Parade Of Darks Marches Into Wynkoop

wynkoop parade of darks 2013

Wynkoop’s annual Parade of Darks Beer Festival is coming up in December. For just $35, attendees will be treated to a variety of winter seasonals and dark brews from some of the area’s best breweries.  All proceeds from the annual event will go towards local hunger relief. Scroll down to view this year’s beer list and learn more about this fun winter brew fest.

Will Drink for Food: Wynkoop, Metro CareRing combine with 35+ breweries to fight hunger at “Parade of Darks” 

(DENVER) – More than 35 breweries will offer their finest seasonal beers for tasting at the fourth annual  “Parade of Darks,” hosted by Wynkoop Brewing Co. with proceeds going to Metro CareRing.   The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7, ending shortly before Denver’s annual “Parade of Lights.”

Last year’s “Parade of Darks” featured more than 80 different winter seasonals, brown ales, stouts, sour beers, and barley wines from the best breweries in Colorado and beyond.  The list of attending breweries is still being prepared, but this year’s lineup promises to be even larger and more diverse.

All proceeds from the event go to Metro CareRing, Denver’s largest hunger-relief organization directly serving families.  The funds will be used to provide healthy food, nutrition education, self-sufficiency programs, and supportive services to fill hungry bellies while also combating the root causes of hunger.

Last year, the sold-out event raised more than $14,000 for Metro CareRing.  Advance tickets are $35 and day-of-event tickets are $42, and all attendees receive a commemorative glass and unlimited sampling.  Tickets can be purchased at  On the website there is also a list of last year’s breweries, most of which will again attend this year.

About Metro CareRing

Metro CareRing, the largest hunger-relief organization in Denver directly serving families, offers nutritious food and other services to individuals and families in need. In addition to annually distributing more than 1.5 million pounds of primarily fresh food, Metro CareRing provides healthy living and nutrition education, self-sufficiency programs, and supportive services to help combat people’s root causes of hunger.  Learn more at

About Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Founded in 1988, Wynkoop is Colorado’s first brewpub and Denver’s first microbrewery. Famous for small-batch beers, great food and even better people, Wynkoop’s commitment to the community has made it a Denver institution for over 25


Here’s the lineup of what will be served during this year’s event.

Parade of Darks 2013 Beer List

AC Golden: 2012 Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Dark Fruit Sour Frambois Noir.

Arvada: Jolly Holiday Ale- Spiced Winter Warmer, Pool Hall Porter- Brown Ale

Avery: Out of Bounds Stout, Old Jubilation- Winter Strong Ale, The Czar

Black Bottle Brewery: Carlos – American Brown, Liquid Metal -Imperial Rye Stout, Cerealiously – Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk Stout

Breckenridge: 72 Imperial Double Chocolate Cream Stout, Christmas Ale, Vanilla Porter, Oatmeal Stout

Bristol Brewing: Laughing Lab Scottish Ale, and Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout.

Crazy Mountain: Cara De Luna-Black Ale, Snowcat Coffee Stout.

Copper Kettle: Mexican Chocolate Stout, Black IPA , Pecan Smoked Brown Ale

Crooked Stave: Origins- Barrel Aged Burgundy Sour, Nightmare on Brett-Sour Baltic Porter

Denver BeerCo: The King of Jacks- Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Graham Cracker Porter

Dry Dock: Shotgun Russian Imperial Stout, Urca Vanilla Porter, 3 Heavy Wee Heavy

Elevation: Little Mo’ Porter, Avis IV

Epic: Smoked Porter, Double Skull Doppelbock, 825 State Stout, Big Bad Baptist

Fort Collins Brewery: Double Chocolate Stout, Smoked Rye Porter

Funkwerks: Oud Bruin, Dubbel.

Gravity: Ante Meridiem – Espresso Stout, Jubileum – Belgian Peppercorn Ale, Ebb & Flow – Double Red Rye, Tsar Bomba – Russian Imperial Stout

Great Divide: Oak-Aged Yeti, Yeti, Claymore Scotch Ale, Hibernation

Green Flash: Double Stout

Grimm Brothers Brewing: Fearless Youth – Munich Dunkel, Master Thief – German Porter, Devil’s Riddle – Bourbon Barrel Old Ale.

Left Hand: TBD

Mission Brewing: Dark Seas-Imperial Stout, Shipwrecked Double IPA, Carrack Imperial Red

Mountain Sun Cat Bugler – India Black Ale, Big BOI BOB – Imperial Milk Stout

Odell: Isolation, Mountain Standard

Odyssey Beerwerks: TBD

Our Mutual Friend: Cottonwood Rauchbier – Smoked ale, Huckleberry Roasters Coffee Stout – Dry stout, Winter Warmer Randalled w/ bourbon soaked cherries & oak chips – Old ale

Phantom Canyon: TBD

Renegade: Hammer & Sickle- Russian Imperial Stout.

Santa Fe: Santa Fe State Pen Porter, Imperial Java Stout, Black IPA

Ska: TBD

Strange: TBD

Tommy knocker Legend- 20th Anniversary Olde Oaked Brown Ale, Cocoa Porter- winter seasonal brewed with cocoa porter and honey.

Twisted Pine: Big Shot Espresso Stout, Hoppy Knight

Upslope Christmas Ale, Brown Ale

Verboten: Mountain Man-Imperial Dark Cream Ale, Rum Barrel Aged Pure Imagination, Double Oatmeal Stout aged in a Dancing Pines Rum Barrel, What Hump-Sour Porter.

Yak & Yeti : Chai Milk Stout, Yak’s RIS-Imperial Stout

Wasatch and Squatters: Polygamy Porter, The Devastator Dopplebock, Squatters Outer Darkness Stout, Wasatch Winterfest.

Wynkoop: Gingerbread Stout- Imperial Sweet Stout, 2013 Whiskey Barrel Aged Barley Wine, Coconut Milk Stout, Brewjolais Noveaux 2013-spontaneously fermented sour beer made with marash chile peppers, cuit la coche, and foch grapes

wynkoop parade of darks 2013


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