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Playing Drinking Games With Craft Beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheGoldenGod, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    Totally would do the same thing.... would crack open anything that isn't a whale.
    Beer is for fun.
    Not insane enough to put cherry rye in solo cups!
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  2. I take my drinking too serious to play games. ;)
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I use SNPA for all my drinking games now. But really for parties I buy way more beer than I need just to avoid situations like this.
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  4. HopCraverDave

    HopCraverDave Aficionado (185) Ohio Feb 20, 2013

    The only drinking game I ever play is called open up a beer and enjoy it.
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  5. RStang13

    RStang13 Savant (335) New Jersey Jun 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    I don't play a whole lot of drinking games these days, but when I do, it's exclusively with craft. I like to enjoy what I ingest. Purpose of drinking games is to get drunk, and if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it with something that tastes good, whether it be Backwoods Bastard or a Captain and Coke. I see absolutely no reason to drink something I don't enjoy
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  6. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    That is quite the Dennis system you have going there :cool:
  7. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Advocate (590) Pennsylvania Jun 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    That has always bothered me about beer pong. Beer ball is where it's at.

    Your avatar is very well chosen...
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  8. I might start with a few good brews for games, but after a while it's hard to taste much so then I switch to swilligan's island type brews instead of wasting the tasty stuff.
  9. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I don't always play drinking games, but when I do...


    Note the side cup is a Pliny...

  10. TheGoldenGod

    TheGoldenGod Initiate (0) Georgia Mar 8, 2013

    This is incredible.
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  11. A few years back someone posted a picture of them playing beer pong with Dark Lord...I enjoy a little DL every now and then but that's a bit much.

    I play beer pong twice a year - New Year's party and St. Patrick's Day party. Last weekend I used Elevated IPA and Lagunitas Sucks. Might as well enjoy what you're drinking.
  12. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (490) Arizona Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just reread my post and should clarify: I'll have to drink whatever is in the cup at some point, so I'd rather it be craft than adjunct piss.
  13. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    This is just blasphemy. Shame on you!:mad:
  14. dieBlume

    dieBlume Savant (280) Virginia Mar 18, 2013

    I think the main reason he left his comment (and I almost left the same) is because (1) craft beer is a lot more expensive (2) once you're drunk, taste doesn't seem to matter as much and (3) it's pong, and I just feel like it tends to get dirty - as in, if a ball has rolled on the floor after falling off the table, if people dunk the ball in liquid before throwing it, etc.

    I guess it all depends on the circumstances. I'm still in college so a lot of the pong being played is in someone's apartment with a lot of other people around, so if that ball has been on the ground for a second, I don't want it ANYWHERE near my beer.
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  15. Except at a bottle share, right? ;)
  16. dieBlume

    dieBlume Savant (280) Virginia Mar 18, 2013

    Well obviously. But getting me to do a bottle share in general? Good luck. I am stingy with things that I like. Hahaha. :p
  17. Swik

    Swik Savant (290) Indiana Oct 2, 2012

    I didn't know there was any other way to play??? Minus the whole breakfast stout haha
  18. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    You keep IPA's in the closet?:eek:
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  19. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (490) Arizona Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Fair enough. You make good points, just not necessarily relevant to me.

    1. Both fortunately and unfortunately, the price doesn't really affect me. Fortunately, because I make a decent enough salary to not notice much of the difference. Unfortunately, because I only have enough time to drink about one night a week, so a lot less beer to buy.

    2. Taste always matters to me. Another double edged sword, because rapid fire drinking mixed with high alcohol content is delicious but usually ends in bad decisions and at least a day of recovery.

    3. I guess that just makes me a dirty boy.... Really though, going to drink the dirt either way :)

    I can't fault people for using the trash beer for games either, we've all got our reasoning.

    PS: You're invited to Don Quijote beer pong in the future.
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  20. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader


    There is a reason why you play these games with crappy beer. Losers shouldn't be rewarded with good beer.
  21. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    I think we all know why you drink now.
  22. GhjBAR

    GhjBAR Disciple (60) Illinois Mar 22, 2013

    You and your "patnas" probably threw some great GED exam parties, huh?
  23. LMT

    LMT Savant (375) Virginia Oct 15, 2009

    Great line.

    Lagunitas should have a brew called "Don't Play Beer Pong With This Pilsner" and have that on the label.
    HokiesandBeer likes this.
  24. eggmaggi

    eggmaggi Aficionado (235) Oregon Aug 11, 2012

    We played beer pong with Rogue's Voodoo Donut just to double up on the punishment. It was the only way to finish the two bottles that we had.
  25. I am not a regular pong player, but I don't understand why you just wouldn't fill your cups with what you like? I think I could go for an affordable, widely available craft like SNPA myself (like an above poster).
  26. If I broke out my good stuff, my regular throw-down-bros would forfeit any drinking game. They'll jump into shark infested waters to spearfish but scared of any beer that will retain a head. Pussies...

    If worse came to worse we'd break out the hard liquor (Patron typically if any survives the first hour of the party) to finish our drinking game pissing contests. I also have a cabinet with cordials (B&B, Drambuie, Sambuca, shit that I adopted over the years) that I would resort to before opening what they call the "warm beer cooler." (appropriately chilled beer storage fridge)

    Battles will be fought before I start popping corks.
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  27. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (470) Texas Dec 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Sounds like good times!
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  28. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    When we play with good beers, you drink the cup on your opponents side when you make the ball. Once you nail all their cups you get to drink your side at your leisure. We also penalize the loser by a 2 foot beer bong of four loko and a kick in the balls.
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  29. dieBlume

    dieBlume Savant (280) Virginia Mar 18, 2013

    Makes sense, makes sense. I don't care so much about taste when I'm drinking to get drunk. Chances are I won't remember it anyways. I also don't normally get hung over when drinking beer unless I'm dehydrated. So it goes.

    Also, I look forward to the beer pong - Cali's a long way away though. Haha.
  30. And to throw people off there's a couple shots of vinegar thrown in the lot.
  31. dieBlume

    dieBlume Savant (280) Virginia Mar 18, 2013

    Oh gosh. That sounds absolutely barf worthy. But then again, so does Everclear...
  32. I've personally never had a shot of straight vinegar like that. I can only imagine what it would do to my heartburn.

    Many years ago we pulled a prank on a couple students we had working for us. We had the vodka shots and they had the vinegar shots. One tanked it straight down no problem (though he had a squirm on his face) and the other one spat it out right away and started swearing up a storm. It was damn hilarious.
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  33. Love buffalo. My buddy one day handed me a Duce of bud while we we're tubing on the river not thinking I took it and got buffaloed. I later got him with a half a fifth of Jim beam red stag. Always a on going drinking with my group of friends also.
  34. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    When it is my turn to buy I go overboard. A keg of PBR and an extra thirty pack in the garage. 65-70$. Most of my drinking buddies are BMC. But I still keep the cellar under lock and key, they will drink it, they will not appreciate it. I will drink the shit out of PBR at a party.
  35. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (395) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    I take my games to serious to drink crap. Seriously though, have to pour some of the good stuff... its just beer. Cant take it too seriously.
  36. TheGoldenGod

    TheGoldenGod Initiate (0) Georgia Mar 8, 2013

    I read these last two posts out loud. I must say, although I love your enthusiasm for drinking, they sound utterly stupid. Do you re-read the post before you submit it or do you simply not care?

    Readers: If you want to have some fun, read said posts out loud in a Francis Underwood House of Cards voice and thank me later.
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  37. Hermit_King

    Hermit_King Zealot (90) Illinois Mar 19, 2013

    Ouch! Would have been painful to have to chug those beers. Been there though. Played Circle of Death with Robert the Bruce and Dragon's Milk. The waterfalls were rough...
  38. LSUPT

    LSUPT Savant (395) California Feb 3, 2011

    Finished off my growler of Kern River Citra DIPA for 6 of the 10 cups of a game of beer pong, but I didn't let my partner or the losing team drink any of those cups, haha
  39. weonfire

    weonfire Savant (405) Illinois Sep 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    u mean before or after my electrical engineering degree?
  40. beer was brewed to be drank. and better yet, to be drank amongst friends. as long as those who consumed it appreciated it and/or enjoyed it, the beer has served its purpose.
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