Anyone can drink a lager, pilsner or pale ale. Not everyone can knock back a stout or porter. And while the former are available everywhere, you won’t find a celebration of the latter just anywhere. That's why Milton's favourite dive bar started the Weekend of Darkness.
Since 2013, the Scratch has dedicated two days each year to showing their love for brews on the blacker end of the beer spectrum — and offering a home for those who feel the same way, of course. If it's yeasty, liquid and overflowing with smoky, coffee, chocolate, spiced and even bourbon flavours, you'll find it here. You'll also find snacks, offbeat vibes and strange happenings galore.
Expect this dalliance with the dark side to include a 35-beer lineup, a smorgasbord of smoked meats and more from local BBQ legends the Shank Bros, and delicious treats by Beerkary Bakery. Expect everything, be it food, drink or atmosphere, to warm up your insides too. There's a reason this takes place in winter, after all.