photo friday: the lord giveth

8 May
Photo courtesy of Swede

Photo courtesy of Swede

A couple weeks ago, Swede and I headed down to Munster, Indiana for our first ever Dark Lord Day experience. Friends of ours had guest tickets, and graciously offered them to us, and while crowds and beer and crowded beer are not my most favorite things in the world, I was intrigued enough by the reputation of the event, and the once-a-year-beer-release, to be all, “Sure! I’ll go!”

And when the actual day arrived, the sky broke loose and dumped a great lake’s worth of rain on northwest Indiana.

All that aside—the waiting for two hours in the rain to get into the event, the waiting in line in the rain for another 90 minutes to buy the special release beer, the woman carefully moving a garter snake from one mud pit right in the path of sopping, slipping beer drinkers to another mud pit where the snake wouldn’t get trampled—it was one of the more intriguing beer events I’ve attended. They don’t mind if you bring in your own food and beer. There’s a friendly charge in the air that entices you to make friends with strangers, and share your beer with them, all of you geeking out over beers from other parts of the nation, the world, that you’ve never tried, and were it not for this kumbaya beer fest, you probably would never been able to try them.

And that’s pretty cool.

2 Responses to “photo friday: the lord giveth”

  1. Pierced Wonderings May 8, 2015 at 3:49 PM #

    Hmmmm. This sounds like an event my husband would love! We fans of beer & socializing. Not so much the rain & mud, though 😉

    • mollystrz May 8, 2015 at 8:24 PM #

      If the rain and mud hadn’t been a factor, I’d probably have more favorable feelings about returning, but…eh. But for beer geeks, it’s definitely an event to check out! (Or even the brewpup in general, if you’re a hoppy beer and/or hard core metal head. 🙂 )

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