Celebrate the darkness December 14th through 17th
Each year Seattle’s Flying Lion Brewing embraces the darkest time of the year by unleashing some special dark beers and hosting its Dark Beer Fest. The crew at the brewery has worked on it for months, plotting and planning, brewing and collaborating. Now there’s nothing left to do but sit back and enjoy some deliciously dark beers.
The 10th Annual Dark Beer Fest kicks off at the brewery on Thursday, December 14th, and runs through Sunday, December 17th (10:00 A.M. -midnight each day). No tickets or reservations are required; all seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Flying Lion brewery and taproom is located at 5041 Rainier Ave. South in Seattle.
“Our biggest and most-awaited event of the year, this festival fills our taproom with beer lovers and flight boards aplenty,” said the announcement from Flying Lion Brewing. “Dark Beer Fest started at Flying Lion Brewing in 2014 and has grown from a modest 6-beer list to a full 30+ beer, multi-day event complete with cellared favorites, special releases, and plenty of limited availability brews.”
“We’re talking all dark beer, all weekend, with styles changing each day. Bring your growlers too – all of these exclusive beers are available for growler fills!”
Here are some of this year’s highlights:
ANNUAL DARK BEER COLLABORATION! – Every year Flying Lion partners with a different local brewery to create a new and exciting dark beer made exclusively for this event. This year, the brewery joined forces with Georgetown Brewing Company to concoct an exotic twist on Black IPA. Available in cans and on draft from both breweries.
DARK CIDER – Greenwood Cider is crafting a dark cider exclusively for this event!
10AM EARLY OPEN + DONUTS! – Now an annual tradition, the taproom opens at 10:00 AM each day and offers free donuts (while supplies last) for the early risers. Many of the beers are limited and may only last one day, so there are advantages beyond donuts for starting early.
BEER FROM OUR FRIENDS! – In the weeks leading up to Dark Beer Fest, Flying Lion Brewing will feature kegs of dark beer from other breweries around Seattle. Keep your eyes on the brewery’s tap list (at flyinglionbrewing.com) so you don’t miss out.
Follow the Facebook Event Page for each day’s beer lineup!
About Flying Lion Brewing: Flying Lion Brewing is a family operation in Columbia City, Seattle, conceived by four beer-loving brothers and their parents. It all started with root beer batches in the basement and dinner-table discussions about beer flavors and hop utilization. Years, beers, and many late nights later, they built the brewery they’d always dreamed of. The taproom is open 7 days a week and is kid and dog-friendly. Though they don’t have a kitchen, you are always welcome to bring in your own food – bring the picnic or choose from 25+ restaurants within easy walking distance!
Check out the Washington Beer Blog’s events page for more beer-related events around Washington.