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Asheville Beer Week 2014: King's Cup

Asheville Beer Week 2014: Kings Cup

Asheville Beer Week 2014 is getting ready to wrap up, and we hope you’ve learned or enjoyed some exciting drinking games during the week. There are still two more days to indulge in all that the beer city of Asheville has to offer. Get ready to learn how to play King’s Cup, and check out a list of events happening today for Asheville Beer Week. Ready, set, drink!

You Will Need: beer, a deck of cards
Minimum Number of Players: 4+
How to Play:
Players take turns picking cards. Each card requires an action, that are as follows:


Ace is “waterfall”. This starts with everyone chugging. Then the person who picked the card can stop whenever he/she wants. This allows the next person to stop when he/she wants and so on and so on.


Two has and always will be the classic “you”. This means that whoever picks the 2 card gets to choose anybody they want in the game to drink.


Three =me. Pick a 3 and you have to drink.


Ladies must drink


Bust a jive. One of the best. The person who picks the card has to do a dance move. Then the next person has to do that dance move and add to it. This continues until someone screws up and has to drink. Any time you can get drunken uncoordinated people dancing you have to do it.


Six=men, all men must drink.


Seven equals “heaven”. All players reach for the sky. The last person has to drink.


Eight is “mate”. The player who picks the card chooses another player to be their mate. This means when one of them drinks they both drink. Perfect for letting the fine girl across the table know you are interested.


Nine can either be one of the best or worst cards depending on how creative the group is. It is called “bust a rhyme”. The simple version has the player who picked the card say a word and everybody has to say a word that rhymes with it. Say for example the word is bite. Other players would say fight, kite, tight, right, ect. This goes on until somebody cannot think of a word that rhymes.


Ten is “categories”. The player who picked the card chooses a category. Then everyone goes around and says something that fits in the category. Good categories to use include types of liquor, and types of cereal (there are tons of different cereals). Whoever cannot think of anything in the category has to drink.


This card is the reason to play the game. Jack represents the game “never have I ever.” Everybody puts up 3 to 5 fingers. To start the person who picked the card says something they have never done. Then if you have done it you put your finger down. The game continues around the circle as players continue with more “never have I ever.” The first person with all of their fingers down loses and has to drink.


Queen is “questions”. The player who picks the card starts by asking anyone a question. This player then asks anyone else a question. This process continues until someone fails to ask a question.


Finally the King. The player who picks a King gets to “make a rule”. The rule can be anything but must always be followed until another King is picked and the rule is replaced by another. If the rule is not followed the person who broke the rule has to drink. A favorite is making everyone say “in bed” after everything they say, it immediately takes the game in a hornier direction.

The first 3 people who pick a King have to pour some of their drink into the cup in the middle. Whoever picks the last King ends the game and loses. This person has to chug whatever is in the Kings Cup.

Beer Events Happening Today, May 30th

Highland Brewing Company’s “20 Events for 20 Years” at Westville Pub

Starts: May 30, 2014 – 10:00 am
Ends: May 30, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Westville Pub, Haywood Road, Asheville
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Highland Brewing Company, Westville Pub and Highland are teaming-up to do “20 events for 20 years.” The 10th event of the series is for ABW, and in addition to specialty beers from Highland; we will be featuring a number of other regional specialty craft beers. There will be giveaways and beer samples, plus reps of different brewing companies will be ready for you to pick their brains about BEER! Join us for a beer-filled great time!

Fonta Flora 10-tap Feature

Starts: May 30, 2014 – 12:00 pm
Ends: May 30, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Thirsty Monk Downtown, Patton Avenue, Asheville
This unique event at the Downtown Thirsty Monk features one of the most exciting and groundbreaking new breweries on the east coast, Fonta Flora Brewery, from just down I-40 in Morganton, NC. For the first time, AVL drinkers will get to taste 10 different beers from this much-lauded brewery. On tap will be a broad range of styles from Fonta Flora, in both the American Craft bar on Patton and the basement Belgian bar one floor below. Supplies will be limited, so patrons are encourage to come early in the evening.

Free entry
Regular beer pricing

“For Love of Beer & Mountains: — Highland Brewing Company’s Razor Wit Release Party

Starts: May 30, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Ends: May 30, 2014 – 9:00 pm
Location: Highland Brewing Company, Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville
Come celebrate the “Love of Beer and Mountains” with Highland Brewing Company, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and US Fish and Wildlife for the release of the seasonal Razor Wit Belgian Wheat, names for Razor Mountain in Barnardsville, NC. Help us protect the world’s oldest mountains by raising awareness and raising a pint in honor of all of the hard work that these organizations do throughout the year protecting land, clean water, and conserving unique plant life and animal habitat. A percentage of proceeds from beer sales from the evening will be going towards protecting the beautiful mountains around us.

Music by: Jeff Santiago Y Los Gatos Negros
Free entry
Regular beer prices

Night Flights at the Weinhaus

Starts: May 30, 2014 – 5:00 pm
Ends: May 30, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Location: Weinhaus, 86 Patton Avenue, Asheville
Friday Night Flights at the Weinhaus usually involve wine but for ABW we are switching it up and offering a flight of NC beers. $10.00 for 5 beer tastings at the Cork & Keg Wine Bar and Taproom. Stick around for live music featuring One Leg Up (Gypsy Jazz).

Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Wild & Sour Beers

Starts: May 30, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Ends: May 30, 2014 – 10:00 pm
Location: Wicked Weed Funkitorium — 147 Coxe Avenue., downtown Asheville
Wicked Weed Brewing is partnering with Pints for Prostates to launch Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Wild & Sour Beers to be held May 30 from 7-10 p.m. as part of the 3rd Annual ABW. The event will bring some of America’s top brewers of barrel-aged sour beers to Asheville and will create an experience beyond just a beer festival.

Funk Asheville will be held in downtown Asheville at the Wicked Weed Funkitorium, a new 12,000-square-foot barrel aging facility located at 147 Coxe Ave., just 3 blocks from the brewery. This will be the first event at the newly-remodeled facility. In addition to barrel-aged, sour and wild beers, Funk Asheville will feature unique entertainment and an art installation, celebrating all things funky in Asheville.

“Sour or wild beers have become the cutting edge of American craft beer. Sours have really caught the attention of beer fans and some of America’s best up and coming craft brewers are doing incredible things with the style,” said Walt Dickinson, Head of Brewing and Wood Cellar Manager at Wicked Weed Brewing. “Funk Asheville gives people in the southeast a chance to see what the best and brightest brewers are doing with American sour and wild beers.”

Tickets for Funk Asheville are $80 with a $5 service charge and go on sale on April 15 at Noon via Etix. A total of 500 tickets will be sold to the public for the event, which will be held on the eve of the popular Beer City Festival. VIP tickets for Funk Asheville are $100 with a $5 service charge, and will provide access to guests for an hour preview including food provided by Wicked Weed, music, and the opportunity to hang with the brewers. As part of the event, a silent auction benefiting Pints for Prostates will be held featuring unique beer experiences and collectible items.

$80 general admission
$100 VIP

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