The Scratch


Weekend of Darkness: 2017

Deep down in some godforsaken dank and dripping basement, Doctor Scratch has been busy. Tirelessly researching, tinkering, creating, and curating, to deliver a mammoth line up of beers for the fifth annual Weekend of Darkness festival, which arrives this year on the 28th-30th of July. 

Inspired by the madness lurking deep in the black recesses of his twisted mind, he has collected an array of dark concoctions and specimens from the world over. Infusions, tinctures, barrels, and blends; ales, porters, stouts, barleywines, and all manner of grim dark beers in between...From classic styles to those with a more experimental flare, the good Doctor has oh so many malty treats to share with those with a thirsty curiosity... 

The Weekend of Darkness will see a preview night on Friday the 28th, followed by the main event on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th. Local legends Mongrel Kitchen will be providing food for the weekend, in the form of big tasty stews for your dark hefty brews.

The Weekend of Darkness 2017 (July 29th & 30th) will feature:

Four Hearts Brewing Company (QLD) “S’more Than a Feeling” Imperial Milk Stout - 9.2%
8 WIRED BREWING (NZ) “iStout” Imperial Stout - 10%
Aether Brewing (QLD) “Cerise Drakkar” Blood Cherry Stout - 5.7%
Beavertown Brewery (UK) “Heavy Water” Hazelnut Imperial Stout - 9%
Big Shed Brewing Concern (SA)“Golden Stout Time” Milk Stout - 5.4%
Black Hops Brewing + SCRATCH (QLD) “Beetlejuice” Black NEIPA - 6%
Boatrocker Brewing Co. “Ramjet 2016/2017” Starward Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout - 13.6%
Brewtal Brewers “Coffee Malted Beast 1y/o” Coffee Imperial Stout - 10.5%
Brewtal Brewers+ Newstead Brewing Co. (Newstead) (QLD) “The Leshy” Rye Imperial Stout - 9.3%
Bridge Road Brewers (VIC) + SCRATCH (QLD) “Shrooms of Doom” Double Umami Stout - 8.3%
Brisbane Brewing Co.. (QLD) “Pee-Can” Bourbon Maple Pecan Stout - 5.1%
CoConspirators Brewing(VIC) “Rumball in the Jungle” Coconut Rum Porter - 7.6%
Edge Brewing Project (VIC) “Stagger Lee” Imperial Stout - 10%
Evil Twin Brewing (USA) “Even More Jesus” Imperial Stout - 12%
Founders Brewing Co. (USA) “KBS” Imperial Stout - 11.2%
Founders Brewing Co. (US) “LIZARD OF KOZ” Berry Vanilla Imperial Stout - 10.5%
The Grifter Brewing Company (NSW) “Dream Queen” Cherry Brown Ale - 5.8%
Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company (VIC) “RIS” Russian Imperial Stout - 11.4%
Heretic Brewing Company (USA) “Succubus” Barrel-Aged Belgian Dark Ale - 12%
Hope Brewhouse (NSW) Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout - 9.5%
LERVIG (NOR) “3 Bean” Imperial Stout w/ Tonka, Cacao and Vanilla Beans - 13%
Merchant Brewing Co. (NSW)“Belphegor 2017” Dark, hoppy, Belgian Session Ale - 4.6%
Moon Dog Craft Brewery (VIC) “Black Lung VII” Red Wine Barrel-Aged Smokey Stout - 8.7%
Mornington Peninsula Brewery “Old Pumping Station” Shiraz Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout - 10%
Mornington Peninsula BreweryVIC) “RIS 2016” Russian Imperial Stout - 9.8%
Naparbier + Cerveses La Pirata (SPAIN) “Willy El Tuerto” Vanilla Coconut Imperial Stout - 11%
Omnipollo (SWE) “Selassie” Coffee Vanilla Imperial Stout - 11%
Pikes Beer Company(SA) “Double Barrel” Barrel-Aged Black IPA - 7%
Prairie Artisan Ales (USA) “Bomb!” Coffee Chocolate Imperial Stout - 13%
Red Hill Brewery (VIC) Nitro Imperial Stout - 8.1%
Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall (VIC) “Bearbrass” Milk Stout - 4.7%
The Weekend will be broken up into four sessions, with taps changing over at 6pm for a fresh evening lineup on both Saturday and Sunday. On Friday the 28th, we'll also have a sneaky preview evening with a handful of dark treats for you keen beans.

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