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Dark Lord Day Eve Tasting - Courtyard Marriott

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by aasher, Mar 18, 2013.

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  1. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    We had a great tasting last year, going from a smaller conference room of about thirty people to being upgraded to the biggest conference room with about 75 people. We opened some great bottles and met some even greater people.

    My wife and I will be there again. Who's joining us?

    Ill be bringing some barrel aged ciders, some sours, and some west coast goodies.
     
  2. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    FYI when I called today they only had King rooms (a King bed and pullout couch) and suites left.
     
  3. Moc513

    Moc513 May 24, 2012 New York
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    We are staying at the Fairfield which is right next door...I'm willing to walk over and participate if there isn't enough interest to start our own.
     
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  4. weaksauce

    weaksauce Sep 2, 2010 Ohio
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    Last year was a good time but made for a rough morning. Hopefully they let us use the conference room again.
     
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  5. Spartan213

    Spartan213 May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    As of now there are three of us staying so we will definitely be in and bringing some Michigan goodies.

    I was planning on calling ahead about the bigger conference room, I don't see it being a problem.
     
  6. Moc513

    Moc513 May 24, 2012 New York
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    Did you guys want to make a sheet that has what everyone is bringing or just be surprised? I for one like surprises.
     
  7. Zapy

    Zapy Feb 8, 2012 Indiana
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    Yeah I'll be down as well, should drag a few things from the clutches of my cellar.
     
  8. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    A whole lot of successful winging it.
     
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  9. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Our Hampton bottle shares Dad can beat up your Courtyard bottle shares Dad!
     
  10. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Ashley will be very happy!
     
  11. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Glad to see you'll be there. I hopefully want to meet up and enjoy a beer with you. I still feel the need to thank you for the Ballet you sent almost a year ago :)
     
  12. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Because of the wheelchair?
     
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  13. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Perfect, I should have no problem picking you out of the crowd.
     
  14. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Apr 6, 2011 Michigan
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    Anything going on here Saturday post DLD? I'm at the Fairfield but willing to bring some good brews to share.
     
  15. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    The blow-up doll named "Natalie" should be a dead giveaway.
     
  16. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Fairfield Saturday as well. Planning on opening stuff afterwards...I think we did like 5 bottles between 3 of us last year?

    I'm sure it'll be more concrete as we get closer to DLD.
     
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  17. mrn1ceguy

    mrn1ceguy Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm in the fairfield and would love to join this bottle share. Is there room for two more?
     
  18. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    There is always room for more! By 10pm we had to have had at least 75 people.
     
  19. sweatervest27

    sweatervest27 Oct 13, 2009 Ohio

    Our group will be in the Fairfield Saturday night as well, but a couple of us are considering driving down before the rest to hit up some of this bottle sharing on Friday night. Well be rockin neon pink, team livebadass t shirts, most likely. We can even provide some ghost scorpion to match those bastards over at the Hampton ;) Oh, and if anyone has spare floor space for a couple of fine gentlemen, it would be much appreciated...
     
  20. Spartan213

    Spartan213 May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    Looks like our group will be staying Saturday as well, guess I better pack some extra bottles. Anyone have anything special they want in growlers from Kuhnhenn?
     
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  21. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Mar 8, 2011 Georgia
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    I'm SO in!

    Can anyone bring some New Holland Pilgrims Dole for an IP trade? I get zero response in the trade forum. BM me, yo.

    Also, any requests from Georgia/ south east?
     
  22. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Bring your best local DONGs :)

    New ticks, new ticks!
     
  23. Spartan213

    Spartan213 May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    Someone needs to get Pizza again this year as well. The look on everyones face when those showed up last year was priceless.
     
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  24. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Dammit, I knew I should'nt have invited you to stay with us! ;)
     
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  25. weaksauce

    weaksauce Sep 2, 2010 Ohio
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    I remember it being mostly bearded dudes last year but I must have left before the DONGs were pulled out! What's everyone bringing? I hope no one brings those shitty loons again...
     
  26. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    DONGS! Flowing fluids to follow shortly after arrival ;)
     
  27. justyouraveragebeerguy

    justyouraveragebeerguy Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    I'll be bringing some good ones. Just booked!
     
  28. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    So is this an open deal? Just show up to the conference room with good beer? Me and three guys will be in from Ohio getting to DLD around 6pm looking for a fun time after the fest!
     
  29. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Attention Michigan, if anyone can bring some bottles of Arbor Brewing Flamboyant Wild Red Ale Vintage 2011 I will gladly trade or bring cash....thank you!
     
  30. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I also have a room at the Fairfield Sat night. Staying in the Chi burbs Fri night.
     
  31. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Yep, where there is beer, geeks will follow. It may be later than 6pm but someone has to be the first person there ;)
     
  32. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Oh I ment I'll be at Darklord at 6pm. Probley won't be back to the hotel till 11pm. I will bring some stuff I hope pleases the masses...wondering the chances of tring King Henry or CBS that ay.
     
  33. weaksauce

    weaksauce Sep 2, 2010 Ohio
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    DLD eve is the night before DLD. I'm sure some people will get together after DLD also.
     
  34. Spartan213

    Spartan213 May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    All I know is we will have Kuhnhenn growlers in hand. See everyone Friday.
     
  35. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I think the thread has expanded beyond the title.
     
  36. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Oh man I feel like an idiot now!
     
  37. atoulouk

    atoulouk Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
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    good chance I'll be attending.
     
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  38. Moc513

    Moc513 May 24, 2012 New York
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    What time is this starting?
     
  39. Spartan213

    Spartan213 May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    Our group of 4 should be there around 7 or 8.
     
  40. stfun37

    stfun37 Jan 16, 2008 Indiana
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    Might stop by. Not sure yet. I hate people, but do I love gatherings.
     
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  41. weaksauce

    weaksauce Sep 2, 2010 Ohio
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    I actually just ran across a bottle of this yesterday, I'll bring it with me tomorrow. I'll be the guy without a beard!
     
  42. Spartan213

    Spartan213 May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    I can already taste the late night pizza....I also have basically a full box of mead I am bringing along. Hope everyone likes that kind of thing.
     
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