Dark Lord Day 2013 (new site/info)

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  1. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Port is a red wine....... Wonder IF these are the variants that we'll actually find out what the other 'red wine' barrel is. Otherwise we're looking at 3 variants :wink: That or FFF marketing is genius :wink::wink:
  2. weatherdog

    weatherdog Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    Dismissing Port as the same thing as red wine is really misrepresenting it. Port is a fortified wine, which is also generally aged for many years sometimes decades longer in the barrel than a red wine. They have a such different flavor profile no one who is familiar with both would categorize them as the same.
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  3. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Port is fortified with alcohol (Often referred to as brandy) to stop fermentation. I agree, DEF different than a "normal" red wine....
  4. chriltz

    chriltz Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois
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    Looking like this is shaping up to be a fun Dark Lord Day for me. Having a molar extracted next friday afternoon, so i may be on painkillers next saturday.
  5. GBallHead

    GBallHead Aspirant (244) Oct 6, 2011 Indiana
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    Painkillers for trade ISO beer
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  6. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Guess my winking faces weren't enough to convey my sarcasm. :wink:
    I'm well aware of what a port is. Port:Red Wine::Square:Rectangle :wink:
    why so serious :wink::grinning::wink: Guess I'll keep my smartass comments to myself.
  7. weatherdog

    weatherdog Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    All I see with those winky faces is Taco trying to have sex with me.

    I was mostly just clarifying the differences since I'm sure many people do not know the differences between port and regular red wine.
  8. jakeox

    jakeox Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Illinois

    Newbie question: I understand that there are no backpacks allowed in the brewpub -- does this apply to the DL purchase line as well?
  9. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (311) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    does not apply. backpacks are allowed inside the gates, anywhere except the brewpub. bottle sales are in the actual brewery. backpacks are acceptable there.
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  10. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    well before he was holding an Iris it was a bottle of 3 penis wine.....so.......:wink:
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  11. Gritch

    Gritch Initiate (160) Dec 26, 2010 Indiana
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    You will have fun. Just watch your drinking. At midnight before DLD of 2010 I passed a stone, and was heavily medicated throughout the day. Remember to eat, and you will be fine.
  12. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Devotee (416) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Any insight on the following....

    Driving in from Ohio and getting to Munster around 5-5:30pm local time. Should I drive to the brewery and park or go to my hotel 6 miles away and get a cab? Thinking I could arrange the cab once I'm close enough to know what time I'll be there....

    Thanks all...first time going to Darklord and looking forward to it!
  13. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Devotee (409) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Tickets (Group D) arrived today via USPS 1st Class! Very comforting to have in-hand...
  14. cfh64

    cfh64 Defender (600) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    I remember reading one post where someone said they left their car parked overnight and it was fine. Other than that one post, does anyone have any idea if it is ok to leave a car parked overnight and if so, where? I'll be staying close but figured the car would come in handy for keeping my beers, food, water, etc.
  15. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    I've heard whispers that the variants will be 1) bourbon 2) port 3) double barrel 4) bourbon vanilla
  16. Savearth

    Savearth Disciple (321) Mar 5, 2012 Michigan
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    Note to self: Find this guy; he'll be the one wearing the Vicodin necklace! Good times for sure...if he shares!
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  17. jeffdill

    jeffdill Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Washington

    I was the one post, I left my car in the park overnight with no issues. Maybe the park has a number you can call to ask?
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  18. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (457) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    You won't be able to get a cab almost definitely. If you're worried about drunk driving then hopefully there's a shuttle. Arriving so late though means there will be plenty of parking in the area so that wouldn't be a problem.
  19. homebrew311

    homebrew311 Poo-Bah (2,242) May 19, 2008 Illinois
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    I disagree with your stance on pretzel necklaces. At beer fests, hands are a premium since there are really no places to set stuff down and there is always one hand occupied by a beer. Pretzel necklaces are more convenient than to go bags. If you don't like them, it's simple... Don't wear one, but I don't think your dislike for them should institute a no pretzel necklace rule. And if you get crumbs all over your shirt and can't brush them off, you're doing it wrong.
  20. cfh64

    cfh64 Defender (600) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    I would never be caught dead wearing a pretzel necklace but I like you argument and think it has some valid points. I think Nathan is still intimidated by my kielbasa necklace response or possibly too excited thinking about it to respond.
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  21. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (480) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
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    my painkillers will beat your painkillers, I betcha.
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  22. jeffdill

    jeffdill Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Washington

    This guy is my BOY. Preztel necklaces are the bees knees at beer fests. At Dark Lord Day though...maybe not.
  23. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Devotee (416) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    I was thinking a few people will have dispersed by the time I get there...but you are saying no cabs? Might check fo shuttles from the hotel...
  24. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (457) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    I've never tried to get a cab myself at DLD, but from what I am told the availability on cabs in that area is already very low, and lots of people will already be trying to set up rides.
  25. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Forecast for Saturday shows high of 66 and sunny....god help us all cause shits gonna get real
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  26. BertSugar

    BertSugar Initiate (194) Feb 11, 2007 Indiana

    Again, don't center any plans around getting into the pub.
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  27. MarriedAtGI

    MarriedAtGI Initiate (111) Feb 26, 2013 Illinois

    Friend and I are attending for the first time this year, and thinking to put our bikes on his rack, and ride from wherever we can park to DLD. Any advice or concerns about biking to the festival? Will we be able to lock up the bikes close by? (Apologies if this has already been covered in the past. My search turned up nothing.)
  28. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    mmmmmm, keilbasa.....
    I have never been intimidated by sausage, sir. regardless of size or proximity to my/your face. I would say, though, that some horseradish mustard might be a nice touch...
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  29. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!! No pretzel necklaces!!!!

    well, ok, actually you do make some fair points, though i think you are selling yourself and your DLD experience short by only committing one of your hands to holding beer. If god wanted you to drink one beer at a time, he wouldn;t have given you two hands, duh.

    Someone has to be wearing one, it's on DLD Bingo (you should all play!: http://beeradvocate.com/community/t...o-formerly-scavenger-hunt.82436/#post-1193181). i do think it should have a shrunken head, though...

    Ok, pretzel necklaces are fine, but only if you really like them.... what's the next completely arbitrary item we can argue about, preferably something that we can email FFF about and ask what they would prefer :wink:
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  30. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (311) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Do not count on cabs on the way home. Trust me. Unless you set up an out-of-town cab prior to the event (and I don't mean calling a place and setting up a pick up time, I mean actually having a relationship with a driver), you will have very little (like zero) chance of getting one.
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  31. jeffdill

    jeffdill Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Washington

    The Munster locals should just shuttle people around to hotels for a few bucks a pop
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  32. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    When will they announce the allotment and price per bottle?
  33. jeffdill

    jeffdill Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Washington

    Probably morning of.
  34. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio

    Perfect response!

    I didn't buy any, don't worry everyone.
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  35. EdwardFortyHands

    EdwardFortyHands Initiate (0) May 3, 2012 Iowa

    He wouldn't even know Amontillado from sherry!
  36. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Got my tickets today!
    Headed to park this evening to camp out!
  37. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    how about that weather this weekend.
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  38. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (709) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    What up mid-60's and sunny! :grinning:
  39. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Aspirant (273) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    I am pretty happy with that weather
  40. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    When it ends up being 40 and rainy, I know who I'm finding for a beatdown. :wink:
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