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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.
One can only hope.
2 queen bed room for 99$ a night at the Hampton
"This year we're doing everything a little different. A group of people led by @SeanBond got screwed out of their vanilla bottles last year, so here's the deal:
1. We're letting him and the other unfortunate Group As purchase "Legacy Unfortunates" tickets which guarantee a bottle of whatever silly name vanilla has this year
2. We're going to put the rest of the tickets out the next day. Variants will be announced then, but fyi, half the variants have Malort in them this year (by popular request), the other half are brewed with dirt from actual graves. There will also be 50 leftover bottles of vanilla for the 50 people who assure us they'll sell/trade them for the highest value.
Also, we've been promised by multiple meteorological agencies that May 13th will be a freak blizzard, which we think is completely in keeping with the metal feel of DLD.
See you all soon!"
Okay, I promise I'm done.
I think they still sell them same time as last year. Given the permitting and prep going into this, they probably have to announce this to the city of Munster so it would have leaked out. This also gives potential attendees time to clear the weekend for it rather than complaining they were planning on late April.
It will be funny if it is so warm in May that no one drinks the DL stouts at the fest...
I don't know. It's awfully early to make this kind of announcement. What's the purpose then? I NEED TO KNOW NOW!
No way will beer nerds pass on whales; they'll just dump 'em if they decide it's too hot. However, if that somehow means that I'll be able to get ONE rare beer on tap (meaning not something I can buy off a shelf in Chicago), I'm fully on board with heat.
If we can keep up this pace of 2 pages per day until DLD, we will manage to knock it out of the park with a thread over 200 pages. WE CAN DO THIS!!!
I know just the kindling to keep this going....I HEARD IT'S INFECTED!!!!!
Maybe the other announcement is the distillery is finally ready?
Just talked to the Hampton and the people that signed up to be on the waitlist for next year will still get the opportunity to book a room in May for DLD 2017
It never said that there was another announcement, just that details are coming soon ("STAY TUNED...") in regards to DLD 2017.
It rains more in May.
But it is a little bit warmer, so....
Yeah, but that rain total for April reflects just Dark Lord Day.
Anyone with 8 food vouchers from last year automatically gets a marshmallow variant.
If it rains will it be postponed? Sorry, couldn't help myself.
Wonder if Pale Pauper Day scared them off the old date?
Now THIS is a thread that may need to be closed and restarted a few times.
Yeah, following this one last year hurt my work productivity, especially when guys started posting what they were bringing.
Hopefully I get tickets again, even though I'm prepared for less luck with my variant this year. Also, I need better rain gear and much better pacing.
I may open a DL tonight in honor of the thread starting.
me too. i found out the hard way my jacket was water resistant, not water proof...
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
I realized that mine is crap at the Juicy release. I was too drunk to care at DLD.
This is my favorite annual thread. Love all the excitement, bitching, trashing, complaining, planning, etc. I hope it goes 200 pages!
The most glorious shit-show of the year.
Hopefully we get tickets!!!
Keep in mind this is now the weekend before Chicago Craft Beer Week kicks offs.... May is going to be expensive....
Jacket? How about pants? I had hiking boots on and multiple layers of pants, did me no good, was soaked up to the thighs. Definitely buying a full on rainsuit this year.
Big rubber boots (Calf height), PVC rain pants, Gortex Rain jacket, and then a cheap poncho to go over top of my backpack, or keep over my cup of beer.
There is "rare" flavor in those raindrops. Gotta let em into the beer.
Nice that it's no longer the same weekend as Baconfest in Chicago.
The Baconfest people should bring Baconfest TO Dark Lord Day next year. I can't think of a better option.
Something like this Bacon Pie, for example
That isn't the most appetizing thing I've seen, but bacon with pretty much anything would be a hit after all the bottle sharing at DLD. They should get Paddy Long's from here in Chicago to get some of their bacon bombs (or whatever they call them) sold there. Or, no need to get fancy, just sell some bacon on a stick.
Is there anything in these 2 pages worth reading?
I'll save you the time... No
I hear horror stories from past years, but I'm still willing to try and get a ticket. Would probably have to solo it though.
You're never alone on DLD--which feels odd to say.
Let us confirm or refute these horror stories. Do tell?
Here's to hoping they have more than one vanilla variant again this year. I was group B last year and got in pretty early but Handjee was long gone. My friend and I were both able to get FVM though.
Every variant should be a vanilla dark lord, just aged in a different type of spirit barrel.
Well that certainly didn't take long for everyone to change their reservations at the Hampton.
Damn. Guys Ive gone with last couple years cant make it that day. Debating If I really want to go all the way out there solo