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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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