Worst Beer Party


The United States has been flooded with craft beer and cider. Some of it is pretty good, but I wonder if people were drunk when they came up with some of the other flavors. This is a great party idea to get together old college friends. I actually got this idea from someone on the train into New York City while he was talking to his friends about his annual worst beer party. He said the winner last year was oyster beer. Yuck!

Materials Needed:

  1. invitations with instructions to bring the most disgusting beer one can find
  2. a Facebook thread dedicated to beers
  3. dixie cups or glass
  4. One ranking system page for all of the beers at the party


Create either physical invitations or a Facebook invitations for the event that specify that each guest or family of guests should bring a pack of the most disgusting beer sounding beer they can find. It would be a good idea to have each guest register that they bought a certain beer for the party in the comments section of the Facebook Page or designated thread so that you don’t get more than two cases of the same disgusting beer.

Once everyone arrives, let everyone socialize for a few minutes before offering tastings of the worst beer. Pass around small cups with each beer. I say small because you probably won’t want to have another sip.Give everyone a sheet with the name of all of the beers. This is best done in a table with one column for the name of the beer, a column for the notes, a column for the beer’s ranking out of ten with one being the worst and ten being the best, and a column to rank the beers over all.

At the climax of the party, collect all of the ranking papers and tally them up. Announce the winner and the top five worst. It would be funny to also include the surprisingly good beer.

As people get older, they have kids. It’s natural, but unfortunate for a party like this. Kids want to do what the adults are doing after all. For those under the legal drinking age have an apple juice/cider tasting contest. You would be amazed in the variety of the quality. When you decide to announce the winners of this event depends on if you want the kids to hear the results because families with kids may have to leave sooner than the pople without kids.

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