Dark Lord (2018)

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  1. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Aspirant (299) May 13, 2014 California

    And I was 3 people ahead of you in line because I got the next to last glass...

    FWIW it was F'ING delicious!!!!
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  2. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,262) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois

    I think you just started the 'what will you be wearing topic'!!
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  3. midmichmatt

    midmichmatt Initiate (161) Mar 22, 2015 Michigan

    well! I wore my wu-tang shirt last year, because hip hop shirt at DLD.. ironic, right?
    nope. people would walk by and give me pours because 'wutang is for the children'
    so, lets keep that love going.
  4. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (952) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    They’re gonna be a handcuff shackle with a mini Teku on the end of the chain. A dude I know on the inside told me.
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  5. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (139) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois

    Let’s keep a running list of shirts that may get you an additional pour:

    -hip hop artists
    -ironic tees
    -anything metal
    -dragon abortion
    -pro craft beer
    -anti big beer
  6. croush

    croush Crusader (770) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois

    Thanks for talking about t-shirts guys...we can now guarantee the acid rain will fall and it'll be below 40 degrees. Way to ruin it.
  7. drac86

    drac86 Disciple (375) Jan 28, 2014 Indiana
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    Done. We'll see what they say.
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  8. PBRmeasap1980

    PBRmeasap1980 Defender (679) May 19, 2014 Indiana

    I'm guessing they either buy or swap kegs with other breweries. With all the breweries they have listed, I'm guessing 1-3 kegs per brewery and of course 3 Floyds will pour a metric shit ton of their own. I believe all the beers are poured by volunteers from the community and not by any of the breweries.
  9. kodt

    kodt Defender (605) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Don't think it is legal to just swap kegs or buy direct. All the beer probably has to go through a distributor as a legal formality.
  10. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (749) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    So if I wear my Bud Light hat y'all are going to kill me?
  11. jed_productions

    jed_productions Devotee (451) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    I was one of the lucky ones to get a pour of Derivation last year. I walked up to get a draft pour of a Jackie O's stout right as they tapped Derivation. Needless to say I changed my order and got a couple of pours of Derivation instead. No offense to Jackie O's, I love their beer, but I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to try Derivation for the first time. It lived up to all of my expectations.
  12. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (772) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    How many drunk Dilly Dilly's can you endure in one evening?
  13. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (749) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I shall find out...
  14. BrandonK

    BrandonK Initiate (53) Jul 15, 2012 Indiana

    That’s if they haven’t changed the format to be closer to what Hunahpu Day is. Doesn’t each brewery have their own tent there? And didn’t 3F just acquire a metric shit ton of land in that plaza?
  15. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (393) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    Same. I was about 4 people back getting ready order the Jackie O’s as well, but then just got 3 derivation.
  16. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,416) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Derivation 3 or 3 pours of Derivation?? was hearing it was D7 they had flowing last year, which is crazy because when I was at SP late May (after DLD) SP had just released D7 bottles for on-site consumption.
  17. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (473) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    3 pours of derivation damn...I seem to recall the dl variants being one pour per person last year.
  18. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,230) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    I just hope Yum yum lasts all day on tap again. When I think DLD, I think session beer. /
  19. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (314) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois

    Definitely not, at least for me. I got several pours of Ronaldo.
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  20. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (473) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    If your not drinking Bruery stouts all day and passed out in the grass by noon, your not doing DLD properly :wink:
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  21. OccamsPhaser

    OccamsPhaser Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2018 Indiana

    Windmill helps balance out things in NWI. I think they have done well brewing what people want - NEIPAs and fruited IPAs and sours. I don't think it is always successful, but they seem to have embraced the niche that is popular right now, whereas FFF has only dipped their toe in, and 18th Street took a while.

    I recommend New Oberpfalz in Griffith. They do lots of German styles you don't see many other places brew while still having great IPAs. Taproom is super relaxed, food is great, and the people are awesome. I live equal distance to New O and Floyds and, even if I like FFF beer more, I go to New O far more.
  22. OccamsPhaser

    OccamsPhaser Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2018 Indiana

    I couldn't help but laugh pretty hard when I saw a guy in a Kikkoman shirt last year. Per list, I definitely fall in the "anything metal" group. Nothing like the look on drunk peoples' faces as they try to read the indecipherable logo on my shirt.
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  23. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (393) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    3 pours
  24. doublevision

    doublevision Initiate (104) Sep 8, 2014 Illinois

    I had just grabbed my Jackie O's when Derivation was tapped so back in line i went
  25. doublevision

    doublevision Initiate (104) Sep 8, 2014 Illinois

    That semi trailer by the band area had a really good run of Beers in the early afternoon
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  26. s4tk

    s4tk Initiate (68) Jan 24, 2014 Indiana

    A few thoughts:

    1) If you’re looking for NE IPA’s near 3Floyds, 18th Street’s game is legit whereas Windmill is gimmicky. Just IMHO as a NWI local.

    2) Was chatting with a kiosk guy at the brewery and he claimed “between him, me and the wall” that a rye whiskey barrel variant would be a big one this year. For what it’s worth...could be false but it was a brewery employee.
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  27. OccamsPhaser

    OccamsPhaser Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2018 Indiana

    I agree with you. Some of Windmill's IPAs have been superb- last fall's batch of Pale Dutch Boy and Two if by Citra blew me away. Their milkshake IPAs and beers brewed with gummy bears are brewed knowing that is a popular shtick right now, and not my thing so much (though that double mango was bonkers after a few weeks).

    If you're not from the midwest and don't trade, I'd say Noon Whistle (currently drinking a Gummy Vortex), Transient, Hailstorm, and Hop Butcher are worth tracking down in terms of NEIPAs and DDH IPAs. Transient can be a bit irregular between batches, but overall great. Their recent collab with Hailstorm Boat Socks is another home-run.

    The Open Bottle in Tinley is a rad place. I also think Torrence Liquors in Calumet City just over the IL/IN border is great. In NW Indiana, Liquor Stop in Highland (where I live) has a great selection, just check the bottle dates. And of course if you're spending time in Chicago, go to Binny's.
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  28. s4tk

    s4tk Initiate (68) Jan 24, 2014 Indiana

    You named some of my favorite places lol.
  29. BrewskiBear

    BrewskiBear Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2015

    I didn't go through all 59 pages of this thread, but does anyone know if there will be a shuttle from Midway Airport to Dark Lord Day? I'm trying to avoid renting a car this year and might plan to just stay near Midway if possible. Any help would be appreciated!
  30. Bbear

    Bbear Initiate (155) Oct 26, 2016 Illinois

    Heard rumors of a rye whiskey one as well after they let employees taste test the variants.

    Same person also mentioned port, sherry and Portuguese apple brandy. Take it for what it's worth.
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  31. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (772) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    ISO Apple Brandy DL....Port and sherry are meh...overdone dessert wine fff styles. The Rye Whiskey might be abrasive enough to offset the DL sweetness, but it also might be a mess like people claim the Scotch was.
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  32. RUinOhio

    RUinOhio Initiate (113) Nov 12, 2014 Ohio

    I wasn't overly impressed with 18th last year on Friday.

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  33. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,755) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    No way...never had a Rye BA Stout I didn't like more than a regular Bourbon, for some odd reason.
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  34. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (296) May 12, 2017 Illinois

    Must be complimentary to your wry sense of humor.
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  35. RUinOhio

    RUinOhio Initiate (113) Nov 12, 2014 Ohio

    and Hailstorm should be on the agenda if you want some great beer.
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  36. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (629) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    dusting off my spuds mackenzie tank top...sun's out, guns out.
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  37. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (292) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio

    Enough of the f'ing sherry and port, good god
  38. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (363) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois

    This was almost me last year...
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  39. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (296) May 12, 2017 Illinois

    Port barreling is amazing! You heard about the wine pirates, right? Sailing west along the northern Spanish coast, they ran out of good wine, so they turned hard to port.

  40. kodt

    kodt Defender (605) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    No, I'm afraid not. There is a generic airport shuttle that goes from Midway to Highland, IN. Then you would need to get a cab/uber from Highland to FFF. That might be a pain though. https://www.airportsupersaver.com/

    Option B, take the Orange line downtown to Qunicy/Wells stop in the loop and walk a mile to 130 S Green St for this shuttle: https://festdrive.busbank.com/dark-lord-day/

    Option C: Take a Cab down to Open Bottle in Tinley Park (probably not too much cheaper than taking a cab all the way to Munster honestly) and then take their shuttle: http://theopenbottle.com/store/?product=dark-lord-day-2018-shuttle-bus

    Option D: Fly into O'Hare instead and take a short cab ride to Beer on the wall in Park Ridge, who also have a shuttle. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-lord-day-shuttles-tickets-44729272458

    Option E: Just suck it up and rent a car or cab/uber/lyft the entire trip.
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