DLD 2013 retrospective

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by jegross2, Apr 28, 2013.

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  1. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Initiate (0) May 6, 2010 Minnesota

    I will scrounge up a Five for him, that sucks. Tell him to hit me up, if not on BA, you hit me up.
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  2. ThirstT

    ThirstT Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 Illinois

    I would partake in correcting that problem anytime! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Walden97

    Walden97 Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Texas

    The generosity of this site is awesome. Let me finalize things with the airline and I'll get back to you. I sincerely thank you.
  4. kif

    kif Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Illinois

    With all of the talk about people stealing and other negative things that happened, just wanted to throw out a huge thank you to the person who found my fiance's iphone and turned it into the pub. We got it back today, and it really made her day. If it was someone on here who reads this, please BM me because I have a couple of nice beers to send your way. Please send me the color of the case you turned in so I know I have the right person. Thanks again to the great person!
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  5. mishuggah

    mishuggah Crusader (446) Jul 14, 2009 Illinois

    In the off-chance that someone sees this, you picked up my 3 Dark Lords and a FFF/Intelligentsia snifter (in a FFF holder) after asking my buddy whose they were. He was a white, scruffy dude with a fro and didn't realize they were mine as I was doing a quick IP trade. This was earlier in the day, sometime between 11:15 and 11:30.

    If this sounds familiar or you know someone that fits this description, please contact me!!!
  6. weaksauce

    weaksauce Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2010 Ohio

    I don't think the port and moscatel ever officially sold out. I believe I was last in line for group E right around 10:00 and they still had both available. I figured a quick nap in the grass was better than the line going around the corner. I bet a lot of group E people left without even getting DL or a scratch off because the line was long and delayed a few hours from when it was supposed to start.

    So what happens to left over bottles? Sold to employees maybe or do they cellar things?
  7. jegross2

    jegross2 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois

    No problem at all. Hope that's slightly eases your frustration
  8. jegross2

    jegross2 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois

    It was Sold to the festival folks afterwards.
  9. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    I was the dude who let you drink straight from my Fou Foune bottle right after you opened that 3L...
    no, that's not a euphemism
  10. immobilisme

    immobilisme Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    This thread has basically become drunken lost and found.
  11. eachnotesecure

    eachnotesecure Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2011 Ohio

    My faves from the taps and guest taps were 2011 Bourbon Dark Lord, BA Vanilla DL, Pappy Van Muckle!, Moscatel Dark Lord, and Cucumber Lager.
  12. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois

    Agreed, Ba Moloko was very disappointing. IMO I thought Older viscosity was tasting better than parabola and KBS that day. Also for some reason Black Albert was labeled as Mikkeller.

    Also I enjoyed revolution fistcal cliff.
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  13. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa

    Some drunk kid came up to a group when D started to line up and tried to "sell" a bottle of Heady Topper for $150...unless any of our "boys" had some Abrasive to "roll out". I'm not familiar with a lot of that beer speak, but I think he was just intoxicated.
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  14. funhog

    funhog Pundit (849) Mar 8, 2011 Illinois

    Vanilla sold out the quickest according to a guy in group D.
  15. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Well...my head just exploded.
  16. stfun37

    stfun37 Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2008 Indiana

    Flat 12 Pappy IPA = so f'n delicious.

    Gotta saw my fav was the Napa BCS, but the Flat 12 was a solid #2. Dark Lord and Black Note would be #3 and #4.
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  17. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    Awesome time as always, but was made more enjoyable by the organization (especially in the morning when things always turn chaotic).

    A giant thank you to Hannydawg for making me put on sunscreen and not buying my "I'm Mexican and therefore do not need sunscreen excuse" I tried to throw his way. You prevented me from hating myself on Sunday.

    Aside from my local and extended groups of friends from Chicagoland (you all know who you are) gotta toss another +1 Backfat's way for the huge pour of Ann early in the morning and to Pitasoup for the pour of Fantome La Gourmande which might have been the most interesting beer I tried this weekend.

    All the folks who stole things really need to take a look in the mirror as to why you are in this hobby (and while I'd love to believe its locals and douchebags who aren't in the online beer community I have my doubts).

    Hope to see a large number of you at future Chicagoland / Midwestern beer events!

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  18. justyouraveragebeerguy

    justyouraveragebeerguy Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    We were one of the first in group C and vanilla was already sold out. Our group scored 2 port BA DL's.
  19. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    Had an absolutely amazing weekend!! And the sharing of pours and laughs with great people made it that way! So...bear with me as I list out all of my BA shout outs to all of you who helped me this the greatest Dark Lord Day ever. In no particular order......


    I am sure I did but sorry if I forgot anyone...and....hope to see everyone again soon!
  20. jegross2

    jegross2 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois

    FTFY. I swear I saw Matt walk away with like 50 or 60 bottles of DL too.
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  21. Franch

    Franch Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia

    i am shaking with rage
  22. LBIsurf

    LBIsurf Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2009 New Jersey

    DLD was hands down the best beer event I've ever been to. By far. I would love to make it an annual trip for me. BA DL '09 was the best thing I've ever tasted!
    Also, I should probably bring some sunblock next time.
  23. wyatt13

    wyatt13 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2011 Illinois

    I think I might finally be sober again
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  24. Lansman

    Lansman Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri

    Who is this Lanman you speak of?
  25. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Initiate (0) May 6, 2010 Minnesota

    I am just keeping my drunk going, that way I never really ever get drunk.
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  26. mr1581

    mr1581 Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2006 Arizona

    did the white kia soul make an appearance?
  27. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    Dammit! Was close....
  28. JALIEN

    JALIEN Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2012 Illinois

    Sucks to see others were underwhelmed by Barrel Aged Moloko as well, was hoping it was just me from tasting soo many amazing beers, now I wish I hadn't spent $10 on that. Best beer of the day for me was Hunahpu in the guest tap tent, PHENOMENAL! Kind of wish I hadn't had it though because now I want more, can't stop thinking about it.

    Overall an amazing day, made it from open to close without dying so I consider that a success, can't wait for next year. Everybody I met from here was really nice and thanks to all of you for the trades and pours. Municipal Waste and High On Fire kicked ass, Municipal Waste mosh pit was a lot of fun, although I spilled half of my beer I was drinking at the time while in it(luckily it was just a can of Cigar City Jai Alai).

    Didn't win on the scratch off and didn't even think to check out the Intelligentsia area so missed out on the mini snifter, maybe next year.
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  29. rxeight

    rxeight Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    The last 2 years I jumped right in at the end. Last year that was about 7, and the line was 5 min. This year I got in line at about 9 and waited 30 min.
  30. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois

    First Dark Lord Day for myself and my buddy from college. I was blown away all day. The beers were great, but the people were even better. Parked at Centennial, loaded up the backpack, and then just two buildings from the entrance a great crew stopped us asking to trade but instead we shared beers for a few hours. All great people with great stories sharing some Heady, Pliny, Dark Lord, and that Rumpkin was so excellent. I think I may have to get in the trade market for that. Thanks so much for sharing it. Then we got into the fest and I picked up my Bourbon Barrel Wee Mac from a generous Boilermaker who picked it up for me in Indy. The guest taps were just too good to be true. I don't have the ammo to go whale trading, so I was blown away. Fresh Jai Alai on draft is nothing like what I tasted from a can. The Pappy Van Muckle and BA Moloko were incredible beers in my eyes. We found a little extra room at a table, and thanks to the folks who shared beers with us mainly for my Ream's beef jerky and beef sticks. The guy who came back to the table and cracked his BA Vanilla Bourbon DL is the hero of the day. So generous to give me a pour for some Kern Just Outstanding and Gandhi Bot. Met a fellow BA for a mini hop trade and shared some beers and jerky. Thanks Andy for the Lawson's Toast pour as well. Fistcal Cliff was excellent on draft, the Dark Lord draft was great, and then the only downfall was the wait for Group E. Well and the epic sunburn that requires aloe about every 2 hours since Saturday. Cheers to all, and hopefully I'll see a few of you at Beer Under Glass in a few weeks.
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  31. dvelcich

    dvelcich Zealot (605) Feb 6, 2008 Illinois

    This would explain why you were already trying to jock me at 8 in the morning. :wink:
  32. kodt

    kodt Pooh-Bah (2,010) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I thought BA Hell's Black was disappointing compared to regular Hell's Black from last year. The Coffee flavor faded and made it a less interesting brew IMO.

    DLD 2013 Regrets

    Not jumping on Hill Farmstead drafts when I had the chance
    Not going back to the Dark Lord draft line to try to score more BA Variants (I did get the 09 BA)
    Not bothering to check the guest taps again after about 3 pm
    Ticking a bunch of stuff, but being palate wrecked so I didn't really appreciate it. Black Note I'm looking at you.
    Skipping out on the mini-snifter now that I see what I could sell it for...
    Waiting in the Group E line from around 6pm until 9pm, missing all bands/drafts during that point when I could have just jumped in line at 9 pm and got in and out.
    Missing all of the bands b/c I was too busy drinking or waiting in line.
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  33. Walden97

    Walden97 Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Texas

    Good news, everyone! My luggage has been found and is already back in Houston and being couriered over to me this morning. Thanks to those that are true BA's and offered to help. You guys are the best.
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  34. crossovert

    crossovert Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    And I just remembered the Algonquin IPA, that was def my fav. An explosion of hops.
  35. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    My only regret was having a cup full everytime I was offered up beer.. I pretty much drank my own beer because I always had beer in my cup
  36. 1noa

    1noa Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2011 Virginia

    Good times, got scorched by the orb of fire in the sky. Enjoyed being able to walk around with plenty of room. The one downside for me that was mentioned earlier was the B to C line. Being one of the first 10 or so in the C line right behind B sucked to see about 100 people go in ahead when many of us had been waiting for awhile was a bit of a boner. Great to have shared some beers with you guys in all of the lines I waited in...much better than waiting in line for a roller coaster...or a new drivers license. Did I mention that orb of fire in the sky...
  37. otrejo

    otrejo Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2011 Illinois

    That's why you bring two cups.
  38. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    You live and you learn.. Next year I will be more prepared.
  39. myersk27

    myersk27 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    this. at one point i had a pour of Hunahpu's in one hand and a pour of Cognac DL De Muerte in the other....one of the most glorious moments of my life....lol
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  40. ravot

    ravot Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois

    i thought it was two girls one cup?
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