MEDIA RELEASE: The Scratch Bar ‘Weekend Of Darkness’ returns this weekend

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July 15, 2014 by 250 Beers

Media release

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

The 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 – as always – limited to 100 persons at any one time. Each beer will be available in different sizes starting at 150ml. The Scratch does not recommend driving to Weekend of Darkness.

Full details and tap timetable can be found below and at

Contact details: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton (07) 3107 9910

Opening hours: 12pm – 12am


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 5.0%

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) 6.0%

Rocks Brewing Co (NSW) Butcher Porter 6.0%

Mornington Peninsula Brewery (VIC) Porter 6.0%

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 7.0%

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 9.0%

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 Russian Imperian 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 13.0%



Two Wheels & A Handlebar (Sat 1-4pm until stocks last)

Crispy pork tail with boozy apple sauce & hung fermented yoghurt on polenta sourdough.

Slow cooked stout beef cheek with goats cheese and salsa verde on black sourdough.

House falafel with roast baby carrots, ricotta and chimmichurri on house ciabatta.

Beerkary Bakery (Sat from open until stocks last)

Stout Monster Cookiedark malt, chocolate cookie topped with smoked beef fat caramel, chocolate and another cookie.

Beerkary Bakery (Sun 1-4pm until stocks last)

Layer of Darkness Cakedark malt cake, caramelised milk, coffee and stout.

Stout Bread and Hot Smoked Beef Sandwichstout and rye bread, hot smoked beef, pickles and kraut-slaw.


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