You know what’s in 43 days?! THE OLYMPICS! Fun fact about those of us at Jackalope: WE. LOVE. THE. OLYMPICS. Love them. I love everything about them, including the Opening Ceremony. Anyone remember the Beijing Open Ceremony where they did that like, eight minute coordinated routine of those boxes going up and down and at the end all these people popped out revealing that they were the ones moving the boxes? It was at that moment I knew that China was going to take over the world. They must have been working on that routine for years to perfect it. I would have gotten bored of practicing after three hours. Anywho, we’re excited! So much so that we’ve decided to hold a Jackalope Olympics! It will take place on Saturday July 21st, a week before the real Opening Ceremonies. There will be seven events, all of them are games that have been played in the tap room before, as a means of bringing together teams of athletes from all manner of discipline. The events will be:
Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Stein Holding Contest
Donut-on-a-String Eating Contest (for those who missed it, this is a game of precision, not quantity)
Keg Wall Sit (we’ve heard people have been training since Robbie Burns Day)
Here’s the plan: You need to assemble a team of 5-7 people (if you have 5 or 6 people, one or two of your players will compete in two events), email us at hello@jackalopebrew a list of people who are on your team and we will assign you a country. There will be a prize for the most patriotic team, so do some research about your country! We are limiting it to eight teams, so be sure to register your team early! If you don’t want to be on a team, or if you do but you signed up too late, we’re also going to be needing some judges, so please email if you’re interested in that role!
So new countdown: 43 more days until the London Olympic, 37 days until the Jackalope Olympics, which are you most excited for (note: only one of these Olympic Games allows the athletes to drink beer while competing)?
To get you really pumped up, here’s video of the torch going along the beaches of St. Andrews where I spent four glorious years and is also where Bailey and I became friends!