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Asheville Beer Week: Flip Cup

Asheville Beer Week 2014: Flip Cup

Another oldie but goodie, the classic Flip Cup is a game that people (even tipsy) take seriously. Don’t take my word for it – on my internet travels I found a website dedicated to the Major League Flip Cup, and the World Series Flip Cup Event. Perhaps beer week isn’t an official drinking game event, but it is still a good period of time to practice for your team – maybe you can take the gold in the 2014 World Series Flip Cup Event (time and date to be announced).

You Will Need: Beer, a minimum of 6 cups – each player will need his or her own cup. We recommend using plastic cups
Ideal Number of Players: 6+
How to Play: Split evenly into two teams. Line the cups up on a table so that one cup is situated in front of each player. Fill each cup with your choice of beer. Once all of the players are seated, an announcer will start the game by declaring “1-2-3 drink!” The first person on each team must go to their cup, drink the entire contents, and then place the cup right side up on the edge of the table. The person who has consumed the beverage then must use one hand to flip the cup so that it is in an upside down position. If the first attempt fails, the cup must be reset and re-flipped. The player will have to continue in this manner until the cup is flipped. Once the first player has successfully finished his or her task, the second player will follow suit.

Whichever team finishes drinking their beverage and flipping all of the cups first is declared the winner. If a player is caught using two hands to flip their cup, the cup must be re-flipped or a mistrial can be called and the game would restart. If there is a tie and the last two players flip their cups at the same time, the player whose cup hit the table first is declared winner.

Beer Events Happening Today, May 28th

Hop Domination at Asheville Brewing

Starts: May 28, 2014
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Asheville Brewing Company, Coxe Avenue, Asheville
On this day we will re-release all 7 of our mystery single hop IPAs! Come in and test your hop knowledge! Can you identify all 7 correctly and become a hop legend? On top of that, we will have our 4 regularly brewed IPAs on tap. So, count em… 11 unique and delicious IPAs on tap for “HOP DOMINATION!” There will be a brewer or two walking around to talk hops and anything else you’d like to ask about during this hoppy event.

Free entry
Regular beer prices
Sunny Point Cafe and Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner

Starts: May 28, 2014
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Sunny Point Cafe, 626 Haywood Road, Asheville
Join us for a night of dining and drinking delight! This event will begin in our on-site garden with a pint and a bite and then move over to the cafe’ for a meal to remember. We are expecting some special guests from Sierra Nevada to join us and, Chef April Moon will be here to speak about the local splendors on your plate. We are looking forward to this event! Call 828/252-0055 for reservations.

Two seatings 6pm and 7:30pm
$55 price per person
Not So Big BIG Beer Fest w/Thirsty Monk and Tryon Distributing

Starts: May 28, 2014
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: 92 Thompson St. Asheville (future Thirsty Monk Brewery Site)
Over 20 of America’s top craft breweries, including Bells, Dogfish Head, Allagash, Victory, Avery and numerous others, will feature their biggest, rarest and most extreme beers in an intimate setting that is not likely to be repeated. This small-scale beer festival will have several rare and one-off beers that craft beer fans would be thrilled to find at a larger, national event all in one place, brought to you by the Thirsty Monk, especially for Asheville Beer Week 2014. Advance tickets very strongly recommended.

Contact Thirsty Monk for time, cost, and ticketing details

 

Twin Leaf Brewery Mutt Mingle

Starts: May 28, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 10:00 pm
Location: Twin Leaf Brewing, 144 Coxe Avenue, Asheville
Here at Twin Leaf, we are absolutely obsessed with our dogs. So we’re partnering with Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue and having a Mutt Mingle! Bring your pup to the brewery to make new doggie friends and grab some beers! (Must have a human ID to drink, doggie sips are permitted. We’ll have spent grain treats available for them as well.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit the shelter, so you can feel even better than usual about satisfying your craft beer cravings! We’ll be accepting cat/dog food donations that will go directly to the fur babies in need of homes while they enjoy their stay at Charlie’s Angels. For a portion of the evening, we’ll have some very loveable and very adoptable pups here, ready to meet their future human parents! Drink beer and swoon at cute animals. A perfect evening!

Free entry
Regular beer prices
Asheville Beer Week Pint Night

Starts: May 28, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Thirsty Monk, Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States
Buy the beer and keep the glass! Featuring collaboration beers from Wicked Weed, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Thirsty Monk, and others…

Free entry
Regular beer prices
Goose Island Pint Night

Starts: May 28, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Thirsty Monk South — Biltmore Park
A special pint night at our Biltmore Park location featuring some of Good Island’s most sought after beers! The beer that will be on tap include: Bourbon County Stout, Matilda, Lolita, Sofie, and Ogden. There will be a limited supply of glassware and beer available for this event.

Free entry
Regular beer prices
Twin Leaf Tap Takeover & Pint Night

Starts: May 28, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: The Barleycorn, 697 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC, United States
Enjoy special Twin Leaf craft beers with us and get a free AVL Beer Week glass! Featuring 5 favorite Twin Leaf beers including Mexican Chocolate Stout brewed with chilies and cacao nibs!

Free entry
Regular beer prices
Super Hero Beer Dinner #2

Starts: May 28, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 9:00 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue Brewery, North Lexington Avenue, Asheville
Lexington Avenue Brewery (The LaB) is proud to present a 2-night run of a Super Hero Beer Dinner! This 6-course dinner with LaB craft beer pairings will be interactive with skits and will showcase what a super hero does on their day off. Costumes are encouraged! The dishes will be based on a good vs. evil theme. This event will sell out quickly! Contact LaB for more details. This is a 21 and older event.

$45 per person/$80 per couple
Grazing in the Grass

Starts:May 28, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 10:00 pm
Location: All Souls Pizza, 175 Clingman Avenue, Asheville
The multi-course dinner offers an opportunity to experience beer and food pairings with a distinctive NC flavor. Riverbend has teamed-up with All Souls Pizza and several of our favorite local breweries to create a memorable feast under the stars. Please join us!
All Souls Pizza: (828) 254-0169
$60 per person
Stone Brewing Soiree at Jack of the Wood

Starts: May 28, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Jack of the Wood, Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States
Jack of the Wood and Stone Brewing are throwing a party! There will be a surprise firkin of Stone beer along with other special draft selections. Live music and fun food specials will round out the evening!

Free entry
Regular beer prices/food specials

 

Saison Tap Takeover

Starts: May 28, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 11:00 pm
Location: Wicked Weed Brewing, 91 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville
Oh, the saison tap takeover; one of our favorite events of the year. We take off all the perfectly good, non-Belgian beer and fill the chalkboard with the most delicious, most desirable Belgians we make; our saisons. Which ones are you excited to drink? Root Saison (ginger, parsnip, and beets) or Appalachian Saison (sweet potato and grits). Or maybe the Puer Saison (fermented Chinese tea). Can’t decide? Grab a friend and try the ultimate flight that will contain all 13+ saisons that we have on tap. Whatever you decide, come in and raise a saison to ABW!
Carolina Cinemas and Oskar Blues Can Film Festival

Starts: May 28, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2014 – 9:00 pm
Location: Carolina Cinemas, 1640 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
Carolina Cinemas and Oskar Blues Present The Oskar Blues Can Film Festival! Local filmmakers will present short films in our cinema lounge. We will view the movies, vote on the best, and then Oskars will be given to the winners!

Free entry but limited capacity so first come; first served…

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