Awards season is already upon us, which means it’s time to consider breaking any no-drinking and health-related New Year’s resolutions you may have made. On January 8, celebrities will stick to tradition and get smashed for the Golden Globe Awards hosted by Jimmy Fallon. This year, follow the celebrity example and get lit while watching […]
Drinking games and performance art are not a likely combination, and yet that is precisely what was on offer at UglyRhino Productions last Friday night, at an event called ”Ugly Shots.” Walking in, I was handed a program plus a ticket for my first drink.
Deep in the Alpha Tau Omega house library at the University of Maine in 1972, four fraternity men tossed a single die above a table without letting it fall off the edge. Thus the game of Beer Die, also known as Snappa, was born, according to crowdsourced research from the official Beer Die League fan […]
The beer mile is the ultimate feat of athleticism and drinking prowess. It takes a certain type of person to finish four laps on a track and down a beer at each quarter mile — the rare breed of person who is as skilled at running as keeping down beer. Today there are world championships, […]
Nothing rallies a crowd like a boot chug. The scene is familiar (depending on what circles you run in): Four people line up with one-liter glass boots filled to the brim with German beer. The final person, the anchor, has a two-liter glass boot, or “Das Boot.” As soon as the beer goes down, the […]
It’s 6 in the morning on a chilly Sunday in April. As the sky begins to brighten, a cool mist rolls out of the Berkshire Mountains into the valley, coating the grass with dew. In the town of Amherst, children sleep soundly, dreaming of marshmallows and chocolate and the Easter eggs hidden throughout their homes, […]
Years ago, at a wine-themed casino in Wiesbaden celebrating 100 years of the VDP – the German wine growers’ association – I found myself drawn to a blackjack table in a corner of the grand ballroom where the event was held. There was a James Bond air about the place, everyone dressed in black tie, […]
King’s Cup has a harsher drinking game consequence than nearly any other drinking game. No matter what you call it — Kings, Circle of Death, Ring of Fire — even the idea of drinking a swirling, hodgepodge mixture of the differing alcohols assorted around the table is horrifying. King’s Cup is as much a game […]
Flip cup is the reality TV of drinking games. You don’t need much to make it work — a group of people, a pack of Toby Keith’s favorite beverage holders, and a rectangle table — and it’s simple. On top of all that, it’s one of the most ubiquitous drinking games in colleges across the country.