Independence Day Beer Pentathlon

Mal and I have a great group of friends. They’re nice people and they’re always up for something fun– like a Beer Pentathlon! :mrgreen:

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When everyone arrived at my in-laws house, we organized the Beer Pentathlon. Mal and I had an idea what we wanted to do, but we figured getting everyone’s input would make the event a lot more fun. We ended up having five teams of two competing in five different beer games.

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For the five events, we picked: Cornhole, Polish Horseshoes, Beruit, Flip Cup, and Dizzy Bat.

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The first event of the day was Cornhole. Mal was my partner and we started off really strong by winning two games.

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For Polish Horseshoes, however, we didn’t do as well. Actually, we got killed. ๐Ÿ˜•

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These guys were nasty! They were easily the Polish Horseshoe winners and crushed everyone.

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After two rounds of games, we took a break to cool off and fire-up the grill.

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It was so hot yesterday, even Murphy went in the pool!

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Pug pool party! ๐Ÿ˜€

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The grill:

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For dinner, I had grilled portabella caps.

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Salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, and Romano cheese.

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Cold white bean salad with red onion, spinach, and Athenos feta.

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My plate had a little bit of everything, including a piece of grilled pineapple, which was SO yummy! I also ate like a million Doritos over the course of the day.

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Team Haupert! :mrgreen:

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After halftime, we started on the next event, which was Beruit. Mal and I did okay, but a couple of the other teams were much better.

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Flip Cup was intense… and hilarious! ๐Ÿ˜†

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Again, Mal and I did pretty well, but we didn’t win.

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After Flip Cup, we decided that we had enough to drink, so we didn’t end up playing Dizzy Bat. (We’re getting old!) Even still, it wasย such a fun time. We’ll definitely do again!

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If you’re wondering, Dave and Marie were the ultimate Beer Pentathlon winners!! They’re really good at beer games! ๐Ÿ˜€

And this post would not be complete without mentioning our enthusiastic and supportive spectators at the Independence Day Beer Pentathlon:

Murphy! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Bella!

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Ping!

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Grady!

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Yesterday was awesome! I loved being outside, playing games, and hanging out with good friends. My body, however, needs a serious detox! Back on track today.

How was your 4th of July?

52 Comments

  1. A beer pentathalong?!? THAT is a great idea! Glad you had a good fourth!

    Tina, we were just in Boston, and we stayed at the CUTEST dog-friendly hotel– the Nine Zero! They offer dog spa treatments, if Murphy is ever in need of a massage ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a great outdoor party! Looks like seriously so much fun, with the grilling and everything ๐Ÿ˜€ You guys are awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy 4th! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wei-Wei

  3. That looks like so much fun! I’m not a huge beer drinker, but would be very into a party like that. I’ll have to remember that for some of our group get togethers…and for when I can drink again. I don’t think it would be so fun pregnant. LOL

  4. What a great idea to have the beer games…..although the kids usually out number the adults at our parties. Fun times ๐Ÿ™‚ We went to a friend’s (a fellow dairy family) house for a bbq and some waterslide action. I somehow made it to bootcamp this morning at 5:30.
    Murphy is SO cute in the pool….Love it!

  5. I won’t lie, the game being called “cornhole” kind of makes me giggle. I played washers back in Missouri, and now that I live in Chicago, we play the same version you do, but just call it “bags”.

    Glad you had a great holiday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I was in Boston visiting a friend this weekend and that 4th of July celebrations on the Charles were AMAZING. The fireworks were unreal. I checked your restaurant reviews in Beacon Hill before I left and noticed that you haven’t been to Figs, or maybe you have without a review? Its on Charles St and its great. Fig and proschiotto on thin crust pizza…I’m still dreaming about it. We had it twice!

  7. I absolutely LOVE your games! I think I may have to incorporate all of those into an upcoming party that they hubby and I are having at the end of the month. Flip cup is such a crazy game, isn’t it? I love it – so intense, but super fun! Looks like you had a blast! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. It looks like you had a blast. Me, I slept until 9 a.m., then had a variation on your OOIAJ for breakfast. Also tried something new for lunch (from Green Lite Bites) and tried to get some writing done on my novel. Ended up with a headache, so I napped before heading to work to lay out an entire Monday A section of the paper by myself.

  9. Grilled pineapple is good!! (Initially it sounds kind of odd.)

    My husband and I went hiking outside of Anchorage, Alaska (We live there.) and then went to his parent’s cabin.

  10. I’ve just recently started reading your blog and am usually a lurker but when I saw that you made a day out of beer sports I just had to comment and say that it looks AWESOME! I think my favorite beer game of all time is flip cup ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m glad that you had a great 4th and I totally agree that weekends should always be three days!

  11. Sounds like a great time!! I always love the beer Olympics, so much fun! I spent my 4th of July running a 10k in the morning and hanging out with my family the rest of the night, it was a great day!

  12. Beer Olympics… always a good idea! Crazy funny to see all the different names you have for beer games on the east coast. Beruit=Beer Pong, Flip Cup=Tippy Cup, Cornhole=Bean Bag Toss, Polish Horseshoes I have never heard of, it sounds interesting though!! Sounds like you had a fantastic fourth!!

  13. I love that you call “beer pong” Beirut! People down south here have no idea what I’m talking about when I tell them that in New England we call it Beirut! I was taught the right way at UNH ๐Ÿ™‚

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