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Dark Lord Day eve - Hampton in Munster

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by MaxSpang, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. stxSS07

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    Agreed. Pretty excited to line those guys up.
     
  2. MaxSpang

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    I am going to have to budget in a gift basket for my liver
     
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  3. ReTag

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    I told my liver to take a hike, that he needed to stay at home and think of all the bad things hes done, and that when I return home on Sunday, he would be welcomed back.
     
  4. thirdworld

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    I spoke with the hotel manager today. She's fine with drinking and trading in the lobby as long as everyone maintains their composure. She's also going to try to set aside a second room for drinking and trading. Keep in mind though that there is also a wedding party at the hotel. Don't be the jerk that ruins someone's wedding night.
     
  5. Cottzilla

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    Feed the Brides Maids beers to make the night better for the Groomsmen!;)
     
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  6. raymo55

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    Ok....thinking of bringing roughly:

    A case of random 12oz Michigan beers
    A case of Founders Breakfast Stout
    2 or 3 local Michigan growlers
    About a dozen assorted bombers of barrel aged goodness

    So one question....how much is too much beer? (I am pretty sure I know the answer ;))
     
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    I might of hit the "too much beer"
    10 assorted growlers
    2 flats of Surly cans
    12 bombers.
     
  8. MarkIntihar

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    You sure? I think you're a little light ;)
     
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  9. monitorpop

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    That might be enough for the DLD line, but not the Hampton Inn!
     
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  10. Jarpo

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    Am I going to be kicked out of these tastings for not bringing more beer than anyone knows what to do with? I thought I was bring a lot w/ two growlers and a 750.
     
  11. dlello2

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    Haha you are definitely bringing a lot (especially if it's STL locals!). For me personally I just haven't had enough of a collection to really contribute a ton in the past so part of me is trying to make up for that this time...
     
  12. MaxSpang

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    Nope. I personally will be pouring beers like it's my job, regardless of what you have.

    I've found that beer people like sharing
     
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  13. stxSS07

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    Definitely not! I'll gladly share with anyone who comes up with an empty glass and is willing to BS with me.
     
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    Some one needs to stay kind of sober so we keep a journal of what was opened. Crap....
     
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    How do you think the hotel would feel about a 1/6 bar? I could bring 3f behemoth or new holland envious.
     
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    My six Aussie beers made it home ok! I'll probably pull a couple things out of the cellar as well. Can't wait.
     
  17. stxSS07

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    Luckily I'll be bringing a Raoul Duke style notebook to document our weirdness.
     
  18. stxSS07

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    If you brought a sixtel of Behemoth you might go down in DLD history.
     
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  21. pschul4

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    Lol theyre both Haymarket beers. The Haymarket growler is Mathias and the HA growler is Defener Double Stout :)
     
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  22. bluedevil23

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    I'm going to add a bottle of each of The Wine and Cheese Place barrel aged beers released so far, Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Quad and 2nd Shift Barrel Aged LSD. I should also make a note that my 6 beers from down under aren't all Aussie, 2 are from New Zealand.
     
  23. pschul4

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    Barrel Aged LSD? Damn I didn't know they were barrel aging hallucinogens (spelling) nowadays
     
  24. bluedevil23

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    Ha! Just yet another crazy beer name from the crazy guys at 2nd Shift. LSD=Liquid Spiritual Delight, although the BA version is spelled wrong on the label, Liquid Spritual Delight.
     
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    So what time are the festivities kicking off? Should we shoot for gathering around 8pm?
     
  26. stxSS07

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    Our group will be getting there at about 7pm so 8pm would work for us.
     
  27. MaxSpang

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    Works for me!
     
  28. Jarpo

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    That should be fine for our group. We're going to Revolution whenever we get into Chicago and then we'll get to the Hampton.
     
  29. pschul4

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    I'll be getting there around 7. Prolly just gonna chill in the lobby with beer until more people with beer show up, then open said beers. Partying shall ensue
     
  30. MarkIntihar

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    Our group is planning on getting started around 7 as well.
     
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  31. dlello2

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    Alright it's been a long week at work and I'm tired... Plus the weather inside the Hampton is supposed to be shitty. Skipping this one so i can drive down Saturday and be well rested.
     
  32. dlello2

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    Meaning see you at 630 or 7 in the lobby.
     
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    If anyone wants to bring me a cool local snifter, I have a new cigar city Hunahpus day snifter I can trade.
     
  34. bluedevil23

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    If I didn't already have one of those I'd consider this. I have a habit of breaking CCB snifters though, so I better pass :).
     
  35. pschul4

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    I cant believe this is only 20.5 hours away!

    AMIRITE??
     
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    Our group will be there with the name tags and ready to go at 7:00 p.m. Can't wait to see you all there!
     
  37. stxSS07

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    Forgot about those name tags...I think I'll draw a blue duck on mine.

     
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    See you guys around 8. Cannot wait to kick the weekend off.
     
  39. MarkIntihar

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    T-minus 11 hours.

    I came to work early today, just so I can leave work early, just so I can get on the road early. :cool:

     
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  40. stxSS07

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    Got juiced up while I was packing brews so I had to take some pics of what's coming along to jump down some throats.

    '12 Hunah
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    '12 BoC, '10 IST
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    '12 BA Hi-Fi, '10 Black Ops
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    B3 Rosso, B5 Sanctification, '09 CAftW
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    Mexican Cake annndddd...? Boy King? (I hope)
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    Might have lost a bit...
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    Same age as me!
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