Explore the dark side of craft beer.
Join us and our host, Emporium Arcade Bar, on Sunday, February 22 at Noon as we delve into some of the best dark beers available. It's cold, football is over, 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, 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.
We will also have 3 Extra Special Secret Kegs that will be tapped along with the 24 beers for the day.
Tickets are $25 and include 8 samples (32 oz) of the dark stuff, and a bag of tokens. You also have the option to purchase a full pour of your favorites. First 150 people at the event get an HCB swag bag.
2015 DARKSIDE :: PARTICIPATING BREWERIES
PERENNIAL ARTISAN ALES
Loomi Weisse :: Sump Coffee Stout
SOLEMN OATH BREWERY
Kavorka :: Psychogaze
Shake Chocolate Porter Nitro
Mean Gene :: Bean Gene
Bell's Rye Stout
STONE BREWING CO.
Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate & Orange Peel
4 HANDS BREWING
Madagascar :: Bona Fide Imperial Stout
Grand Guignol; Act One :: Abduction Stout
SURLY BREWING CO
2011 Smoke :: Eight
Barrel Aged Tongue Buckler :: Indra Kunindra
MARZ COMMUNITY BREWING
Marz/Antithesis Gravitar Black IPA w/ Espresso
Might Meets Right with Vanilla
Caramel Chocolate Porter
HALF ACRE BEER
OFF COLOR BREWING
The Misterioso Porter
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.