3 Floyds Brewing Co. Dark Lord
In a calendar full of Russian imperial stouts people lose their minds for, there is only one Dark Lord. And it is on Dark Lord Day, held the last Saturday of April each year, that Munster, Indiana hosts a huge blowout at 3 Floyds Brewing, with Dark Lord on tap, bands, food, and a ton of other beer to drink. You can't actually buy Dark Lord at the festival, but the brewery makes sure that if you have a group ticket (which went on sale on March 14th last year), you can buy an allotment of four bottles, which you can then trade for basically any other beer in the universe.
AleSmith Brewing Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
San Diego, CA
The 13th best coffee beer in the country from San Diego, California's pride and joy, AleSmith Brewing, gets extra delicious when it's aged in bourbon barrels, which is likely why it sells like hotcakes via an online sale each year. Last year the tickets went on sale in July, but this year the brewery tells us it's planning on selling it sometime in August. Stay tuned.