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Postby FEUO » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:09 am

Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:
ckoop wrote:
Honestly, most of the stuff that is shared is just nice local stuff. Grab some Bellwoods, nicklebrook immodest or malevolent, or some Great Lakes robohop/karma citra and people will be stoked.

My earlier comment was just regarding how pumped I was getting to try stuff like Black Tuesday, BA speedway, and tired hands stuff just from people walking around offering pours and wanting to pass that on to people around me this year. Last year all I had was malevolent, immodest and some 5 paddles and people that I shared it with seemed legitimately impressed with the stuff. It's generally a low key vibe of people excited about beer and excited to try new stuff, not tick whales.


I might have some aged stuff in the cellar. A 2006 Fuller's Vintage Ale, maybe a few 2008 or 2009 Peche Mortels.

I just don't want to show up with a handful of half-rate Ontario beer and be embarrassed when some guy pours some Heady Topper or something lol.

Nothing like sh*tting on your locals. Grass ain't always greener, y'know?
I'd put a couple of the Bellwoods and GLB IPAs up against a lot of well known american IPAs.

And if any of you are travelling along i-94 (which most will be), why not hit up breweries that don't distro, or get into NY.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:44 pm

ckoop wrote:
Nice beer trip! Flying down, so I'm missing some of the beer touring.


That's one of the reasons I'll always drive somewhere if possible. I love stopping at places along the way.

FEUO wrote:Nothing like sh*tting on your locals. Grass ain't always greener, y'know?
I'd put a couple of the Bellwoods and GLB IPAs up against a lot of well known american IPAs.


Maybe if I could get my hands on Bellwoods products easily I'd bring some. Or try some for that matter.

As for the Great Lakes IPAs, I'd love to bring some. Too bad their hop profiles disappear in roughly a week.
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Postby sprague11 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:35 pm

If I were driving down I'd do a couple stops in Michigan and possibly 18th St. in Gary. If you want to stay on the outskirts of Chicago and hit a big bottle shop there's a Binny's in Orland Park that shouldn't be too hectic a drive from Munster - about 30 minutes or so.
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Postby Bull_Schott » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:34 pm

Tickets arrived today, via FedEx. They were signature required, so anyone is aware.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:50 pm

Well, I've gotten everything I need for Dark Lord Day. Picked up a cooler back pack, pepperonis, pretzels and bottles of water today.

I also picked out what I'm bringing for bottle shares:

-Two bottles of 2011 St. Ambroise Imperial Russian Stout
-Two bottle of Du Dieu Ciel Peche Mortel. Not sure what year they are from. Notches on side say 03/06. 100% certain I don't have 2006 Peche.
-1 bottle of Charlevoix Vache Folle
-1 bottle of Amsterdam Tempest
-1 bottle of 2009 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

Oh, one thing I don't have yet are my fucking tickets, but of course, why would I think this trip could go smoothly?
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:27 am

Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:Well, I've gotten everything I need for Dark Lord Day. Picked up a cooler back pack, pepperonis, pretzels and bottles of water today.

I also picked out what I'm bringing for bottle shares:

-Two bottles of 2011 St. Ambroise Imperial Russian Stout
-Two bottle of Du Dieu Ciel Peche Mortel. Not sure what year they are from. Notches on side say 03/06. 100% certain I don't have 2006 Peche.
-1 bottle of Charlevoix Vache Folle
-1 bottle of Amsterdam Tempest
-1 bottle of 2009 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

Oh, one thing I don't have yet are my fucking tickets, but of course, why would I think this trip could go smoothly?



- Two Peche, Two BBA Peche
- Amsterdam Tempest, Amsterdam Double Tempest
- Beard of Zeus
- 2014 Parabola
- Giridian 1882 Black Label

And hoping to stop by Bellwoods and GLB tonight
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:47 pm

TheBeeraholic wrote:

- Two Peche, Two BBA Peche
- Amsterdam Tempest, Amsterdam Double Tempest
- Beard of Zeus
- 2014 Parabola
- Giridian 1882 Black Label

And hoping to stop by Bellwoods and GLB tonight


My friend is interested in bringing some beers as well, so we're going to stop by the LCBO Thursday night and see what we can rustle up.

He might just end up picking and choosing from my cellar. Maybe I'll bring a bottle of Westy 12 as well.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:08 pm

Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:
TheBeeraholic wrote:

- Two Peche, Two BBA Peche
- Amsterdam Tempest, Amsterdam Double Tempest
- Beard of Zeus
- 2014 Parabola
- Giridian 1882 Black Label

And hoping to stop by Bellwoods and GLB tonight


My friend is interested in bringing some beers as well, so we're going to stop by the LCBO Thursday night and see what we can rustle up.

He might just end up picking and choosing from my cellar. Maybe I'll bring a bottle of Westy 12 as well.


Yeah going to throw a few westies in as well. Forgot about my Westy and Abt 12 box when pulling beers last night. GLB has lots in the fridge now good for sharing with locals in lines and what not.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:15 pm

TheBeeraholic wrote:
Yeah going to throw a few westies in as well. Forgot about my Westy and Abt 12 box when pulling beers last night. GLB has lots in the fridge now good for sharing with locals in lines and what not.


I won't be making it to Great Lakes before Dark Lord Day. I don't live in Toronto, or the GTA, and only go to the city for concerts, sporting events, etc.

So unless Thrust shows up at the LCBO in the next few days my bottle shares will be devoid of GLB.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:14 am

My tickets have arrived.

Got in touch with eTix to let them know they've arrived. We're still bringing all the stuff they said we should bring for the ticket resolution tent just in case they fuck it up somehow.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:23 am

Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:
So unless Thrust shows up at the LCBO in the next few days my bottle shares will be devoid of GLB.


Not the LCBO but Retail Fridge on Friday depending on what time you're taking off.
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Postby aofe » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:28 am

Also got my tickets via snail mail yesterday.

Bringing down some different bottles of Bellwoods, Double Tempest and couple smaller bottles. Will be in line for Group D.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:53 am

TheBeeraholic wrote:
Not the LCBO but Retail Fridge on Friday depending on what time you're taking off.


As I said, I only go to Toronto for sporting events, concerts etc. so I won't be picking up any Thrust until it hits LCBO shelves.
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Postby El Pinguino » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:04 am

Have fun...sounds like quite a few people heading down for the event.

I'm curious to try to get tickets one year, just for the festive fun more than the beer.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:14 am

El Pinguino wrote:I'm curious to try to get tickets one year, just for the festive fun more than the beer.
I keep saying that myself and somehow just never make it down. Truth be told, the beer really isn't that good but it is supposed to be one of the best beer events out there.

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