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Darkness 2014 Artwork from Erica Williams

Here’s this year’s artwork for the beer that makes collector nerds sweat and eBay fiend salivate… we’re talking about this year’s artwork for Surly Darkness. This year Erica Williams takes the reigns with a harpy keeping watch over Surly Brewing Co.’s coveted Russian Imperial Stout, Darkness. (non-cropped version here)

Darkness 2014 - Erica Williams

What do you think? Like it? Dislike it? Love it?

Surly Darkness Day 2014 is slated for October 25th at the brewery in Brooklyn Center.

From the label:

The legendary Harpy tortured unwary travelers by stealing their precious food and drink. This year’s cruel creature defends her cauldron of Darkness with razor claws and a dead stare of malevolence. Don’t mess with her Darkness.

She’s hoarding this massively opaque barrel aged Stout screaming with notes of chocolate, coffee, dried tart cherries, vanilla, rye whisky and raisins. The thick body of this Russian Imperial Stout finishes sweet, with a piney resinous hop character.

Dare if you will to open the bottle and steal from the imagination of our 2014 Darkness artist, Erica Williams.

Lift Bridge Silhouette Release Party

Lift Bridge SilhouetteLift Bridge’s latest, Silhouette, a Russian Imperial Stout will be released at the brewery on Saturday, February 9th. It’s a barrel-aged that they describe as having “aromas of coffee, molasses, chocolate, and prune meld[ed] with an intense dark roasted malt character. This complex beer is rich, full-bodied, and will warm all the senses.” At 10% abv and 75 IBUs, it should warm the insides.
Event details:

Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Silhouette Russian Imperial Stout will be released on Saturday, February 9th! The Barrel-aged Stout will only be on tap and sold exclusively at Lift Bridge.

  • Winter Wonderland Theme
  • Live Music
  • Winter Hat Contest
  • Food Trucks
  • Brand New Ice Bar
When: Saturday, February 9th, 6-9 PM.
Where: Lift Bridge Brewery, 1900 Tower Drive, Stillwater, MN

Cost: Free Admission
Bottle Sales: Exclusively in Lift Bridge Taproom