:paging Geauxld Finger and his Dark Lord Day rant:
Ok I've simmered off my rantings about this since the whole "DLD Fest" is completely different know. The first two times I went it was a massive clusterfrick. I haven't been back (work too busy and its a hell of a hike if you want beer to bring home)
It's a lot of fun if you can make a trip out of it. We drove up in a whole day from BR all the way to Chicago and stayed there a couple days. We drank and ate around Chicago, saw some shit, bought a ton of beer, saw the Cubs and White Sox, all the good stuff. The problem is you have to drive about an hour from Chicago to Munster to get to the brewery.
I think now the whole process runs a lot smoother from what I heard. The city really made them scale back on the whole operation because of traffic and drunken debauchery. That was probably a good thing, because the last one i was at got pretty out of hand. Everyone was so wasted it looked like Jonestown the day after. If you have the time and money, I would definitely go. You have to stay in Chicago, but it's a lot of fun if you've never been there. DLD itself to me is more of an afterthought. You really won't get to try the special beers unless you really really like waiting in long arse lines for a 4oz pour of some ridiculous small batch beer.
I've got some pics from the day if I can get my old laptop to work later, I will upload them. You can see what i mean when i say giant clusterfrick.
This post was edited on 8/20 at 8:08 am