Solidarity:Darkside

Solidarity: Darkside at Emporium Arcade Bar

Solidarity: Darkside at Emporium Arcade Bar

All Sundays are not created equal. The crew over at Solidarity have a knack for creating random acts of awesome on Sunday afternoons. The latest chapter of their event series focused on all things black- Darkside: 22+ taps, featuring all dark ales.  The man behind the movement – Chris Jacobsen, is a Graphic Designer, Craft Beer Ambassador, and Video Game Lover. It was a natural fit for him to throw this shindig at Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park. The turnout was very impressive, we saw a line of 30 people outside long before the noon start time. Darkside was as cool as it sounds. Reps from Stone, Three Floyds, Deschutes, Revolution and Bells were all in attendance.

If you have ever been to one of Chris’ events you know that they always have a momentous taplist, this event was no exception. Classic Metal was the soundtrack as the crowd enjoyed vintage video games that took many of us back to a simpler time.  Emporium is such a dope concept, I was a thousand miles away all my worries. NFL Blitz, Tapper and Space Invaders kept my attention most of the day.

 

This being the middle of winter, and with football season over, the timing of Darkside was perfect. Antique Taco located just a few doors down was our eatery of choice.  The plan was just to swing by the arcade, on a lazy Sunday afternoon. You know, just say hi to my friends, have a few rounds then bounce. But the good times rolled, man. Ended up staying for 7 hours…and enjoyed the best Sunday I’ve had in a long time.

 

–Nkosi

 

great event..line formed for over an hour outside before the event

great event..line formed for over an hour outside before the event

24 beers..all dark

24 beers..all dark

CBG Nik throwin down on Tapper

CBG Nik throwin down on Tapper

 

every ticket included beer and game tokens..great time in Wicker Park

every ticket included beer and game tokens..great time in Wicker Park

 

 

Here’s a look at the complete taplist for Solidarity: Darkside

Revolution Brewing
Rise American Stout
Repo Man Rye Stout

Bells Brewing
Black Note
Cherry Rye

New Belgium Brewing
Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout

Stickers!!!

Stickers!!!

1554 Enlightened Black Ale

Three Floyds Brewing
Mushy P. Porter
In The Name Of Suffering

Deschutes Brewing
Obsidian Stout on Nitro

Greenbush Brewing
Dystopia Russian Imperial Stout
Anger Black IPA

Great Lakes Brewing Co
Blackout Stout
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Left Hand Brewing Co
Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout
Fade To Black Vol 4

Founders Brewing
Breakfast Stout
Imperial Stout

Stone Brewing
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic

Victory Brewing
Storm King

Two Brothers Brewing
Off The Cuff Stout

Half Acre Beer Company
Two Tugs Brawny Brown Ale
Big Hugs Imperial Stout w Coffee

Lagunitas
Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Cappuccino Stout

 

 

 

 

nkosio

Beverage Consultant, Host of the Chicago Brew Bus, Co-Host of the Chicago Beer Pass Podcast, Co-Founder and heartbeat of the Chicago Beer Geeks..@nkosio on twitter

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