Darklord Day 2017

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

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  1. YoungLad

    YoungLad Initiate (142) Apr 27, 2009 Indiana

    It's going to be mid-30's with winds gusting to 60 miles out of the north, with driving rain tomorrow.

    I predict that tomorrow is the day that in-person tix go on sale.
     
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  2. Coel

    Coel Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    im pretty sure the leaked list i saw showed, the king, queen, and duke of biggleswade

    or was it a cardamom/vanilla variant, one of those lists was for 2018
     
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  3. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    When the statement came out regarding FFF focusing on the favorite variants and not having quite so many variants I was quite intrigued. I'm curious as to why they decided to go this route. Did they actually listen to the complaints or is it just easier for them to make less variants?
     
  4. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Statement came out by who? A user here?
     
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  5. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,547) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Pics nao
     
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  6. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    See page 17 of this thread. You posted it...
     
  7. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

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  8. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Oh yeah, I forgot that was tucked in there. Interesting. I assume they just want to make more people happy with the better variants. Less experimentation more delicious beer.
     
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  9. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Wouldn't it be something if the in-person tickets weren't group A this time around?
     
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  10. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    *watches tumbleweed roll across screen.
     
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  11. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    People are getting lazy this year. Not even 60 pages yet
     
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  12. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio

    came up in a conversation today, has anyone ever pressed coffee and vanilla into DL? It come out okay? Was just thinking about it today.
     
  13. JRGVII

    JRGVII Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2015 Texas

    it's not the same beer, but my brother did that with a BCBS and it was delicious! I would think a DL would yield the same results
     
  14. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,547) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Do it!

    I think since most people obtain such a limited quantity of it, as opposed to BCBS or other big dark beers, that they usually just want to enjoy it as is or bring to a share.

    Report back!
     
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  15. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    I keep a jar filled with oak cubes, vanilla beans (split), and bourbon on hand to splash in stouts. Does beautiful things to DL.
     
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  16. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Savant (941) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    We dropped a split vanilla bean into a DL and it was delicious. Far from Handjee or FVM but works. We were too lazy to strain the DL upon pouring so the bottom of the bottle was tons of vanilla specks and way too much vanilla.
     
  17. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    So, we're 5 weeks and 2 days away from DLD 2017, and we're on page 59 of posts. I just checked the 2016 thread, and at the same point we were only at 39 pages!!! Everyone take a moment to appreciate the great work we're doing here.

    On another note, I read through some of the posts on that 39th page, and it was pretty much the exact same stuff we're talking about now. Where can I find tap lists? When do IP tickets go on sale? How many tickets were sold?
     
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  18. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (207) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    lmfao
     
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  19. gibson584

    gibson584 Initiate (114) Dec 11, 2010 Kentucky
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    This discussion was also started 3 months earlier than last years...
     
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  20. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,547) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    You're welcome :wink:
     
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  21. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Greatest annual thread ever! Let's crush it and hit at least 125 pages!
    So far we've discussed:
    • The Dark Lord Day date change
    • The ticket price change
    • No more vouchers
    • How to get tickets and how tickets were obtained
    • Variants no longer being guaranteed and replaced with two vintage bottles of Dark Lord when they run out
    • Dark Lord Day survival tips
    • Bands (@zach60614)
    • Possible variants
    • Dark Lord Day weather
    • Pub ticket sales
    • Exploding hot sauce
    • Decrease in variants (styles)
    • Rumored Dark Lord Handjee infection, variants gone bad, and/or missing variants
    • Lines
    • North gate vs South gate
    • Random silliness and debauchery
    • @croush being a poopy head
    I'm sure I've missed several things. I'd like to talk more about the food at DLD. Likes, dislikes, wants, snacks people bring, what you eat after DLD...
     
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  22. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Touche.
     
  23. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,547) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    • CHEETOS
    • Totes
    • Trash can man
     
  24. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I do feel like I need to step up my food & snack game this year, especially if I end up in line earlier than last year. I think I did a bag of honey roasted peanuts and a Clif bar that I brought with me last year...and I only ate the Clif bar. I tried to get some food with my vouchers, but the line was way too long so I bailed. I must have had something else in order to drink so much from 9 until 4 or 5, but I can't remember for the life of me. I remember strongly thinking about Doner Men, but skipped out on it.
     
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  25. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I had a bunch of stuff in my bag last year that I never touched (cliff bars as well, pretzels, jerky, possibly something else).

    I think I might bring a dozen doughnuts to share in line this year.
     
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  26. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (365) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    I'll add another topic since I'm visiting FFF today. Just noticed they are building a new hotel adjacent to Centennial Park (at least it looks like a hotel). I assume it will be ready by 2018 DLD. So another hotel option well more within walking distance than Hampton. Cheers to options.

    Apologies if this was mentioned before, but this is the first time I've seen it.
     
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  27. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    It's going to be a SpringHill Suites by Marriot. Opens this upcoming Fall.
    http://www.nwitimes.com/business/lo...cle_3b50a5ec-a227-5fe6-b133-a41f2554afc7.html
     
  28. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (331) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Any news on the distillery? Giant building, no product?
     
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  29. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I really like the FFF tacos at Dark Lord Day. I highly recommend them. Haven't tried any of the other foods there yet. I always bring with a Costco sized container of pretzels or pub mix that I share with everyone throughout the day.
     
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  30. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

  31. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    A friend went on a private tour of the new building like.....2 years ago and swears he had a white whiskey. So its possible that all that distillate is currently resting in barrels?
     
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  32. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (928) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Munster Donut is the way to go. Every bit as good as the gourmet donuts made in Chicago, but for Dunkin Donuts prices, not the $4-5 per donut the gourmet places charge.
     
  33. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I suppose it could be. Plus, part of that building is supposed to be an expansion of the brewery if I read it correctly.
     
  34. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,403) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  35. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (429) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Yeah that whole building is not the distillery.
     
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  36. drac86

    drac86 Initiate (107) Jan 28, 2014 Indiana
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    As for food, last year I got the poutine early when the line was still manageable and it was excellent. I brought some granola bars in, but I think I only ate one. For breakfast, I only had a bagel for breakfast on the way up. Needless to say, all that was insufficient.

    This year, in addition to having a heavy breakfast, I'm bringing a batch of my triple chocolate Breakfast Stout brownies to share in line. Come find me, they're delicious!
     
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  37. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    $4-5?! Even Donut Vault isn't that bad.

    I got a local place that's good at $10.05 per "dozen" (they usually give me 13 or 14).
     
  38. YoDudeguy

    YoDudeguy Initiate (0) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    Yeah that shit is bullshit around here. I've had a few for the novelty of it but a 4 dollar donut is retarded.
     
  39. izzyismyrott

    izzyismyrott Disciple (343) Jan 5, 2015 Indiana
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    Speaking of donuts
    Last year I had the beers to share, water and 2 bags of hostess chocolate donettes in my backpack. I know lil chocolate donuts always sound good. Next morning finished off the 2nd bag on the way home.
    Really, don't over think it just take something that always sounds good
     
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  40. Cannonball

    Cannonball Initiate (68) Jul 16, 2014 Illinois
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    I like to bring a bunch of white castle. It's nice to snack incrementally throughout the day. It's more substantial than pretzels, but less of a commitment than brining a burrito or something.

    Plus, Dark Lord Day is much better ventilated than Fobab. Which, you know, bodes well for the farts.
     
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