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Dark Lord Day Eve Tasting - Hampton Inn

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by MarkIntihar, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Citrafiend

    Citrafiend Aspirant (30) Illinois Mar 27, 2013

    Just got a room for Friday and Sat, call the front desk and see if they have any openings. I found one on fri, called the front desk and got sat.
     
  2. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    Sounds like a lot of people are going to be there, this is going to be great!!
     
  3. One more week fellas!!! Looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing some beers as well. If there are any last minute request for So Cal beers that someone wants to try let me know and I'll try and track it down to bring along with me.
     
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  4. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Can't wait to ruin it for every! See you guys Friday.
     
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  5. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (365) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    You disrespectful bastard!!
     
  6. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Savant (385) Michigan Apr 4, 2012

    I plan on bringing a couple growlers of Frangelic Mountain Brown that have been aging in my heated garage for about a year. They are drinking very nice right now.
     
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  7. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Brandon im still iso a floor spot if you got one, or ill just figure out day of.
     
  8. hit me up.
     
  9. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Joke as you might, FMB is drinking EXCELLENTLY now. Anyone with a bottle that doesnt want it is free to hit me up.
     
  10. MarkLaFay

    MarkLaFay Aficionado (145) Indiana Nov 25, 2010

    I just saw this and I am IN!
     
  11. MarkLaFay

    MarkLaFay Aficionado (145) Indiana Nov 25, 2010

    Is there any sort of bottle list anywhere?
     
  12. cfh64

    cfh64 Champion (750) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    I know this is lame but not that I've seen. Just wanted to answer your question. I didn't mean lame because there isn't a bottle list, I think most people like the element of surprise. For instance, if I said I was bringing beer XYZ or someone I knew was bringing Double Black but didn't know it then they could potentially be hounded or not. So I think most people just keep it somewhat of a mystery but I don't know a thing, never been.
     
  13. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    There will be far too many bottles to list, i think you can probably bank on seeing most of the "usual suspects" with a few awesome gems as well. If there is something cool you want to try, I think it's reasonable to let us know in case someone is considering it!
     
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  14. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Savant (450) Minnesota Dec 25, 2009

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  15. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Advocate (515) Ohio Jan 28, 2011

  16. Anyone want to do an IP trade at Hampton, please BM me.


    FT:
    TG Assassin, Attempted RedRum, CW 15, 2013 Hunahpu, BBA Big Sound, Moat Water, Abacus B1(not Sucaba), 3F Golden Blend, Seizoen Bretta, 2009 Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait.

    ISO:
    Bramble, BA 9K, King Henry, Cherry BCBS, BB Monster 29, BA Abraxas

    Thanks,
     
  17. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Doesn't help on trading end, but I'll have a BA Abraxas and Bramble there to open
     
  18. Look forward to this annual tasting just as much as DLD just because I get to meet up with and talk to so many awesome BAs again. Never look forward to getting up for DLD as I always have a killer hangover. The Hampton is a very nice hotel and the staff puts up with us every year but I swear they must turn down the oxygen in the rooms. I will show up with plenty of La Cumbre Elevated IPA to share (wanted to get one of those t-shirt launchers they use at sporting events so I could just send cans of Elevated around the room to everyone but was talked out of it) and some TBD bottles. Been doing this tasting since it was just a group huddled around a four-top table and love what it has become. Can't wait to drink with you all again.
     
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  19. kodt

    kodt Advocate (580) Illinois Mar 6, 2013

    How do you guys do it? 5+ hours drinking rare BA beers and then drinking all day at DLD? I would feel like shit and end up skipping DLD I feel.
     
  20. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Savant (440) Iowa Oct 29, 2010

    Like all successful marathoners, I train year round.
     
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  21. clintonpuckett

    clintonpuckett Initiate (0) Indiana Apr 29, 2008

    Small Pours = Big Fun
     
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  22. MarkLaFay

    MarkLaFay Aficionado (145) Indiana Nov 25, 2010

    Stretching.
     
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  23. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    You just refuse to lose....

    and you drink your rinse water and eat (don't forget to eat.... fo real).
     
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  24. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,055) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    On the one hand I agree with you. On the other hand........

    At the KBS bottle share party somebody said they were bringing a 2010 Abyss. I had a 2012 so I offered to bring mine. Then somebody said they had a 2011 and maybe could get a 2009. At the party we had a 2008 - 2012 vertical not to mention a 2009 - 12 Dark Lord. Without that list that would not have happened.
     
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  25. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,055) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    The surprise was the Pipeworks intern who busted out a shitload of beers.
     
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  26. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,055) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    My designated driver (aka daughter) can't come. If anyone has a DD or some car pool idea from the hotel to FFF I wouldn't mind getting in on that. Friday night I'm staying in Chicago and can get down there whenever. What is everyone else who is staying at the Courtyard/Fairfield doing?
     
  27. Excited for DLD. Might have to stop by with a sea mammal or two and introduce myself.
     
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  28. drolkrad

    drolkrad Zealot (75) Indiana Apr 28, 2010

    I live 15 min from FFF, but I want to get a room just to come drink at this party.
     
  29. clintonpuckett

    clintonpuckett Initiate (0) Indiana Apr 29, 2008

    Do it!!!
     
  30. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (365) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    I'm an alcoholic so that helps.
     
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  31. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (350) Michigan Nov 7, 2010

    People not staying at the Hampton are welcome to swing by, correct? Last minute change of plans means we are staying at the Magnuson Hotel about 10 minutes away and we were thinking about stopping by for a bit.
     
  32. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Sure, just so long as it doesn't get out of control.
     
  33. cfh64

    cfh64 Champion (750) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    Control? Isn't that the opposite of DLD?
     
  34. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    spoiler alert: i'm packing beers tonight, a pic or two might make it here if anyone's interested!

    Cheers, 2 days guys!
     
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  35. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    It's probably not worth it... i don't think anybody is even bringing anything good from what i hear. So yeah, come by if you want some 6 month old Upland wheat and a growler pour of Sierra Nevada Pale....

    Seriously, nothing to see here ;)
     
  36. jrcmlc

    jrcmlc Savant (290) Illinois Aug 8, 2011

    We've got a room at hampton for friday, gonna do the share for sure. It'll me and jeffh97... hung out with lots of you guys before...looking forward to the full-monty with the hampton instead of just all day at dld. (doing that too lol).

    Not sure what I'll bring, but it'll be tasty.

    Joe
     
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  37. TheBronze

    TheBronze Savant (375) Washington Apr 16, 2009

    my first Dark Lord Day coming up! Looking forward to the Hampton on Friday to get things kicked off.
     
  38. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Just finished going thru the cellar to pull out my DLD beer. see you ladies and gents in 48 hours

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  39. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    i was going to post some pictures, but BA and i are not friends haha