Surly Darkness Day 2013

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

  1. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Some people lit on last year at darkness.
  2. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    That was super funny to watch as it rolled on by.
  3. NIN1988

    NIN1988 Oct 9, 2013 South Dakota
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    Mmmm cacao bender. Great, guess I won't be able to stand up at work the rest of the day...
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  4. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Dampfbier too
    and I wanna say Schadenfreude and Misanthrope but can't recall 100%
  5. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Jan 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Unfortunately replaced by Dampfbier.
  6. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
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  7. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    If anyone doesn't have their allotment filled and would be willing to count me in for 2 bottles, BM me. I would be grateful, thanks!
  8. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Heh. Last year, Suitcase Jon (capra12) gave us a growler of 2008 BCBS on Friday afternoon, and most of us have fuzzy memories of the evening. The 2008 was great.
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  9. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Hmmm there was a cask of BA Darkness in 2011. I missed all casks last year. Theres hope!
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  10. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    So yes I have been following along in the thread and probably missed it, but I just wanted to verify whether or not they allow bottle sharing to continue on the grounds once the fest starts. Trying to gauge what amount to bring based on estimated arrival time. Thanks
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  11. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    No bottle share inside the gates.
  12. McRyan

    McRyan Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Anyone come just for the bottle share last year and head home for the night? I know a few that did that and still got 4 bottles at the 3:30 extra allotment. Not a horrible trade off, you get the best of both worlds and only two less bottles.
  13. josephwa

    josephwa Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    I certainly did! Was an awesome time on both accounts.
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  14. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Never been, but I hope to do this. Come hang out a bit Friday night, bottle share and such. Then come back relatively early.
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  15. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm going to be coming up from IL along 94. What's a good place along the way to stop that has a great selection of Surly beers? Or maybe something closer to the brewery? I know the brewery doesn't sell beer there.
  16. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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    Zipps on 94 and Riverside is probably the most convenient.
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  17. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    There's a few stores near the brewery that I can't vouch for, but Zipp's is right off 94 and awesome.
  18. Ragnarok88

    Ragnarok88 May 30, 2013 Minnesota

    Morelli's Market in St Paul will get you the most bang for your buck, but they are cash only.
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  19. psychotia

    psychotia Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    About how long did bottles last in the stores last year? Range of a couple hours to a day? I may not be going to Darkness Day, and as a 9-5'er, I'm a little concerned...
  20. NIN1988

    NIN1988 Oct 9, 2013 South Dakota
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    9-5ers take PTO Friday. ;)
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  21. psychotia

    psychotia Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    Hmm there's a thought... ;)
  22. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    There were bottles available 4 to 5 months in some stores. Also some stores got a few mystery shipments a few weeks later as well.
  23. theCoder

    theCoder Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    As mentioned this was the case in "some" stores. Many near me blew through their allotment in a few hours to a few days. Then the "mystery shipment" (that was rumored to have been slotted for Chicago but Surly decided to instead send it out to some stores locally to hook up locals, not sure the truth to this just what I heard and obviously if I hear it, it's true) lasted for longer at the stores that got it. Depends where you live and go. I work from home but am not sure I can actually stay the night so I may just go for the bottle share and go get my 6 days of release driving around.
  24. tourdot

    tourdot Mar 3, 2012 Wisconsin
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    What's the average mark up at stores?
  25. archi348

    archi348 Nov 7, 2012 Minnesota

    Most that I saw in stores were $22-25. A few up near $30 though.
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  26. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    I saw everything 19.99 except when I visited crochester some smaller store was selling it for 27
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  27. MNPikey

    MNPikey Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    At the brewery on Darkness Day its $20 tax included. In stores, via a distributor now, expect to pay no less than $20 plus tax with a 2 bottle limit. Should be about the same price as Seviin.
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  28. Draughtsman

    Draughtsman Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota

    Anybody not planning on taking their full allotment? I'll be happy to pitch in/trade for the remainder. Unfortunate circumstances prevent me from going this year. :(
  29. Will_Edgar

    Will_Edgar Oct 23, 2013 Iowa
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    Anyone still looking to do some beer trades? Don't wanna use up everything I'm bringing for the bottle share Friday night.
  30. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    I will post here if I have extra bottles after DDay. It is likely I'll have a few. I'll put em up for $20.
  31. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Where were these theoretical stores? Even my holes-in-the-wall places didn't last a week...are you confusing that second shipment with Darkness 'hanging around' for months?
  32. JAGI410

    JAGI410 Nov 20, 2010 Minnesota

    Friendly reminder for Sunday sales in MN, so do your bottle shopping early!
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  33. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    No. I recall Big Discount Liquor and First Grand getting second shipments after blowing through them in a day. I think Ale Jail got some more a few weeks later too.
  34. tjshippen

    tjshippen Nov 13, 2011 Wisconsin
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    I know last year I walked in got my allotment then went back outside and went to another tasting table not to far from the main gate. I usually bring a case plus and whatever I don't drink I can always bring home rather have more than less...
  35. theCoder

    theCoder Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Heritage as well got second shipments. The second shipments were in December as I remember my buddy picking up some before a holiday shindig we had. Either way it was a nice surprise :)

    Ok, me go back to work, have about 15 hours of work to do today if I hope to make it to DD.
  36. moonman14

    moonman14 Sep 27, 2012 Tennessee
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    Anyone going from the Milwaukee area Friday?
  37. travdawg7

    travdawg7 Mar 5, 2009 Minnesota

    How many extra bottles do they have at 3:30? Tough to get out of the house while watching the kids.
  38. MNPikey

    MNPikey Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    I picked up a couple bottles at Werwins just about 2 months ago. Many stores still have alot in the back they pull out for special events or for regular customers who might ask for one once in a while.
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  39. McRyan

    McRyan Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    What are people bringing for bottle share?

    Here is my list so far:
    Justin blabaer
    Hop Savant
    Prairie Funky Galaxy
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  40. tjshippen

    tjshippen Nov 13, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Yeah my bro and I are leaving Friday morning from milwaukee
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