Darklord Day 2017

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.

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  1. 1Unicorn

    1Unicorn Initiate (38) Apr 29, 2016 Michigan

    It was on tap Sunday and lasted all day on Monday. Finally blew around 7 pm. Floyds tapped 2 1/6 barrels on Monday when I asked the bartender. Funny how that happens!!!
     
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  2. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,478) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Don't worry, Ronaldo is just Bourbon Barrel Dark Lord that started catching a cold. They pasteurize him before he gets too out of hand. :grinning:
     
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  3. Dfonorow

    Dfonorow Initiate (0) May 24, 2011 Illinois

    They had Marshmallow Handjee on tap at the RateBeer Best festival in 2016 at least, not sure about this year.
     
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  4. NNN

    NNN Initiate (105) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    Me too
     
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  5. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    I think today will be the day I solo a fresh dark lord while grilling.
     
  6. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    How can you even want to drink right now?? I still feel messed up from Saturday.
     
  7. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    Gotta get back on the horse sometime.
     
  8. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    I'm waiting for Sunday at the next hoof hearted release lol
     
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  9. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    I love their beer, but felt out of place at their hipster bar.
     
  10. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    Didn't I have a couple of their cans I shared at dld? I honestly can't remember what ones I brought over for everyone. I love their brewery it's just a barn in the middle of nowhere. Nothing hipster about it at all.
     
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  11. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,478) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    I do have to admit the brewpub in Cbus is far different than the brewery in Marengo, but that's because it was designed in part to be included in the Stone campus which never came to be, and went to VA instead.

    These days though there's plenty of goofy, 90s dorky shit going on at the brewpub. Lots of WWF and Big Trouble in Little China
     
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  12. CannedWaggoneer

    CannedWaggoneer Initiate (92) May 1, 2017 Ohio

    I thought I was the only one that noticed this.
     
  13. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    That sounds like a lot more fun than my experience at the place in town. I honestly don't recal if I had any hoof Saturday. I didn't check any into untapped anyways.
     
  14. JeNSaYGooDByE

    JeNSaYGooDByE Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2014 Illinois

    I've seen a lot of people post on untapped drinking at the Mikkler Beer Festival this weekend but that's all the way Copenhagen. But maybe it means it could be at the Boston one this year.
     
  15. not2quick

    not2quick Defender (602) Dec 1, 2015 Missouri
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    Ok, I have to ask (for the sake of keeping this thread alive :wink: what is the story behind this dragon abortion hoopla? This is what I'm gathering. It was a joke band that people just kept running with the joke? Who made all the shirts? I keep hearing people say they were seeking DA guys out and hooking them up with pours. Are they like DLD OG's?
     
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  16. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,478) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    The Oldest of Jees.
     
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  17. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    Exactly.
     
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  18. JeNSaYGooDByE

    JeNSaYGooDByE Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2014 Illinois

    Great Band but they got cancelled last minute!
     
  19. MasterPenguins

    MasterPenguins Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Indiana

    I always drink mine within a week or two of DLD. I have been burned by infection from barrel aged FFF beers on too many occasions to run the risk of letting them sit for very long. Call me paranoid, but whatever. Plus I am a big fan of drinking beer fresh since that is usually what the brewer intended the beer to taste like.
     
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  20. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    For the record, 2017 dark lord on draft was better than my first bottle.
     
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  21. NNN

    NNN Initiate (105) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    Interesting. How so? Haven't popped one yet.
     
  22. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    The draft had better carb and was less sweet, or at least my slightly drunk pallet thought so.
     
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  23. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,612) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    While I thought 2017 was way better on tap than 2016 I think you're all crazy when you're saying 2017 isn't as sweet as usual. I found it sweeter than most of the recent batches; I'm however far more OK with sweet beers than most people.
     
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  24. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    I expect I will finish the bottle though. Might have a sour between pours, might not. Manning the grill.
     
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  25. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (314) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    We needed that Untappd rant to get to 200!

    I use it, but I don't pay much attention to ratings other than for entertainment purposes. I like it because it's quick and I don't have to do a full review or figure out the specific ratings if I'm out.

    Also, I'm weird. I only check-in a beer once because I don't really get the point of repeats unless there's a reason for my ratings change. Similar with vintages, unless I notice that I like it way better with age/fresh or it's different every year, I only do the main one. I also try not to check it in unless I get at least a solid tasting pour (4 or 5 ounces), so I only had one check-in at Dark Lord Day.

    Also, after reading about how good this Dark Lord is, I think I need to share one with some friends Memorial Day Weekend. Or maybe even a variant. :wink:
     
  26. AlexHouston

    AlexHouston Initiate (101) May 19, 2011 Illinois
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    Changing horses mid race, I wouldn't mind to see a bit more of a security presence at different points in the fest, not just in the warehouse where we get the bottles. My fiancee went to go piss and she came back telling me some dude was getting way too chummy with her, going so far as to have his arm around her neck and have it morph into a quasi-headlock. Sure, some good souls could've helped an uncomfortable woman, but I would love to see posters with a "Feeling uncomfortable? Text "help" to 21919 with a description of what you're wearing and draft tent number if you feel something bad is about to go down.
     
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  27. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    wpuldnt it be cheaper and easier to have a security guard escort assigned to each of the four women there?
     
  28. vrundmc

    vrundmc Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2017 New Jersey

    If anyone wants to do a bottle share in Chicago with variants, I will bring my Handjee and my friend will bring his Muerte.

    I don't really cellar anything.
     
  29. midmichmatt

    midmichmatt Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2015 Michigan

    It would be funny if they locked the thread at 199 pages..
     
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  30. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    damn I wish you were closer we have hanjee ronaldo and FVM.
     
  31. vrundmc

    vrundmc Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2017 New Jersey

    Where in Ohio?
     
  32. Sam671217

    Sam671217 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2017 South Carolina

    So this was my first year at Dark Lord Day and I was freaking out beforehand because of what all gets said on here, but it was something I am easily going back to. I don't even think I will be in the States for it next year and I have every intention of flying back. Between getting to try beers I probably never would have had otherwise and drinking awesome taps all day I must say it was the most fun I have had at a festival-like event. Me and my two friends got 2 FVM and 1 Chemtrailmix but easily would not have cared if we received vintages considering we never had any of the years prior. Now, next year I will probably be dreading getting vintage. And were the taps better this year? I remember someone complaining of having to walk through the minefield of yum yum stands when they had the voucher system, but I don't think I even saw that on tap this time. Also, did they get new tote bags? Everyone on here warned about them breaking but it seemed as if this year a ton of people had faith in them.
     
  33. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    Cleveland area. Had a Chemtrail too but I traded it for BAA since I had Chemtrail on tap and never had BAA.
     
  34. MaddieMason

    MaddieMason Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2017 Kentucky

    If anyone near the Cincy area wants to get together for a variant share let me know. I have FVM and BBA.
     
  35. JoeSpartan22

    JoeSpartan22 Initiate (50) Apr 23, 2017 Illinois

    Glad you had an awesome time. If it was like this every year you couldn't keep people away.

    Taps were somewhat better this year since there were some variant and vintage DLs, and guest taps turned over a little quicker, probably cuz more people were out and not hiding in the tent b/c rain (at least that's the theory). But there were some things that didn't go, like the ZD at the guest taps. And I see why you should have it, so far out-of-towners and craft newbs can get some, but it has seemed like there's been too much of it around at most taps in recent years, which is what we're complaining about, cuz we (locals and DLD vets) can get that most anytime and we really don't want that on DLD.

    Totes seemed ok but I still saw a few casualties. I was (half-drunkenly) yelling at people not to trust them as I walked out of the fest on my way to the car clutching my bottles to my chest. NEVER TRUST THE TOTES!
     
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  36. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    Earlier I was packing a beer trade (homebrewtalk fellowship of the drink) and decided to wrap a dl in the tote bag..... the damned bag got 5 beers back to the hotel, but fell apart when being used as packing material.
     
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  37. JoeSpartan22

    JoeSpartan22 Initiate (50) Apr 23, 2017 Illinois

    So to recap, tote falls apart in rain and disintegrates from sunlight exposure. Probably poses a suffocation hazard too.:astonished:
     
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  38. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    Let's just say it causes cancer and kills dragons before they are born.
     
  39. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    Nooooooo not the dragons! We just spent all that time drinking beer to save them from being aborted!
     
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  40. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    Crap, I thought we were a pro group, not an awareness group.

    Gonna need a different shirt next year.
     
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