#BeerRelease

Good Omen

With Darkness Day fast approaching (Sept. 27-28, Somerset WI, tickets available here), it also heralds the annual arrival of the son of Darkness, ruling at its side with a black heart and dark energy all its own.

In the unspeakable depths of our brewhouse, shrouded in ritual and ceremony, the beer known as Damien rises from the second runnings of the original Darkness wort. This Old World technique births a new, different beer, lighter in profile than its pitch black forebear while still being a new, flavorful beast. We anoint this medium-bodied American black ale with a touch of black malt and generous dry-hopping, resulting in roasty flavor notes of brown sugar, chocolate, and coffee, along with a satisfying pop of tangerine/pine aromatics.

Damien is all for you, and it’s available to U.S. Surly markets beginning the week of September 2. Gregory Peck was unavailable for comment.

Here is wisdom:

  • Hops: Warrior (bittering), Willamette, Glacier, Chinook (dry hop)
  • Malts: Pale, Golden Promise, Aromatic, Chocolate, Black, Med. Crystal, Special B, Roasted Barley, Oats
  • Bitterness: Low
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Pour: Not quite Darkness-dark, but still plenty dark

 

 

More Recent News

Give Peace a Chance

#BeerRelease

The BC Small Batch series encourages our brewers to experiment with unexpected flavors and collaborate with our fellow independent craft brewers. November’s selection fulfills these expectations with a vengeance. Introducing Magic Formula for Peace, an imperial oatmeal stout with espresso and citrus, courtesy of Surly, Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing, and Modist Brewing in the North Loop. … Continued

Parties Fit for a King

#BeerRelease

The response to Black Horsemen Danish-style black lager, our collaboration with metal legend King Diamond, has been astonishing. Fans from across the world (no, seriously: we just had a request from Moscow) have been asking how they can get the beer, including offers to buy used cans. While we can’t sell our beer online and … Continued

Give A Damn Before 2020

#SGAD

Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD) is looking to close 2019 out with a sustained barrage of damn-giving before and during the holidays, as we’ve lined up a series of events to flex our public service muscles. (If you’re new here, SGAD is the public-spirited side of Surly, dedicated to volunteer and charitable donation support in … Continued