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Draft Darkness in Chicago?

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by readbaron, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Fun fact - they literally adopted the name after watching that bit.
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  2. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (420) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Anyone sitting in a quiet bar drinking this and not telling anyone? Anyone have insight into any bars getting a keg?
  3. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    As someone who has no inside info on any bars getting Darkness this year: enjoy your Darkness in peace, everyone.
  4. I am pretty sure it is in fact not being distributed to Chicago this year for whatever reason. It is usually here by now.
  5. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (285) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

  6. Bavarian Lodge said they did not get a keg of Darkness this year (like everywhere else), and they have gotten a keg of it every year before? So, not sure why Surly wouldn't send kegs this year? I think it is odd considering once their new brewery is up and running (hopefully sometime before 2030) they would start distributing in IL!
  7. aefbjo

    aefbjo Savant (285) Bahamas Jun 8, 2005

    I keed, I keed. I was kind of surprised that there *were* kegs of Darkness here the past couple years, since Surly *doesn't* distribute here. So it was a pleasant surprise, and not to be expected every year, no?
  8. bauermj

    bauermj Savant (485) Illinois May 4, 2009

    This is bad news indeed. I always thought it was cool of Surly to hook up the Chicago market with a healthy amount of Darkness tappings (unlike FFF has done w/ Dark Lord*).

    * Props to FFF for the post-FOBAB Vanilla BA Dark Lord tapping in Chicago
  9. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    It's on tap in my apartment, but only because I have a metric fuckton. It's the only beer I have more than 6 of in the cellar thats not named Bourbon County Stout.
  10. readbaron

    readbaron Savant (375) Illinois May 12, 2010

    So you mean I'm now following dontcounttoday for no reason? Sonofa...
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