The sun is now setting over New York City, ushering in the fourth straight night of darkness in lower Manhattan. While some folks have been lucky enough to retreat to other, better-lit neighborhoods, there are still plenty of people down there toughing it out.
All we can say is, we hope they have beer. Any beer will do in times like this, but all the better when you can have some fun and combat the darkness with brews that match the mood—dark-as-night imperial stouts, bold black IPAs, and seasonal releases that are shrouded in mystery.
Click through the list for our five favorite beers to sip when the lights go off.