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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 week, 2 days 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 4 weeks 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 month, 1 week ago at 1:23 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 7 months, 1 week ago at 1:36 pm. Add a comment
Party Pong Loves Halloween
It’s that time of year again, when the bars are filled with ghosts and ghouls and sexy nurses. At times like this, you have only one thing on your mind:
Well, two things. Because you never actually stopped thinking about beer. (Beer Pong is assumed of course).
You might listen to your more erudite friends talk about how different beers go with different foods. But you can one-up them now. Because you know about pairing candy and beer. Which is way more epic than pairing beer with food.
So. Here it is. The list you never even knew you were waiting for. The list of the best beers to go with the best Halloween candies.
- Snickers with stout
The chocolate and peanutty goodness of Snickers goes perfectly with the dark, rich flavors of a stout. Think of it like double chocolate. But better.
- Candy corn with pumpkin ale. Take the two most iconic foods of the season. Put them together. The end.
- Starbursts with an IPA
Sweet and chewy, your favorite candy from middle school goes well with IPAs. The hops in the beer offsets the sweetness of the starbursts. It’s a good thing.
- Reese’s with a fruit lambic
Don’t go thinking that fruit beers are for girls. Having a fruit-flavored beer with a Reese’s peanut butter cup is basically the equivalent of having alcoholic PB&J—the best of your childhood lunchbox combined with the best of your inebriated present day.
- Sweet tarts with red ale
This combination plays up the sweetness and the tartness of the candy and gives it an extra kick of booze. Double the sensation on your tongue.
Obviously, this is just a small sampling of the vast possibilities available. In the spirit of scientific research, you should probably find as many of the possibilities as possible—then tell us about it in the comments!
Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 9:51 am. Add a comment
Athletic drinking: perhaps you thought you were alone, beer pong fans, but hark! a “drinking group with a running problem”. What?!? Sounds too good to be true. But across the globe the Hash House Harriers, or H3, are out in full force. They’re like fraternities/sororities of silliness and fitness for adults of all kinds. The Constitution, dating back to 1950, states the group is meant to, “promote physical fitness among our members, to get rid of weekend hangovers, to acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer.” And the Nobel goes to…
The ratio of exercise to drinking varies from chapter to chapter; most chapters have both runners and walkers.The level of social acceptability also varies; some are family friendly while others go out of their way to be as lewd or politically incorrect as possible.
Seems like this could get out of hand really fast but there’s a method to the madness. Each chapter has their own traditions but generally once a week one member, or hare, sets a trail with chalk or flour with different signs or markings signifying a false trail, a backtrack, a shortcut, or a turn. In addition to the tricks, several types of “checks” are also used- most commonly a beer check- to keep the hound–the other members–together by slowing down front runners and giving everyone a chance to regroup and socialize. Among the popular jargon between hashers the most common phrase- and perhaps most important- is “On-on!” shouted to let other members of the hound know they are still on the trail.
Want to join a hash? Look up your local group! Don’t be intimidated: all the local traditions and markings will be explained to you at the “chalk talk” before the hash. But do beware of the “down-down” used for both positive and negative recognition of a hasher requiring the member in question to finish the entire remaining contents of his/her beverage without interruption or else it will be poured on your head. But you beer pong lovers can handle that, right? So go work off that beer gut with the Hash House Harriers and invite your hound back to your place for some beer pong afterwards.
Posted 3 years, 1 month ago at 11:15 am. Add a comment
Thinking of a putting a beer-related quote on your next custom beer pong table, or just need a reason to throw another party? Allow us to offer you some inspiration:
“Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies come to life and fade away. What care I how time advances; I am drinking ale today.” –Edgar Allan Poe
“A woman drove me to drink, and I hadn’t even the courtesy to thank her.”
“I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers this morning what the rest of us said last night.”
– Ancient Greek proverb
“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer. “
“I drink to make other people interesting.”
–George Jean Nathan
“It’s beer o’clock, and I’m buying.”
–Teddy Gammell, Memento
“Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”
“Do not cease to drink beer, to eat, to intoxicate thyself, to make love, and to celebrate the good days.”
–Ancient Egyptian Credo
“Fill it up again! Fill it up again! Once it hits your lips, it’s so good!”
–Frank the Tank, Old School
“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.”
“Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.”
–David Rains Wallace
“If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose.”
–Jack Handy, Saturday Night Live
“There can’t be good living where there is not good drinking.”
“He was a wise man who invented beer.”
“I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to celebrate a major event such as the fall of Communism or the fact that the refrigerator is still working.”
Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
– Ernest Hemingway
“I work until beer o’clock.”
Did we miss a great one? Let us know in the comments!
Posted 3 years, 6 months ago at 2:15 pm. 12 comments
Astute readers of the PartyPong blog may remember that we once ran a post titled The Top Five Women We’d Most Like to Play Beer Pong With.
Well, it’s time to stop discriminating! There are plenty of other people out there we’d love to play a great game of beer pong against, and some of them aren’t even hot women. Below is our updated list of people we’d give up an arm to play against (not the dominant pong-playing arm, please):
5. Any of the American presidents, present or past
For very different reasons, any present or former president—Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc—would be a great person to play beer pong against. Politics aside, any of these people seem like they’d be fun and interesting to talk to in real life. Plus, we think they’d probably be the type to spring for a custom beer pong table. We know about their policies; now let’s get a break-down of what counts: their beer pong skills.
4. Roger Sterling and Donald Draper from “Mad Men”
Okay, we know they’re not real people. But we’d love to know how these cognac-guzzling ad men would handle themselves in front of a beer pong table. They’re well aquainted with upscale alcohol, we know that. But could they hold their own with a case of Bud Lite and a beer pong table? Sadly, the world will never know. But if you throw a Mad Men-themed beer pong tournament, please send us pictures.
3. Kristen Wiig
We had to include one hot woman on our list, so we decided to go for the one who’s hot and absolutely hilarious. Even if she weren’t attractive, Wiig would be a fun, smart, and uproarious opponent. It’s just a bonus that she’s easy on the eyes.
2. Any sloth, ever
Does it matter that sloths can’t play the game? Nope. Because they’re awesome.
1. Donald Glover
Where did this guy come from?! Whether he’s performing hilarious standup comedy, starring as one of our favorite characters on television in “Community,” or tearing up the stage as his rapper alter ego Childish Gambino, the talented Glover is a true American hero. We think this man would be a smart, funny, and worthy opponent.
Weigh in with who YOU’D most like to play beer pong with in the comment section!
Posted 3 years, 6 months ago at 12:47 pm. 15 comments
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A friend of ours approached us recently and complained about having to miss out on what is undoubtedly one of the best beer-related holidays of the year: Saint Patrick’s Day. Now, we’re sure he’s not the only one; sometimes life just gets in the way of us celebrating some of the best holidays.
So in honor of those who had to work, who had other plans, who were sick, or who just had to deal with life, we present to you our list of The Best Beer-Related Holidays (that aren’t Saint Patrick’s Day). So drink up, play some beer pong, and never worry again if life prevents you from savoring some Guinness on your favorite holiday. For your reading pleasure, we are only including holidays that take place in mid-April or later.
Saint Monday–Any (or every! Monday)
Nobody likes Mondays. So in the 1800’s, clever tradesmen handled this by taking Mondays off for “union meetings.” They would then meet at their local pub or bar and drink in honor of Saint Monday. A fine tradition, if we’ve ever heard of one.
King Gambrinus Day–April 11
April 11 is the birthday of the respected Flemish King Gambrinus. Why should you care, you ask? Well, because King Gambrinus is credited with adding hops to malted brews to bring you the fine and delicious beer you know and love today! So drink up in honor of this pioneering man.
St. Arnold’s Day–July 18
Saint Arnold is the Patron Saint of Brewers. Need we say more?
International IPA Day—August 4
It’s not clear as to whetehr this is an official holiday or not, but we do know that thousands of IPA fans are doing their best to make it one. So knock back a cold, delicious India Pale Ale and celebrate.
International Beer Day—August 5
…And just in case you didn’t celebrate enough on August 4, there’s International Beer Day on August 5. So sip on a stout or guzzle a porter, and invite everyone over to play a rousing game of beer pong. And then never worry about missing out on a beer-related holiday again!
Posted 3 years, 8 months ago at 12:22 pm. 24 comments
Break out your beer pong table, some pong balls, and a bowl of popcorn. It’s time to kick back and watch some movies that will inspire you to play your best game of beer pong yet!
St Elmo’s Fire: This delightful coming-of-age film about post-grads will make you glad you’re still in college. Pour the beer and let the good times roll!
Animal House: Still, after all these years, “Animal House” is the quintessential college party movie. Haven’t seen it? Then your life is incomplete.
Revenge of the Nerds: Spoiler alert: the nerds win in this hilarious, classic college film. It’s sure to inspire a fun round of beer pong no matter whose side you’re on.
Old School: Will Ferrell is at his best in this hilarious tale of a group of men who just can’t let college go.
Road Trip: Beer Pong: Actually, we haven’t seen this one, but we couldn’t ignore a film with “beer pong” in the title. Someone review it for us.
Mortal Kombat: The Mortal Kombat movie is about a group of martial artists who will compete in a tournament that will determine the fate of the world. Sure, the stakes of your beer pong game may not be quite as high, but watching this movie will definitely help you put your game face on.
Accepted: A movie about love and acceptance (sort of), “Accepted” will provide inspiration for all your college antics.
Van Wilder: Van Wilder is destined to be a new classic, coming from the fine and upstanding “National Lampoon” family.
Smokey and the Bandit: Get your culture on with this campy 1977 movie about a man who tries to run a trailer full of beer over county lines.
The Big Lebowski: The Dude abides in this brilliant piece of cinema, which captures the spirit of beer pong even though it has nothing to do with college or beer pong.
Which of these movies or others inspire you to play some beer pong?
Posted 3 years, 9 months ago at 2:52 pm. 18 comments