Dark Lord Day Survival Guide

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by yeahnatenelson, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    thanks for the tips.
  2. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I read you loud and clear. I'll bring a growler of daisy cutter Haymarket beer depending on what they have available at the time. Any requests in particular?
  3. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I literally know nothing about their beers, so whatever you think is good.
  4. abu_riley

    abu_riley Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    And DEFINATELY watch your bottles/cases of DL after you buy it. One poor guy at Hunahpu's day had his whole case stolen.
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  5. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Based on your reviews/hads you prefer stouts to IPAs, would you say that is correct? I might end up bringing one of each only time will tell
  6. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I like everything, I just review more stouts :) Seriously though, just grab whatever you think is their best offering that you can get in a growler. I'm not picky.
  7. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
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    To pschul4 and MarkIntihar, I'm hoping Indignant (aged in Templeton Rye barrels) will still be available the day before DLD. I will pour it into every empty cup I see.
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  8. beersis81

    beersis81 Mar 13, 2009 Illinois
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    We will most likely be bringing a Haymarket growler or two as well, so they should be well represented at DLD!
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  9. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    I plan on bringing a growler from Haymarket as well. Won't know what it will be until last minute tho. Also I'll prolly b bringing a growler from Piece, Revolution and Half Acre.
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  10. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I have my eye on their Defender but if that's not available I'm a big fan of the Aliester IPA

    Of course this far out it's impossible to tell what will still be on tap by then
  11. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Looks like I'll be set on trying a Haymarket pour or two! :)
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  12. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Love both of those brews as well and yea it's still a little far out to know what they're gonna have around DLD. I had the Lizzie's Simcoe IPA last week and that was one of the better IPAs I've had up there do if that's still flowin I'll prolly go with that. I'm hoping they'll have Mathias back on tap b4 DLD in which case I will def be bringing a growler of that. It's in fermentation now so we'll c
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  13. Jerry

    Jerry Apr 15, 2012 Illinois

    Great thread. Really getting excited for my first DLD.
  14. Microbrewtaster

    Microbrewtaster Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Do I get one?
  15. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    From me, or Nate? Either way, yes.
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  16. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    I wound up getting a ticket. Will be coming with a couple growlers from Carton Brewing in NJ along with some other stuff.
  17. lastb33rcall

    lastb33rcall May 11, 2009 Ohio

    Haha this kind of reminded me of Max Brook's Zombie Survival Guide
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  18. elkhunter36

    elkhunter36 Feb 29, 2012 Wisconsin
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  19. clintonpuckett

    clintonpuckett Apr 29, 2008 Indiana

    I declare today NATE NELSON DAY! High fives all around!
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  20. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    I was hoping as well, but its tapped out...
  21. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Mathias is on tap right now. I'm hoping it lasts. If so, you can count me in for hauling a growler of it to DLD...
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  22. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Such a shame that one has to watch their bottles like a hawk because of some unethical bastards that might steal them... Although I would've preferred to have Group A or B, Group C does afford one the advantage of getting his or her bottles at the end of the day and not having to keep track of them.
  23. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    I can't believe we forgot corkscrews for Loons and other lambics.
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  24. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Wow, glaring error to my OP - DEFINITELY bring a waiter's corkscrew, both for Cantillon/Ithaca bottles as well as champagne corks that don't want to come loose like Boulevard.
  25. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    this fun in the templeton barrels was waayyy better than last time they ran indignant but sadly they are out of it :( would have totally loved to blow some minds with that one
  26. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
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    Yes, pschul4, it's sad that Rye Indignant is out, but chanokokoro has the right idea: Mathias!
  27. ClubberLang

    ClubberLang Jun 1, 2007 Illinois

    At Sausagefest there they had the Lizzie's simcoe as well as Double Daisy Cutter and some other hoppy beers. I enjoyed the Lizzie's more than the DDC. It's damn good.
  28. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Damn they had DDC on tap at sausage fest!? I knew I shouldve got tix to that. I have 1 bomber of DDC left that I'll b pouring at DLD
  29. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    2014 DLD virgins: these guidelines still apply. Stay hydrated, be respectful, have fun!
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  30. 1noa

    1noa Mar 24, 2011 Illinois
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    water, sunscreen...that is all.
  31. rxeight

    rxeight Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    Thanks for bringing this back from the dead. Only thing I'll add is the no coolers is referring to large hard plastic coolers. If you have a cooler bag with a shoulder strap you are fine. They don't want people dragging a rolling cooler through lines all day and taking up space. I have a large cooler bag, fits 6 bombers that I have brought the last 2 years, no problems. Target sells a nice back pack cooler that a few of my friends use.
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  32. atomic

    atomic Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Definitely some good advice in here, this should be stickied

    does this forum even sticky?
  33. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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  34. MUMike

    MUMike Feb 3, 2012 Missouri

    does this forum even lift, bro?
  35. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Only in the presence of walezbro... bro...
  36. sordyl

    sordyl Jan 20, 2014 Illinois
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    What's the story on parking for DLD? Is it just on the sides of the roads in the office park?
  37. Zombie_Dust

    Zombie_Dust Oct 31, 2012 Illinois
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    I think I'll bring a growler or two from Tighthead Brewing
  38. oxdtown

    oxdtown Jan 25, 2011 Illinois

    Avoid it at all costs. But I'm pretty sure there is limited parking but you're going to pay for it
  39. rxeight

    rxeight Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    Side of the road in the office park fills up pretty early. Id guess by 6 am. A couple of the other businesses got smart and started charging for parking. I paid $20 to park in the lot at the Jewish center. I think the park across calumet also was charging $10 or $20 last year.
  40. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
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    I am always dumbfounded by the sheer number of people who drive to Dark Lord Day. Be careful out there folks. The last thing I want to see on here (or anywhere for that matter) is news of a tragic event that could have been avoided taking place after DLD.
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