The Dark Side: Beers for the Holidays

December 2011

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