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Surly Darkness Day 2013

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by bfirkin45, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. bfirkin45

    bfirkin45 Aspirant (208) Apr 15, 2011 Minnesota

    So I heard a rumor today through the "hopvine" that Surly is going to be charging people to get in to Darkness day this year, similar to how they run SurlyFest. I just wanted to see if others might have heard anything about this as well?

    Price to get in will be $45 or so I'm told and I have no clue what that includes as far as amount of beer, glassware, etc.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. pmccallum86

    pmccallum86 Zealot (513) Apr 7, 2009 Minnesota
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    Where did you hear this?
     
  3. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (717) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Seems expensive. Guess they've gotta limit entry somehow. I love Surly, but I think I'd rather buy some bottles of their beer - or $45 in Furious.
     
  4. BigBadBeerSnob

    BigBadBeerSnob Aspirant (258) Jul 31, 2013 Wisconsin
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    I find this very hard to believe. As someone who has gone to Darkness Day the last 2 years, I don't think Omar would do anything to anger fans....especially something as stupid as this!
     
  5. maDUECEgunner

    maDUECEgunner Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    I just tweeted them. We'll see if we get a response.
     
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  6. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    i still haven't tried anything from surly ISO !! :grimacing:
     
  7. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    I'm sure tickets would have been announced already if this were the case.
     
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  8. mnbuffalo

    mnbuffalo Aspirant (235) Jul 26, 2012 Michigan
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    I spoke with a Surly employee recently who talked about how great it is to have a get together like this brining people together to share beer and to celebrate with others Surly fans, and the best part is that it is FREE!!
     
  9. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (384) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    Really hoping to make it this year and grabbing a bottle or two
     
  10. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Personally, I can't wait to witness the "brining people together" which seems to be the best part of Darkness Day.
     
  11. BigBadBeerSnob

    BigBadBeerSnob Aspirant (258) Jul 31, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Only a bottle or two? Can I have the rest of your allotment then?
     
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  12. biniek13

    biniek13 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2008 Minnesota
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    Did you get Dark Lord Day mistaken for Darkness Day??
     
  13. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Devotee (419) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Mmmmm...briney people...
     
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  14. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Briny Happy People
     
  15. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (952) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    Hey they have a label for this yet? Love their darkness designs
     
  16. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (384) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    How many are you allowed to buy? Think it will be as available at liquor stores as 7 was?
     
  17. BigBadBeerSnob

    BigBadBeerSnob Aspirant (258) Jul 31, 2013 Wisconsin
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    you get to buy 6 bottles if you attend Darkness day. I believe it hits shelves a few weeks later but its VERY limited and doesn't last more than the day. You likely won't see this on the shelf
     
  18. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Ummmmmmm no.
     
  19. maDUECEgunner

    maDUECEgunner Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Great I just realized I'll be in Utah for two weeks for the military starting on the 25th. I might have to make my wife go down and pick some up for me.
     
  20. roostor07

    roostor07 Aspirant (244) Jul 24, 2012 Minnesota
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    Whoever you heard this from is very misinformed.
     
  21. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,095) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    It's on the internet, it has to be true!
     
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  22. cmannes

    cmannes Disciple (379) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota
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    Yup, it's true. So I suggest everyone else boycott Darkness day. So I don't have to get there so early to get a good spot. Err I mean, so we can resist this obvious oppression.
     
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  23. Drucifer

    Drucifer Devotee (453) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois
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    The only way this would be true is if it gets expanded into neighboring properties and guest taps are introduced. However, I seriously doubt this would happen (MN law?) so I'd bet it will be free again.
     
  24. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Honestly, since it's all done in their parking lot, and beer is for sale, there isn't much for them to pay for with a $45 admission fee.
     
  25. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Can
    Can we just not do posts like this? The last thing anyone needs are completely unsubstantiated, hearsay rumors about events like this. It just perpetuates the telephone game that is so prevalent in the local beer community.

    If you have some kind of proof, like a link to a tweet, website post, or whatever, then fine, but stop posting rumors like this.
     
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  26. JMN44

    JMN44 Aspirant (224) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    I think the OP was fine. The OP stated it was a rumor and just wanted to know if anyone else had heard the same or if anyone knew the event would still be free.
     
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  27. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,095) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    Then add the source of the rumor so we can establish how credible the rumor is.

    There is a big difference between a rumor from a Surly employee and one from a guy buying Surly at your local store.
     
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  28. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Right, and a rumor like this has an impact on people's plans, Surly's reputation, all that. A rumor like "I talked to Todd at ABR and he said they might bring back Four" is no big deal, but a rumor about a $45 ticket fee to get into Darkness Day could really muck up the event for the hosts and the attendees.
     
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  29. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Disciple (335) Feb 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    WTS Darkness Day tickets. Paypal me.
     
  30. Douggo

    Douggo Initiate (96) Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    Just a simple misunderstanding folks. The $45 is to get you into Surdyk's Darkness Day.
     
  31. jkwikkel

    jkwikkel Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Iowa

  32. phishbfm

    phishbfm Aspirant (287) Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina
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  33. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    I heard today from a guy at work that on Darkness Day they are offering lottery tickets for a shot at "Growlers of Goodies!" He said he also heard some of the growlers are of Darkness Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla Beans, FU BRETT FAVRE and Imperial Brown Eye.
     
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  34. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    ^BROWN EYE!

    saw the art at Surlyfest, so badass this year! CAN NOT WAIT
     
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  35. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Devotee (420) Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
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    Anyone going to make an IP trading spreadsheet?
     
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  36. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Feel free good sir.......
     
  37. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Devotee (420) Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
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    I would, but unfortunately I am.. lazy.
     
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  38. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    this should be titled 2013 surly darkness day misinformation thread
     
  39. hopdragon

    hopdragon Initiate (129) Jan 6, 2007 Minnesota

    No admission fee, free to get in as always. Awesome beer, awesome metal, awesome people to hang with. Surly will post details when finalized on their Facebook page and website.
     
  40. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    Thanks for setting it straight
     
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