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Dark Horse 4 Elf Party

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ROBSTARR, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    I'll bring the funnel and garden hose so we can blast through some BA Monster 29.
     
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  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Any of you SE MI locals know of any good breakfast spots (or any breakfast spots) close to Marshall? I'm not coming up with much on Urbanspoon, TripAdvisor, etc...I'd like to get a lil bit of grub in my belly before waiting in line for a while.
     
  3. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    I appreciate the offer. See you all around 2:00 or so.
     
  4. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Warriors come out & play ...
    Cue the sound of clinking beer bottles
     
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  5. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    I actually thought of you right after I posted that and was thinking to myself,"I hope this wont affect our trade." Hahaha! All in good fun my friend. I'm really disappointed I'm missing this event but there's always next year... If I make it to next year that is.
     
  6. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    lol its ok they do suck but hey they are my teams and I still love them! GO LIONS!
     
  7. rjm217

    rjm217 Mar 18, 2011 Michigan
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    There is a Denny's right off the exit. Nothing fancy but it's food.
     
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  8. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Sofias house of pancakes... awesome! Some of the best pancakes, and very good portions and reasonable prices.
     
  9. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    How bout dem Colts!! #chuckstrong
     
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  10. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    The one in Grand Ledge or Kalamazoo? I don't see one in Marshall.
     
  11. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Should let you know, this is only on the way if you are coming from the north or west, it is in Kalamazoo. From dark horse it is about 40 min. If you want to leave to waste some time between 11 and 3, it is still worth it, this place rocks!
     
  12. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Kalamazoo, would be on your way down, they open at 7, should be early enough
     
  13. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I'm actually going to be staying in Marshall on Friday, but thanks for the consideration! Probably just eat some milk and cereal with a bagel, cream cheese, and avocado. Nice breakfast until I get some of that Dark Horse za!
     
  14. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Good deal, I wondered how you were gonna make it from keewenaw driving in the morning.
     
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  15. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    We are all doomed.
     
  16. danp14

    danp14 Dec 12, 2011 Michigan

    Hardees!
     
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  17. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    The Frisco burger is to die for.
     
  18. danp14

    danp14 Dec 12, 2011 Michigan

    I love me a big greezy burger. They're breakfast is pretty solid also. Plus, it's right off exit 112 (same number both ways actually) on your way to the brewery.
     
  19. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Love me some Hardee's fast food breakfast. Or a 'shroom and swiss.
     
  20. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Going to start with Monster 29, then hit MMMM, then hit the Oat Wine, hopefully all before being able to purchase bottles. Although this system is flawed, because BBN Perk last year was amazing on tap last year (Top 3 for me), but the bottles never carb'd up so it's an interesting game...
     
  21. danp14

    danp14 Dec 12, 2011 Michigan

    I couldn't agree more about the BB Perk. I thought that stuff was incredible on tap. I was close to tears when i opened my bottle.
    Bourbon Monster will be #1 for me. Had regular at Summer Beer fest, and it was quite good. I will say, one thing that really piqued my interestes they have on is the sour 3 guy. I'm just really not sure what to expect from it.
     
  22. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Ohhh, I'll be trying that for sure...unintentional or not, I will have some in my belly. These events are a tickers dream! I wont be ticking, but I will be keeping a photo journal with some notes IE Untappd, duh!
     
  23. danp14

    danp14 Dec 12, 2011 Michigan

    I agree! I won't/don't tick. Just after a few choice nugz i've been craving to be inside me (666, citra crooked tree, homobourbonsapien) and some of the standouts to me like the monsters and a few others. I'm too cool for a smartphone, so the untapped photo journal is unfortunately out of the question for me. Oh. and by too cool, i mean, i'm to cheep to spend $200 on a new phone. But awesome enough to spend $200 on some beers.
     
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  24. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Falconers Flight Crooked Tree is the best one of the variants in my opinion. I enjoyed it so much that I am going to be brewing an all FF IPA in the very near future.
     
  25. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    I am really looking foward to this one, haven't had an ipa yet that uses falconers flight hops, at least not that I know of?
     
  26. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I had one from the Keweenaw Brewing Company in Houghton MI and it was equally as good as the rest of their beers...
     
  27. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Apr 6, 2011 Michigan
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    As this is my first year attending 4Elf. Can any veterans of this party reccomend a good time for getting in line for the tokens?
     
  28. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Yesterday. No seriously, it's frigging cold out here.
     
  29. dbc5

    dbc5 Jun 18, 2009 Arizona
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    I see some people mentioning the issue of line cutting leading to excessively long waits in the beer purchasing line. Shouldn't this be a nonissue given that tokens are being passed out earlier in the day? If I am reading their website correctly, it sounds as if everyone will have numbered tokens and we will simply be finding out spot in line, based on those number, right around 3 when the doors for the party open.
     
  30. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    They start handing them out at 11am, and pretty much will be able to buy bottles all day, so need to get there too early.

    The line cutting added to the wait last year. This year they are checking numbers once you lineup inside the brewery, so it shouldn't be too long of a wait. It was inside that people were cutting and thus making the wait longer.
     
  31. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    If everyone behaves and realizes that all night camp outs are NOT necessary for this and other releases, you should be able to get there right at 11 and still be good for BA Plead the 5th.
     
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  32. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Last year no one from DH was checking token numbers, so a shitload of people cut after 3 once we got inside.
     
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  33. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Just to let people know (because I know a lot of people coming are new this year): Dark Horse did have a bunch of carbonation issues last year with their 750ml bottles. It's been kind of a crap shoot when it comes to whether you'll get a good one or not.

    Who knows what this year will bring, but I just wanted to throw out the word of warning.

    That being said, I am getting more excited by the day for this party.
     
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  34. dbc5

    dbc5 Jun 18, 2009 Arizona
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    Good to hear that some steps are being taken to improve things this year. Just so I am clear and don't ruffle any feathers come the day of the party, would it be problematic (i.e., seen as line cutting) if I go my token at 11 am, then returned to the premises sometime around 2:45 to find my spot in line based on my token number? I was planning to make some other beer related stops after picking up my token (checking out Bell's, perhaps the Livery), but will change plans if it is not acceptable to come back just before doors open and jump into my token slotted place in line.
     
  35. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Absolutely not. Last year, I went with a friend and stopped by at 12:15 to get our tokens, laughed at all the passed out drunks in their cars, then went to Kalamazoo to get lunch and drink Eccentric Ale while we waited for 4elf to start.
     
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  36. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    That's what most people are doing I would assume.
     
  37. danp14

    danp14 Dec 12, 2011 Michigan

    In theory that's how it should've worked. But there's always someone who is more important than everyone else so they should automatically get to the front regardless of numbers.
     
  38. dbc5

    dbc5 Jun 18, 2009 Arizona
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    Thanks for all the quick and helpful responses. I'm looking forward to what promises to be an excellent party.
     
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  39. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Which won't happen because they're checking token numbers at the front, so we won't have to deal with that BS this year!
     
  40. danp14

    danp14 Dec 12, 2011 Michigan

    It's good to hear there are not going to be any diplomats attending the party who need special treatment. :D
    It should make for a way better party. No one should have any reason to be angry at this party. Even if the bottle buying line is long. The party itself is awesome, personally, i'm looking more toward the chance to try some of these beers on tap than the bottle list at this point.
     
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