Roger that. The hype for ONE beer that certainly isn't a world changer is disgusting and just feeds into their growing pompous attitude that reeks from the brewery. I remember going in 04ish when it was much less regulated, waiting in the LONG in line, trying a sample somebody was walking around with, then promptly left.Am I the only one who thinks this whole Dark Lord Day thing and the mania associated with it is completely bonkers?
http://www.darklordday.com/faq/Darklord allocations will be per person not per ticket however.
-The bands didn't start until after 3 last year (that's when I left the event and I don't know when they started).Picked up a couple tickets on eBay on a whim. First went to the brewpub last month, I'm excited to go back!
Couple questions for those who have been there before, since the website is pretty much worthless for details:
-When do the bands start?
-How long should I expect to be waiting in line (1-3 time slot)?
-Is the entire event outside, rain or shine?
-What's the parking situation?
Thanks!-The bands didn't start until after 3 last year (that's when I left the event and I don't know when they started).
-Line time for me (if I recall correctly) was about an hour to get the Dark Lord.
-The event is mostly outside. They do have the brewpub open with a massive line to get into it, and they distribute the DL inside the brewery itself.
-Parking sucks. We parked in some random neighborhood and walked there. They of course urge you not to do this.
Looks like FFF posted this yesterday, including the "rare" lineup...
Your Golden Ticket has a scratch off portion. If you are fortunate enough to be winner, you will have the opportunity to purchase a version of Barrel Aged Dark Lord in a screen printed, hand numbered, wax dipped bottle. This years bottles are Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord, Vanilla Bean Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord, Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord, and Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord de Muerte. $50/bottle. One per person.
What are the other unwaxed bombers in your photo?
By the time we made it through the line (I was in Group C), all they had left was the regular BA DL. Will rethink buying later group tickets next year.
I agree that the line is a ton of fun, but I guess it's as enjoyable as you make it. It's not like you're in line to by a Cabbage Patch doll, you know?
They didn't do the free tasting last year either. But it seems like they are selling more barrel aged beers now vs the free samples to me.It was a fun time, I did see the giant Jenga game, looked fun
I think there were a lot more barrel aged beers this year, according to the numbers on the bottles it looks like there was about a 50/50 chance of winning one. My friend and I both got one. He asked me to sell his as he can't really afford to have $50 tied up in a bottle of beer (no matter how wonderful it is) I'm planning on keeping my BA bottle. His is the regular barrel aged, mine is w/ vanilla (woot!). It is tempting to sell it though, I love Dark Lord, but $300 for a bottle of beer is crazy - what they are willing to pay on ebay/craigslist.
Got to share some fun beers in line, my friend brought a 2011 Dark Lord to pass around, I took some homebrew stout and others. It was much colder than I thought, so I was a bit cold all day, but once I got enough samples in me I wasn't as cold anymore
Also... did I just miss where you got your free sample for the ticket purchase? I know in years past you would get a pour of dark lord for the ticket.
If I get tickets next year I plan to get there really early so I can actually get in the brewpub this year. Any advice on that?