Official Beerfest games
Our guide to organizing your own Beerfest-themed party fun!
By "The Oilman", former Alberta Beer Delegate
For the select few who have yet to see it, I suggest you rent or buy the Broken Lizard movie, Beerfest. For those who have already seen it, you certainly have dreamt of holding such an event with your closest friends.
On March 10, me and 11 of my closest friends decided to descend upon a garage. What follows is a report of how our event went and the games we organized.
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This is to serve as the UNOB Official Beerfest games guide! I will share with you my experiences, whether good or bad, in the hope that you can host such a premier event.
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The Beer: We ordered a 50-litre keg of Molson Canadian. This proved to be not enough. We ran out after six hours, before we could finish the event!
Let's face it; too much beer is better then not enough. I'd say a keg for ten people would be sufficient (about 18 beers per person).
Another little side note: try to get a keg pump with a large pump handle. When filling up large drinks for your official Beerfest games, it gets rather annoying to have a short one. $20 per person covered the keg, ice, tap and deposit.
The Location: I don't think you could pick a better spot then a garage for your official Beerfest drinking event. The floor will get dirty! A garage can easily be hosed down and the doors can be opened to vent. Also as quite a few players were smoking and chewing, outside is just a door away. You can keep your shoes on! Outdoors would be just as handy, but if you live in the city you have neighbors to deal with.
The Rules: Make sure you SOBERLY write out a set of rules that YOU play. You do not have to listen to the rules I play by, but just make sure everyone understands the rules. There was a point system in place on a large scoreboard. 6 = Winner, 5 = second, 4 = third, etc. There was also a -1 point for throwing up. And -2 points for missing the throw-up garbage can when you did. You NEED a stopwatch.
Beerfest Drinking Games: you'll need a BIG glass!
The stuff: Get yourself kitted out properly. Some kind of giant glass, such as the 2L beer boot, or giant brandy glass you can see on this page; a garbage can for crap and throwing up in; a baseball bat; Beer Pong table; plastic cups for pong.
The teams: We played teams of two. I was a little wary of this, but it worked out fantastically in the end. With four players or more there would be too much standing around and sobering up.
Picking numbers proved to be the fairest way of all. But if you are super-competitive, bringing your own official Beerfest team would work also.
We tried to stick as true to Official Beerfest games as we could. We opted out on events such as Monkey Chug because of the lack of supplies.
Volume Chug: you'll need a BIG glass!
We filled up a large bowl with six beers. You could split it between your team of two however you wished. On the movie they do a pitcher for one person.
I know the official Beerfest games constitute a drinking contest, but there is plenty of drinking to come. Six beers is plenty and the cold keg does not help. Our winner finished in about 30 seconds.
Baseball Bat Spins: One person per team went in groups of two. Run across the garage, spin with a baseball bat ten times and then run across the garage to drink a full red Dixie cup of beer. Have a set counter for each side. Our winner finished in 27 seconds.
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Essentially what most people call Beer Pong. Make a triangle of beer glasses and throw a ping pong ball. If it lands in the cup you drink it. Once all your cups are gone you lose. Make a pre determined bracket before teams and numbers are chosen. (Note: Fill up your beers for the next official Beerfest game while the other is winding down to save time.)
Beer Pong: A game of ping pong with your cups on the table. If you sink it in the other person's glass, you win. If you hit the edge the finish half. Keep filling up the beers until the game is over.
Speed Chug: Back-to-back chugs between teammates. First one done wins. Our winners finished in seven seconds.
Turbo Quarters: Each official Beerfest team member has five quarters to sink and a beer. Once you have sunk your five quarters, you chug a beer. Our winners finished in about a minute.
Long Pour: This is where our game fell apart. DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME. The game involves pouring beer from the waste into the teammate's mouth, minimising the amount spilled. We put pans under the drinkers head to measure. There is no way to accurately measure the amount left. We poured them into matching cups but due to spills on the ground this proved impossible. This far into the official Beerfest game (and this much beer consumed), you do not want arguments.
Distance Quarters: Here you must realize Beerfest is a movie. Another game you should not play. No one at our game could sink a quarter from over four feet, so it proved kind of pointless. Waste of time.
Thumper: The most fun of official Beerfest drinking games to play. But if people are too drunk, it will not work. The game is quite difficult to explain, but if two or more people know it, it can be easily taught. Every time you mess up the pattern, you're out. Last two people tie for first (no second place given out).
Relay Chug: I ordered a glass beer boot from the Internet, but was not willing to bring it because it would most likely be wrecked. The first person chugs two beers and the second chugs another three beers. First done wins!
Pick a winner
The winner gets to keep the keg!
Total up the points and see the winner. The empty keg makes for an excellent trophy to the winner.
All ties were decided by a chug. One person from each team, one beer, first done wins.
One thing I can't stress enough is to have ONE SOBER PERSON, not participating in the official Beerfest events and preferably friends with more then one person attending.We did not have one, but someone to mediate conflicts and apply rules is a must for next time. Cameras are ESSENTIAL.
Enjoy, but remember, it's more about the friends then the beer.