Our countdown to the 5th annual Parade of Darks™ has begun! This dark-beer, holiday festival and fundraiser for Metro Caring returns in five days, on Saturday, December 3rd from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The Parade of Darks™ features a goose-bumping, carefully-selected list of 60+ amber-to-black beers from some of the world’s best big-hearted brewers, all donated because of Metro Caring's cause. Here are five more reasons why you and your friends should jump online and buy advanced tickets to the Parade:
Advance tickets come with vouchers for two meals at Chipotle AND for a classic pizza at Pizzeria Locale!
The 2016 Parade of Darks™ takes place in the glorious, circa-1890 splendor of the Turnhalle Room in the Tivoli Student Union.
Tivoli Brewing (located in the Student Union) is offering a whopping 20% discount on pre- and post-Parade food to all ticket holders.
100% of ticket sales go to Metro Caring, which means your $45 ticket will provide a week of nutritious food to six hungry Coloradans.
Holiday fellowship over 1-oz servings of awesome beer is top-shelf holiday cheer and a great warmup to the Parade of Lights on Saturday evening.
Parade of Darks 2016 will feature beer from dozens of breweries. Here is the final beer list:
Aspen Brewing Company
10th Mountain Imperial Stout (9.3% ABV), Barrel Aged 10th Mountain Imperial Stout (13% ABV)
Avery Brewing Company
Vanilla Bean Stout (10.8% ABV), Raspberry Sour (6.5% ABV), Mephistopheles (15% ABV) Ellie's Brown Ale (5.5% ABV), Out of Bounds Stout (6.3% ABV), Pump[KY]n (15% ABV), The Czar Imperial Stout (10.1% ABV)
Ballast Point Brewing
Victory at Sea Imperial Porter with Coconut (10% ABV), Cinnamon Raisin Commodore (6.5% ABV)
Big Choice Brewing
Poblano Stout (5.7% ABV), Obeah Caribbean Imperial Stout (10% ABV)
Dunkel (6% ABV), Baltic Porter (9.5% ABV)
Black Shirt Brewing
Four Track Chai Porter (6.25% ABV)
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad (11%ABV)
Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Gulden Draak Dark Trippel (10.5 % ABV)
Bull & Bush Brewery
Big Ben Brown Ale (6% ABV), 44th Anniversary Belgian-Style Dark Ale (8% ABV)
Call to Arms Brewing Company
Beer Drinks You Baltic Porter (5.9% ABV)
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Snowed In Imperial Oatmeal Stout (10.1% ABV)
Crazy Mountain Brewing
Local’s Stash Triple Chocolate Porter (7% ABV), Bridge Street Holiday Ale (6.5% ABV)
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
American Porter (8%ABV), Wild Mint Imperial Coffee Stout (8.5% ABV), Barrel Aged Nightmare on Brett with Blueberries (9.666%ABV)
Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing
Fremont Brewing’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star (14.5% ABV), Evil Twin Brewing’s Liquid Double Fudge Imperial Stout (10% ABV)
Denver Beer Co.
Pretzel Assassin Amber Lager (5% ABV), Summit Sunrise Red Rye IPA (6.3% ABV), Graham Cracker Porter (5.6% ABV)
Einstok Beer Company
Icelandic Toasted Porter (6% ABV)
Epic Brewing Company
Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout (12.7% ABV), Double Skull Doppelbock (8.5% ABV), Santa Cruz Brown IPA (7.2% ABV)
Fiction Beer Company
Zembla Baltic Porter (7.9%), Wintry Emblem Oak Aged Winter Spiced Ale (8.8%)
Great Divide Brewing Company
Hibernation Ale (8.7%), Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale (10.5%), 22nd Anniversary Dark American Sour (8.7%), Oatmeal Yeti (9.5%), Yeti (9.5%)
Green Flash Brewing
Cosmic Ristretto Baltic Porter with Espresso (8.2% ABV), Dia de los Serranos Imperial Stout with Chiles (8.8% ABV)
Grimm Brothers Brewery
Midnight Strikes Black Lager (5% ABV), Fearless Youth Munich Dunkel (5.8% ABV)
High Hops Brewery
Dark One Milk Stout (6.3% ABV)
New Belgium Brewing
2016 La Folie Sour Brown Ale (7% ABV), 1554 Black Lager (5.6% ABV)
Chipotle Smoked Porter (7.5% ABV)
Hold Steady Scotch Ale (7.5% ABV), Raspberry Dubbel (5.9% ABV)
Samuel Smith’s Brewery
Oatmeal Stout (5% ABV), Organic Chocolate Stout (5% ABV)
Night Walker Imperial Stout (9.75% ABV), Night Walker Espresso Imperial Stout (9.75% ABV)
Stone Brewing Company
Coffee Milk Stout (5%), Vanilla Bean Porter (5.9% ABV)
Strange Craft Beer Co.
Strangely Epic Imperial Cherry Stout (8% ABV), Gingerbread Man Holiday Brown Ale (6% ABV)
The Lost Abbey
My Black Parade Barrel Aged Strong Ale (12.5% ABV), Vintage Deliverance (12.5% ABV)
Sigi's Wild Horse Buck Beer (6.7% ABV), Tivoli Union Marzen (5.5% ABV)
Christmas Ale (8.2% ABV), Brown Ale (6.7% ABV), Oatmeal Stout (5% ABV)
Café Noir Belgian-Style Black Wit with Coffee (5.7% ABV)
Must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to attend.
In addition to tasting all of these delicious beers, you will receive one voucher for two meals at Chipotle *and* one voucher for a classic pizza at Pizzeria Locale with your online ticket purchase.