2023 Concealed Darkness Release Party & Pig Roast

december, 2023

02dec11:00 am8:00 pm2023 Concealed Darkness Release Party & Pig Roast11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Event Details

TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 13 at ConcealedDarkness2023.eventbrite.com.

2023 CONCEALED DARKNESS: DARK HOLLOW RESERVE

THE MYSTERY OF GREAT BEER challenges the spirit of adventure in all who seek a higher level to this ancient brew. Dark Hollow blends the miracle of two crafts—brewing and distillation—to create a work greater than the sum of its parts.

Our once-a-year Reserve edition of this hallowed imperial stout has been aged in barrels from Willett Distillery for a full year, changing and mellowing with the roll of the seasons.

Enjoy the best of 2023: Dark Hollow brewed with double the roast barley, double the chocolate malt, and double the oats, and then concealed in the darkness at the back of the barrel room, waiting to emerge on December 2nd.

2023 CONCEALED DARKNESS AND BOTH VARIANTS WILL BE ON TAP ALL DAY INSIDE THE BARREL HOUSE TASTING ROOM (and bottles will be for sale while supplies last!)

We will also be featuring the release of TWO new exciting variants:

2023 VARIANT #1: ADONIS

Variant #1 was aged solely in Old Elk Oloroso Sherry barrels with the addition of natural vermouth and orange flavors to recreate the little-known Adonis cocktail, first made in the 1880s. A deep nuttiness from the sherry barrel meets light citrus and herbaceous notes from the orange and vermouth flavorings. The finish is all brought back home with the characteristic deep malt, oak and vanilla flavors from our beloved Reserve version of Dark Hollow and the barrel.

2023 VARIANT #2: SLOE BERRY

Variant #2 was aged in Fifty Pounds London Dry Gin barrels atop sloe berry puree. The unique dryness offered from the gin barrel meets its match with the almond tartness of the sloe berry, which is a cousin of the cherry. This dry twist in a beer is made enjoyable by the absolute heft and deepness of our Reserve Dark Hollow’s dark malt body.

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2023 marks the tenth year of Concealed Darkness! In honor of this anniversary, we’ll be releasing two SPECIAL ADDITIONAL VARIANTS this year – Concealed Darkness versions of two favorite Dark Hollow variants from our past: CHOCOLATE COFFEE CONCEALED DARKNESS and CHERRY SOUR DEVIL CONCEALED DARKNESS These X variants will be available to purchase as a special 2-pack with no limits and no purchasing rules. Both variants will be poured on draft as part of the special tappings during each session.

This year, there will be TWO TICKETED SESSIONS – 11:30-3:00 and 3:30-7:00.

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Session 1 Schedule (11:30-3:00) **DOORS OPEN 11:00AM, SESSION 1 TICKET HOLDERS MAY ARRIVE ANY TIME AFTER 11:00**

Live Music with 3 Days Notice 12:00-2:30

Special Tappings:

12:00:

2019 CONCEALED DARKNESS

2023 SPECIAL VARIANT X: CHERRY SOUR DEVIL

1:00:

2021 CONCEALED DARKNESS

2021 SNOW DAY

2:00:

2023 SPECIAL VARIANT X: CHOCOLATE COFFEE CONCEALED DARKNESS

LONG WINTER’S NAP

 

**10 additional beers will be on tap inside the tasting room, and 6 more outside in the tent at the Tiki Bar. Pig Roast and additional food options from the Smokin’ Barrel Restaurant will be available for purchase throughout both ticketed sessions.

Session 2 Schedule (3:30-7:00) **BLUE MOUNTAIN BARREL HOUSE AND THE SMOKIN’ BARREL WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 8PM, SESSION 2 TICKET HOLDERS MAY STAY UNTIL 8:00.**

Live Music with Whiskey Shakes 4:00-6:30

Special Tappings:

4:00:

2020 CONCEALED DARKNESS

2023 SPECIAL VARIANT X: CHERRY SOUR DEVIL

5:00:

2022 CONCEALED DARKNESS

MARSEDON QUAD

6:00:

2022 SNOW DAY

2023 SPECIAL VARIANT X: CHOCOLATE COFFEE CONCEALED DARKNESS

 

**10 additional beers will be on tap inside the tasting room, and 6 more outside in the tent at the Tiki Bar. Pig Roast and additional food options from the Smokin’ Barrel Restaurant will be available for purchase throughout both ticketed sessions.

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Bottle Purchase Rules:

Each patron is limited to purchasing up to 12 individual bottles of 2023 Concealed Darkness.

When at least 3 bottles of 2023 Concealed Darkness are purchased, you may then qualify to purchase a 2-pack of the 2023 CD Variants.

Each patron is limited to purchasing only (2) 2-packs of CD Variants regardless of how many bottles of Concealed Darkness are purchased.

There are no purchasing rules or limits on X Variant 2-packs!

​Bottle Prices:

2023 Concealed Darkness: $16.99

2023 Concealed Darkness 3-pack: $50.97

2023 CD Variant 2-Pack: $41.98

2023 X Variant 2-Pack: $31.98

A limited-edition 2023 Concealed Darkness glass will be included with 3 bottle purchase! Only one complimentary glass will be given to each customer regardless of total bottles purchased, but additional glasses may be purchased separately.

PIG ROAST – $18 Plate

Pig Roast ticket sales begin at 12PM. The Pig Roast is available in addition to full menu options from the Smokin’ Barrel Restaurant.

Choice of:

Whole roasted local Virginia Pig OR Grilled Chicken Quarter

Variety of sauces

Choice of 3 Sides:

    • Potato Salad
    • Baked Beans
    • Macaroni & Cheese
    • Collard Greens & Kale
    • Veggie Chili
    • Cole Slaw

 

All plates are served with a roll.

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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