It’s October and the darkness is descending upon the Pacific Northwest. The 8:00 PM sunsets will not return until next spring. To help fortify our souls against the impending darkness, Ladd & Lass Brewing is releasing two beers, a Cascadian Dark Ale and a Russian Imperial Stout, on Saturday, October 15th at the brewery’s taproom in Seattle. Celebrate and commiserate the dimming of the lights at the Dawn of Darkness event.
Here are all the details about the event and the beers, straight from Ladd & Lass Brewing:
The days are getting shorter and the beers are getting darker! Ladd & Lass Brewing is celebrating with “Dawn of Darkness” on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 2-10pm. Headlining the event is a double beer release featuring The Night Is Long and Full of Terror (Cascadian Dark Ale brewed in collaboration with our friends at Micro Homebrew) and Deprived of Light (Russian Imperial Stout with Cacao, Coconut, and Vanilla). Both beers will be available on draft and in 16-oz cans.
Deprived of Light marks L&L’s very first beer + t-shirt pairing, with the beer label artwork drawing inspiration from Slavic folklore. As described by illustrator Kodi Sershon, “The only thing darker than this stout is the woods Baba Yaga and her chicken-legged hut call home. This enigmatic figure in Slavic folklore isn’t explicitly malicious, but if you want her help you better make it worth her while”. In addition to the limited edition t-shirt, there will also be a coloring contest featuring Sershon’s illustration. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.
For those not particularly keen on dark beers, L&L has a variety of other beer offerings, including two collaborations for a good cause. The Save the Snake River Lager, a collaboration with Washington Wild and 50 fellow breweries/bottleshops/maltsters/pubs/beer educators across Washington and Oregon, is a message to our elected officials: now is the time to support salmon and steelhead recovery with a comprehensive plan to remove the four lower Snake River dams. Nobody’s Business, a sour collaboration with Dirty Couch Brewing, is brewed in support of Cedar River Clinics, a social change organization that combines direct service with activism and community education. $1 from every pint of Save the Snake River and Nobody’s Business will be donated to Washington Wild and Cedar River Clinics, respectively.
Rounding out the day of dark beer is XD Dogs food truck, who will be on-site from 5-8pm. With L&L’s diverse taplist and XD Dogs’ menu of hot dogs, sandwiches, and burgers, there will surely be something for everyone.
For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.