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  • Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)
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Throwing down at Emporium Arcade Bar to celebrate our 7th year bringing dark beer, arcade and metal.

Last Sunday in February, the 24th, starting at Noon. We're lining up some killer offerings, new and some returning favorites.

This event was originally conceived as a way for craft beer drinkers, new and veteran, to explore dark beer. There are a lot of misconceptions about dark beer, and it's not always easy to reach for a 6 pack that you're not sure about. Darkside allows you to sample and explore some of the best dark beers on the market, some of which you may never see again!

We’ll also have something special lined up with Pretty Cool Ice Cream and some custom flavors to accompany some of the beers at the event.

Online Pre-Sale: $30
Door: $40 (if we don't sell out)

• A bag of game tokens
• 8 samples (about 40 oz) of the beers available. You have the option to purchase full pours of any of your favorites as well.


4 Hands Madagascar

4 Hands Madagascar Cocoa Coconut

4 Hands Madagascar El Salvador

Begyle Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas Pastry

Begyle/DryHop Cherry Waves

Central State Nephilim

Epic Big Bad Baptist NITRO

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout

Goose Island Bourbon County Midnight Orange

Goose Island Bourbon County Proprietors

Half Acre Animal Print Pecan Pie

Half Acre Benthic

Hopewell Big Cold Brew

Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout

Off Color Coffee Dino Smores

Off Color Dino Smores

Perennial Abraxas

Perennial Sump

Revolution Ryeway To Heaven

Solemn Oath Bourbon Barrel Aged Goldmund

Solemn Oath Crunch Dude

Stone 2016 Imperial Russian Stout

Surly Barrel Aged Darkness

Two Brothers Northwind Coconut

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Elgin Craft Beer Fest
Later Event: August 10
Elgin Craft Beer Fest