Dark Lord Day 2010 Crowd Panorama (11:00 a.m.)
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This year, it appears that Dark Lord Day's double-tailed line may be a thing of the past because, according to the FAQ page for the Dark Lord Day website, a big change is in store: a ticket will be required to enter the premises to attend the event. The same ticket will also get you your bottle allocation (however many that will be).
We're not sure what precisely this change means at this point. Our best guess is that Dark Lord Day will end up being more similar to a traditional beer festival. Otherwise, DLD logistics appear to be the same so far. Tickets tentatively go on sale on St. Patrick's Day (time TBA), which is when they went on sale last year. If you were lucky enough to snag a golden ticket last year, you probably remember being glued to Twitter all day on March 17, waiting for the tweet announcing that ticket sales had commenced. Ticket sales will again be announced on Twitter, followed by announcements on the Dark Lord Day website, RateBeer, and BeerAdvocate. Ticket sales will be online only.
Dark Lord Day 2011 is on Saturday, April 30.