Darklord Day 2017

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.

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  1. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    That would give things even more of a Russian Roulette feel for the first brave souls. Vanilla Bean or Hot Mustard?
     
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  2. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,755) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Why the fuck do we always have to single out the vanilla bean?!

    Who did the black, pinto, navy, cannellini, kidney and lima beans go down on to get off so easy?!

    ISO: Lima Bean DL aged in Chianti barrels
     
  3. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    ISO: Beans and Rice Lord
     
  4. Narthax

    Narthax Crusader (754) Mar 23, 2014 Texas
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    FT Pork and Beans DL
     
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  5. BeantownBrews

    BeantownBrews Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2016 Massachusetts

    I have been looking and may have missed it (or it's only on FB) but anyone know when tickets go on sale?
     
  6. GreatGazoo

    GreatGazoo Devotee (417) Feb 12, 2014 Illinois
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    It hasn't been announced yet. Usually around St Patrick's Day but it could be different this year with the date moved.
     
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  7. Narthax

    Narthax Crusader (754) Mar 23, 2014 Texas
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    This waiting is killing me...
     
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  8. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'll tell you how it ended- you didn't get tickets.
     
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  9. PrestigeWorldwide

    PrestigeWorldwide Defender (634) Sep 22, 2015 Michigan
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    Combining these two thoughts.

    Can I simply say "FT: My randomly assigned anonymous DL Variant"

    Watcha gonna give for it?
     
  10. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I have a feeling that we're going to pay for the awesome weather in Chicago this weekend with a hailstorm on DLD.
     
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  11. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Initiate (190) Apr 14, 2014 Indiana

    I mean, it can't get any worse weather than the last two years, right? RIGHT???
     
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  12. atkins666

    atkins666 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2015 Indiana

    I really want snow. I mean, we've had everything else that could be thrown at us (including flooding). Snow and Amon Amarth would make it the most metal of beer fests ever.
     
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  13. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    If you care about the weather at DLD you don't deserve a ticket. :stuck_out_tongue: I'm going rain or shine, summer or nuclear winter.
     
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  14. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (364) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    well we always go it doesnt mean we cant complain about it...
     
  15. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (259) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    hopefully it's just a guest pour
     
  16. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I may have laughed way too hard at "Diabeticulan 5000."
     
  17. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I rarely, if ever make suggestions. This however keeps popping into my mind. I think FFF should cut back on the variants. Instead of like 8 variants, 5 of which are bleh, focus all efforts on 3 or four solid variants. I'd much rather have to choose between bba vanilla, bba coffee, and bba coconut than choose between last year's hot mess. I've been lucky and have always at least landed a bba DL. Some people were stuck with Diabeticulan 5000. I would think FFF would want to do something like this as it would be far simpler and cut costs on different labeling and such. Just my humble opinion.
     
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  18. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (431) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Yeah, 3 Floyds loves doing simple things that everyone wants.
     
  19. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    True story.
     
  20. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio

    Indian food mixed with soy sauce does sound pretty gross.
     
  21. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    That sounds better than what Temuculan actually tastes like.
     
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  22. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,093) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Thanks for continuing to keep me hyped up to try my bottle of Temeculan, guys...:flushed:
     
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  23. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    It's fine. People make fun of all non-Vanilla variants and they have always been quite enjoyable. Haters gonna hate.

    BTW- where they heck is the DLD announcement?
     
  24. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (431) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    What announcement? Its not for another 3 months. Tickets used to go on sale 3/17ish...with details just the week or two before. How do people forget this year after year?
     
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  25. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    Bigglswade is great. I think it's a super solid variant.
     
  26. Beanblossom

    Beanblossom Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    Anyone have the trump and pump yet?
     
  27. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Really? Really? Must we go there? This is usually the time of year they announce it and have the website go live. A simple perusal of their twitter site of last years announcement about this time yielded this nugget, seem familiar?

    How do people forget this year after year. :wink:
     
  28. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I hear it goes great with ICE....
     
  29. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    What was the announcement? A single tweet and and webpage with a date splashed across the front?

    They already gave us the date months ago, so by that logic, they've already done just as much as last year. All that's left is to announce ticket sales, and last year that was announced on 2/26, when the fest was in April. Now it's in May.
     
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  30. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (431) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    That too.
    EDIT: This was what I was trying to say I just haven't had my coffee yet.
     
  31. Narthax

    Narthax Crusader (754) Mar 23, 2014 Texas
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    Technically they could change up the everyone is guaranteed a variant thing this year and go back to scratch off. They could also sell their other beers to go in addition to DL like previous years. I realize this may be unlikely but we just dont know til the webpage goes live. Also I want something that I can point to for people(new local guys interested) who keep asking me details.
     
  32. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (431) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Some of these announcements aren't even made until like the morning of the Dark Lord Day.
     
  33. Narthax

    Narthax Crusader (754) Mar 23, 2014 Texas
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    Thats true on to go, but not on the variant. Thats based on ticket price/process.
     
  34. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (364) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    ... and we all know what they post on the website is pointless anyways as people will still ask questions on this thread that are easily answered in the FAQs
     
  35. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Trump and pump was amazing. Top notch IMO. I'd take it over VR, Prop, and plenty of other BA stouts.

    Temaculan was a different story, cardamom goes so well with Mediterranean food, but didn't go well with the beer.
     
  36. -TK421-

    -TK421- Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2016 Florida

    anyone know if FFF tests these DL variants in small batches before committing to a sizable amount to produce OR do they just go for it and it is what it is?
     
  37. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I would guess they just go for it. Most seem to be the whim of the brewers...
     
  38. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    Totally agree. But that is announced when tickets are announced.

    There's literally 2 announcements. The day tickets will go on sale, at which point the FAQ goes live, and the day variants are announced.

    None of these announcements were live until 2/26 last year, and that's when the fest was 2 weeks earlier than this year.
     
  39. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Between following them (and other beer-related accounts) on Twitter, watching the boards here, etc., I'm not really concerned about finding out when tickets go on sale. Until then, I don't worry about what they'll charge, what the variants are, etc. It'll all happen in good time.

    It looks like I'll be flying solo to DLD this year, so hopefully that will make it easier to snag one ticket, as opposed to two.
     
  40. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    I managed to grab a single more than one hour after they went on sale last year after trying for the entire time for two.
     
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