Surly announces annual Darkness Day event will take hiatus

Surly Brewing Company announced its annual Darkness Day event will take a hiatus.

The brewery held Darkness Day for a number of years to release its Russian imperial stout, Darkness.

In a statement posted to social media, the brewery cited state law that prohibits breweries that produce more than 20,000 barrels of beer to sell growlers directly to consumers as a reason for the decision to pump the breaks on the event.

Popular North Shore brewery forced to stop selling growlers due to state law

"Put plainly: We want to sell Darkness bottles for you to take home from the Destination Brewery," the brewery's statement said. "Once we can, Darkness Day will return to Minnesota at our Destination Brewery."

The statement said the brewery is working with the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild to change the current law.

While the event may be on hiatus, the brewery said it will continue to brew Darkness.