The Dark Side: Beers for the Holidays

December 2 2011, 11:38 AM

The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone, the tree is up, and the temperature has dropped. All of which means that it's time to fill the fridge with perfect-for-winter dark beers. But which one? You could wander blindly in the store and grab the first Chistmas-y designed six-pack you see, or you could try them all (or, nearly all) Saturday. Seventy-four different darks, from 34 breweries, will be pouring as Wynkoop Brewing Company hosts the Parade of Darks from 1-4:30 p.m. Bonus: Ticket proceeds benefit the MetroCare Ring. Here, some highlights from the menu. 

Editor Favorites:

Avery Brewing: Out of Bounds Stout
Breckenridge Brewery: Vanilla Porter
Bristol Brewing: Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout 
Deschutes Brewing: Obsidian Stout
Firestone Walker: Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout
Great Divide: Oak Aged Yeti
Left Hand: Milk Stout Nitro 
Ommegang: Abbey Ale
Sierra Nevada: Celebration Ale 
Strange Brewing: Cherry Bomb Stout
Twisted Pine: Honey Brown

Brews We'd Like to Try:

AC Golden: Framboise
Copper Kettle: Smoked Porter
Drydock Brewing: Vanilla Porter 
Golden City: Black Hops
Grand Teton: Black Cauldron Imperial Stout
Lost Abbey: Judgment Day