Steampunk Crow in front of a large cog

During the darkest time of year...

DECEMBER 19 - 22, 2024
10AM - 12AM

The dates are set! The 11th Annual Dark Beer Fest will be on December 19th, 2024 through December 22nd, 2024!

Our biggest and most awaited event of the year, this 4 day festival fills the taproom with beer lovers and flight boards abound!

Dark Beer Fest started at Flying Lion Brewing in 2014 and has grown from a modest 6-beer list to a full 30+ beer, multi-day event complete with cellared favorites, special releases, and plenty of limited availability brews. We're talking all dark beer, all weekend, with styles changing each day. Bring your growlers too - all of these exclusive beers are available for growler fills! If you haven't been, you're missing out. We plot and plan all year long so mark your calendars - we think the only reason you should travel this December is if you're coming here! Here are some of this year’s highlights:

ANNUAL DARK BEER COLLABORATION! - Every year Flying Lion partners with a different local brewery to bring you a new and exciting dark beer made exclusively for this event.

DARK CIDER! - A dark cider brewed just for Dark Beer Fest will be provided by a local cidermaker.

10AM EARLY OPEN + DONUTS! Now an annual tradition (because who doesn’t love donuts and dark beer), we open at 10AM each day with FREE donuts (while supplies last) for the early risers! Many of the beers are limited and may only last one day, so come early and get that special dark beer you've been waiting for!

BEER FROM OUR FRIENDS! - In the weeks leading up to Dark Beer Fest, we’ll be featuring kegs of dark beer from our friends in and around Seattle. Keep your eyes on our tap list (conveniently located at so you don’t miss a single beer!

Follow the Facebook Event Page for each day's beer lineup!

Flight of dark beers