Red Barn Brewing Company in Blenheim, Ontario, has submitted an exclusive beer they hope will secure the title of the 2024 Master of the Brewniverse.

The Masters of the Brewniverse event is taking place on May 11, 2024, and invites breweries to showcase their creativity by submitting one-off beers that are exclusive for the festival. Attendees will also have the power as they get to vote for the People’s Choice award which is handed out alongside a winner that is chosen by a panel of judges to be the Master of the Brewniverse.


Who’s Afraid of the Dark? is a salted dulce de leche triple chocolate cookie ice cream sandwich pastry stout (phew, that was a mouthful).

Definitely decadent, this stout is filled with layers of rich chocolate added three different ways, sandwiched around sweet, creamy dulce de leche and vanilla soft serve ice cream and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Brewer, Stephen Goodal, says this beer was inspired and made to appease the throngs of his customers that kept demanding he made a pastry stout.

All of the beers for Masters of the Brewniverse will be exclusively available at the event. Red Barn Brewing is joining Rose City Beer WorksNatterjack Brewing CompanyLeft Field BreweryGrain & GritCured Craft Brewing, and more at the event.

Masters of the Brewniverse takes place at the WindsorEats Food Hall, located at 400 Erie Street East in Windsor, Ontario. Attendees will receive the opportunity to taste 60oz of beer with each ticket (5oz. servings only of the exclusives) while having the power to vote for the winner of the People’s Choice award.

A judges panel will then select a best in show with the winning brewery named the Master of the Brewniverse! The one-offs in the competition are served as samples only, but, other full beers as well as food and cocktails can be purchased separately. Masters of the Brewniverse will be 80’s themed.

We encourage everyone to make their hair big and bust out the shoulder pads and wear their best 80’s attire. Tickets are $47 and can be purchased at