Black Friday Means Dark Beers at These Philly Bars

Black truffle deviled eggs and a black beer at Bru | Photo via Bru Craft & Wurst

Black truffle deviled eggs and a black beer at Bru | Photo via Bru Craft & Wurst

Somewhere along the line someone got the good idea to tap some stouts, porters, black IPAs and other dark beers on Black Friday. And so now that’s becoming as much a tradition as heading out to the mall early. But we have to say, dark beers appeal to us a lot more than heading out to a big box store while its still dark out.

So check out these dark beers on Black Friday specials, and one that couldn’t wait till Friday.

Memphis Taproom

One of the original dark beer days, Everything Went Black Friday will feature dark beers like Drie Fontein, Lost Abbey Angel’s Share, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, and many others. The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. when brunch is served.11:30-3pm!

Center City

It’s Bru’s third annual Black Friday all-day happy hour. Beginning at 11 a.m., 11 dark beers from 11 different breweries will be pouring. All featured drafts go for $4 from start of the event until the end of regular happy hour at 7pm.

City Tap House
University City

Go Into the Black at City Tap House in University City where there will be 30 porters and stouts on tap. For $35 you can get a tasting package that provides an Into the Black event glass and ten beer tokens, good for ten five ounce tastes.

Sidecar Bar & Grille
Graduate Hospital

It’s the fourth annual Blackout Brunch at Sidecar. Expect exemplary dark beers and a Thanksgiving leftover themed brunch menu.

Johnny Brenda’s

Victory Brewing Company and Johnny Brenda’s owner, William Reed collaborated on a beer. Java Cask is the result and it will have an official tapping at 3 p.m. at JB’s. The stout was brewed with over 200 pounds of Johnny Brenda’s hand-roasted coffee beans and then aged in bourbon barrels for six months. If you just can’t wait till Friday, Victory Brewing’s brewpubs in Downingtown, Parkesburg and Kennett Square have the beer on draft and in bottles today.

Alla Spina

Speaking of not being able to wait until Friday, Alla Spina is getting a headstart on dark beers with an early release of Goose Island’s Bourbon County beers. Bourbon County Stout, Regal and Rye will all be available beginning at 4:30 p.m.