Brooklyn Center, MN October 21st, 2017

Darkness Day 2017

Brooklyn Center Brewery, Featured Events, Minnesota Events

Hello Darkness.

Saturday, October 21, Surly Nation will descend upon our Brooklyn Center, Minnesota brewery to get the first taste of Darkness 2017, our massive Russian Imperial Stout. We will be ready with our usual mix of music, food and Surly beer. The full lineup will be announced in due time, but if you want to put this on your calendar, here you go.


Everyone will be ID’d and given either a 21+ OR an underage wristband upon entrance. You don’t need a ticket to enter, but you MUST be 21+ or accompanied by an adult.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

WHERE: Surly Brewing Brooklyn Center, 4811 Dusharme Drive, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 55429



  • DON’T SHOW UP IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK BEFORE 3:30pm on Friday! If you do, we will ask you to leave. Neighboring businesses will still be open and we NEED to respect their space and employees.
  • Our parking volunteers will help you find a parking spot, in a lot. Volunteers will also be helping with the line overnight.
  • You are strictly forbidden from erecting and/or inhabiting any tents in the neighborhood during daylight hours. Tents/structures cannot be set up before dusk and must be torn down by dawn. And as always, this solely is at the discretion of the resident/business owner on whose property you are waiting in line.
  • We are trying to get everyone through the Darkness line as efficiently as possible. Purchase times are approximate – if we can get you through faster, we will. Check @surlybrewing and #DarknessDay on Twitter for updates/changes on wristband purchasing times.


  • Our neighbors have been gracious enough to let us use their parking lots. Don’t make a mess. Overflow parking is available at Caribou across Hwy. 100.
  • There is limited bike parking by the front gate for those of you who are hardcore enough to go green.
  • If you need to leave your car, please do. But have it moved by Sunday morning, or it will be towed.

2017 Darkness Artwork by Adam Sward