Ok ok, one last post on the Darkness day (maybe).
If you were there, you probably saw the WCCO-TV crew working the crowd. Here’s the finished product, as seen on TV tonight. Others were collecting footage as well, feel free to post the links in the comments it you want….Don? Trav? Anyone else?
Update: Videos from Don
Chris Riemenschneider wrote a small tid-bit in today’s Strib about tomorrow’s Darkness sale. I hope his misprint about the time the bottles go on sale–9am, which is when the gates open, not when bottles go on sale (2pm)–doesn’t attract more people to compete with me for a bottle…..
Like the heyday of Cabbage Patch Kids or that pre-Ticketmaster era when real fans (not hackers) could buy front-row concert tickets, Surly Brewing Co. expects a few hundred people to line up outside its Brooklyn Center brewery in the bitter cold Saturday morning for the chance to buy — get this — two stinking bottles of beer. Exactly 480 bottles of Surly’s Darkness brew (750-milliliter size, like wine) go on sale at 9 a.m. for $15 apiece, with a limit of two per person. Is the Russian Imperial stout-style brand really that good? That one should answer itself. Only six more bottles will be available after Saturday. Those will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit Energy Cents, a heating-bill fund for low-income families — the perfect charity, since the lucky Darkness buyers will already have their perfect winter warmer.