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Beer Week 2014: AnimaL

Three more days left of beer week 2014 folks! As a continuation of our beer week series, we are going to introduce you to a drinking game called AnimaL. This fast paced thinking game requires you to be quick on your feet and with your words. This is an ideal drinking game to be played as an icebreaker with a group of new friends. Grab some growlers, shot glasses, and your beer of choice and let’s play AnimaL!

You Will Need: beer (either pints or shot glasses, your choice)
Ideal Number of Players: 5+
How to Play: Once someone starts the game by saying an animal, the player to their left’s turn begins, within 30 seconds they must  say an animal that starts with the last letter of the animal that was just used (i.e. if ‘elephant’ was said, next turn someone could say ‘tiger’ because elephant ends with a ‘t’, and tiger starts with one).

Typically, different species are allowed, such as penguins and owls, but different breeds are not usually (such as different breeds of dogs). If a person can’t come up with an animal that fits and that hasn’t already been used in that game in reasonable amount of time, they lose and must take a shot or drink a pint of the drink of choice. (This can be played with hard liquor, mixed shots, or beer).

Here’s an example of how a typical game might play out:

  • 1st turn: dog
  • 2nd turn: goat
  • 3rd turn: tiger
  • 4th turn: rhino
  • 5th turn: rottweiler –> this is a breed of dog, not an animal, so they lose & must drink!

Beer Week Activities Happening Today, May 29th, 2014

BEER and a 12-legged chicken

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 3:00 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Altamont Brewing Co, 1042 Haywood Road, Asheville
Come on down to The Altamont Brewing Company and join us for a beer week chicken cook out! We’ve invited friends from 12-plus breweries to come drink beer with us and we’ll be rotating through a bunch of good stuff on the tap box, so stop on down and get you some!

Twin Leaf/Burial Beer Co. Follow the Hops

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 10:00 pm
Location: Twin Leaf Brewing — 144 Coxe and Burial Beer Co. — 40 Collier = South Slope AVl
Two South Slope forces combine to create the greatest hop experiment that ever lived!

We are each brewing 6 single-hop beers to showcase the aroma and flavor of each hop varietal and then we’re swapping some kegs between our two breweries. You’ll have to hit both to taste all 12!!

Test out your tastebuds and satisfy your hop cravings. Yeah hops!!

Thirsty Monk Downstairs Rare Belgians

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Downstairs — Thirsty Monk, Patton Avenue, Asheville
This special tap takeover will feature hard-to-find Belgian and Belgian-style beers from all over the world. Featured breweries include Duvel, Ommegang, Chimay, Unibroue, Gouden Carolus, and others. There will be several beers on tap that you might not see on tap in Asheville again for a very long time!

Free entry
Regular beer prices
Sexy Fruit Double IPA Tapping — Oskar Blues/Wicked Weed Collaboration

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 5:00 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 8:00 pm
Location: Oskar Blues Brewery — 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard
Get the final taste of Sexy Fruit, the beer baby conceived in lust by Wicked Weed and Oskar Blues. This Double IPA was brewed with hibiscus and passionfruit for a sexy finish to mighty powerful IPA. The Tasty Weasel Taproom will squeeze out every last drop of the beautiful nectar from this one beginning at 5pm on Thursday the 29th.

Free entry
Regular beer prices
Hickory Nut Gap Farm Beer Dinner

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 5:00 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 9:00 pm
Location: Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview
At the base of Berry Hill on Hickory Nut Gap Farm, a farm to table dinner is in the works. To be a part of it, and we do want you to be a part of it, you’ll drive out to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, park in the pasture, and walk across the Locust Bridge over Ashworth Creek to the shade of the willow trees. Here you’ll be invited to begin the evening with expertly crafted charcuterie plates paired with some of Asheville’s finest hand crafted beer. This is not just a beer dinner. No, this is the essence of farm to table. The meat’s raised on the surrounding hills, Chef Steven Goff is bringing his King James Public House kitchen to the farm, and Catawba Brewing Company’s pouring fine hand crafted ales perfectly suited for each course. Two long tables, four courses paired with four beers, and 75 food & beer enthusiasts. Please join us for this unique farm dinner presented by Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Catawba Brewing Company, & the King James Public House. Tickets are limited, so please purchase them in advance. There will also be a shuttle option that is to be arranged through Asheville Brews Cruise. Please contact the Brews Cruise directly to purchase a seat on their bus. The event will begin with a short Farm Tour at 5 pm, please bring your galoshes if you wish to join the tour!

For more information please contact the good folks at Catawba: http://www.catawbavalleybrewingcompany.com/
$75
IPA Night with Foothills Brewing and Sierra Nevada

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: Jack of the Wood, 95 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States
A selection of flagship and hard-to-get IPAs from both breweries with a small plate pairing menu designed to complement the flavor profiles of the various beers. Participants will be encouraged to pair the beers with the food in order to see how the flavors complement/contrast each other.

Cans vs. Draft: Blind Taste Test!

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 9:00 pm
Location: The Bar of Soap, 333 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States
Come test your taste buds and see if YOU can tell the difference between Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina beers from cans and a tap! Taste four beers. Get all four correct and win PRIZES!
The beers:

  • Mama’s Little Yella Pils
  • Dale’s Pale Ale
  • G’Knight
  • Old Chub

Hi-Wire Brewing Pint Night at The Brew Pump

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Location: The Brew Pump — 760 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC
Join us for a tap takeover at the Brew Pump! The coolest bar in a gas station ever! meet the owners of the brewery, and keep a logo pint glass when you purchase a pint!

Free entry
Regular beer prices
Rhubarb Beer Dinner with Mother Earth Brewing

Starts: May 29, 2014 – 6:30 pm
Ends: May 29, 2014 – 10:00 pm
Location: Rhubarb — 7 SW Pack Square, Asheville
4-course Beer Dinner with Mother Earth Brewing
http://www.rhubarbasheville.com/events/
$60 plus tax and gratuity
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After hours tap takeover with Mother Earth Brewing: all 6 taps will be taken over, including a cask ale. A special bar menu will be available; including Dunkel Doughnuts!
Regular beer pricing

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