Darklord Day 2017

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

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  1. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,416) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Seems like a perfect sting opportunity for the DLD thieves. Use a Tree House growler accordingly. Let one of the DLD thieves grab it and see how much of a hazy, juice bomb it really is. :wink:
     
  2. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (345) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    When I clicked on that growler harness link all I could think of is "Bring out the gimp."
     
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  3. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Half Acre.
     
  4. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I wouldn't bring a growler unless it's a mega-whale. I saw plenty of people around me carrying around half empty bombers for 20 minutes, I can't imagine doing that with nearly 3 times the volume.

    For that reason, I'm going to try to limit my stash to 2 or 3 bombers and several small format beers since I'm not bringing Assassin and BVDL.
     
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  5. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (364) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    too early for the what I am bringing discussion, lol I love that you brought it up though
     
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  6. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I thought about this. The problem is the thieves are just going to resell it, and then it will probably get traded at least once. The punishment will come 2 or 3 people downstream.
     
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  7. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I didn't say I had the list done. :stuck_out_tongue:

    Plus there's that little detail of getting tickets first.
     
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  8. croush

    croush Champion (800) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I see what you did there.
     
  9. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Something just occurred to me, with DLD moving I think I can finally make a Short's Anniversary Party...
     
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  10. chewymangos

    chewymangos Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2014 Indiana

    Crossed my mind as well
     
  11. toolbrew

    toolbrew Defender (638) Feb 26, 2008 Indiana
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    However unlikely it could have been, Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles, won't be playing DLD this year....they're playing a show at the Aragon that night...choices always were a problem for...me...
     
  12. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (789) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Dovetail is my vote. Top three brewery in the city.
     
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  13. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,093) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    That choice surprised me, since I've barely heard of them, but I looked at their beers on BA, and now I see why. I don't tend to drink more traditional German stuff that often (although I'm trying to change that). How's their vienna lager?
     
  14. RexKramer

    RexKramer Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Illinois

    What you need is someone strong to guide you.
     
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  15. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (789) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Amazing. May be their best beer (that or the Grodziskie...or the standard lager, which is a zwickel). They hope to eventually have "lambic" available in bottles at all times. Even if you're not a fan, you should head over. They deserve patronage for not opening up another IPA factory, and honestly German and other Old World-style beers are best experienced out of a tap as close to the source as possible.
     
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  16. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,093) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Cool, I'll check them out then. I'm very sloooowly getting into lagers and the like, but vienna malt is my shit, so that's usually where I start. I've been meaning to give them a look ever since I first heard where they were opening up.
     
  17. ayoungtech

    ayoungtech Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2015 Wisconsin

    Here's your first weather forecast of the year for DLD '17.

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  18. xxbassplayerxx

    xxbassplayerxx Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2016 Kentucky

  19. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm hoping for the snow over the rain. The vouchers won't disintegrate as quick.
     
  20. toolbrew

    toolbrew Defender (638) Feb 26, 2008 Indiana
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    Got the Mastodon tickets...we'll see about DLD in the coming months.
     
  21. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,093) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    To be frank, snow for DLD would be awesome. That's almost ideal weather for getting trashed on super high gravity beer in the most metal way possible (outside of drinking in, like, a volcano or something).
     
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  22. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,755) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Makes the blood standout better.
     
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  23. vikingpillager

    vikingpillager Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2017 Illinois

    Dare I risk a little optimism and boldly predict that our relatively mild January so far could be indicative of nice weather in mid-May??
     
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  24. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,755) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    This kind of respite actually has me scared for what comes next, at least for February and March. However, no reason not to enjoy it now. I'd like to assume May will be wonderful...lol.
     
  25. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    No, the Dark Lord is owed cold and snow...he always collects.
     
  26. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,093) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Dude(or dudette)'s name is vikingpillager...I think they'll be okay either way. :wink:
     
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  27. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Assume the worst. I'm guessing it will be like Monday when it rained all day and our yard turned into a swamp.
     
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  28. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    For the sake of novelty, I'd love to see complaint of how the lines were a pain because of the huge snowdrifts.
     
  29. beerhan

    beerhan Zealot (584) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio

    I will take a blizzard any day over a swamp. I want to say I went to Dark Lord Day this year and I actually brought home my shoes.
     
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  30. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Were you the dude in shorts and flip flops?
     
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  31. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Trying to think of positives to the rain...

    Watching drunk people slip and fall in the mud on the tiny 3 foot slope near the shitters.
    Actually getting to hear some metal due to the cover the tent provided until my wife decided the sound was worse than the rain.
    When it was nuts to butts at the other tent, we got to know some people better than any of us would normally be comfortable with.
     
  32. beerhan

    beerhan Zealot (584) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio

    Haha no way. I was wearing your average pair of dr schols slip ons (comfy for standing all day, I was gellin) and a coat with a poncho over it. I've got pictures to prove it
     
  33. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    71 and rain? Ill take it!
     
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  34. Alby

    Alby Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2016 Florida

    DLD last year was a damn blast for me even with the weather. I was traveling alone and met tons of good people that day on top of getting rickety wrecked that day. I really want to go this year but since signing up for Huna day this year, I doubt I'll be able to swing another DLD trip without raising questionable eyebrows from my SO.

    That being said I got 4 extra Hunas available in exchange for some of your 2017 DLs !! And who the hell knows, maybe I'll just say f' the police and just go too !
     
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  35. chicagopubcrawler21

    chicagopubcrawler21 Aspirant (222) Jan 28, 2016 Illinois
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    Did anyone see me eat ass in a mud puddle last year? Had a hikerspack full to the brim with beer, got too drunk, fell backwards, couldnt get up. Always wanted to thank the kind samaritans who helped me to my feet. Less is more this year!
     
  36. aep

    aep Initiate (28) Nov 26, 2013 Wisconsin

    The important questions though is did the beers survive?
     
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  37. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Trying to get the taste of Tiberian Inquisitor out of your mouth?
     
  38. vikingpillager

    vikingpillager Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2017 Illinois

    Quick update on this--Half Acre does not fill Growlerwerks products due to prior leaking issues. They also refused to fill my Stone half growler because it's not 32oz exactly (33.8) and they did not know how to charge me (read: bad at math).

    Good news is that DryHop filled both and took a few jabs at Half Acre while doing it!
     
  39. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    I suppose jabs is all DryHop can take at Half Acre considering their product is far inferior.

    Yes you are right though about growler sizes. Sometimes they dont care ie. I have filled 750's and 2L from HF without issue and sometimes they wont. I just take 64'sand 32's from other places their now.
     
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  40. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (953) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Do you take a plate to McDonalds and ask the employees to fill it up and charge you proportionally to what fits on it? I could see them throwing in the extra 1.8 ozs, they give away more than that as samples, but where do you draw the line? 35ozs containers? , 39ozs containers? 41oz containers?

    Should have brought a bigger container, I'm sure DryHop would be willing to load it up with their beer as it saves on disposal costs for getting rid of it.
     
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