WELCOME TO DARKNESS BREWING

Located in Bellevue, KY, we are a neighborhood brewery and taproom open 7 days a week with kitchen serving food 5 days a week. We love brewing dark and experimental beer styles and offering savory lunch and dinner selections with a fun beercentric Sunday brunch.

Taproom Hours:

  • Mondays: 3 pm – 10 pm
  • Tuesdays: 3 pm – 10 pm
  • Wednesdays: 3 pm – 10 pm
  • Thursdays: 3 pm – 10 pm

  • Fridays: 3 pm – Midnight
  • Saturdays: 12 pm – Midnight
  • Sundays: 11 am – 9 pm

Kitchen Hours:
Wed & Thur: 5 – 9p, Fri: 5 – 10p, Saturday: Noon – 10p, Sunday Brunch: 11am – 2pm

CURRENTLY HAPPENING



WHAT’S ON TAP

*We are regularly changing beers and so we do reserve the right to change our beer selection at any time without notice or obligation

MEET THE TEAM

Mark Bertram
Bartender

Originally from Minnesota, we sure are glad Mark has made Bellevue his home! With boundless energy he loves to play music and exercise in his downtime and always makes time for his lovely wife Andi!
Let’s learn more about our friend Mark…

Favorite beer at Darkness and beyond?
Any Anomaly beer we make(black session) and Braxton Lab’s did a spicy margarita gose that I loved!

Favorite Artist or Band?
Marvin Gaye or Gladys Knight

First job?
Bailing hay or Burgerchef

Fave quote/motto to live by?
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro- Hunter Thompson

If u could travel anywhere, where would u go? Denmark or Cameroon

Favorite movie?
Pulp Fiction

Last song you listened to?
Song from my Father- Horace Silver

Fave food you can’t live without?
Sambal Oelek-chili paste

Fave place you’ve been?
Cimarron, Mexico

Little known fact?
I was shot in the neck and thankfully survived! (Yeah we’re thankful too!)


Eric Bosler
Co-Founder, Head Brewer, and Back House Operations

Growing up in the air force, I moved around a lot as a kid. Today, I call Bellevue home but with mom and dad in Denver, I get to have two homes. I moved to Northern Kentucky about 15 years ago, and after a collection of short lived jobs, I got my first bartending job at the crazy fox saloon. This started my, unknown to me at the time, career in the bar business. Oh yeah… I also met my wife there. Outside of the crazy fox, I’ve worked in a few other small, local bars and restaurants, including Virgils Cafe. I like working for small businesses and I also like small batch beers.

So, about five years ago I started brewing beer at home. At first it was about learning more about beer, then it became an obsession, and it turns out, its also fun. When Ron and I started brewing together, people tasted our beers and really liked them, and wanted more. That’s when we started focusing on opening a brewery. Being from Colorado, I’ve been dreaming of this.


Jay Freeman
Head Cook

Jay has been slingin good eats off our food truck for the last year but has been a Bellevue staple for quite a long time, working at Virgils Cafe and the Elusive Cow. He says he learned to cook from his Grandma. Here are some fun facts about our friend Jay…

Favorite beer at Darkness and beyond?
Vodka and OJ instead please

Hobbies/ sparetime activities
Love to read and play video games

Favorite Artist or Band?
Temptations

First concert?
Reo Speedwagon and Styx

Fave song?
A boy named Sue- Johnny Cash

First job?
Handyman with Dad

Fave quote/motto to live by?
Think positive Be positive

If u could travel anywhere, where would u go? Japan

Favorite movie? Happy Gilmore

Last song you listened to?
Change is gonna come-Sam Cooke

Fave food you can’t live without?
Chinese food

Fave place you’ve been?
Daytona Florida

Little known fact?
I have a fraternal twin brother


Jesse Hicks
Bartender

Jesse was our first employee when we opened back in 2016! A quality technician during the day and dad to 4 girls (2 are his nieces he’s had guardianship since ‘04) , he has been with his wife Merry for 21 years. Here’s some facts about our friend Jesse…

Favorite beer at Darkness and beyond?
Man on the Moo and Rhinegeist’s Pure Fury Pale Ale

Hobbies/ sparetime activities?
Camping and playing drums for Brian Sauer and the Amazing Waste

Favorite Artist or Band?
Specifically the drummer Carter Beauford from Dave Matthews Band

Fave song?
16/12 by Vulfpeck

First concert?
Cheap Trick or Metallica

First job?
Concrete reconstruction/jackhammer at 16

Fave quote/motto to live by?
I’m here til I leave

If u could travel anywhere, where would u go?
Redwoods Forest

Favorite movie?
Spaceballs

Last song you listened to?
The Amazing Waste songs cause I’m still trying to learn them

Fave food you can’t live without?
Cheese

Fave place you’ve been?
Hocking Hills

Little known fact?
I’ve been known to cry at concerts/shows


Amanda Sanders
Bartender, Yoga Instructor

You could say that Amanda is a ray of light in Darkness. Besides leading our Getting Bent yoga classes on Sundays she is a Reiki master and better half to our cofounder Ron. Hiking, hanging out with their three (adult) children, fur-babies, and playing bass guitar in her band Donkey Shades is what you’ll catch her doing in her downtime. Here’s some more about our friend Amanda…

Favorite beer at Darkness and beyond?
Mayan Sacrifice, more of a wine lover

Favorite Artist or Band?
Mandolin Orange

Fave song?
Trapezoid by Lettuce

First concert?
Marilyn Manson October 1996

First job?
White Castle

Fave quote/motto to live by?
Nothing is worth worrying over, everything will work out

If u could travel anywhere, where would u go?
Peru

Favorite movie?
Fools rush in

Last song you listened to?
I am awareness Ram Dass

Fave food you can’t live without?
Cheese and vegetables

Fave place you’ve been?
Puerto Rico

Little known fact?
Plays the bass


Gage Sanders
Bartender

Favorite beer at Darkness and beyond?
Mayan, but my fave drink ever is a white russian

Hobbies/ sparetime activities
Watch documentaries, read and exercise my hand eye coordination (video games lol)

First concert?
Logic @ the Madison

First job?
Popeyes

Fave quote/motto to live by?
A moment of courage shines brightest against a backdrop of despair

If u could travel anywhere, where would u go? Korea

Favorite movie?
Pulp Fiction

Last song you listened to?
Scrambled by Havlock

Fave food you can’t live without?
Confectionaries…pies and pastries!

Fave place you’ve been?
Anywhere as long as I’m with the people who make it fun!


Ron Sanders
Co-Founder, Sales and Marketing,
and Front House Operations

I have been brewing beer in Eric’s kitchen with him for about three years now. It all started when I asked him for some of his dark beer to serve to my guests at my wedding reception. After tasting his great beer, and seeing all the happy people drinking it (all) up, I knew I wanted in. With as much as I enjoyed trying different beers and being creative, I felt like I HAD to brew beer.

I left behind a career in real estate, specifically new home sales and marketing. Before that I was a computer nerd for Dell and for a minute, I even thought I wanted to be a rock star. But after brewing with Eric for some years now, it became clear that this was something we needed to do. With my background in the business side of things, and his in bar and hospitality, we found pretty quickly that I provided the yin to Eric’s yang. (yes I said Eric’s yang).