles! These bottles are exclusive to Darkness Day, which is being brought back
to life on Saturday, October 8th at our Minneapolis brewery.
In anticipation of this epic resurrection, we’re offering a 2022 Darkness Presale for those interested in securing their bottles and Darkness Day merch ahead of time. (As noted, this is the only day to get 2022 Darkness in bottles. The retail version hits shelves on Halloween in our boxed, 16-oz. can format.)
Our presale has three tiers from which you can choose, all of which are for pick-up on the day of
Two 750 mL bottles of Darkness, $40 before tax. One for you, one for the cellar.
Tee It Up
Two 750 mL bottles of Darkness and a 2022 “Return of Darkness Day” commemorative t-shirt, $75 before tax.
Gluttony & Sloth
Two 750 mL bottles of Darkness, the commemorative t-shirt, and three crowlers with exclusive day-of beers, $115 before tax. The crowlers include a fruited kettle sour, a hazy IPA, and a wet-hopped beer you might remember. Hint, hint.
Again, these are only available for pick up on Darkness Day. If you make a pre-order, you must be present on October 8th to pick it up. Additional bottles and merch can be added to your order.
The short answer: A beer release. The awesome answer: A kick-ass party celebrating our Russian imperial stout with live music, rare beer tappings, dance parties, live tattooing, plus a bunch of other rad stuff that we’d rather keep a secret.
Nope! All free, all day.
Bottles will be available all day on October 8th. Pick up from the brewery begins at 11am!
No, you must be present on October 8th to pick up your pre-orders.
2022 Darkness Variant Sneak Peak: Lumberjack Breakfast
2022 Darkness Variant Sneak Peak: Ginger Snap
2022 Darkness Variant Sneak Peak: Raspberry Chocolate Torte
We’ll also have special day of variants for you to sample from our brewers:
Brewer’s Darkness Variant: Irish Coffee
Brewer’s Darkness Variant: Black Forest
Brewer’s Darkness Variant: Coquito
Brewer’s Darkness Variant: Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Cold Smoked Cherries
Go for it!
Eddie Wolfe (_electricyeti_) – Eddie and other darkness artists will be around signing bottles and selling art.
Well behaved pets are allowed outside on a leash. No animals indoors, please. All service animals welcome.
Absolutely, may we suggest hearing protection though.
Nope. We’ll have plenty of options for you.
We highly recommend ride share, biking, or public transit as our parking lot fills up quickly. Otherwise, there’s plenty of street parking in our neighborhood.
Any bottles remaining after the pre-sale will be available to purchase during the event.
Cash and credit are accepted. IOUs not accepted.
Plenty! Both restaurants will be open as well as the Surly food truck.
Yes, the Beer Hall and Pizza Upstairs will have regular service.
For sure, come and go as you please.