Milton’s craft beer haven, The Scratch, is set to get awfully dark. You might want to bring a torch.
The self-professed ‘dive bar’ will host The Weekend of Darkness from July 19-20. The venue will be open from midday to midnight on both days, with a rotating line-up of 30-ish dark beers on offer.
The venue doesn’t want to give too much away about what they’ll have behind the bar, but they have released a sneak peek at 10 of the dark beers that will be available.
- Nail Brewing — Clout Stout (WA)
- Prairie Artisan Ales — Bomb Imperial Stout (USA)
- Six String Brewing Company — Gothic Stout (NSW)
- Brewtal Brewers — Ressurection Russian Imperial Stout
- Evil Twin Brewing — Lil B Porter (USA)
- Dugges Ale & Porterbryggeri — Hop Black IPA (Sweden)
- Black Dog Brewery — Dead Dog Stout (VIC)
- Green Beacon Brewing — Headland Smoked English Dark Ale (QLD)
- Moon Dog Craft Brewery — Black Lung IV (VIC)
- Four Hearts Brewing Company — Imperial Coalminer’s Stout (QLD)
There are plenty more dark beers where they came from, but if that’s not enough to pique your interest, the venue’s also locked in some special (and very, very dark) food treats.
Milton bistro Two Wheels & A Handlebar will be creating a beer-based meat or vege option from 1-4pm on the Saturday, with menu details to be announced shortly.
On the Sunday, the Beerkary Bakery will set up shop with a limited menu, including dark bread with hot smoked beef, from 1-4pm.
Beerkary will also be making a limited amount of baked treats to match each of the dark beers on tap; these will be available at the bar all weekend (or until they run out).
There’s only so much darkness to go around and the bar expects to be busy, so you’d best get in early.
The Scratch promises that more beers, more details and more “robed rituals to appease the dark lords” will be announced shortly — stay tuned to their Facebook page for more info.