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Weekend of Darkness returns to The Scratch

July 15, 2014


On Saturday the 19th July through Sunday the 20th, The Scratch Bar in Milton hosts its annual winter mini-festival “Weekend of Darkness”.

Event poster for The Scratch Weekend of Darkness, July 2014The 2 day tap ‘blackout’ will see 30 of the darkest, densest, most gnarliest ales from QLD, Australia and around the world ooze forth from The Scratch’s taps.

With scheduled tap changes across the weekend, punters have the opportunity to try an impressive array of styles from dark ales to porters, stouts and India black ales.

From the sessional slurper to imperial strength sippers, prepare to have your palate assaulted in the best way possible – lucky punters will have their choice of brews that have been barrel aged, nitrogenated, handpumped, smoked, infused and spooned upon.

Across the weekend the bar will be joined by good friends from Beerkary Bakery and Two Wheels and a Handlebar, who will ensure punters are kept fed with more deliciousness than may be physically possible to handle.

Note: The event is not ticketed, and The Scratch does not take bookings.

Entry is limited to 100 persons at any one time. Each beer will be available in different sizes, starting at 150mL.

Beer List

  • Fortitude Brewing Co (QLD) Stout (Cask Edition) – 4.4%
  • Green Beacon (QLD) Headland – Smoked English Dark Ale – 4.8%
  • Woolshed (SA) Judas The Dark – Dark Ale – 4.9%
  • Mountain Goat (VIC) Surefoot Stout – 5%
  • Black Dog Brewery (VIC) Dead Dog Stout – 5.4%
  • Panhead Custom Ales (NZ) Black Top – Oatmeal Stout – 5.5%
  • Sunshine Coast Brewery (QLD) Porter (Handpump) – 6%
  • Rocks Brewing Co (NSW) Butcher – Porter – 6%
  • Mornington Peninsula Brewery (VIC) Porter – 6%
  • All Inn (QLD) Maria (on Nitro) – Superior Stout – 6.2%
  • Hargreaves Hill (VIC) Barrique Aged Stout ¬– Barrel Aged Stout – 6.2%
  • Brisbane Brewhouse (QLD) Toasty Oat (on Nitro) – Oatmeal Stout 6.5%
  • Hop Dog Beerworks (NSW) Bourbon-Stave Aged Children of Darkness – Barrel Aged IBA – 6.5%
  • Illawarra Brewing Co (NSW) Black IPA – 6.8%
  • Dugges (SWE) Hop Black – India Black Ale – 7%
  • Elysian (US) Dragonstooth – Oatmeal Stout – 7.5%
  • Nail (WA) Imperial Porter – 8.5%
  • Young Henrys/Yeastie Boys (NSW/NZ) My Coffee Is Cactus Cascara Agave Stout – 8.5%
  • 6 String (NSW) Gothic – Imperial Stout – 8.6%
  • Moon Dog (VIC) Black Lung IV – Smoky Barrel Aged Stout – 8.7%
  • 4 Hearts (QLD) Smokey Imperial Coalminer’s – Smoked Imperial Stout – 8.9%
  • Newstead (QLD) General Jackson’s – Baltic Porter – 9%
  • Brewtal/Newstead (QLD) Imperial Yirg – Imperial Coffee Porter – 8.9%
  • Bacchus (QLD) Russian Imperial Stout (Shiraz Barrel Aged) – 10.7%
  • 8 Wired (NZ) iStout – Imperial Stout – 10.5%
  • Nail (WA) Clout Stout – Imperial Stout – 10.6%
  • Hargreaves Hill (VIC) 2013 RIS – Russian Imperial Stout – 10.7%
  • Brewtal (QLD) Ressurection (on Nitro) – Blended Russian Imperial Stout – 10.9%
  • Evil Twin (USA) Lil’ B – Imperial Porter – 11.5%
  • Prairie Artisan Ales (USA) Bomb – Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – 13%

Pop Up Food Menu

Two Wheels & A Handlebar

(Sat 1-4pm until stocks last)

  • crispy pork tail w boozy apple sauce & hung fermented yoghurt on polenta sourdough
  • slow cooked stout beef cheek w goats cheese and salsa verde on black sourdough
  • house falafel w roast baby carrots, ricotta and chimmichurri on house ciabatta

Beerkary Bakery

(Sat – From open until stocks last)

  • Stout Monster Cookie – dark malt, chocolate cookie, topped with smoked beef fat caramel, chocolate and another cookie

(Sun – 1-4pm until stocks last)

  • Layer of Darkness Cake – dark malt cake, caramelised milk, coffee and stout
  • Stout Bread and Hot Smoked Beef Sandwich – stout and rye bread, hot smoked beef, pickles and kraut-slaw

Logo of The Scratch BarEvent: Weekend of Darkness

Venue: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton, Brisbane, Queensland

Date & Times: Sat 19 & Sun 20 July 2014, 12pm-12am

Contact: (07) 3107 9910 or [email protected]

The Scratch does not recommend driving to Weekend of Darkness. (Especially when Milton train station is metres away!)

Full details and tap timetable can be found at www.scratchbar.com




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