This weekend is quite a large one for nerds. On Saturday, Three Floyd's Brewery hosts its annual Dark Lord Day, the infamous beer and music festival that celebrates the once-a-year release of the Munster, Ind.'s brewery Russian imperial stout.
It's biggest event for Three Floyd's. Maybe that's one reason Three Floyd's brewer-owner Nick Floyd finally has publicly blasted Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Floyd called the law discriminatory, and made sure Dark Lord Day acknowledges that view. Gay musician Big Freedia will give concertgoers a break from Dark Lord's typical metal sounds (a reunited Corrosion of Conformity is headlining). Three Floyd's also brewing a beer named after Big Freedia, and that debuts on Saturday.
The Trib's got a nice rundown on transportation options for the fest, which for the first time allows for Uber drivers to pickup visitors. The bourbon-barrel aged, sweet and alcoholically-lethal beer is only available on Dark Lord Day, held about 30 minutes away from downtown Chicago, with tons of draft beer from multiple brewers and food available. Beyond the $40 cost of a general admission ticket, one bottle of 2015 Dark Lord costs $20, and that price soars on the secondary market. Tickets sold out weeks ago.