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Ride the Bus to DarkLord Day

Annual event for beer enthusiasts kicks off Saturday

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    Ride the Bus to DarkLord Day
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    Dark Lord Day is the day Three Floyd's Brewery releases their elusive Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout.

    Alcohol enthusiasts, Rachel and Erin from Lush Wine and Spirits, are chaperoning a big ol' yellow school bus to take serious beer lovers down to Munster, Indiana for the one and only DarkLord Day.

    For those not aware, DLD is the day Three Floyd's Brewery releases their elusive DarkLord Russian Imperial Stout. It's the only day of the year you can get this brew, and the pilgrimage from around the globe means it always sells out.

    The line for the event is just as entertaining as drinking good beer and mingling with other beer enthusiasts over BBQ and live music.

    Luckily, Lush is providing a designated driver. The $30 package includes a ride from Lush's Halsted location at 11:00 a.m., with brunch snacks from Twisted Spoke and a return from Munster at 7:00 p.m.

    Insider Info: Call (312) 738-1900 or email erin@lushwineandspirits.com with questions or to make a non-refundable reservation with your credit card. This year, Three Floyd's sold Golden Tickets to guarantee one's purchase of Dark Lord. However, those without a Golden Ticket can still buy the beer by the pint at the brewery, and they can also luck out with bottles if there is more than enough for Golden Ticket holders. The much-anticipated Popsull, the beer baby of Three Floyd's and Dogfish Head brewery, will also be available for purchase.

    Sophie Aduana is a contributing writer for TheChiGuide.com.