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Darkness Day 2019

SEPTEMBER 27 - 28 SOMERSET, WI

Darkness Day returns for its 13th year. It’s a sunup to almost sundown day of music, but most importantly, beer.

While Friday’s Dawn of Darkness Beer Festival highlights cool and rare beer from 24 guest breweries unavailable in our MN/WI footprint, Saturday’s Darkness Day Celebration revolves around Surly beer – more specifically the release of 2019 Darkness Russian Imperial Stout. 

Darkness Day is an all-day, all-ages gathering that revolves around Surly’s broad portfolio of beer. Here is what you can expect:

CASKS

  • Blood Orange Axe Man, tapping at 11 am
  • Horchata Dark Phase, tapping at 11 am
  • Rose with Raspberries and Lemon, tapping at 11 am
  • Liquid Stardust with White Grape, tapping at 11 am
  • One Man Mosh Pit with El Dorado hop hash, tapping at 11 am
  • Cynic with Passion Fruit, Elderflower, and white ash wood, tapping at 11 am
  • S’mores Darkness, tapping at noon
  • Nutella Darkness (cacao and hazelnuts), tapping at 2 pm
  • German Chocolate Cake Darkness (german sweet chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, and toasted pecans), tapping at 4 pm

BOTTLE SHOP: VINTAGE AND/OR EXCLUSIVE BEERS FOR YOU TO ENJOY AT YOUR CAMPSITE OR BRING HOME

  • Darkness: 2009-2013, 2015
  • BA Darkness: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • Anniversaries: Four, Five, Syx, SeVIIn, Eight, Nein
  • 2019 Darkness
  • Campground Beer (4-pack 16 oz. cans)
  • At the End of the Internet (4-pack 16 oz. cans)
  • None More Black (4-pack 16 oz. cans)

SALOON (Friday & Saturday)

  • 2019 Darkness
  • 2019 Darkness Variants: Old Fashioned, Mole, Double Stuffed
  • 2018 Darkness Variants: Fernet and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Vanilla
  • BA Darkness: 2017, 2019
  • Double BA Pentagram
  • Temple

DRAFT TRAILER (Saturday only)

  • 2019 Darkness
  • 2019 Darkness Variants: Old Fashioned, Mole, Double Stuffed
  • Furious
  • Damien
  • Axe Man
  • Sleek
  • One Man Mosh Pit
  • Rocket Surgery
  • Liquid Stardust
  • Dark Phase
  • Warp Zone Pilsner
  • Peel & Squeal

See the schedule for Saturday’s event below.

FRIDAY • SEP 27

Campground & Box Office Open 12:00PM
Dawn of Darkness Beer Festival 6:00PM-9:00PM
Tickets are required to sample beers from 24 guest breweries
Music from DJ Lori Barbero
Surly bottle shop open for Darkness & rare beer sales
Beer Festival Ends / Back To The Campground 9:00PM
Bottle share will continue once the beer festival ends
Big Ass Bonfire
Weather permitting
Campground food trucks selling late night snacks
Shuttles running between RV/electrical & GA campgrounds

SATURDAY • SEP 28

Campground & Box Office Open 10:00AM
Darkness Day Celebration 11:00AM-6:00PM
Tickets are required to enter event grounds
2019 Darkness bottle pick-up/purchase
Bottles can be picked up anytime between 11AM-6PM by anyone with a wristband. Bottles MUST be picked up on Saturday.
Surly bottle shop open for Darkness & rare beer sales
2019 Darkness artist showcase in the Saloon
Tim Chapman will be selling art & signing bottles
God Came From Space 11:30AM
The Rope 12:45PM
The Blind Shake 2:00PM
Black Lips 3:15PM
Eyehategod 4:30PM
Darkness Day Ends / Back To The Campground 6:00PM

SUNDAY • SEP 29

You don't have to go home 12:00PM
but you can't stay here

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