Brews You Can Use

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The WSJ devoted an entire online article (with 2-minute video documentary) to the rise of beer pong. I’ve always loved drinking games, but this one has never appealed to me. I guess I’m getting old. Excerpt:

Rules vary by region and campus, but beer pong — a game some call “Beirut” — typically is played on a 6- to 8-foot-long table where partly filled cups of beer are arranged in triangles of six or 10 at each end. Two-person teams take turns trying to toss a ping-pong ball into one of their opponents’ cups. When a ball lands in the suds, the opponents must chug the beer and remove the cup. The first team to eliminate all of the other team’s cups is the winner.

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Some might say this is only a few steps away from playing at Bar Mitzvahs, but I wish I could’ve been there. I’ve always gotten a kick out of his music: Straub Brewey’s Peter Straub Special Dark beer was premiered Friday in many establishments in St. Marys, and was officially introduced on Saturday at an outdoor concert in Treasure Lake featuring George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
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RIP: The beer blogosphere mourned the passing of a great beer writer this week. Michael Jackson. Here’s just one of many links I came across while assembling this morning’s post.