US - Great Lakes Dark Lord 2016

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by JulianB, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. JulianB

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    Figured it could use its own thread. Website is updated:

    http://www.darklordday.com

    Ticket info:

    Tickets will go on sale at 12pm (noon) CST March 5th, 2016.

    We’ve changed it up this year. Pay attention.

    2016 Dark Lord Day tickets will be $200 each.
    Tickets are limited to 2 per person.

    Each Dark Lord Day Ticket includes:
    • Entrance to the festival grounds.
    • 4 bottles of 2016 Dark Lord Imperial Stout.
    • 1 bottle of #NewMoney bait...err, I mean a rare Dark Lord variant
    • Upon entering Dark Lord Day you will receive a commemorative tote bag with $40 worth of food and drink vouchers inside.

    So metal.
     
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  2. TDBuck

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  3. JulianB

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    The comments section on the Three Floyds and Three Floyds Brewpub Facebook pages are incredible right now. So, so many people who can't read complaining about the price. And complaining that everyone gets BADL variants:

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  4. rjose

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    www.darklordday.com

    The sites been up for an hour.

    Why aren't you complaining about the changes yet?
     
  5. axeman9182

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    Oh god, I can't wait to get home and read all the comments.
     
  6. deuce9259

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  7. ckoop

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    I like it! Interesting that they are guaranteeing BA versions for everyone, so I guess they are making a shit tonne more? They had a lot last year. I'm sure people will balk at the $200, but I've spent more than that the last two years where I won a variant, bought food and beer. Seems like this will just streamline things and make the lines move faster by cutting out drunken cash transactions.
     
  8. axeman9182

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    The page just says "rare variant", so I'm wondering if some of them will be not barrel aged. Potential for even more jimmies to be rustled.
     
  9. rjose

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    They've also responded on Facebook saying there will be no GA tickets this year.
     
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  10. JulianB

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    So FFF at least is calling it "BA Dark Lord".
     
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  11. ckoop

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    I think the rare part is the fact that all the variants will be aged in the spent goose island rare barrels. NOW that's how to rustle some jimmies!
     
  12. rjose

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    I'm furious that they're forcing me to buy a god damn tote bag like this PBS or something. What I really need is a tasteful XXL rain poncho so I can stay dry and yet keep my genitals unexposed while I take a piss in the middle of a muddy field.
     
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  13. KevinC

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    I saw so many bottles fall out of water-logged boxes last year that I'm inclined to say it's a great idea. Also the nut and butt saving poncho.
     
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  14. RedCoffee

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    [​IMG]

    This year I'm going and buying those crazy overalls the cranberry bog guys wear. And then a scuba suit to wear underneath it.
     
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  15. rjose

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    Actually we brought our own 6 divider wine totes last year. I hope they go with that type of design.
     
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  16. steimie

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    Gotta hand it to FFF...just when you think they can't squeeze any more cash out of this event, they figure out a way. God love 'em.
     
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  17. rjose

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    Fair point. But allow me to present a counter point: Rare tote bag whalez

     
  18. BuckTuckian

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    Sipping meads with lurchingbeast last year he and I both agreed that a ticket was completely unnecessary to have a great time. The multiple off site compounds were more than enough entertainment.
     
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  19. TalkBeerJesus

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    You're welcome.
     
  20. Treebs

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    I can't wait to see how disheveled you've become since Rare Day.