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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.
Better than bumping uglies.
Unless that's what they're into.
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 $125 a night we booked a month ago I guess. Its a little drive but close enough I guess. Not sure about any bottle shares in Merriville though.
3 more pages to go!
Hell it was supposed to have been pouring rain for the last 3 hours in Chicago based on the forecast I read this morning at like 7:30. It is sunny out and not a drop of rain.
I am ready
DA shirt, Group A ticket, and 2 32oz growlers to smuggle DL out if I can
This is a smart choice!! I Just drank one last night and will be bringing a good amount and its definitely still drinking great. Better than any other IPA I can get in distro now fresh or not
Damn, you got that shirt fast. Looks like you about ready to go.
I went with a local t shirt place and living in a college town they churn shirts out. Also was only 20$ so cheap too
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Damnit! The FFF totes are no longer available in the merch store.
Anyone have an extra DLD ticket?
Anybody know if Chicago shuttles allow drinking on the way there?
I'm sure we can work out a trade. I may even have a FOBAB tote to go along with it.
This will be my third year on the open bottle shuttle. It does indeed allow drinking. Can't speak for the other services.
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.
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.
The chicks...Definitely the chicks.
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!
Yeah Jak's Tap, Beer Temple, Reggies, Open Bottle, etc... all allow drinking.
You can have mine from last year if you can find it. Last seen under the south tent with some shelf turds in it.
Can someone repost the link where we can order the DLD DA shirt?
Both of them.
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.
Hopefully this is on tap at DLD.... Mother of Dreadnaught (Dreadnaught Aged in Muscat Barrels.
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.
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!!!!!!
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.
I honestly hate the whole experience. I'm just there on the slight possibility there are some attractive women to mack on.
You may be better off going to the grocery store.
Or in bottles..
Grocery shopping is where its at
Let's think of places with worse odds of this happening. I'll start:
1. Rush concert
I'll second this. Went to many Rush concerts over the years. Definitely a male dominated audience.
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?
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If I were you I'd schedule it an hour later in case its a cluster (it always is)