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Official Dark Horse 4 Elf Party Thread

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Lansman, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Please post your plans and other relevant information to this thread, keeping within BA guidelines so we can keep an active thread during and after the event! Looking forward to a great time on Saturday.

    Special Bottled Beer Release Availability (Limited Quantities):
    2011 4 Elf Winter Ale: 19 cases / 2 – 4 pack limit – $13 a 4 pack/$4 a bottle
    2012 4 Elf Winter Ale: 180 cases – no limit – $70 a case/$12 a 4 pack/$3.50 a bottle
    2011 BBL Plead the 5th: 9 cases / 1 – 4 pack limit – $26 a 4 pack/$7 a bottle
    2012 BBL Plead the 5th: 432 cases / 2 case limit – $130 a case/$22 a 4 pack/$6 a bottle
    Monster 29 (Imperial Barleywine): 37 cases/1 – 4 pack limit – $26 a 4 pack/$7 a bottle
    BBL Monster 29 (Imperial Barleywine): 73 cases (375 ml bottles)/2-4 pack limit – $30 a 4 pack/ $8 a bottle
    MMMMM (Chocolate Rye Porter – (Rye Whiskey BBL Aged): 33 cases (750ml Bottles)/3 bottle limit – $15 a bottle
    Ginger in Your Pants (Imperial Red – Rye Whiskey BBL Aged): 33 Cases (750 ml bottles)/3 bottle limit – $15 a bottle
    Militiagan (Potable Oat Wine – Angels Envy BBL Aged): 33 cases (750ml bottles)/3 bottle limit – $15 a bottle
    King of the forest: 67 cases (750ml bottles)/4 bottle limit – $15 a bottle
    Aigre plead the 5th: 33 cases (750ml bottles)/3 bottle limit – $15 a bottle
    Whiskey Richard: 33 cases (750ml bottles)/3 bottle limit -$15 a bottle
    Lambeak wants dragon fruit: 33 cases (750ml bottles)/3 bottle limit – $16 a bottle
    Lambeak wants blood orange: 33 cases (750ml bottles)/3 bottle limit – $16 a bottle

    Draft List:
    1. Crooked Tree IPA 2. Raspberry Ale 3. Amber Ale 4. Boffo Brown Ale 5. Reserve Special Black Ale 6. ONE Oatmeal Stout 7. TOO Cream Stout 8. TRES Blueberry Stout 9. Plead the 5th Imperial Stout 10. Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th 11. Monster 29 12. Bourbon Monster 29 13. Thirsty Trout Porter 14. Scotty Karate Scotch Ale 15. KBE Dark Horse Volume II (coconut raspberry porter) 16. Tall, Dark, and Crunchy’s 17. Death Star Lover 18. Artic Dekoorc Eert 19. Ollirama Dekoorc Eert 20. Sc-7 Dekoorc Eert 21. GingeRed 22. Militiagan 23. Ginger in yer Pants 24. MMMM 25. HomoBourbonSapien 26. Whiskey Richard 27. Lambeek wants Dragonfruit 28. Lambeek wants Passionfruit 29. Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock 30. Aigre Plead the 5th 31. King of the Forrest 32. Sour 3 Guy off the Scale Old Ale 33. Lost Droid Chenstnut Porter 34. Wassupwiththemonkey Blueberry Ale 35. F.F. Dekoorc Eert 36. Edacsac Dekoorc Eert 37. Belgianator Belgian IPA 38. Bourbon MMMM 39. Sarsaparilla 666 Stout 40. Sahti 41. Westy Wendell’s West Coast Wheat 42. 4 Elf 2011 43. 4 Elf 2012 44. Kmita Kolsch 45. MBG 15 Ann’y Ale 46. Bourbon Militagan
     
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  2. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Quick, somebody post memes to get this one locked too!

    Just kidding. Really looking forward to this.
     
  3. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable May 3, 2011 Michigan

    Cheers to a great event. Sorry I won't be there. Enjoy; draft list looks amazing, and there's a new hotel nearby if needed, even if it is at a really ugly casino...still a bed.
    And Cheers to Dark Horse Nation for staying true
     
  4. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    All I gotta say is WOW!
     
  5. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Third time's the charm I guess.

    Can we just stop making threads about this event now? Pretty sure everyone knows what is going on and it's less than 48 hours away.
     
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  6. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    How soon until Chicago gets this official 4elf thread deleted?
     
  7. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Is this in Chicago?
     
  8. Rizdac

    Rizdac Dec 5, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yesterday.
     
  9. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    9pm??? Party goes til 12, lightweight.
     
  10. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    We were gone by 7:30-8 last year ... any later and I would have died I'm sure. :)
     
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  11. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Yes. This is one of those drink-til-you-puke-then-drink-some-more events.
     
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  12. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    On topic.... no meme's or warriors references.... if you could only drink two beers from that list what would u attack?
     
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  13. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    I would stay home.

    I am a Death Star Lover lover. Also a big fan of the Falconers Flight Crooked Tree (FF dekooor.. Whatever the hell it is). BA Plead is always good.

    The ones I haven't had that I'm most curious about are both Lambeeks, BA Monster, and Sour 3 Guy.


    Please find some people to share beers with so you can try more than two. Pretty please.
     
  14. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    To reiterate: drinking, you guys.
     
  15. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    I gotta drive home (EDIT-FOR MY MOTHERS 70th) birthday party.. hoping to have a few sips of this and that and maybe one or two before I get my bottles.
     
  16. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Sure, it's your mother's birthday. I get it. But let me ask you something: what has she done for you lately?
     
  17. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Question - Once we get our tokens at 11am, will the bar be open to get pours or do we have to wait until 3pm on those too? I'd like to try some of the beers before I have to step to the plate a buy bottles so I can prioritize my purchase.
     
  18. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I was going to make a joke about the old thread not being "Official".....glad someone could FIFY.
     
  19. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    As said, no special taps until 3. That being said, you can buy beer to drink while you are waiting to buy bottles, so you can always order some of what you are on the fence about to help make your decisions.
     
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  20. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I will take that bet! Wait....that was a challenge, right?
     
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  21. craigo19

    craigo19 Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    Can't wait! The credit card is ready for my case of BBLP5TH and other bottles!
     
  22. interloper

    interloper Dec 7, 2012

    Wonder if they'll be cooking up another deer stuffed with a chicken this year.

    Mmmmm, Deerken.
     
  23. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Ahh, reminds me of the first time I tried Blabaer...
     
  24. Corbet

    Corbet Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Hey all you Chicago Goons looking for bottles from this event...

    I'll gladly trade you some for some Cherry Rye or BCBS Coffee. PM me if you're interested.
     
  25. Savearth

    Savearth Mar 5, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Made me laugh out loud!!
     
  26. Marti403

    Marti403 Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Challenge: Accepted!
     
  27. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Dec 20, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I finally decided that I am going! Looking forward to the event and drinking some amazing beers!
     
  28. TomTwanks

    TomTwanks Apr 5, 2011 Ohio

    How to dress for this? Sounds like a stupid questions but is it mostly indoor or outdoor? Will a hoody suffice? It's suppose to be 39 in the am
     
  29. Junktron

    Junktron May 9, 2010 Illinois

    LIKE AN ELF, DUMMY! :D
     
  30. ChefBergo

    ChefBergo Nov 9, 2011 Illinois

    What time did people start getting in line last year?
     
  31. Marti403

    Marti403 Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    No line until just before 3 pm last year when they were ready for the actual party to start. And even then you lined up according to your token number. So need for a line.
     
  32. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    A majority of people showed up well after 11 (and many didnt show up until 3 or later) last year to grab a token. Everyone still got the beer they wanted. As stated many times in the other threads, this is not the kind of party that requires lining up super early.
     
  33. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Line not required and its supposed to rain all morning? I'm sleeping in.
     
  34. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Same here.
     
  35. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I am going with:

    1. Sarsaparilla 666 Stout
    2. Bourbon MMMM
     
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  36. onemanswarm

    onemanswarm Jul 31, 2012

    Monster and BA Plead, but I'd regret not trying the FF Crooked Tree. Is that distributed at all?

    I think these guys look comfortable:
    [​IMG]
     
  37. MattintheCrown

    MattintheCrown Jan 18, 2011 Indiana

    This is actually a good question. I see the forecast has changed, and now they're calling for rain/snow until about 3, with it mostly-cloudy and 40 degrees thereafter. I was planning on just going with a leather jacket, but now I'm a bit concerned I'll freeze my ass off.
     
  38. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Layers, people. Layers.
     
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  39. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Nope, Crooked Tree variants are for events and tap room only.

    Best two in my opinion were the Citra and Falconers Flight.
     
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  40. Marti403

    Marti403 Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Bourbon MMMM and BB Monster until I either get sick or openly weep. Whichever comes first.
     
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