Let there be light– our So Long Darkness..? has left our brewery gates on its way to select venues and bottle shops around the country.
Not all is what it seems with So Long Darkness..?, our ‘invisible’ stout.
Eyes closed, the generous hints of roasted coffee, chocolate and creaminess found in So Long Darkness..? might have you think it were a regular stout. But upon pouring, the way the light shines through this pale liquid might surprise you like an optical illusion. This is, in fact, not a dark beer at all.
The beer’s stout flavours and aromas come through the addition of 45kg of whole unmilled coffee (post-fermentation), 35kg cacao nibs (post-fermentation), 400kg of lactose (kettle) and 15kg of vanilla beans (post fermentation), while the pale malt, wheat and oat backbone of So Long Darkness..? produces the beer’s ‘invisible’ colour.
Alongside the roasted coffee and chocolatey flavours, So Long Darkness..? is smooth and creamy on the palate, thanks in particular to the oats, balanced with the brightness of Galaxy hops.
Available in packs of two 500ml cans at good bottle shops and our online store ($17.50 + shipping), and tapped at select venues, check where to taste or purchase So Long Darkness..? with our Beer Finder or buy now here.
Importantly, we recommend calling your local to check when their stock has landed, as timings will vary depending where you are in the country.
Like all Counter Culture releases, So Long Darkness..? is super limited and will make way for the following release in roughly eight weeks’ time. Embrace the light and look for yours now.