Black (beer) Friday

The black beers (not pictured) will be available at the Rathskeller (pictured), in the basement of Tycoons in downtown Duluth. (2012 file / News Tribune)

When Black Friday arrives, we want you to drink it in, literally. To celebrate the most hectic shopping day of the year, Fitger’s Master Brewer Dave Hoops has whipped up 11 rare and unique black beers.

The lineup includes Surly Darkness, Hell Hath No Fury and the Abyss, according to Robert Lillegard of Duluth-Superior Magazine. Styles include Russian imperial stout and American black ale, which have a jet-black color and flavors like dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. In addition to nine black guest beers, Fitger’s is providing two of its own: the regular Edmund Imperial Stout and the barrel-aged version.

“It’s possibly the most varied single-day craft beer launch in Duluth history,” Lillegard said of the beers, which will be available at the Rathskeller, in the basement of Tycoons in downtown Duluth.