It’s New Year’s Resolution time again, and what better way to start the new year than by resolving to improve your performance at the one thing that matters: beer pong! Here are 5 tips to improve your game and get better at beer pong in the new year–some of them might even help you develop other skills as well!
Practice, Practice, Practice
The same thing that gets musicians to Carnegie Hall is the thing that will bring you to beer pong glory. You become better at everything through practice, and beer pong is no exception. Play at parties, play at bars, play plain old ping pong if you must, but the more time you spend hitting balls with paddles, the better a player you’ll be.
Play Video Games
Yeah, you heard us right. Playing video games is actually good for you, no matter what your parents say. Video games have been shown to improve hand/eye coordination, which is a crucial skill in perfecting your beer pong shot and in making the epic saves that will win you the game. So if you really want to win at beer pong, get out your PlayStation and practice!
Determine Your Technique
There are dozens of ways to hold and throw a ball, with detailed YouTube tutorials on every possible variation on beer pong technique. Try out all of them (bonus points if you practice with one of our customized beer pong balls), and you’ll figure out there’s probably one way in particular that works best for you. Practice that and make it your signature technique, and your muscle memory will carry you through game after game victorious.
Pay Attention to Your Feet
That thing we said about trying out every possible technique for holding and throwing a ball? It applies to your stance as well. Contrary to popular belief, beer pong doesn’t just happen with your upper body–the way you stand, the bend in your knees, which foot is forward…these things all matter. So practice your stances, and find the one that works best for you and that supports your signature throw.
When you’re playing beer pong at a party, there’s a certain level of intoxication inherent in the practice. If you practice your beer pong technique with a beer on board, you’ll develop your muscle memory with the same level of intoxication that you’re likely to have when you’re playing for real. So if you’re trying to figure out how to win at beer pong, one part of the answer is to practice with beer!
This is just a short list of beer pong tips that can help you win more games in the new year. If you need more tips, check out the Three Activities That Will Improve Your Beer Pong Skills. Do you have other tips to recommend? Let us know in the comments!
Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 9:17 am. Add a comment
Ah, Christmas. Time for joy, presents, tons of food, and awkwardly hanging out with relatives. More importantly, time for parties! Nothing says holiday spirit like a festive game of beer pong–especially when you have a light up beer pong table to match your mistletoe! Holiday parties are not made by beer pong alone, however–Christmas is the perfect time to impress your friends and relatives with your detailed knowledge of how different beers can be paired with the best Christmas dishes!
Turkey with Lager
A light lager will help to offset the heaviness of the classic turkey, mashed potato, and gravy combination, and it acts as a palate cleanser between bites. Go for something a little more upscale than your usual fare, like a Belgian light lager–it’s the holidays, after all!
Glazed Ham with Rauchbier
Sweet and smoky glazed ham should be paired with a rauchbier–a smoky German beer–if at all possible. The smokiness of the beer complements the smokiness of the ham, and you’ll get bonus points talking about a type of beer that not everyone will have heard about. If you can’t find a rauchbier at your local shop, go for a rich oktoberfest-style beer instead.
Prime Rib with Porter
Grilled red meat pairs perfectly with the dark, malty flavor of a good porter–there’s the perfect balance of similarity and contrast to make the flavors of both the beer and the meat pop when you put them together. Just make sure that your porter isn’t too bitter, or it will overpower the meat.
Sweet Potatoes with Brown Ale
A malty, hoppy brown ale will match the sweetness of the potatoes but have just enough bite to cut through the glaze. This combo is good enough that you might just want to skip out on the rest of the meal (but you won’t because all the other pairings are awesome too).
Dessert with Stout
Let’s be honest–it doesn’t actually matter what dessert it is for us to say that you should pair it with stout. Pumpkin pie? Pair it with stout. Figgy pudding? Pair it with stout. Literally anything else sweet that’s served with piles of whipped cream? Pair it with stout. The big flavors in the stouts offset the sweetness of the desserts, and everyone feels better about life after dessert and stout are on the table. Bonus points with your family if you then play board games with them after dinner–no one else needs to know that you’ve invented your own scrabble drinking game for every time your aunt asks “what do I do with a Q?”
Want to learn more about beers? Check out our post about The World’s Most Unusual Beers.
Have your own favorite holiday beer pairings? Tell us about it in the comments!
Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 2:00 pm. Add a comment
They say that no true party is complete without beer pong. They also say that no true game of beer pong is complete without the right beer pong accessories. They’re right, whoever “they” are. Fortunately, Party Pong has all the best beer pong accessories you’ll to take your next party to the next level of awesomeness.
First and foremost: tables! Party pong has all kinds of custom beer pong tables for you and your bros to play on–and we can emblazon them with anything from your favorite sports team’s logo to the iconic image of Miley Cyrus’s tongue. Get together with your bros and pick your favorite image, and turn your dreams into beer pong table plans.
No game of beer pong can be played without balls, and party pong definitely has your balls covered for your next big game. Did you know that your beer pong balls can also be customized to go with your table? Choose your favorite image or graphic, and put together some custom beer pong balls so that all your bros know that you’re the beer pong boss.
Finally, just as no party is complete without beer pong, no outdoor event is complete without cornhole. Since Party Pong makes custom cornhole boards, you can bring your biggest parties to the next level by customizing your cornhole boards as well. Make them match your beer pong table, or customize them with something completely different–just know that whatever you choose, your boards will make you the envy of everyone in town.
What do you want to feature on your custom beer pong table? Let us know in the comments!
Looking to improve your beer pong skills? Learn what shoes are the best for improving your game.
Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 9:45 am. Add a comment
When you and your bros are gathered around the beer pong table, epicness ensues. Your beer pong good times need to be remembered, and unfortunately, one hazard of losing a game or two is that you might not remember everything the next day. Fortunately, the internet! Here are some of the best beer memes that you can use as inspiration to immortalize your beer pong greatness.
First of all, there’s the beer itself. As we all know, beer is basically sent from heaven to make us happy.
And at the party, it will convince you that you have abilities you had never before dreamed about.
But, it’s at the beer pong table where things really get interesting.
Sometimes, you level up. And then you level up higher.
Wait, there’s no beer pong table at your spring break destination? We can work with that!
At the swimming pool rather than the beach? You can totally take your game underwater.
When you really think about it, you can play beer pong pretty much anywhere.
Play it in traffic.
Play it after a snowstorm.
Play it with elegance.
Play it with your birthday cake.
Play beer pong however and whenever you want. Because remember: beer is sent from heaven so that we can be happy.
Have you captured your beer pong epicness in meme form for the world to rejoice at? Share your glory in the comments!
Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 3:15 pm. Add a comment
You and your bros are putting together a beer pong team, and you want to make sure that your team name doesn’t suck. There are plenty of good beer pong team names out there that have already been taken, and you probably wish you’d thought of them first. But all you really need for a good team name is a pop culture reference and a slightly twisted sense of humor. Here are some suggestions from the Party Pong team for the best beer pong team names with movie references.
1. Were you one of millions of bros forced to suffer through Twilight? Commemorate your experience with a name like Team Edward and/or Team Jacob…or maybe Team Edward, Jacob, and Bella in a Threesome. Better yet, Team Vampires Don’t F*ing Sparkle.
2. Animal House Party. Van Wildest. Riff on some of the greatest frat movies of all time.
3. Road Trip. Euro Trip. So many movies to choose from about being young, horny, and On the Road.
4. The First Rule Of Beer Pong Is Not To Talk About Beer Pong!
5. Do you have major pride in the US of A? We’ve got lots of movies about “Murrica—make the most of referencing them! American Beauty. American Psycho. American Pie. You get the idea.
6. Get your superhero on, and tell the world what kind of man you are. Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Beer Pong Man…maybe even Florida Man (but seriously, we hope not).
7. Are you geek? Are you proud? Lord of the Pong. The Drunken Orcs. If you’re into LotR, fly your geek flag like Smaug breathing fire.
8. Sad that vigilante isn’t a valid career choice? Name your team for John Wayne, the Boondock Saints, or any Western hero ever.
9. Miss your childhood? Riff on every animated movie ever, from Land Before Time to The Lion King to Cars.
10. Legally Blonde. Your girlfriend likes this movie. You’ll get girlfriend points.
Have an awesome beer pong team name? Tell us about it in the comments!
Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 11:16 am. Add a comment
Oktoberfest…that yearly ritual when we all want to be in Germany and curse the fact that we can’t afford plane tickets. Fortunately, there are plenty of great ways to celebrate Oktoberfest here in the US. Number one way to celebrate? Beer pong!
Obviously, you should start out with an awesome beer pong table. You could keep it simple with a cheap beer pong table without graphics, but you could also get into the spirit of things with our Medieval table, or keep it classic with the Original wood grain. Or think about the possibilities inherent in a custom beer pong table…German beer wench design, anyone?
Second, you’ll want to get some awesome Oktoberfest beer. Whether you play beer pong with it or just have it around to drink before or after is up to you, but there are tons of awesome German and German-style beers around for this season, and the prices can range from super cheap to holy crap expensive. Buy whatever you want, but remember to shout “Prost!” and clink red solo cups with your bros every time you take a swig. It’s the German way!
Finally, get some sausage, cheese, pickles, and pretzels for you and your bros to nosh on between games. German food is basically perfect party food! Between taking swigs of beer, playing pong on a beer pong table emblazoned with a buxom beer wench, and eating gigantic bratwurst, you’ll be as close to Oktoberfest as you can possibly get without flying to Munich.
One final word? No matter how much you want to pretend that you’re in Germany…don’t wear lederhosen. Just don’t.
Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 12:08 pm. Add a comment
Halloween is here, and it’s officially party time—time to set up your game on a cool beer pong table, drink something pumpkin-flavored, and dress up like your worst nightmare or your wildest dream. This year, though, you want your party to be different—something that will impress your big crush and your best bros and make you the undisputed king of Halloween. Never fear, bro. Party Pong is here to help you set up the most epic party around.
1. Make your beer pong game glow
No party is complete without beer pong, and a Halloween party is the perfect place for your favorite game. But instead of playing on that ancient folding table in your basement, kick it up a notch with one of Party Pong’s light up beer pong tables and a set of custom balls. They’ll make your game look spooky in all the best ways, and with some extra black lights around you’ll have the perfect eerie atmosphere for an epic party.
2. Find the best Halloween-themed beer
Before you start your beer pong game, take a few minutes to sample some of the awesome Halloween-themed beers out there. They range from the predictable (pumpkin everything) to the frankly terrifying (Black Death beer made with super hot Naga chillies, anyone?), and they make a great precursor to your glowing beer pong game. Have everyone who comes to your party bring a bottle or 6-pack as tribute, and vote on which Halloween beers are the most ghastly delicious (and which ones are just ghastly).
3. Make your snacks ridiculously Halloween-y
Chips and salsa is a major cop-out if you want to host a memorable party. And Halloween is the perfect opportunity to break out the most ridiculous spooky foods that you used to love as a kid. Cookies that look like fingers. Candies that look like eyeballs. Jello molded into a brain. Gummy worms in graveyard dirt. Food is one of the most fun, campy ways to make your Halloween party memorable—and if you can make awesome food happen as well as awesome beer, that’s a major party-hosting achievement unlocked.
4. Make your decorations as awesomely creepy as possible
Don’t just make a half-assed jack-o-lantern and spread some fake cobwebs around alongside cheap decorations from the drugstore. To have a Halloween party that people will remember, you need to make it look good. Choose one Halloween-y idea (skulls, bats, pumpkins, glowing eyeballs, your favorite creepy movie, whatever), and make everything you use to decorate your space with fit into that theme. Whether you’re making everything about grinning skeletons or Tales From the Crypt, having a theme makes your whole setup look more polished (and you can probably find a custom beer pong table to match your theme). You are trying to impress your bros and your crush, right?
5. Have Prizes
Want to make someone’s evening? Give them the chance to win something. Have a prize for the best costume, the best beer pong play, or the best/weirdest Halloween beer offering. Make the prizes awesome (a bottle of the best/scariest Halloween beer, a set of customized beer pong balls, a metric ton of Halloween candy, a life-size skeleton, whatever). Having great prizes means that people (like your crush) will remember your epic party for ages.
Planning an epic Halloween beer-pong bash? Tell us all about it in the comments!
Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 1:23 pm. Add a comment
You may or may not think of yourself as an intellectual, but you definitely think of yourself as someone who drinks beer. Lucky for you, there are plenty of famous people who ARE intellectuals who ALSO drank beer and said awesome, inspired things about it. Next time you need to sound smart at a party (maybe to impress that hot brainy girl), bring up some of funny beer quotes about beer from famous people about your favorite subject—beer!
Beer Quote #1:
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” ― Benjamin Franklin.
One of the finest minds in American history tells us that beer is a God-given gift? Who are we to argue?
Beer Quote #2
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” ― Abraham Lincoln
Wiser words about people and politics have never been spoken. We all knew that Lincoln was a great president, but by talking about beer he’s proven himself to be truly wise.
Beer Quote #3
“For a quart of Ale is a meal for a King.”—William Shakespeare
See? Kings are awesome enough to drink all their meals, according to Shakespeare. The rest of us get to have our beers interspersed with pizza.
Beer Quote #4
“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.” ― Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde got it right! And, you know, it’s important to show solidarity with the drinking classes by drinking with them!
Beer Quote #5
“Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it.” ― Ray Bradbury
Beer is intellectual, and so are you! Clearly it’s a match made in heaven. You should take all the idiots’ beer away from them and drink it yourself!
Take these quotes with you to your next party, and you’ll be able to have intellectual conversations about beer with that brainy cute girl.
Posted 1 year, 6 months ago at 12:26 pm. Add a comment
You may think that all the beers in the world are pretty much the same—lighter or darker, or with more or less alcohol volume, but otherwise basically the same. Little did you know…the wide world of beer contains some strange and wonderful concoctions. Here are the top 5 unusual beers in the world.
Unusual Beer #1: Sam Adams Utopias
At 50% Alcohol per volume, this beer is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the strongest beer in the world. It includes maple syrup in the brewing process and the flavor is said to be the result of a ménage à trois between a dark amber beer, port wine, and dark spiced rum. Hard to find, this beer should be savored incredibly slowly to keep you from having a truly epic hangover the next day.
Unusual Beer #2: Bilk
Somewhere in a secret laboratory in Japan, someone came up with the idea of making beer with milk. A town had a milk surplus, and someone had the bright idea to combine two incredibly unlike things. As in, your beverage is 2/3 adult alcohol brew, 1/3 kid’s glass of milk before bed. It apparently has a fruity flavor. No word on whether it’s available in the US.
Unusual Beer #3: Cave Creek Chili Beer
Beer goes well with spicy foods, right? How about just having spicy beer? Way more intense than the worm in the tequila bottle, this beer comes with a piece of hot chili pepper in the bottle. Don’t drink more than 2 at once or your stomach will tell you about it.
Unusual Beer #4: Pizza Beer
Along the same lines of “food that goes well with beer should be brewed into beer,” pizza beer is, in fact, brewed with actual pizza ingredients like tomatoes and oregano. It’s produced in very small quantities by a pair of homebrewers, but if you’re into pizza and beer you probably want to check this one out.
Unusual Beer #5: Dog Beer
Brewed with real dogs…PSYCHE! This brew isn’t made with dogs, it’s made for dogs. Someone in Holland decided that Fido shouldn’t be left out from the boozery, so came up with an alcohol free beer made from beef extract and malt. Get some for your favorite canine next time you have the bros over for booze.
Know of any other really unusual beers? Tell us in the comments!
Posted 1 year, 10 months ago at 1:36 pm. Add a comment
You know that awesome feeling that happens when you’re in a room surrounded by other people who love beer pong as much as you do? Imagine being in an enormous crowd of people who just love beer. Who love beer passionately, obsessively, to the point of traveling across the country to get the absolute perfect sip of beer imaginable. Who will welcome you to join them in their quest to find the best beers in America.
Sound like a fantasy? It’s not. These are beer festivals. And they happen all over the US. You can find more information on beer festivals, including a full calendar of when and where each festival is taking place, on the redoubtable site of http://www.beerfestivals.org/. But wait, did we say all over the US? We meant all over the world. You can find beer festivals from California to England, down to Georgia and up to Canada. There are even entire weeks devoted to beer in some places. Seriously, knowing the existence of all the beer festivals pretty much in the world all at once…this website could probably change your entire world.
If you wanted to, you could even get really ambitious and start your own beer festival where you live. It could be big or small, but it should have as much local beer as humanly possible, and it should also have tons of beer pong. Make your plans, and then let the beerfestivals.com people know that you’ve organized an epic, and you too will go down in history as having organized a kickass event full of awesome people who really, really, really love beer and pong.
Have you been to a beer festival? Do you want to go to one? Do you want to host one? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Posted 1 year, 11 months ago at 11:51 am. Add a comment