Explore the dark side of craft beer.
Join us and our host, Emporium Arcade Bar, on Sunday, February 28 at Noon as we delve into some of the best dark beers available. It's cold, your fantasy football team may have let you down this year, and there isn't much else to do on a Sunday afternoon. It is a perfect time for playing vintage arcade games and enjoying some amazing craft beer.
If you're on the fence about dark beers, or don't know much about them, this event is perfect for you. Hell, if you love dark beers and a huge fan of them, this event is for you. We've got an array of stouts, porters, black ales, black IPAs, black saisons, barrel aged offerings and more.
Darkside will also feature BBQ from Johnny Van's Smokehouse. Johnny Van is a supreme pit master and can grill up some mean and tasty grub. Very excited to have them on board for this year.
Tickets are $25 and include 32 oz of the dark stuff, and a bag of tokens. You also have the option to purchase a full pour of your favorites.
2016 DARKSIDE :: PARTICIPATING BREWERIES
4 HANDS BREWING
Madagascar • Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Woodsman
Victory at Sea Coconut • Victory at Sea Peanut Butter
BeaNorma Gene • Mean Gene
STONE BREWING CO.
12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout • Americano Stout
Chocolate Camaro Nitro • Baume
Kavorka • La Grippe
Cacao Bender • Blakkr
Heaven Hill Barrel Aged Personal Chain Letter
CENTRAL STATE BREWING
THREE FLOYDS BREWING
Wiseblood Oak Aged Baltic Porter
OFF COLOR BREWING
2015 Abduction Imperial Stout
DARK HORSE BREWING
2015 Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
PERENNIAL ARTISAN ALES
Sump Imperial Coffee Stout • Sump Burundi Imperial Stout
Johnny Van is a retired Army Ranger that has been all over the world picking up tricks, tips, and honing his craft. You can find him all over Chicago smoking up some of the finest BBQ you'll ever have a chance to try. Johnny has competed in countless competitions and has been a guest judge at many events. This guy knows his stuff!. We are beyond excited to have him at Darkside this year.