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Dark Lord Day Eve Tasting - Hampton Inn

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

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  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Can't wait to ruin it for every! See you guys Friday.
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  2. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    You disrespectful bastard!!
  3. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Apr 4, 2012 Michigan
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    I plan on bringing a couple growlers of Frangelic Mountain Brown that have been aging in my heated garage for about a year. They are drinking very nice right now.
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  4. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Brandon im still iso a floor spot if you got one, or ill just figure out day of.
  5. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 May 6, 2010 Minnesota
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  6. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Joke as you might, FMB is drinking EXCELLENTLY now. Anyone with a bottle that doesnt want it is free to hit me up.
  7. MarkLaFay

    MarkLaFay Nov 25, 2010 Indiana

    I just saw this and I am IN!
  8. MarkLaFay

    MarkLaFay Nov 25, 2010 Indiana

    Is there any sort of bottle list anywhere?
  9. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    I know this is lame but not that I've seen. Just wanted to answer your question. I didn't mean lame because there isn't a bottle list, I think most people like the element of surprise. For instance, if I said I was bringing beer XYZ or someone I knew was bringing Double Black but didn't know it then they could potentially be hounded or not. So I think most people just keep it somewhat of a mystery but I don't know a thing, never been.
  10. ridglens

    ridglens Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    There will be far too many bottles to list, i think you can probably bank on seeing most of the "usual suspects" with a few awesome gems as well. If there is something cool you want to try, I think it's reasonable to let us know in case someone is considering it!
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  11. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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  12. injuredreserve

    injuredreserve Apr 18, 2010 Louisiana

    Anyone want to do an IP trade at Hampton, please BM me.

    TG Assassin, Attempted RedRum, CW 15, 2013 Hunahpu, BBA Big Sound, Moat Water, Abacus B1(not Sucaba), 3F Golden Blend, Seizoen Bretta, 2009 Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait.

    Bramble, BA 9K, King Henry, Cherry BCBS, BB Monster 29, BA Abraxas

  13. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Doesn't help on trading end, but I'll have a BA Abraxas and Bramble there to open
  14. pjeagles

    pjeagles May 29, 2005 New Mexico
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    Look forward to this annual tasting just as much as DLD just because I get to meet up with and talk to so many awesome BAs again. Never look forward to getting up for DLD as I always have a killer hangover. The Hampton is a very nice hotel and the staff puts up with us every year but I swear they must turn down the oxygen in the rooms. I will show up with plenty of La Cumbre Elevated IPA to share (wanted to get one of those t-shirt launchers they use at sporting events so I could just send cans of Elevated around the room to everyone but was talked out of it) and some TBD bottles. Been doing this tasting since it was just a group huddled around a four-top table and love what it has become. Can't wait to drink with you all again.
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  15. kodt

    kodt Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    How do you guys do it? 5+ hours drinking rare BA beers and then drinking all day at DLD? I would feel like shit and end up skipping DLD I feel.
  16. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Oct 29, 2010 Iowa
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    Like all successful marathoners, I train year round.
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  17. clintonpuckett

    clintonpuckett Apr 29, 2008 Indiana

    Small Pours = Big Fun
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  18. MarkLaFay

    MarkLaFay Nov 25, 2010 Indiana

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  19. ridglens

    ridglens Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    You just refuse to lose....

    and you drink your rinse water and eat (don't forget to eat.... fo real).
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  20. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    On the one hand I agree with you. On the other hand........

    At the KBS bottle share party somebody said they were bringing a 2010 Abyss. I had a 2012 so I offered to bring mine. Then somebody said they had a 2011 and maybe could get a 2009. At the party we had a 2008 - 2012 vertical not to mention a 2009 - 12 Dark Lord. Without that list that would not have happened.
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  21. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    The surprise was the Pipeworks intern who busted out a shitload of beers.
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  22. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    My designated driver (aka daughter) can't come. If anyone has a DD or some car pool idea from the hotel to FFF I wouldn't mind getting in on that. Friday night I'm staying in Chicago and can get down there whenever. What is everyone else who is staying at the Courtyard/Fairfield doing?
  23. xtrastoutalex

    xtrastoutalex Jul 3, 2012 Illinois

    Excited for DLD. Might have to stop by with a sea mammal or two and introduce myself.
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  24. drolkrad

    drolkrad Apr 28, 2010 Indiana

    I live 15 min from FFF, but I want to get a room just to come drink at this party.
  25. clintonpuckett

    clintonpuckett Apr 29, 2008 Indiana

    Do it!!!
  26. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    I'm an alcoholic so that helps.
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  27. Corbet

    Corbet Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    People not staying at the Hampton are welcome to swing by, correct? Last minute change of plans means we are staying at the Magnuson Hotel about 10 minutes away and we were thinking about stopping by for a bit.
  28. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Sure, just so long as it doesn't get out of control.
  29. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Control? Isn't that the opposite of DLD?
  30. ridglens

    ridglens Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    spoiler alert: i'm packing beers tonight, a pic or two might make it here if anyone's interested!

    Cheers, 2 days guys!
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  31. ridglens

    ridglens Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    It's probably not worth it... i don't think anybody is even bringing anything good from what i hear. So yeah, come by if you want some 6 month old Upland wheat and a growler pour of Sierra Nevada Pale....

    Seriously, nothing to see here ;)
  32. jrcmlc

    jrcmlc Aug 8, 2011 Illinois
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    We've got a room at hampton for friday, gonna do the share for sure. It'll me and jeffh97... hung out with lots of you guys before...looking forward to the full-monty with the hampton instead of just all day at dld. (doing that too lol).

    Not sure what I'll bring, but it'll be tasty.

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  33. TheBronze

    TheBronze Apr 16, 2009 Washington
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    my first Dark Lord Day coming up! Looking forward to the Hampton on Friday to get things kicked off.
  34. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

  35. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Just finished going thru the cellar to pull out my DLD beer. see you ladies and gents in 48 hours

  36. ridglens

    ridglens Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    i was going to post some pictures, but BA and i are not friends haha
  37. ridglens

    ridglens Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    life will find a way....

    I will not be bringing the trident white, so don't even ask.
    note: this is for Friday and Sat....
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  38. beachstrength49

    beachstrength49 Jan 7, 2011 California
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    :eek: Holy mother of God!!!
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  39. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois


    I wanna make a video too, but how do I doo?
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