Test Your Beer Knowledge with Sip & Spin: The Craft Beer GameAugust 24, 2018
Do you consider yourself a knowledgeable beer drinker? Do you think you can taste the difference between a Stout and a Porter? What about the difference between a Brown Ale and a Lager? If so, then Sip & Spin might be the game for you.
We invited a few of our Stein Club Members to the Brauhaus Craft Bier Room, inside Das Festhaus, to give it a spin (and they were obviously fantastic). How do you think your beer knowledge compares? Find out during your own game of Sip & Spin.
Correctly guess the most styles of beers during a blindfolded taste test for the ultimate win.
What You Need
• 2 or more teams with an even number of players (ages 21 & older)
• 1 lazy Susan or a table that can be easily moved
• 8 sample glasses or cups
• Variety of beer
• Blindfolds (1 for each player)
• 2 teams sit directly across from each other
• Each team chooses a name for themselves (Beer-related puns are always preferred)
• Label each sample glass with a beer type and fill it halfway with that beer. Place the beers on the table, evenly spaced.
How to Play
Step 1: Player on Team A chooses a player on Team B to taste
Step 2: Player on Team B puts on blindfold
Step 3: Player on Team A rotates the table to choose a beer for the blindfolded player on Team B
Step 4: Player on Team B tastes the beer and makes a guess on its style. Each correct guess = 1 point.
Step 5: Player on Team B now chooses a player on Team A to guess. Repeat steps 2 – 5 with Team A now tasting.
Step 6: Once all players have tasted, tally up the points from both teams
• Team with the most points is Winner
• In the event of a tie, we go to a Sip Off tiebreaker
• If playing with more than 2 teams, play elimination rounds until the last two winning teams progress to the final round.
Tiebreaker: The Sip Off
• One elected player from each team takes a sip of the same beer at the same time
• First one to correctly guess wins the point needed to win the round
• In the event of another tie, repeat the Sip Off process until a winner is determined.
Good luck! And remember; please drink responsibly when playing Sip & Spin. Strengthen your knowledge of beer at Busch Gardens Bier Fest, where you can sample more than 100 beers during Virginia Craft Beer Appreciation Month.
Sip & Spin is a craft beer appreciation game, not a drinking contest. Please drink responsibly. The legal age for buying and consuming alcohol is 21 years old. Therefore, you must be 21 or older to play Sip & Spin.