Dark Night Darker Beers

What: Beer & Food

When: Wednesday - December 19, 2012 @ 07:00PM to Wednesday - December 19, 2012 @ Midnight

Where: Acre Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois
Acre celebrates one of the darkest nights of the year with its third annual Dark Night, Darker Beers event on December 19, 2012 from 7pm to 1am. On this night, Acre’s staff will tap twenty-six of the darkest beers they could get their hands on. Most of the beers are hard to find, including several vintage beers aged in Acre’s cellar together with many others that are rarely seen on draft.

Beverage manager Bill Allen has been working on this event since about the time last year’s Dark Nights event concluded. “Over this past year, I have been picking up unique dark beers for the Dark Night event as it is very difficult to order most of these beers at the last minute and many of the vintage beers require additional cellaring time to reach their peak flavor profile.” Some of Bill’s favorites this year include Noel de Calabaza 2011, Stone Mixtape Vol. 2, and a Two Brothers cask conditioned vanilla bean Northwinds.

Acre’s Executive Chef, Mike Lathrop has put together several menu items that pair up particularly well with the night’s dark beer line up, including a crispy lamb belly with slow cooked green appetizer, and charred skirt steak tacos with smoked onions, black beans and guajillo salsa. Two different beer flights will also be offered: an oyster flight to compliment that night’s half shell oyster selection and a chocolate flight to pair up with a specially selected assortment of chocolates.

The beer list includes the following plus five other secret surprises:
Floyds Black Unicorn
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous
Stone Mixtape Vol. 2
Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper
Allagash Black
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
The Bruery Smoking Wood
Southern Tier Iniquity
Goose Island Night Stalker
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Goose Island Big John
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
Founders-Breakfast Stout
Lion Stout
Solemn Oath La Grippe
Half Acre-Two Tugs
Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza 2011
Two Brothers Cask Conditioned Northwinds with Vanilla Beans

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