Surly Darkness Day, October 22


If you want to get your claws on Darkness, Surly’s Russian Imperial Stout, join the frenzied, thirsty horde at Surly’s brewery for Darkness Day. Surly fans prepare yourself for an amazing event that will feature more than 10 Surly beers on tap, bands and food vendors.


Surly Brewing Co., 4811 Dusharme Dr. Brooklyn Center, MN 55429


Saturday, October 22nd

11:00am – 5:00pm

You MUST be 21 to purchase Darkness or beer tokens.

Everyone will be ID’d prior to entering the gates. If you’re under 21, you MUST be accompanied by a parent.

Each person with a wristband will be allowed to purchase up to SIX 750ml bottles of Darkness for $18 each, CASH ONLY. 

Tap beers are being poured at the Trailers and in our Tap Room. Cask beer is available ONLY under the Big Tent (check the chalk board for release times). Beer Tokens are $4 for a 12 oz pour, CASH ONLY.

Those who did not receive a wristband will be able to buy up to FOUR bottles of Darkness starting at 4:00PM (while quantities last). Darkness will hit liquor stores on 10/31.

What’s on Tap?

Cask Furious, Bender and Cynic will be available under the BIG TENT only. Check the sign at the Cask Pouring Station for varieties and scheduling.  

Darkness: This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors. Chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee. 9.9% ABV.

Damien: A dry-hopped black ale, spawned from the usually discarded remnants of Darkness. Flavors of roasted malt and dark brown sugar suffocated by aromas of tangerine and pine. 35 IBUs, 5% ABV.

Moe’s Bender: Bender brewed with coffee, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans, and aged on cherry and birch wood. 5.1% ABV.

Hell: A German style Helles (light) lager with a bready, malty aroma and taste. Enjoy it while you can. 5.0% ABV.

Furious: Our Amber IPA, for those who favor bitter-sweet hoppy flavor and aroma. 6.5% ABV.

Cynic: Our take on a Belgian Saison is the perfect summer beer. Loads of spiced stone fruit flavors. 6.6% ABV.

Bender: An Oatmeal Brown Ale with orangey-hop aroma and cascades of cocoa, coffee, and caramel. 5.5% ABV.

SurlyFest: NOT a German Style Oktoberfest Bier, SurlyFest is a single-hop, dry-hopped, rye lager beer. 6.0% ABV.

Coffee Bender: This is Bender, our American Brown Ale, infused with coffee that is roasted locally by Coffee & Tea Ltd in Linden Hills. 5.5% ABV.


Surly’s neighbors have been gracious enough to let us use their parking lots. Don’t make a mess. Overflow parking is available at Caribou across HWY 100.

Bike parking is available for those of you who are hardcore enough to go green, next to the Sela lot on Dusharme.

If you need to leave your car here, no problem. Please have it moved by Monday or it will be towed.


Gates open at 11am and close at 5pm. Only those with wristbands will be able to purchase bottles of Darkness.

Food Vendors

We’ll have food vendors (The Chef Shack, Play Ball Catering, Natedogs, Potter’s Pasties and Pies, and Cupcake) to keep you nourished, bike parking for those who demand it, and an ATM or two in case you need cash.


Hang out with us through the afternoon and enjoy beer, food, and live music from:

God Came From Space: 11am-noon

Guzzlemug: 12:30-1:30pm

Droids Attack: 2-3pm

Ambassador Gun: 3:30-4:30pm

Contact Info

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