It's time once again for the masses to travel to Munster for a special brew-inspired celebration.
Saturday is Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds Brewpub, 9750 Indiana Pkwy. Beer fans from around the globe will gather in NWI for a chance to savor the brew that is available only on this special day every year.
According to beeradvocate.com, Dark Lord brew is a "demonic Russian-style Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, Mexican vanilla and Indian sugar." It boasts a high alcohol content. The website adds that "the beer defies description."
Three Floyds brews are not only popular in the Region but around the world. The brewery, founded by brothers Nick and Simon Floyd and their father, Mike, is now celebrating its 21st anniversary.
Dark Lord Day Festival is sold out. Visitors to the pub who purchased a coveted ticket will have the opportunity to get their allotment of the brew as well as enjoy musical entertainment and food vendors on the premises. The fest runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. If consumers don't have a ticket, they are asked to refrain from being on the festival grounds. Thousands of people usually attend the annual all-day event.
Patrons of the event are encouraged to visit the website darklordday.com to learn about the day, its schedule, what's allowed and more information.
The Munster Police Department will have extra manpower on duty Saturday during the event.
"Traffic will be heavy on Calumet Avenue north and south of Superior and (in) the whole business complex," said Lt. John Peirick, of the Munster Police Department. He said that traffic applies to both vehicles and pedestrians. The only street that will be closed will be Indiana Parkway.
"If you have no reason to be on Calumet south, I would stay away and not add to the traffic," Peirick said.
Parking also will be limited on Dark Lord Day. On its website, Three Floyds suggests people take a cab, limo, Uber or carpool. RVs also are not allowed to park on the premises. Portions of the proceeds of Dark Lord Day are donated to Munster area elementary schools, Humane Society Calumet Area and other charities.