Wynkoop Brewing Company‘s Day of Darks 2018, held on November 17th, was yet another fantastic year for this dark beer festival featuring over 30 local breweries. The weather turned cold just in time to bust out all those amazing stouts, porters, and other malty delights that go so well with winter. And once again, it was a full house at this sold out event.
A portion of this year’s ticket proceeds went to support three local charities focused on researching and fighting cancer:
- Beer for Boobs
- Colorado Cancer Institute
Attendees had the pleasure of spending four hours sampling some of the finest dark beers in the area while backing these important organizations at the same time.
In addition to all that beer, participants got to help themselves to beer ice cream, mini chocolate cupcakes, and truffles. Yum! And with all the amazing beverage options, it was not hard to pick a beer to create the perfect mini-pairing with the goodies.
But the fun didn’t stop there: some truly awesome items were up for grabs in a silent auction, and Wynkoop provided a Build-Your-Own Mustache Station, complete with a contest for ‘Best Real Mustache’ and ‘Most Creative Mustache.’
I tried a great deal of excellent beers at Day of Darks 2018, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 favorites:
- Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing
- Big Bad Baptista from Epic Brewing
- Espress Yourself Coffee Stout from Resolute Brewing Company
- Barrel-Aged FOAB (Father of all Beers) Russian Imperial Stout from Wynkoop
- Chai Yeti from Great Divide
Thanks to Wynkoop and all other participating breweries for making Day of Darks 2018 a huge success!