Darklord Day 2017

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  1. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Aspirant (292) May 13, 2014 California

    Better than bumping uglies.
     
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  2. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Unless that's what they're into.
    #NotJudging
     
  3. Eric_H

    Eric_H Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2015 South Dakota

    I noticed the Hampton Inn Merrillville where we found a room still has a couple room options but the price has gone up to $170ish. Now glad I didnt pass on the $125 a night we booked a month ago I guess. Its a little drive but close enough I guess. Not sure about any bottle shares in Merriville though.
     
  4. JRGVII

    JRGVII Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2015 Texas

    3 more pages to go!
     
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  5. zach60614

    zach60614 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Illinois

    Hell it was supposed to have been pouring rain for the last 3 hours in Chicago based on the forecast I read this morning at like 7:30. It is sunny out and not a drop of rain.
     
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  6. Coel

    Coel Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I am ready
    [​IMG]

    DA shirt, Group A ticket, and 2 32oz growlers to smuggle DL out if I can
     
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  7. choder669

    choder669 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2015 Ohio

    This is a smart choice!! I Just drank one last night and will be bringing a good amount and its definitely still drinking great. Better than any other IPA I can get in distro now fresh or not
     
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  8. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    Damn, you got that shirt fast. Looks like you about ready to go.
     
  9. Coel

    Coel Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I went with a local t shirt place and living in a college town they churn shirts out. Also was only 20$ so cheap too
     
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  10. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    So, on a slightly more somewhat serious note, why does everybody go to Dark Lord Day? I go for the Dark Lord, the share, the people, and the experience. To say I didn't go for the Dark Lord, including the variant, would be a lie. I was super excited to get group A for once and to have my shot at getting a top variant (saying this as I have no idea what variants will be there). I'm one of those people that actually really like Dark Lord (I prefer it cellared for a bit). The share is insane to say the least. Getting to try .rar whalez I've only ever heard of is epic in and of itself. Getting to share my beers with people that have never tried them before is even better. The people...if it weren't for the people being so cool and generous I'd never have had the opportunity to sample the whales. That being said, the people can be hilarious (Garbage Can Guy, Where's My Allotment Guy, etc.) and in far fewer instances they can be a**holes (belligerent, thieving, fighting, etc.). The experience of Dark Lord Day has always been great for me. Even during the monsoons of the previous two years I've had a blast. This year I'll be looking to kick it back a notch and take it in a bit more. Maybe I'll try a few more beers from the taps and eat a few foods I've always wanted to try. I'm really hoping to meet and share beers with some of you jerks this year.
     
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  11. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (365) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    My list of people I will NOT be offering pours of my beers has doubled this year:

    1. Too-drunk trash can people
    2. Dragon Abortion t-shirt wearers

    :rolling_eyes:
     
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  12. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

    The share, the people, and the beer (I too enjoy Dark Lord and it's variants). The generosity and beer shared is phenomenal and makes even the shittiest weather worth it.
     
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  13. Coel

    Coel Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Why the hate?

    I go to dark lord day because I genuinely enjoy beer. RIS have always been a favorite. Having heard about the festival awhile back I just didn't see the point of going to a fest about 1 beer at 1 brewery, little did I know. Last year I planned a trip with one of my brothers and a coworker was also going by chance, we didn't know until a few days before. I had a blast sharing beers and having conversations with people I had never met before ( hope to see you all again).

    This year it's the guys in my family going. We are using it as a happy birthday dad trip. This year I look forward to being better paced. Making it through most of the day. Maybe I'll buy merchant this year, the glasses look cool.

    I plan enjoy dark lord, try to get some draft variants. I go to DLD because it's fun.
     
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  14. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Zealot (582) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    I go to Dark Lord Day for the beer, glassware, dark matter booth, cool encounters with people, guest taps. Mainly Dark Lord and guest drafts.
     
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  15. PrestigeWorldwide

    PrestigeWorldwide Defender (634) Sep 22, 2015 Michigan
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    Damnit! The FFF totes are no longer available in the merch store.

    Anyone have an extra DLD ticket?
     
  16. BeerPrince22

    BeerPrince22 Initiate (125) Feb 21, 2016 Illinois
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    Anybody know if Chicago shuttles allow drinking on the way there?
     
  17. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I'm sure we can work out a trade. I may even have a FOBAB tote to go along with it.
     
  18. JJH1018

    JJH1018 Initiate (173) Sep 13, 2013 Illinois

    This will be my third year on the open bottle shuttle. It does indeed allow drinking. Can't speak for the other services.
     
  19. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (365) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Are they different from last year's totes (if a pic has been posted, I missed it)? If not, I've got one you can have.
     
  20. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I have no idea what happened to mine from last year...or any year prior. Stuff tends to go missing when you have a 3 year old.
     
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  21. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (344) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    The chicks...Definitely the chicks.
     
  22. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (365) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    I've gotten so many brewery/bottle shop totes over the years, that I tend to leave them at places just so I don't have to carry them home. I'll bring some extra to DLD so you have some to take home to your kid! :grinning:
     
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  23. kodt

    kodt Defender (631) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Yeah Jak's Tap, Beer Temple, Reggies, Open Bottle, etc... all allow drinking.
     
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  24. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    You can have mine from last year if you can find it. Last seen under the south tent with some shelf turds in it.
     
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  25. jkwuc89

    jkwuc89 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Ohio

    Can someone repost the link where we can order the DLD DA shirt?
     
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  26. prg

    prg Initiate (47) Apr 13, 2016 Indiana

    Both of them.
     
  27. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (382) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    They all do.

    I never partake myself. Just not worth it. The body has a finite amount of alcohol in take before I become trash can guy, and I always wait until the line.
     
  28. EamonTheGreat

    EamonTheGreat Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2014 Indiana

    Hopefully this is on tap at DLD.... Mother of Dreadnaught (Dreadnaught Aged in Muscat Barrels.[​IMG]
     
  29. BeerPrince22

    BeerPrince22 Initiate (125) Feb 21, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm on the 11am shuttle so thought I would catch up a little to the shit show I will enter once i get there.
     
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  30. jkwuc89

    jkwuc89 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Ohio

    2nd time to DLD. 1st was last year and was very fortunate to get group A. Had to leave soon after getting my allotment due to commitments at home in Columbus. Bottle share night before at Hampton Inn down the road from brewery was AWESOME! People in north entrance line prior to festival opening were very generous with their bottles which was also awesome.

    Why am I going back?
    • First and foremost: To get Dark Lord 2017 plus whatever variants/vintages are available.
    • Share this experience with my wife. There was a time not too long ago when she was definitely not a beer drinker. That has changed. She loves sours and stouts.
    • Bottle sharing the night before.
    • Bottle sharing while in line.
    • Socializing with fellow craft beer aficionados.
    • And of course, to see DRAGON ABORTION!!!!!!
     
  31. Gumball-head

    Gumball-head Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2016 Indiana

    I'm just waiting for all of this Dragon Abortion talk to spill over into other threads. Before you know it this will become the official Dragon Abortion fan site.
     
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  32. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (207) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    I honestly hate the whole experience. I'm just there on the slight possibility there are some attractive women to mack on.
     
  33. Ohiou84

    Ohiou84 Initiate (132) May 6, 2014 Ohio

    You may be better off going to the grocery store.
     
  34. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Zealot (582) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    Or in bottles..
     
  35. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,547) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Grocery shopping is where its at :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  36. RexKramer

    RexKramer Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Illinois

    Let's think of places with worse odds of this happening. I'll start:

    1. Rush concert
     
  37. jkwuc89

    jkwuc89 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Ohio

    I'll second this. Went to many Rush concerts over the years. Definitely a male dominated audience.
     
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  38. Satch44

    Satch44 Initiate (57) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois
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    Given this is going to be my first DLD, I need to ask a dumb question. I got group C and was looking at possibly taking the 2:00 PM shuttle back to Open Bottle. Is it even somewhat realistic to think I can get through the line in an hour to get my allotment?
     
  39. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

  40. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    If I were you I'd schedule it an hour later in case its a cluster (it always is)
     
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