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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Lansman, Dec 6, 2012.
I'm heading back and gonna mess all you young boys and girls up! Yes sir.
Name one post where i tried to just trade bc nuff said
I feel like its February/March 2012 all over again.
One less Chicago line cutter next year
It's like deja vu all over again.
Dark Horse does things their way. You know how this is if you've ever been there before. Contrary to popular belief, they aren't a huge operation. Several of the guys moving beer out on dollys don't work there. All in all, it was a really fun and long day. Enjoy your beer and quit complaining.
Any bbpt5th left?
Bottles say 17% on both the Ba and regular monster
This was actually better than last year. BreakingBad is insane, we never waited more than 5 min in the draft lines. Getting hammered and enjoying the party. Awesome time for sure.
From what I gathered dark horse was trying to throw an awesome party and their service was truly amazing. The guys working there wso friendly and even though it was a cluster they still chatted and joked around. That bottle line was something though...but the draught list was out of this world and bbl monster was great. My only advice is either move the bottle release to a different day then the party or lessen the variety to speed up sales. Seriously though I have never seen such a ridiculous lineup of food at a brewery served by super nice people.
Plead the 5th just sold out. BA Monster ran out a few minutes ago.
Dammit. Owned. Iso a 4-pack, if anyone wants to sell one who is still here.
I hear there's a dude selling 4 packs for $50 in the parking lot.
Around what number did those sell out at?
This event was terribly run. With that said, all of the Dark Horse people were very nice and helpful. I was number 186 and didn't get through the bottle line until 8pm... that's 5 hours! Of course I wasn't dumb enough to stand in that line until about 20 minutes before I got my bottles. The tap list was nice. I would have preferred taster size options since the tap list was so expansive. What probably annoyed me the most was that my girlfriend went up and bought two pizzas for our group and it cost $45. $45 seriously. All in all, I had a good time - sharing bottles while waiting for tokens, sharing tap beers with friends, and meeting new people. They really just needed more people working the check out.
Can someone tell me why breakingbad is so disrespectful ?
Cuz he is mad bro.
Jesus Christ, one of the worst releases/parties I've ever been to. What a fucking joke, Dark Horse did a horrible job IMO. I've been to a lot of releases/breweries, and Dark Horse used to be on of my favorites. Haha, what a fucking joke! I'll definitely expand upon my opinion tomorrow, but I will NOT be supporting these high school amateurs any more. Fuck, what a waste of my weekend, thanks Dark Horse!
Always has been. Just waiting for him to go postal and Bad Trader on someone. Its immanent
Really quite unfortunate. Waited forever in line, tried to be positive and cheer up people around me.
Unfortunately, someone threw a full cup of beer at our area of the line. I reported it to the front of line staff and was told that I needed to find someone with a Security badge. When I did, he said it wasn't his area. Not blaming Dark Horse for the beer thrown, but based on the response and handling of the event, I won't be back. You can't expect unpaid volunteers to respond to this type of childish drunken assault. Hire an event planner, please.
All I can see I hundreds of beer enthusiasts enjoying themselves ... it must suck to be so uptight that can't enjoy yourself drinking great beer in a great brewery
jesus, the ISO:FT forum is already full of you guys putting stuff up. It hasnt even been 24 hours.
in the 280's and our group missed out on BBL plead. it was maybe 15 people in front of us before they kicked, about 830pm.
picked up on regular monster, really good. but the BBL monster was best in show. easily. picked up on militigan and king of the forest. someone said king of the forest was all acetone, regular militigan was good so i expect the BA version to be better. Burica said to stay away from the dark horse sours. YES stay away, BUT death star lover was good. the lambeeks and aigre plead were drain pours. literally. i was excited to buy these beers but i passed and saved a lot of money. a lot. but dark horse did good in having taps on all available beers to try.
the line did take forever to purchase bottles. i'll say it was extremely slow at a rate of 25 people an hour. bummed yeah, but i'm not hating that dark horse tried
No problem rookie!
Oh, you're to cute! But honestly, one day you should roll off of your couch/bed and join us at one of these releases, it's pretty fun!
Take it easy man, we understand you didn't have a good time. Next year you can save yourself the trouble and stay home. Everything will be okay, I promise <3
Yeah, this was a shitshow. My wife got pelted with a nearly full beer someone threw and after talking to DH personnel at both the bottle table ("Find someone with a security badge.") and a security person ("Oh, I'm not working in *that* area.") with not so much as an apology or an attempt to sort out those too drunk to still be there, she got frustrated and headed to the car. It was a capper to a relatively disappointing day (I know, get there earlier, bro...I get it, 10:15ish wasn't early enough this year) and it left a poor taste regarding Dark Horse. To their credit, I mentioned it to the dude taking tokens and he was unhappy that happened and said if he were her, he'd not give them anymore money tonight either.
I had a decent time and saw some friends and tasted some great beers but some simple measures could have made it a lot better. I guess if you got there at 7:00 and got faced bottle sharing and give no shits about those less hardcore than you, cheers to you. Cool, glad you got your $600 order and can trade it all. Hope you get your Cherry Rye out of it and continue to suck the fun out of an enjoyable hobby. That's all of my sour grapes for now...
What a clusterfuck!! 250 people thru the line in 6 hours! I had number 330 something and had to leave at 9 and couldn't spend my 250 to 300 bucks for I don't know what reason.
Great tap list and great party but very, very disapointed.
I'm damn sad I missed the party.
I was planning to stop at DH tomorrow to purchase some "leftovers". Anything worthy still there?
This is insane to me. We were 104 and 105 last year and didnt get bottles until 6:30 pm. This year they were on 100 by 5:30ish and there was a shit ton more beer to choose from. A lot more people showed up this year and there's not much DH could do about that. There was not much grumbling last year even though the line moved much slower.
Props to the DH crew for another killer 4 elf. Can't wait for next year.
Oh, I thought people want opinions on this site, maybe you don't, but I'd suspect most do! First,when you wait in line for anywhere between 4-6 hours, and get shut out of a release, youre not too happy, you're bound to not give positive feedback, and pschul4, maybe you should go to some releases so you have something to base your "opinion" on. I've been to plenty and this was one of the most amateurish I've been to. Fuck DH.
^^^^ Nickelback fan
Great times. Cheers Dark Horse!
Low#'s = Happy.......High#'s = Unhappy. Think I have heard this story before.......Nothing to see here....move along.
I've been to a few (not a lot so I am not very experienced) and I didn't make it to this one so I can't say forsure regarding this one. But I've had tons of fun at the other releases I've been to. As you said:
The party is the best part, leaving with some beer is nice but honestly I just view it as an excuse to crack open some awesome bottles with some awesome people
So let me understand. A Midwest beer release was a poorly ran clusterfuck? Pfft, I am new here and cannot buy for one second that surprises ANYONE. Harsh reality here for a sec.....anyone that got shut out or pissed on or didn't get through line as fast as they wanted either was fooling themselves for thinking something different would happen.
BA 2012. Even the noobs know better.
Glad to see you're throwing out your expert opinion on whether he goes to releases or not. I'm sorry you didn't get everything you wanted but that is no need to throw a pity party. DH does great events. Glad to hear you won't be there next year because you had such a "bad" experience. More beer for the rest of us.
You're right, the party usually IS the best part, but tonight it was kind of weird. The food was great, when you could get to it, there was lamb and some other tasty treats. I had NO problem getting great drafts at the beginning either, BTW, it just sucked that it went downhill about an hour after we got there and never recovered!