Updated 4/27/08: For a recap of DarkLord Day 2008, see this post.
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For those of you not familiar with Dark Lord Day, it's a once a year beer release event for Three Floyds' Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout. Here's the wiki info:
Dark Lord is the beer that Three Floyds is most famous for because it is widely rated as one of the best beers in the world. The brewery describes it as a "Gargantuan Russian Stout brewed with coffee, molasses, and honey; 13% abv." It is sold only on 'Dark Lord Day' which is usually late spring. This event happens at the brewery in Indiana where each customer is limited to a set number of bottles (six bottles in 2007) and only cash is accepted.Last year's Dark Lord Day drew a rumored thousands upon millions of happy beer fans, so for this year, Three Floyds has something bigger planned - but there haven't been many details released yet.
The event still hasn't been announced by Three Floyds, but you might want to keep April 19th available on your calendar.
We just booked two new, fresh & fun events at the Hammond Civic Center that I think you’ll enjoy!
First, Three Floyds Brewing Company has a one-day festival called DarkLord Day. DarkLord Day is the one day a year Three Floyds Brewing Co. sells/releases DarkLord Russian Imperial Stout. Beer enthusiasts, home brewers, professional brewers and collectors come from all over the country and abroad to buy the limited release of the DL Stout. They’ll have live bands, food and fun! Since they outgrew their current brewing facility due to the event’s growing popularity, we lined them up with the Civic Center! This is a really unique, new event that you’ll be hearing much more about. Our date is set for Saturday, April 19, 2008. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this mainly adults only event!
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Looking for a nice place to take a holiday? How about Chimay, Belgium? National Geographic Traveler's Intelligent Travel blog - "The blog about authentic & sustainable travel" - has a nice write up about the eco-friendly practices at the Chimay Brewery. Surprisingly, they don't mention how many trees you'll have to plant to offset the carbon created in getting to Belgium.