Parade of Darks to be held December 1st

Nights are long, days are cold, winter is nigh; it’s time to put away the fizzy, yellow beers and opt for something a bit heavier. Put down the Pilsner and pick up a porter because you will need a dark beer to warm your core and numb the pain of your relentless relatives this holiday season. Kick-off dark beer season at Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Parade of Darks, a celebration of all beers amber-colored and darker.

Prepare your palates for chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and other rich flavors but also prepare your conscious for a major boost as 100% of the event’s ticket sales benefit Metro CareRing, a local food pantry.  There is also a silent auction that will raise even more money for the charity and provide you the opportunity to go home with some sweet schwag.

Last year, the Parade featured approximately 70 beers, raised $14,000, and contributions are expected to be even greater this year. Advanced tickets can be purchased at for $35 until 5pm on November 30th. If available, tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at the door for $45. The Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1st and will last from 1-4pm.

Is it better to give or receive?  Why choose?  Attend Parade of Darks, give to Metro CareRing, and receive the gift of great beer.

UPDATE : We caught wind that Wynkoop will be teasing out what beers will be tapped at the Parade of Darks over on their Twitter page. Of course, you’re already following them. Aren’t you?

Parade of Darks

December 1, 2012, 1-4 PM

Wynkoop Brewery, 18th and Wynkoop, Denver

Tickets $30 presale/ $45 day of event

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