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Darkest Day of the Year: A Dark Beer Spectacular

Stout and porter lovers rejoice! In honor of the darkest day of the year,The Playhouse // Swillburger will be offering a multitude of dark beers! 

 


THE LINEUP

PERENNIAL ABRAXAS
Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks (plus a 100% Rating on Ratebeer.com and an Outstanding rating on Beeradvocate.com!) 

MIKKELLER BEER GEEK VANILLA MAPLE SHAKE
Imperial Oatmeal Stout With Coffee, Vanilla, & Maple

BALLAST POINT HIGH WEST BARREL-AGED VICTORY AT SEA
Robust porter infused with whole vanilla beans and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans

STONE XOCOVEZA MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE STOUT
An insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate. Imperial Stout brewed with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg

FOUNDERS CBS
Canadian Breakfast Stout is an Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of coffees and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most recently been aging pure Michigan maple syrup.

ALESMITH THAI SPEEDWAY STOUT
Powerful notes of citrus, botanicals, and tropical fruit balance the Imperial stout's rich chocolate, caramel, and coffee character. 

ALESMITH NIBS AND BEANS SPEEDWAY STOUT
This variation of AleSmith's year-round Imperial Stout features vanilla beans from Madagascar and Papua New Guinea, cocoa nibs from Brazil and Madagascar, and locally roasted Colombian coffee from Swell Coffee Co. 

NEW HOLLAND DRAGON'S MILK BOURBON BARREL AGED IMPERIAL STOUT
A barrel aged Imperial Stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.

SAM SMITH ORGANIC OATMEAL STOUT
Almost opaque, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry velvet palate. Bittersweet finish.

OSKAR BLUES DEATH BY COCONUT PORTER
Intense fresh cacao flavors swirl with popping coconut aromas, all supported by a semi-sweet porter made from loads of dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt.

DOGFISH OAK VANILLA WORLD WIDE STOUT
A dark, roasty stout aged in oak barrels on vanilla beans.

GOOSE ISLAND BOURBON COUNTY STOUT 2013
The 2013 version, which took the bronze in the Strong Porter/Stout category at FOBAB, smells like dates, dried figs, vanilla, molasses, and of course bourbon. Notes of faintly tongue-numbing clove and cinnamon—the other flavors that stand out are baker's chocolate, almond, and sweet black coffee that's been caramelized.

Later Event: December 24
Limited Holiday Hours (closing at 3:00)