Dark Penance

Dark Penance From Founders Brewing at Beer League @ TWR

Dark Penance From Founders Brewing is at Beer League @ TWR This Thursday

Dark Penance from Founders Brewing is our League Beer for this week at Beer League at The Waiting Room.

It's not like we're the only bar in the St. Ann area near Lambert that carries Founders Brewing - but we're the only one listed in the St. Ann zip code on the Founders website. So we're running with it! And speaking of the Founders website - this beer is suspiciously missing from their lineup. Oh well, no bother for us - we care more about drinkin' the beer than we do about reading of the beer, right? Right.

So let's jump in to this weeks beer and see what we come up with!


Founders made us an 8.9% Black IPA - and we want to share it with you.

More about Dark Penance

As I mentioned, Dark Penance is suspiciously missing from the lineup on the Founders Brewing website. But have no fear, Beer League, I have found many reviews from other websites that will guide you along and keep you from having to search yourself. Over at Brewed for Thought they really speak well of the differences between more traditional Imperial IPA's and the 8.9% black IPA from Founders:

This beer has the soul of an IPA, the look of a stout or porter and an incredible balance in the glass that makes it easy to drink while challenging experienced beer drinkers.

We checked out Growler Mags review / press release post from 2014 and found this little nugget of usefulness:

Dark Penance starts with a heavy malt foundation of crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat to push the color to black.

So we're looking at a pretty bitter beer at 100 IBU's... but sweetened up with a malty balance of a beer that looks more like a stout or a porter than an IPA. Ok, we're in!


Dark Penance from Founders Brewing at The Waiting Room in St. Louis

Dark Penance From Founders Brewing

[brewerydb_beer id=Z0WnFL]


All tied up nice by beernumbeer.com


Founders Brewing Company
American Black Ale
Rating: 90


Founders Brewing Co.
IPA - Imperial / Double Black
Rating: 77 [3.851]


Founders Brewing Company
Rating: 98

More about Dark Penance

Beer League runs from about 7PM until TWR closes on Thursdays - so swing by tomorrow night and try a beer with us. More likely than not, we'll all still be complaining about Snow

Upcoming Events at The Waiting Room

Don't miss out!

Pinball League at TWR – WPPR Ranked, Sweet 16

Tuesday, March 8th.

Pinball League at TWR is quickly making Tuesdays our favorite night at The Waiting Room – at least it’s our favorite night for pinball. Due to the success of our first session we’ll be starting our second Pinball League at TWR on Tuesday, March 8th. Want to get in on some of this hot pinball action?
It’s pretty easy – all you have to do is swing by The Waiting Room anytime between February 1st and March 8th to get signed up. But wait, there’s a catch! There are only 16 slots open for play in our league, and they’re filled on a first-come, first-served basis. So if you wanna play, don’t delay!

Beer League Chili Cookoff

Thursday, April 7th.

One night every year The Waiting Room Bar & Venue is transformed into a vessel containing the most delicious chilis in the greater St. Louis area.

Then we try them all, vote on our favorite, and new heavy-hitting winner is crowned.

This year the annual chili cookoff hosted by Beer League at The Waiting Room is taking place on Thursday, April 7th. We're still hammering out the final details for this year - but the important thing for you is to start getting your recipe tuned-up for 2016 and be ready for a chili-throwdown on April 7th!

Posted in Beer League.