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Golden Tickets

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

If you have any pulse of the American craft beer industry, you will know that Dark Lord Days (DLD) is coming up Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at Three Floyds Brewing. Tickets went on sale about a month ago raising the ire of a many of beer geek as the ordering system couldn’t handle the load/demand in the 50+ minutes it took for tickets to sell out.

I was fortunate enough to get tickets and will spending the day in the parking lot with friends and all the beer geeks there to partake.

There is one group of people I don’t look forward to seeing out there: the ones who buy with intent on making money. In case that wasn’t clear, I am talking about the people you see on ebay selling these bottles of beer for at least three times what they paid. There are many people that would like to have those tickets just so they can have a chance to try the beer behind the tickets.

DLD is one of the American craft beer industries biggest events each year in the midwest and to be “cheated” out of a chance to have one bottle of this beer because someone wants to take advantage of the system sucks.

I have already promised half of my bottles to trading friends. Not for a big loot of my friends, but $4$. Why? They are my friends and they will scratch my back when they get a limited release.

That’s what it means to be a beer geek: share and pure enjoyment without the thoughts of raking others over the hot fire. Enjoy!

FFF Dark Lord Day

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Exactly two months from today!!!! Nothing all that great, in terms of this post, but it is getting closer and the anticipation continues to grow. Follow the updates for Dark Lord Day 2010 on Three Flyods dedicated site: They will be announcing golden tickets sales via twitter first. Not a bad way to drum up some followers.

The only question that remains in my head: how early will I be leaving my home to make the one hour trek over to Munster, IN? Damn early. Enjoy!

Flossmoor .357 Imperial Pilsner

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery announced they will be releasing .357 Imperial Pilsner at their spring release party on Friday, April 23rd.

It will be a 10-12%ABV strong golden lager, with European noble-style hops. We will be having live music, food, and guests from all over the country as they descend on Munster the next day for the D.L. release. Cheers!

They will also be tapping The Curse, a bock beer at 8:00pm on Friday, April 23rd to help kick off the release party. roshe run hyp A little more from their site:

This is a medium to dark copper lager with caramel malt and nice lager yeast aromas. The flavor is predominately malt with a moderate hop presence in bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Bocks usually have a minimum 16P starting gravity, with The Curse weighing in at 16.4P, yielding a nice 6.3% ABV bock.

One last surprise for the evening: Imprompu Pale a 5.3% ABV Pale Ale with plenty of Cascade hops.

The day before Dark Lord days is looking awfully good. Enjoy!