Parade of Darks, the grandest celebration of dark beers, will be held at Wynkoop Brewing Company on Saturday, December 7th, from 1-4pm. To gain entry into the event, all beers must be at least amber-colored or blacker resulting in one of the most monochromatic beer festivals in existence.
All proceeds from Parade of Darks will go to Denver’s largest hunger-relief program: Metro CareRing. Furthermore, a silent auction (with prizes ranging from piano lessons, weekend getaways, beer and brewery memorabilia, and local gift cards) will also benefit those most in need.
Attendees will enjoy unlimited samples and interactions with fellow beer geeks as most booths will feature a brewery representative. There’s also a possibility that Gov. Hickenlooper, a co-founder of Wynkoop, might also attend.
Pre-event tickets are $35 and day-of-event tickets are $42. Parade of Darks raised $14,000 last year and seeks to top that number in 2014.
What follows is a near-complete list of breweries and beers that will be at Parade of Darks:
AC Golden Brewing Company: 2012 Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Dark Fruit Sour Frambois Noir
Arvada Beer Company: Jolly Holiday Ale: Spiced Winter Warmer, Pool Hall Porter: Brown Ale
Avery Brewing Co.: Out of Bounds Stout, Old Jubilation: Winter Strong Ale, The Czar: Imperial Stout
Black Bottle Brewery: Carlos: American Brown, Liquid Metal: Imperial Rye Stout,
Cerealiously: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk Stout
Breckenridge Brewery: 72 Imperial Double Chocolate Cream Stout, Christmas Ale, Vanilla Porter, Oatmeal Stout
Bristol Brewing: TBD
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company: Cara De Luna: Black IPA, Snowcat Coffee Stout.
Copper Kettle Brewing Co.: Mexican Chocolate Stout, Black IPA, Pecan Smoked Brown Ale
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project: TBD
Denver Beer Company: Irving: Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Graham Cracker Porter
Dry Dock Brewing Co.: Shotgun Russian Imperial Stout, Urca Vanilla Porter, 3 Heavy Wee Heavy
Elevation Beer Co.: Little Mo’ Porter, Apis IV: Quadrupel
Epic Brewing: Smoked Porter, Double Skull Doppelbock, 825 State Stout, Big Bad Baptist: Imperial Stout
Fort Collins Brewery: Double Chocolate Stout, Smoked Rye Porter
Funkwerks: Oud Bruin, Dubbel
Gravity Brewing: Ante Meridiem: Espresso Stout, Jubileum: Belgian Peppercorn Ale,
Ebb & Flow: Double Red Rye, Tsar Bomba: Russian Imperial Stout
Great Divide: TBD
Green Flash Brewing Co.: Double Stout
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse: Fearless Youth: Munich Dunkel, Master Thief: German Porter, Devil's Riddle: Bourbon Barrel Old Ale.
Left Hand Brewing Co.: TBD
Mission Brewery: Dark Seas: Imperial Stout, Shipwrecked Double IPA, Carrack Imperial Red
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery: Cat Bugler: Black IPA, Big BOI BOB: Imperial Milk Stout
Odell Brewing Co.: Isolation: English Winter Ale, Mountain Standard: Double Black IPA
Odyssey Beerwerks: TBD
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew: Cottonwood Rauchbier: Smoked Ale, Huckleberry Roasters Coffee Stout: Dry Stout, Winter Warmer Infused with Bourbon Soaked Cherries & Oak Chips: Old Ale
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company: TBD
Renegade Brewing Company: Hammer & Sickle: Russian Imperial Stout.
Santa Fe Brewing Co.: Santa Fe State Pen Porter, Imperial Java Stout, Black IPA
Ska Brewing: TBD
Strange Brewing Company: TBD
Tommyknocker Brewery: Legend: 20th Anniversary Olde Oaked Brown Ale, Cocoa Porter
Twisted Pine Brewing company: Big Shot Espresso Stout, Hoppy Knight: Black IPA
Upslope Brewing Company: TBD
Verboten Brewing: Mountain Man: Imperial Dark Cream Ale, Rum Barrel Aged Pure Imagination: Double Oatmeal Stout Aged in Dancing Pines Rum Barrel, What Hump: Sour Porter
Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub: Chai Milk Stout, Yak's RIS: Imperial Stout
Wasatch Brew Pub & Brewery: Polygamy Porter, The Devastator: Dopplebock, Wasatch Winterfest: Amber Ale
Squatters Pubs & Beers: Squatters Outer Darkness Stout
Wynkoop Brewing Company: Gingerbread Stout: Imperial Sweet Stout, 2013 Whiskey Barrel Aged Barley Wine, Coconut Milk Stout, Brewjolais Noveaux 2013: Spontaneously Fermented Sour Beer with Marash Chile Peppers, Cuit la Coche, and Foch grapes