After close to a year of waiting, tickets for Surly Brewing Co.’s Darkness Day 2018 are finally on sale.

As has been the case in previous years, attendees of the event being held on Sept. 29 will be able to purchase bottles of 2018 Darkness, a Russian imperial stout brewed with pale ale, golden promise, crystal, dark crystal, oats, black, chocolate and roast malts, as well as Amarillo, Columbus, and Simcoe hops that is packaged in 750ml bottles.

According to a post on Surly’s website, there are three different packages now available for sale:

2018 Darkness Day Bottle Package — $120 (500 Tickets Available):

  • Campground access from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30,
  • Three bottles of 2018 Darkness
  • Four beer tokens for use during the party

2018 Darkness Day Variant Bottle Package — $200 (1,000 Tickets Available):

  • Campground access from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30
  • Three bottles of 2018 Darkness
  • One bottle of each 2018 Darkness variant
  • Four beer tokens for use during the party

2018 Darkness Day General Admission Ticket — $35

  • Campground access from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30

Unlike in years past, the newest event will be held at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wis. instead of the brewery’s Brooklyn Center facility as has historically been the case and there will be three different variants available:

  • 2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Vanilla Darkness (12 percent ABV) — Russian imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with cherry and vanilla beans added
  • 2018 Rum Barrel-Aged Coconut Darkness (12 percent ABV) — Russian imperial stout aged in rum barrels with coconut added
  • 2018 Fernet Darkness (12 percent ABV) — Russian imperial stout aged in Tattersall Fernet barrels

The Darkness Series started in 2007 and has featured a different monster on the bottle every year since it was first released. Past years’ label art have included depictions of Baba Yaga, “a screeching bat nightmare,” a mummy, the Devil, a vampire, a werewolf and the Grim Reaper. The monster for this year is the Minotaur, a mythical creature in Greek mythology that is portrayed with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Surly had previously announced that Michael Iver Jacobsen produced the art for this year’s release.