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Darkness 2013 Artwork

This year’s artwork for Surly Darkness comes from the hands of Josh “Jawsh” Lemke. Check it out.

Surly Darkness 2013 label

From the bottle:

“Brewcifer Lord of Darkness”
From the depths of the Brewhouse he arises! Enveloped in raging flames, his shadowy visage commands submission ot the dark nectar in his goblet. Brewcifer holds before you a massively opaque black brew with notes of chocolate, coffee,d ried tart cherries and rasins. The thick body of this Russian Imperial Stout finishes sweet, with a piny resinous hope character.

Brewcifer commands that you enjoy this creation in a tulip glass, to capture the comple aromas and flavors. Brewcifer would suggest that you share with a friend. Brewcifer doesn’t want you to e a jerk.

Each year, we select a different artist to create a Darkness-inspired monstrosity. This year’s fiery creature is from the dark imagination of local artist Josh “Jawsh” Lemke.

Omar Ansari  Todd Haug

Sling a Surly

This is kind of a fun idea… do you have a friend who has graciously agreed to wait in line tomorrow (tonight, even) in order grab you a bottle of Surly Darkness? SlingerApp is a cool way to reward them. Hit up SlingerApp.com on your smart phone and you’ll be able to buy said friend a beer at Darkness Day via a virtual beer ticket.

SlingerApp was built locally and of course is approved by Surly, so don’t hesitate to give it a try.

Surly Darkness Day Details

This year’s Surly Darkness Day is  Saturday, October 27, from 11am–6pm. Obviously if you’d like to get your hands on a bottle (or six) of Darkness, it’s advised that you get in line early. What time? It’s difficult to say, and as this event gets more popular. How about early o’clock? Not to rub it in, but for the first Darkness Day, we showed up around 9am and were near the front of the line. Don’t count on that this round!

Surly Darkness Day no. 1. Shitty cell phone shot. I’d apologize, but some of you were still drinking Miller Lite at this point! 🙂

…and of course there will be beer… and food, and music.

Expect some of the usual suspects as well as limited-release beers and casks. You can buy beer tokens for $4. Pours of cask beers & Darkness will be 8 oz. and everything else is 12 0z.

Food trucks:
You will not go hungry unless you are broke… or stupid. Plan ahead. Chef Shack, Natedogs, Barrio, Groveland Confections, Caribou Coffee, and others will be serving throughout.

Live Music:
As always, at Darkness Day the rock will be accompanied by the roll. Bands include God Came From Space, We Are Legion, Wolvhammer, and Powermad.

Powermad – Surly Darkness Day No. 2

So you wanna buy a bottle (or six) of Darkness?
The Surly crew will hand out 1200 wristbands for bottle sales prior to the gates opening. If you get a wristband, you’ll be allowed to buy up to 6 bottles of Darkness. Bottles of Darkness are $18 each, (cash only). Extra bottles will be available for purchase later in the afternoon. Not everyone buys their allotted 6 bottles, so stick around if you want a bottle but weren’t one of the first 100 people in line… you may just get one…

Some Rules:
[Aside from the golden rule in the beer world… don’t be a jerk. Oh, and for the love of all that is good in the world, don’t ]

  • Must be 21+ to enter unless accompanied by parent. No tickets needed.
  • DON’T SHOW UP BEFORE 3:30 on Friday! Surly has neighbors. Respect their employees and their space.
  • Any tents/structures that are up during daylight hours will not be allowed.
  • Volunteers will be helping with the line overnight. Please follow their direction as they can blackball you from the event if you don’t.
  • As always, be safe and arrange a ride or take a taxi home.