Dark Lord Day (DLD) 2015

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  1. dragonofblood

    dragonofblood Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2005 Canada (ON)

    Any idea who gets these VIP passes?
     
  2. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois

    Friends of the brewery.
     
  3. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,395) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    page 2 of the map
     
  4. HartsyThaiFood

    HartsyThaiFood Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2013 Illinois

    Same PDF as the map on page 2. It loads screwy on computers but comes up fine on the iPhone.
     
  5. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois

    Ah I see. Yeah didn't load immediately on the PC for some reason. I was hoping for a beer menu. Taps or the BADL list would be nice to see.
     
  6. 30MinutesSouth

    30MinutesSouth Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 Indiana

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    30MinutesSouth Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 Indiana

  8. umichdave

    umichdave Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2013 Michigan

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    For bottle shares Friday evening at Hampton Inn & Suites Munster, Saturday in line before DLD, and at DLD.
    Because sharing is caring.
    Trading also possible.
     
  9. jeffdill

    jeffdill Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Washington

    I'm pretty sure it's for investors and industry friends.
     
  10. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois

    Investors have their own area, but I think they likely get VIP also.
     
  11. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Initiate (0) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Patience ....at least that is what I'm telling myself!
     
  12. JFMBearcat

    JFMBearcat Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 Ohio
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    What time do the folks staying at the Hampton Schererville want to meet up for a share on Friday night?
     
  13. Vondiggity

    Vondiggity Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2013 Ohio

    Interesting tidbit from the email I just received regarding instructions for DLD.

    "Additionally, while Dark Lord Day is an event designed to allow guests to share craft beer, we reserve the right to limit quantities and types of beer brought into the festival."

    I wonder how they will make determinations on what beer is "worthy" enough to make it through the gates.
     
  14. BuckeyeBeerhead

    BuckeyeBeerhead Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2014 Ohio

    I read that to mean no Bud, Miller, Coors, Natty, etc. And even if it is good beer, don't come hauling backpack after backpack of it. They know people will get sloshed enough as it is. No need to make it more of shitshow than it already will be.
     
  15. HoldenDurden

    HoldenDurden Aspirant (293) Nov 27, 2011 Illinois


    They generalized the answer in the FAQs:

    "We allow people to bring limited amounts of beer for trading and sampling with other beer lovers. The idea is to celebrate craft beer, so we ask that you only bring in beers that are unique – ones that can’t be found just anywhere. Please no beers that can be found at any corner market."
     
  16. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois
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    Yught. We even got some in the City proper. North Ave Beach had some dusting left when I cycled passed at 715am today.
    Frost warning tonight too!
     
  17. ADTaber

    ADTaber Meyvn (1,002) Apr 29, 2011 South Carolina
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    Really want to try that Chevalier
     
  18. umichdave

    umichdave Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2013 Michigan

    It's fantastic. I picked up five bottles at the time, down to three at this point.
     
  19. swarthybrews

    swarthybrews Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Kentucky

    Breakfast tacos with DL hot sauce? Better get in line now.
     
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  20. BRZvice

    BRZvice Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2012 Michigan

    It would be nice if you didn't have to use a mirror to read the festival map and menu, so metal I guess.
     
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  21. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (443) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    From Etix:

    PROHIBITED ITEMS & ACTIVITIES
    • Backpacks, bags or purses larger than 10”x10”x16”
     
  22. swarthybrews

    swarthybrews Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Kentucky

    Not metal. Devolution.
     
  23. Chris_Panos

    Chris_Panos Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2013 Ohio

    Isn't almost every standard backpack bigger than that? Mine certainly is.
     
  24. mschimk

    mschimk Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2015 Illinois

    My soft side over the shoulder cooler is 10x12x18. Here's hoping they don't have tape measures at the gate ...
     
  25. dragonofblood

    dragonofblood Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2005 Canada (ON)

    Oh, good to see I might be getting into a fight before the day even really begins.

    Dark Lord Day website still says this:

    ARE BACKPACKS PERMITTED?

    Backpacks are permitted at Dark Lord Day.

    No mentions of size limitations.
     
  26. B-Nut-GoBlue

    B-Nut-GoBlue Disciple (300) Apr 22, 2014 Iowa
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    You guys will be fine. My soft cooler I just purchased is slightly larger than that as well. They've got to put this stuff in writing; people push limits and it's better to "say" you've a limit than let the mass's imaginations run wild! There won't be tape measures, don't fret.

    *I write this as a virgin of this event. If I'm wrong...well, I won't be!
     
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  27. esktime

    esktime Zealot (501) Jan 21, 2014 Ohio
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    On the darklord site they say backpacks are permitted
     
  28. iualum95

    iualum95 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Indiana

    I was there today to pick up last years DL. What I will call the bullpen (metal bike racks forming lines) was set up at the SW corner of Superior and Indiana Parkway. Ground was new gravel. I think they have more portable toilets set up than Wrigley.
     
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  29. swarthybrews

    swarthybrews Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Kentucky

    You guys trippin' over Backpacks? I'm still trying to figure out what to wear...
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  30. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Initiate (0) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    You guys are getting into your own heads on this one.
     
  31. Drucifer

    Drucifer Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois

    You'd need a child's lunchbox to be able to follow those measurements. I'm guessing everyone will be fine unless they try to bring in a damn suitcase.
     
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  32. joshstl

    joshstl Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Missouri

    what about a rolling cart cooler?that to big
     
  33. joshstl

    joshstl Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Missouri

    ill be at the super 8 saturday night with some side project and other st louis stuff
     
  34. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 North Carolina

    Anything besides ba palo santo either rumored or confirmed for the guest tap list?
     
  35. Corpsicle664

    Corpsicle664 Initiate (0) May 7, 2014 Wisconsin

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  36. homerunhitter7

    homerunhitter7 Initiate (89) Mar 31, 2014 Illinois
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    If anyone is ISO this year's DL due to GA tickets, shoot me a PM and I may be able to hook you up. Our group has a total allotment of 8 bottles and I think only 2 are currently going to be bought.
     
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  37. iualum95

    iualum95 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Indiana

    You may want to dress like the Gortons fisherman. Forecast is a high of 49 and they are calling for an inch of rain Saturday.
     
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  38. myersk27

    myersk27 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    Sun King: Tin Star, Afternoon Delight, BA Timmie, Tequila BA Fistful of Hops
     
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  39. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Initiate (180) Apr 14, 2014 Indiana

    This has the potential to be the worst DLD weather ever. Mid-40s, 19mph steady winds, gusts of 30, rainfall 1/2-3/4 of an inch. I get enough of this bullshit on the long trail in VT, might be an early afternoon exit for me.

    Also, how am I supposed to get the full flavor profile of all these world class beers if they get watered down by all the rain?! :wink:
     
  40. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    It looked like mostly gravel and pavement. Tons of port-o-poties, barricades and tents. It was kind of a cluster with the construction going on and hard to tell what the lay of the land would be. There's definitely port-o-poties set up at both the North and South entrances like last year.

    I wouldn't say that. The two cases of ZD I bought yesterday were bottled 4/15/15. I assume they are stock piling a lot of last weeks bottles/cases on top of what they plan on bottling this week just to have xtra for everyone coming into town this week.

    That means no Spotted Cow. Leave that shit in Wisconsin.
     
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